Monday, October 26, 2009

The Inventor -- Dead Last

CNN, creator of the cable news format, finished dead last among four outlets in October numbers (Fox, Headline News, and MSNBC), according to a NYTimes story.

According to the article:
The results demonstrate once more the apparent preference of viewers for opinion-oriented shows from the news networks in prime time.
Yup. Cable news has become, if nothing else, a branded bunch of personality cults.  Follow that approach and you'll have some success in the emerging cultish cableverse.  Otherwise, get used to last place.  Hell, Anderson Cooper couldn't even beat repeats of Nancy Grace or Keith Olbermann.  Man, that's cold.


Nick said...
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Nick said...

Infotainment strikes again?