NY Times reporting today that CNN continues to lose audience – in pretty big numbers and it appears the blinders are still on, not only at CNN but at NYT as well. Because the Times says:
“Three of its four shows between 7 and 11 p.m. finished fourth and last among the cable news networks.. . The results demonstrate once more the apparent preference of viewers for opinion-oriented shows from the news networks in prime time. “
Well, that’s quite a leap. And I believe it’s dead wrong. People who watch news over Dancing with the Stars are interested in news. They want competent and informative news shows with real reporting. And three hours of Wolf Blitzer every day chases audiences away before prime time and they just don’t come back. I would expect even Wolf to get tired of himself.
But I guess all that is still okay because they have that cool countdown clock and breaking news full time.