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CNN Fails to Stop Fall in Ratings [Larry King Down 52% in March!]

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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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CNN Fails to Stop Fall in Ratings [Larry King Down 52% in March!]


www.freerepublic.com

CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, with its main hosts losing almost half their viewers in a year.

The trend in news ratings for the first three months of this year is all up for one network, the Fox News Channel, which enjoyed its best quarter ever in ratings, and down for both MSNBC and CNN.
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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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"The losses at CNN continued a pattern in place for much of the last year, as the network trailed its competitors in every prime-time hour. (CNN still easily beats MSNBC in the daytime hours, but those are less lucrative in advertising money, and both networks are far behind Fox News at all hours.)"

But CNN doesn't plan on changing its approach! It's full speed ahead.


CNN said that they will not change their approach to prime-time programs, which are led by hosts not aligned with any partisan point of view.


Which is an amazing statement when CNN is usually associated with unbridled liberalism and devotion to Obama!


So CNN apparently will continue their loosing strategy right on down to their last remaining viewers!


www.freerepublic.com
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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 11:17 PM
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Originally posted by plumranch
Which is an amazing statement when CNN is usually associated with unbridled liberalism and devotion to Obama!



Or at least thats what the fox puppets tell you

CNN is losing traffic because they are centerist news...people watch the television machine for cool fun explosions and fear...cnn is actually trying to let the people get perspective by reporting the facts verses the fun of being partisan.

that is against agendas of the other networks requiring puppets.

I do hope they last...the MSNBCs and FOX's will continue their ripping of the people into the left or right news source..less and less people care about facts and require more spin.

I watch cnn when I want news..I watch other networks when I want entertaining spin.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 11:23 PM
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I heard Hewitt talking about this today.
Larry King down 52% in March?
People are obviosuly switching over to Fox for a reason, to expose the other side.
But they won't stay there either because people are sick and tired of the lies from the government and the biased media.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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I don't really watch any news media any more. The few times I do have the opportunity to watch t.v., I tend to flip between local/cnn/fox and can't really focus on any of them for more than a few minutes.

I will continue to get my news online... It's more sane (and convenient).
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ETA:
as a side note: interesting study...


Currently, 40% say they get most of their news about national and international issues from the internet, up from just 24% in September 2007. For the first time in a Pew survey, more people say they rely mostly on the internet for news than cite newspapers (35%). Television continues to be cited most frequently as a main source for national and international news, at 70%.

For young people, however, the internet now rivals television as a main source of national and international news. Nearly six-in-ten Americans younger than 30 (59%) say they get most of their national and international news online; an identical percentage cites television.


Internet Overtakes Newspapers...


[edit on 31-3-2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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People aren't turning from CNN to faux news.. They're just not turning to CNN. And who can blame them? CNN has a wretched business model. You don't run a TV news station, in 2010, by reporting facts and staying unbiased. You bullhorn your stupid opinion (which is shared with the viewing audience) and draw them in with perpetual bread and circuses...


CNN is trying to provide the same thing an article online can provide, except without the broader perspective or expressing outloud the opinion of the viewing audience.

They have to change their business model eventually, or they'll go out of business. This news tells me it's just a matter of time before they either revolutionize broadcasting, or pick a side (republican/conservative liberal/progressive/democrat) and start bullhorning partisan circus nonsense like the other news channels.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 12:08 AM
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that and larry king watches replays of his shows to help him fall asleep every night. oh and he always seems to be talking about the most trivial nonsense.

"a nuke has just gone off in cleveland, but first we have an exclusive interview with miley cyrus..."

how anyone who has an iq over 15 or is under 110 years old can watch larry king is beyond me.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 12:12 AM
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CNN should concentrate on gathering information instead of just reporting. I don't remember the last time CNN broke any big news story by doing an investigation. They just read the news and send people out when there is a natural disaster.

CNN seems to be trying to act cool and trendy - it's just coming off as silly.
I saw a medical doctor give a report on the new health care bill using cartoons and silly names like "Fran Flexible" to talk about flexible benefits.

They are very biased. Look at Nancy Grace. She has taken it upon herself to become the judge and jury. She convicts people in the media before they are brought to trial.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 02:39 AM
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For young people, however, the internet now rivals television as a main source of national and international news. Nearly one-in-ten Americans younger than 30 (59%) say they get most of their national and international news online;


Probably where we are headed but IMHO internet online news watchers are going be more informed, less biased, more involved.

reply to SaturnFX




CNN is losing traffic because they are centerist news...people watch the television machine for cool fun explosions and fear...cnn is actually trying to let the people get perspective by reporting the facts verses the fun of being partisan.


Not so "centrist" and it isn't working for them!



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by TheRepublic

"a nuke has just gone off in cleveland, but first we have an exclusive interview with miley cyrus..."



The most memorable Kingism for me was when he said:
"Rosie from Palmdale you're on the air!"

[edit on 31-3-2010 by Alxandro]



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 04:19 PM
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cnn has always sucked

getting news from the internet? are you kidding me 90% of so called internet news has the same bias as other media.

anyone under 30 dont have a clue and go back to your porn and video games, reality tv and leave the real world to the adults.




[edit on 31-3-2010 by neo96]



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by Alxandro

Originally posted by TheRepublic

"a nuke has just gone off in cleveland, but first we have an exclusive interview with miley cyrus..."



The most memorable Kingism for me was when he said:
"Rosie from Palmdale you're on the air!"

[edit on 31-3-2010 by Alxandro]


Haha!!! It took me a minute to get that one, but it's a classic! That sentence right there tells you all you need to know about why CNN is failing. Lou Dobbs was the smart one, getting out while the getting was good. Rick Sanchez tries to play like he's a hard-hitting old-school newsman, but he just doesn't have what it takes.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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Undoubtedly, CNN, MSNBC, and the major broadcast networks are being subsidized in varying degrees by the US Government to keep the news focused on the day to day propaganda. Networks must maintain ratings to get the advertizing necessary to sustain their operations. As there is presently not much in the way of ratings, the money must be coming from somewhere to allow them to stay the course.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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IMO the sooner all of these networks die off the better. They are nothing but TPTB propaganda channels. And when they are gone it will be nice to not hear my braindead co workers parroting what they heard on Faux News or MSNBC at work. Millions of people take what they hear on the news as literal truth and these networks have been quite effective over the years. News of their further falling ratings is a blessing.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 05:39 PM
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It is not about using non-biased anchors, it is about using anchors who have been functionally alive in this century. Larry King? Wasn't he big in Radio? Like before most of the audience was born?



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 06:15 PM
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IMO the sooner all of these networks die off the better. They are nothing but TPTB propaganda channels. And when they are gone it will be nice to not hear my braindead co workers parroting what they heard on Faux News or MSNBC at work. Millions of people take what they hear on the news as literal truth and these networks have been quite effective over the years. News of their further falling ratings is a blessing.


And million will turn to ATS for the latest unbiased news??
If not where?

One thing at a time. First the alphabet MSN goes away slowly, Fox continues to grow and becomes the only major news agency by attrition. Fox already has major share. Then what?

Edit to add that Drudge.com had 32 million hits in one day recently (that was around the day the dreaded HC Bill was rammed through).

So even today, an awful lot of English speaking people are getting their news off the web. One can surf through several websites like Drudge, Fox, BBC, WSJ in a hurry and get a pretty good sampling of what's news. Opps, forgot ATS!


[edit on 31/3/10 by plumranch]



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by plumranch
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So even today, an awful lot of English speaking people are getting their news off the web. One can surf through several websites like Drudge, Fox, BBC, WSJ in a hurry and get a pretty good sampling of what's news.



Your own bias is showing. Drudge, Fox and the Rupert-Murdoch-owned WSJ are all very right wing.

IMO the only one among that group that makes any real attempt at objectivity is the BBC.

[edit on 31-3-2010 by Sestias]



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 02:41 AM
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IMO the only one among that group that makes any real attempt at objectivity is the BBC.


Ah, good for you! I check several other news sources also. Glad to hear you do.

What are your non biased media choices??
Oh, besides BBC, an easy one.

Objectivity?? :puz;



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 02:56 AM
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This is a very telling thing. Think about this way they are pushing the progressive agenda 24 hours a day on CNN and MSNBC and FOX is more conservative. Hmm I wonder if the progressives are doing a good job of selling the people on their agenda?



Times are going to change and we are going to slant back to the conservative side. And all of you progressives that are banking on this change staying around had better not hold their breath. I would enjoy it while it last elections are coming and I think this time around change really will happen.

[edit on 1-4-2010 by Subjective Truth]



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 11:35 AM
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Ratings Fall On Newscasts (ABC and CBS)

The bad news continues....



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