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O’DONNELL WALKOUT BOOSTS MORGAN’S RATINGS

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Piers Morgan is likely to have concluded that Christine O’Donnell’s decision to walk out on him during an interview Wednesday night was, as the English would say, “brilliant.” O’Donnell’s appearance on the show boosted his ratings 7 percent on Wednesday and created an avalanche of publicity. CNN posted a video of the walkout on its […]

CNN ANCHOR REVEALS HE’S GAY

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a new book titled Transparent, CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon has revealed that he is gay, and in interviews promoting the book, he has expressed concern that his disclosure may cost him his job. In an interview with NPR’s David Folkenflik, Lemon said, “My livelihood is on the line. … I don’t know if […]

LOOK WHO’S IN DANGER AT CNN NOW

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Originally touted by CNN as a “dangerous” interviewer, Piers Morgan may now be feeling in danger as his ratings dropped to new all-time lows on Tuesday. His Piers Morgan Tonight drew just 354,000 total viewers for an installment that focused on the first anniversary of the Gulf Coast oil spill. Only 77,000 of those viewers […]

OLBERMANN RECEIVES BIG WELCOME ON HIS RETURN

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann’s return to MSNBC after a two-day suspension produced big ratings — not only for himself but for the other primetime hosts on the channel. Olbermann’s audience jumped by half as 1.5 million viewers tuned in to hear what he would have to say about his treatment by the network’s bosses. Rachel Maddow also […]

MSNBC.COM MAY CHANGE NAME

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

MSNBC.com, one of the most trafficked news sites on the Internet, is weighing the possibility of changing its name, the New York Times reported today (Thursday). The site is currently owned equally by NBC Universal and Microsoft, but, according to the two parents, it is often confused with the mainstream cable TV news channel in […]

MADDOW: WHEN ANCHORS TRAVEL, THEIR RATINGS SHRINK

September 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the widespread perception that TV news organizations send their top anchors to scenes of major events in order to boost their ratings, the opposite may be the result. Appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show on NBC, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow conceded that her on-the-scene reports about the pullout of the last combat troops […]

CNN’S RATINGS FALL DESPITE INTENSE CRISIS COVERAGE

March 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

At a time when President Obama’s health care proposals dominated the news — and divided the nation — Fox News Channel, whose commentators led the attack on them, experienced its best quarter ever in ratings, the New York Times reported today (Tuesday). At the same time, CNN saw its rating plummet, with its primetime programming […]