Thursday, September 16, 2004

Fall-out from the CBS Hoax

Dan Rather's ratings are plunging reports Drudge:
CBS executives on both coasts have become concerned in recent days that Dan Rather's EVENING NEWS broadcast has plunged in the ratings since the anchor presented questionable documents about Bush's National Guard service.

NIELSEN numbers released this week show Rather fading and trailing his rivals in every Top 10 city, other than San Francisco, with audience margins in some cities running more than 6 to 1 against CBS!
A positive reaction in San Francisco was to be expected, but Mr. Rather seems to have taken a rather large hit in that other liberal bastion, New York:
And in the nation's top market, New York, Rather finished not only behind NBC NIGHTLY NEWS and ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT -- but also pulled less audience than reruns of the SIMPSONS, WILL & GRACE and KING OF QUEENS.

Rather finished dead last in New York during the 6:30 pm timeslot among all broadcast channels tracked by NIELSEN on Tuesday.

Do you think some of that Republican spirit from the convention rubbed-off? Maybe there's hope for my city yet!