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HURRICANE HYPE?

August 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Monday-morning quarterbacks were accusing the broadcast networks and the cable news channels (and The Weather Channel) of overplaying the dangers of Hurricane Irene in order to boost ratings and ad sales. In an interview with the Associated Press, Lise King, a fellow at Harvard University, complained that the coverage became more of an entertainment than […]

WEATHER CHANNEL: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW

December 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s nothing like foul weather to send ratings for the Weather Channel through the roof, and last weekend’s blizzard in the Northeast and heavy snow along most of the East Coast represented a ratings blowout for the channel. It said on Tuesday that it was the No. 1 cable news network between 7:00 a.m. and […]