Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obamas on TV

Will NBC need a right-hand turn on its lefty prime-time news coverage? Keith Olbermann and Chris Mathews, without a doubt, won't be confused by anyone as being non-partisan, politically agnostic, whatever term you choose to use. But are they hurting the cable network overall?

MSNBC has been stressing how it is "THE Place for Politics" for some time now. But on one of the biggest days of the year, and it seems the second most viewed inaugural in recent history, its coverage got stomped by its competitors. On Inauguration day, nearly 2 1/2 times more people watched CNN than MSNBC. About 50% more watched Fox than MSNBC. It would seem THE Place for Politics isn't THE Place for Viewers.
I wonder what Tim Russert would think of all of this.


Anonymous said...

I used to watch MSNBC, but during the election they (Olbermann and Scarborough) were just too annoying. They are now the Fox News of the left. Nobody is going to take them seriously soon. Now I watch CNN.
I thought the Affleck pardoy of Countdown was hilarious!!!

Craig Williams said...

Dunno about BO, but Emily Carlson gets an F for research. She says Obama's 68% approval rating is the highest since JFK. Do your homework. Even George W Bush had better approval ratings than that: