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warpig
09-21-2010, 09:15 PM
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/evening_news_ratings/evening_news_ratings_20092010_season__174003.asp

The ratings are in the for just-completed 2009-2010 network evening news season. And when compared to 2008-2009 season, "NBC Nightly News" ABC's "World News" and the "CBS Evening News" have lost a combined 739,000 Total Viewers and a combined 338,000 A25-54 viewers.

"Nightly News with Brian Williams," which finishes at #1 for the 14th season in a row, lost the least: -138K Total Viewers (8.698M in 08-09 v. 8.560M in 09-10), while Katie Couric's CBS program, lost the most: -343K (6.053M in 08-09 v 5.710M in 09-10). "World News" which saw Charles Gibson anchor the first few months of the season, and Diane Sawyer picking up in December, lost the most younger viewers: -221K (2.351M in 08-09 v. 2.130 in 09-10).

Gingersnap
09-21-2010, 09:18 PM
People still watch news on broadcast? Who knew?

warpig
09-21-2010, 09:36 PM
could have knocked me over with a feather......:rolleyes:

NJCardFan
09-21-2010, 09:48 PM
Has Bret Baier or Shep Smith picked up any viewers?

Wei Wu Wei
09-21-2010, 10:15 PM
People still watch news on broadcast? Who knew?

Where should people get their news?

Gingersnap
09-21-2010, 10:42 PM
Where should people get their news?

The Internet. You still have gatekeepers but you have hundreds of slightly different gatekeepers most of whom aren't completely dependent on their advertisers instead of a handful of gatekeepers totally beholden to their advertisers.

It's the difference between paying for one sort of high class whore versus having friends with benefits, hook-ups, love affairs, casual resort sex, and unrequited love.

You get a professional spin with the one but a better time and more relevent technique with the others. ;)