August 3rd, 2012
(HigginsBlog) – CNN ratings continue their epic decline as the once credible news station has turned into a government parroting infotainment channel.
When you run repeatedly get caught running staged government propaganda stories like this…
Syria activist Danny, the poster child to justify a military invasion in Syria, caught staging entire CNN interviews including directing fake gunfire off stage.
Raw video footage of the Syria activist Danny as he waits to do a live video interview with CNN shows him directing off-stage fake gunfire and explosions, as well as being directed to tell CNN he has been retrieving the bodies of civilians from buildings that collapse due to Syria army mortar fire. It also shows Danny totally exaggerating a sense of fear and urgency as he goes from being totally calm, smiling and even somewhat bored before the on air interview starts to acting totally scared, hysterical and pretending he is in the middle of a war zone as soon as the actual interview starts.
I have condensed footage of the original video to remove 5 uneventful minutes of watching him waiting around before the interview because most people will not stay interested long enough to get to the parts were he starts directing his off-stage actors to start the faked off stage gunfire. [...]
If you were not already aware, the US and European nation’s are relying solely on the accounts of these activists to justify invading Syria.
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And your ratings drop.
Then in attempt to get your ratings back up you 1) No longer show headline news on your headline news station and 2) stop reporting on real news and instead decide to blast celebrity gossip and other infotainment.
Your ratings decline further and the viscous downward spiral continues as people flock to the alternative media and news sites like RT and other see their ratings go up as a result of your loss.
Of course, this disaster is years in the making and as RT reports, CNN’s viewership for July was 1/5th of what it was last year.
That’s a massive 80% drop in ratings year over year.
CNN ratings drop 20 percent again
RT – Entertainers advise to always leave the stage on a high note. Just days after CNN President Jim Walton announced his departure from the network, though, the latest ratings suggest he never got the memo. CNN’s numbers are once again plummeting fast.
For the month of July 2012, CNN’s viewership was only around one-fifth of what they saw just a year earlier. Media Bistro has published the latest numbers for the cable news network, and across the board the station shows signs of struggling, even after some serious revamping in recent months.
Compared with statistics for July 2011, total viewership for CNN has sunk 20 percent, and in other categories the figures are ever worse. Among 24-54 year olds, CNN is seeing a drop of 23 percent this year, with the same decline in ratings down for its primetime broadcast. In terms of how often same age group tunes in during primetime hours, CNN’s statistics are down 26 percent from last year.
Walton, a 30-year veteran of CNN, announced last Friday that he’d be leaving the station after manning its helm for the last decade.
“I’ve been doing this job I’m in now for 10 years and I’m ready for a change,” Walton wrote to his co-workers. “CNN needs new thinking. That starts with a new leader who brings a different perspective, different experiences and a new plan, one who will build on our great foundation and will commit to seeing it through. And I’m ready for a change. I have interests to explore and I want to give myself time to do it.”
Walton also acknowledged that “CNN has had its up and down” like all companies, but his announcement of his resignation — scheduled for later this year —could not have coincided with a more appropriate time. Earlier this year it was widely publicized that CNN was experiencing their worse ratings since the early 1990s, and according to the latest numbers resurgence in popularity might not be around the corner.
Media Bistro adds that the 10 p.m. edition of Anderson Cooper 260 is down 34 percent in total viewers, although AC360, Cooper’s more laid-back televised news magazine, has experienced a brief jump in the single digits.
Source: Higgins Blog