accessAtlanta

City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

CNN ratings in 2011 show improvement; Fox remains the leader

fox-news-logoFor each of the three major news networks in 2011, there was good news and bad news, depending on how you spin it.

Fox News could take comfort that it remains the dominant ratings leader, drawing more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined both during the entire day and prime time. It averaged 1.1 million total day and 1.9 million viewers each night. Its top 11 shows all exceeded 1 million viewers each, a figure no CNN or MSNBC program achieved.  It has remained the news leader for the past decade.

Ratings, however, were down about 8 percent year over year and 14 percent in the 25 to 54 year old demographic during prime time and 5 percent overall. (Its 2010 numbers were boosted by the mid-term elections and will likely go up again during the 2012 presidential election year.)

It lost viewers at the 5 p.m. hour, where “The Five” replaced Glenn Beck mid year but the network said advertisers are more welcoming to the new show than Beck.

Atlanta-based CNN bounced back from a dismal 2010 and gained 17 percent in total viewers and an impressive 29 percent among 25 to 54 year olds, fueled by big international news stories such as the Arab Spring, the Japanese earthquake and Osama bin Laden’s death. At night, CNN is still third behind MSNBC, which won the 25-to-54 demo race for a third year in a row, but edged back to second total day.

600_piers_morgan_ap_110804

Piers Morgan. CREDIT: AP

At 9 p.m., CNN brought in Piers Morgan, who improved upon Larry King’s last-year numbers, and moved Anderson Cooper to 8 p.m. (with a repeat at 10 p.m.) after a short-lived effort with Eliot Spitzer.  CNN also added Erin Burnett in the fall at 7 p.m.. And in 2012, Soledad O’Brien returns to mornings, where CNN lags behind “Morning Joe” on MSNBC as well as “Fox and Friends.”

But outside of 2010, CNN’s 2011 performance was still its second worst in 15 years, according to data collected by tvbythenumbers.com.  During primetime, the network averaged 689,000 viewers, up from 590,000 in 2010 but way behind the 1.3 million in 2008.

Despite losing Keith Olbermann, MSNBC survived in prime time, gaining two percent year over year and averaging 775,000 viewers a night, though it was down 11 percent in Olbermann’s spot.

Atlanta-based HLN’s numbers were up 20 percent, boosted heavily by Casey Anthony coverage. Interestingly, Nancy Grace’s overall raitngs were up 7 percent but among 25 to 54 year olds, it actually dropped 19 percent, according to data collected by TVNewser.

Join my Facebook fan page and Twitter.

By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

297 comments Add your comment

Leggs

December 29th, 2011
10:09 am

OCCUPY, OCCUPY, OCCUPY…..

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:35 am

Heyyyyy there!! What’s up with Diva and the blog???!!!

Leggs - Occupying the Ho Analyst

December 29th, 2011
10:44 am

Another supporter has shown up….wassup Celisea.

Diva’s on vacation and left her baggage (us bloggers) at the curb!

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:45 am

I see that….we’re gonna have to have “the talk” with Ms. Diva…fa sho

Where’s ITL?

Into the Light - Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:50 am

Here I is!!! :)

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:51 am

Heeeeey “I is”…lol Diva has abandoned us :(

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:51 am

Where’s Blackfoote and Fleet Foot (or whatever he named himself)…lol Where is Kym and SexyC?

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:52 am

Morning Rodney :mrgreen:

Into the Light - Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:53 am

I see that….we’re like poor little red-headed stepchildren…. For some reason, I feel like I should sing “Annie” tunes. LOL

The sun’ll come out…..tomorrow…. :lol:

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:53 am

We promise to talk topic stuff if you let us stay (batting my eyelashes).

Leggs - Occupying the Ho Analyst

December 29th, 2011
10:54 am

As far as the topic goes, I am surprised that Piers Morgan had better numbers than Larry King. Piers reminds me of an overgrown brat, much like Simon Cowell.

Glad to see Anderson Cooper is doing ok, esp after fecal matter was found on his cellphone…uugghh!

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:54 am

It’s a hard knock life for us, it’s a hard knock life for us!!

Leggs - Occupying the Ho Analyst

December 29th, 2011
10:54 am

BTW, this virtual crime spree is fun.

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:55 am

Fecal matter….say it ain’t so!!!! Ugh!!! I didn’t know until the last few years that Gloria Vanderbilt is/was (she still living?) his mom.

Into the Light - Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:57 am

Rut ro…my post was eaten. :(

Leggs - Occupying the Ho Analyst

December 29th, 2011
10:58 am

Where are my manners. Good morning Rodney Ho.

Into the Light - Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:58 am

Okay…so what the french toast is this about my boyfriend Anderson’s phone????

@Cel: No one cares for you….a smidge….when you’re in an orphanage….it’s a hard knock life!

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:58 am

Hoep we aren’t shut down or booted

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:59 am

No ma’am ITL, they don’t…

Kym-Occupying the Ho Committee Member-Day2

December 29th, 2011
10:59 am

Good Morning..

I do believe Day2 of the Occupy standoff should include a list of demands.

#1..A dozen glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and a six pack of Coke(we need the sugar rush)

Also really Rodney..Fox News?? Really??? Proof that crazy sells. Glen Beck followers are crazy. After everything Rupert Murdoch did in the U.K. excuse me his employees did..his wrinkle Aussie hide should be run out of media on a rail.

Leggs - Occupying the Ho Analyst

December 29th, 2011
10:59 am

WOW, I thought everyone knew Gloria Vanderbilt was his mom. Yes, she’s still alive and looking marvelous.

Into the Light - Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
10:59 am

:oops: Good morning, Mr. Ho.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote Occupying The Ho Again

December 29th, 2011
11:00 am

Morning Ladies:

This is one bad Ho, we have to hold her down another day.

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:00 am

I didn’t…that was a few years ago though. I was watching 20/20 or one of those shows. They did a story on the son that committed suicide.

Into the Light - Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:01 am

I knew it, Leggs. Apparently, they are extremely close and talk every day.

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:01 am

Murnin’ Kym, Blackfoote :)

Leggs - Occupying the Ho Analyst

December 29th, 2011
11:02 am

Anderson Cooper had a segment on his show where someone on his panel tested his phone for germs or something or another. The results came back that substantiated he had fecal matter on his cellphone alluding to the fact that he doesn’t always wash his hands when in the bathroom.

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:03 am

Okay that’s just nasty on all levels….you don’t wash your hands after you…never mind

Into the Light - Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:03 am

(waving) Hey Kym and BF!!

@Kym: I’m gonna add Twister, a slinky (for BF and Leggs’ stairs), a Magic 8 Ball, Pictionary, and Mad Gab to the list….just in case we get bored, you know.

@BF: PLEASE tell me you brought your badge.

Rodney Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:04 am

Where are you guys coming from anyway and why did you decide to occupy this blog?

Into the Light - Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:04 am

Ick! We are SOOO breaking up – today! :(

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:05 am

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:05 am

We came to “occupy” Radio & Talk TV :mrgreen:

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote Occupying The Ho Again

December 29th, 2011
11:05 am

Mr. Ho I still have my badge.

Leggs - Occupying the Ho Analyst

December 29th, 2011
11:05 am

Yes, ITL, they are very close and he’s fiercely protective of his mom (which I definitely understand). I couldn’t wear Glorida Vanderbilt jeans back in the day because I had no butt….Calvin Klien didn’t fit me either, but lo and behold, Jordace looked good on me (LOLOL).

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:06 am

It was always rumored that GV jeans were made or I should say “suited” for the euporean figure.

Kym-Occupying the Ho Committee Member-Day2

December 29th, 2011
11:06 am

Yep, Anderson is Gloria’s baby boy..you know Gloria had a long time relationship with Gordon Parks..(director of Shaft) I like Anderson..he seems so down to earth.

Leggs - Occupying the Ho Analyst

December 29th, 2011
11:08 am

:lol: :lol: I figured it was only a matter of time before you asked where we came from RHo.

Can we invoke the 5th??? :lol: :lol:

Into the Light - Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:08 am

Is the European figure a good or bad thing?? You know I have to ask bc Gloria’s jeans are my faves.

JTesla

December 29th, 2011
11:08 am

Rodney, it is good to have fans… I guess.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote Occupying The Ho Again

December 29th, 2011
11:08 am

Light:

I don’t know how long we have before my badge expires………LOL

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:10 am

We are special….fans of each other I would venture to say

Leggs - Occupying the Ho Analyst

December 29th, 2011
11:10 am

We have occupied this blog because the doors to our regular blog have been shut down. We can’t get in, and we’re tired of sitting out in the cold waiting for Wise Diva to open up….so yesterday ITL picked the lock to this fabulous hideaway. We liked this new home so we thought we visit again today.

Kym-Occupying the Ho Committee Member-Day2

December 29th, 2011
11:11 am

Rodney our regularly schedule blog is Misadventures in Dating..but we were locked out soo..since this is the year of the Protest..we decided to Occupy your blog spot..now how about those Krispy Kremes?

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:11 am

ITL – I thought that it just meant they weren’t made for the bootylicious folks…lol I don’t think it was bad or good. We had plenty of GVs ploppling the hallways of my high school.

Celisea....Occupying the Ho

December 29th, 2011
11:12 am

But again, we can talk your topic (somewhat because we don’t do well staying on topic…even at home) if we can stay

Leggs - Occupying the Ho Analyst

December 29th, 2011
11:14 am

Hi JTesla…do you think Rickster will join us. We could use his brand of comedy :wink:

SexyCool - OTH

December 29th, 2011
11:15 am

Hey, Ho! A’ight!

Leggs - Occupying the Ho Analyst

December 29th, 2011
11:16 am

@BF ~ you are funny. “Mr. Ho, I still have my badge” so back away…. (LOL).

Into the Light - Occupying the Ho, Day 2

December 29th, 2011
11:16 am

Dang, Leggs! Just throw me under the bus next time. :)

@Cel: Oooooh….I never heard that. Don’t think it’s true, though, if this cushy padding I’m sitting on is any indication. :lol: