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CNN's ratings implosion...

The Age of Obama, as everybody predicted, has been a disaster for one cable-news network...but not the one that was expected. The snowball rolling down the Nielsen hill is not Fox News -- which seems to be headed for a record year in ratings -- but CNN.

When the quarterly ratings were released this week, CNN finished behind MSNBC in weekday prime viewing hours for the first time ever. MSNBC's average audience between 8 and 11 p.m. was 946,000, CNN's 939,000. The more you slice and dicethe numbers, they look even worse: CNN often finishes behind sister network HLN in weekday primetime among viewers aged 25 to 54, the top news demographic.

Foamfinger While MSNBC and CNN scrap for second place, Fox News is steamrollering them both. Whether you measure in primetime or round-the-clock, it's got more viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined. And for the first time in history, the top 10 shows in cable news all belong to Fox News. Though I don't think there's any truth to the rumor that Keith Olbermann is distributing those big foam fingers you see at football games, emblazoned: "We're No. 11!"

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patrick ogle

I can't believe anyone watches any of them.

Thomas Stewart

ChickaBOOMer: Olbermann, Maddow, Brown Post-Election 25-54 Ratings Suck
http://chickaboomer.blogspot.com/2009/07/8p-cnn-msnbc-post-election-25-54.html

Mr. Civility

Glenn, face it...98+% of the country watches none of them, and they're the smart ones for it. It's hard to brag about all of you right-wingers congregating around Fox News, when their first place finish is no different than that locally of WLTV Univision, which gathers up most of the non-English speakers in the market. Good try, though. I know you need to feel like you have a crowd of compatriates out on the right to hang with...

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