Thursday, April 30, 2009

MSNBC,CNN: Head Like A Hole

While the Titanic of the Obamamedia is sinking, the band keeps playing.

MSNBC and CNN’s primetime news programs have suffered an incredible nosedive in ratings since Barack Obama was elected president, Newsmax has learned.

Ratings for “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” on MSNBC at 8 p.m. have plunged a dizzying 42 percent since October, shortly before the election. CNN’s 8 p.m. show, now being hosted by Roland Martin, has seen a 49 percent plunge over that time period.


Bill O’Reilly’s 8 p.m. show remains the top-rated cable news program, averaging 2,650,000 million households per night in April, more than the combined totals for Olbermann’s program (938,000) and CNN’s 8 p.m. offering (613,000) — with more than a million households to spare.

In the key demographic of viewers 25 to 54 years old, Olbermann has lost 53 percent of his average nightly audience, a precipitous plunge. Rachel Maddow, who follows him at 9 p.m. on MSNBC, has lost an astounding 65 percent of her 25-to-54 audience since October, and her 819,000 households in April compare poorly to Sean Hannity’s 1,953,000 households on Fox.

O’Reilly has also trounced Olbermann among viewers aged 35 to 64 in April, with 1,724,000 viewers, down 19 percent since October. Olbermann suffered a 49 percent drop in that demographic and had 1,151,000 viewers.


Lucas said...

Serves them right.

I guess they'll want a piece of the Stealmulus bill too, right?

Transsylvania Phoenix said...

The drive-by media subservience and abandonment of all journalistic standards of objectivity all the way to the point of becoming mouth pieces for the political powerful has always profoundly disgusted the public.
If alive today Stalin would execute Pravda's entire crew by firing squad for incompetence and fill the vacant posts with "journalists" from CNN and MSNBC.

zombywolf said...

Nice post--I almost used "Head Like A Hole" analogy a couple of weeks ago, but my husband hates my taste in music even if it's appropriate comparison. Matthews and Olbermann nearly make me stroke out every time I accidentally