Accuracy in Media

The crisis in Egypt breathed new life into CNN yesterday as they soundly beat MSNBC across the board in the key A25-54 demographic.

From TV Newser:

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC Beck: Baier: Shep: O’Reilly: Hannity: Greta: O’Reilly: Hannity:
634 532 570 831 478 383 391 283
MSNBC Matthews: Live: Matthews: O’Donnell: Maddow: EdShow: O’Donnell: Maddow:
186 153 190 196 260 180 200 169
CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: KingUSA: ParkerSpitzer: Morgan: Cooper: Cooper: Morgan:
317 301 275 292 327 344 245 172
HLN Showbiz: Prime: Issues: Grace: Missing: Behar: Showbiz: Grace:
98 106 150 217 167 94 109 106

CNN still fell short in total audience figures against O’Donnell and Maddow. Parker Spitzer came within 123,000 of O’Donnell which should be too close for comfort for MSNBC. The ratings are likely to resume a more normal pattern once the crisis fades. However, it does show that for major worldwide news events, MSNBC doesn’t compare to CNN.





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