CNN Trails Fox, MSNBC in Cable News Ratings for 1st Time Ever
Talk loudly and carry a big opinion?
It seems that the dull roar of CNN's commentary is losing out to the brash tactics of rivals Fox and MSNBC in the prime-time weeknight ratings war.
For the first time in the Cable News Network's history, CNN has slipped to 3rd place in the coveted televised news category.
Could it be that Wolf Blitzer, Andersoon Cooper, and Rick Sanchez don't pack as much of an emphatically-opinionated punch as their overblown compatriots, like Fox's Bill O'Reilly or MSNBC's Keith Olbermann?
As the mainstream media world crumbles and falls apart, it certainly seems that the loudest and most overblown talking heads are eliciting deeper media loyalty than those who opt for a less provocative approach.
What's your take? How would you rank American cable news coverage?
CNN is poised to finish March third in the prime-time weeknight ratings behind Fox News Channel and MSNBC, the first time this has ever happened for the channel that pioneered the cable news genre nearly three decades ago.
CNN says its overall business is healthy and it is not straying from its straight news path. But it is suffering more audience erosion than its rivals since the peak days of the presidential election, further proof that the opinionated prime-time shows on Fox and MSNBC have greater audience loyalty.