CNN’s Anderson Cooper View Ratings Sinking as Fast as Obama’s


CNN takes it on the chin again. Anderson Cooper, the host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” ratings have slipped 62% in total viewership and 70% in that all important 25–54 age market as compared to November 2008. OUCH!

Last month, in Cooper’s time slot, Fox News’ “On the Record” attracted an average viewership of 1.9 million while “360″ averaged 672,000; repeats of MSNBC’s “Countdown” and HLN’s Nancy Grace show averaged 655,000 and 458,000, respectively.

But in the ad-friendly 25-54 demo, those same repeats won out over Cooper with 224,000 (MSNBC) and 214,000 (HLN).

CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s ratings are falling fast that Barack Obama’s … if that is possible.


As stated at PJ Media, this is what happens when you provide a product that only targets half the market while showing public disdain for that other half where they will never watch you. When Dobbs bolted from CNN, he most likely took many viewers that watched CNN in spite of the programming. No longer.

Think CNN is not missing Lou Dodds? Think again.

After Dobbs announced his resignation on air on Wednesday November 11, CNN suffered a 25% decline among all viewers in Dobbs’ 7pm time slot, and a 26% decline among adults 25-54.

Meanwhile – surprise, surprise – CNN’s competition in the 7pm slot at FOX News, The FOX Report with Shephard Smith, scored its highest rated month of the year in November with more than 2.1 million total viewers and just over 500,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo.

CNN’s fall after Dobbs’ departure also allowed MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews to eke its way into second place 7 pm slot in November with 672,000 total viewers and 184,000 viewers among Adults 25-54.

Posted December 3, 2009 by
Barack Obama, Media, Media Bias, Polls | 8 comments

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “CNN’s Anderson Cooper View Ratings Sinking as Fast as Obama’s”

    1. Jayne (on the left coast) on December 3rd, 2009 11:16 am

      CNN and MSNBC still can’t figure out what they are doing wrong. Their total disdain for the very audience they need is mind blowing. Keep up the good work CNN and may your numbers keep on dropping.

    2. rightknight on December 3rd, 2009 1:58 pm

      A heaping shovelful of ‘voting booth’ taken
      every two years or more is a good cure
      for political corruption and sloppy journalism.
      These two illnesses seem to be infecting
      We the People simultaneously.

    3. Carpe on December 3rd, 2009 2:07 pm

      He’s such a dithering lame stink load!

      …but he can’t help it.

      Anderson is a Vanderbilt.

      It’s in his JEANS.

      > Coal in stocking. Lumps = 2.

    4. Tamikosmom on December 3rd, 2009 4:56 pm

      At one time … it was Glen Beck, Lou Dobbs and (shhh Nancy Grace) who kept this Canadian tuned into CNN. However … considering Beck and Dobbs have departed and … Nancy Grace’s “Breaking News” on missing persons has already broken on the Scared Monkeys’ forum pior to airing …

      I wish I received the FOX Channel. This channel was one of the optional offerings from our cable provider. However … my hubby emerged as the winner of a game of “Rock, Paper, Sissors” which implied that the History/Discovery channels rules.

      Thank goodness for the FOX website.


    5. Greg the mongoose on December 3rd, 2009 4:57 pm

      Coming out of the closet finished AC off.

      Hi lack of balance turns off viewership.

      I bet they miss Aron Brown? I Can not stand the guy, but most people love him.

    6. Tamikosmom on December 3rd, 2009 5:03 pm

      CNN has been reporting throughout the day on the new Peta ad that depicts a nude woman with a crucific covering strategic body parts.

      Granted … the station does provide a warning prior to showing the image to the world but … all I could think was that if the object was a Koran or a Star of David … a political correct approach would be where it was at.

      The implication is that Christians are suppose to suck it up.


    7. Tamikosmom on December 4th, 2009 4:05 pm

      I do believe that CNN host Rick Sanchez is the next to go. The writing is on the wall.

      Rick has a lot of common sense. He does not adhere to CNN’s politically correct … appeasement agenda. He says it how it is!

      The topic of discussion happening at this moment … the release on bail of Roman Polanski.

      The CNN news coverage refers to his crime as underage sex with a 13 year old girl which could imply consensual. Rick Sanchez refers to the crime as drugging and raping a 13 year old girl.



      Filmmaker Polanski out of jail
      December 4, 2009 — Updated 1249 GMT (2049 HKT)

    8. ertha rizas on March 31st, 2010 7:09 pm

      When is enough enough? After writing about sexual harassment, retaliation and just out right bullying from postal management. I really would like to know how do they pick news. News that real people experience everyday. The post office may talk about zero tolerance but thats all it is talk. I am a victim of sexual harassment. After 10years Im still being bullied it doesnt matter what your doctors say the postal management does nothing to help victims. I am still being vitimized nothing has changed. Noone hears the real victims just like noone the young lady who killed herself. Noone hears me either.

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