The shakeups at both Fox News and CNN were analyzed on “Reliable Sources” year-in-review show, with the panel agreeing cable news networks are trying to create new buzz to counter shrinking ratings.
TalkingPointMemo’s Hunter Walker highlighted Fox News moving Megyn Kelly to 9pm.
“She obviously had a huge buzzy moment in the past month, and I think that’s the type of thing that Fox is looking for.”
Host Brian Stelter brought up CNN’s “flat” ratings and CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker bringing in new faces like Jake Tapper and Bill Weir.
“We’ve seen Anthony Bourdain come in, which I think is very interesting,” Walker added, suggesting CNN is shifting to general interest entertainment in many areas. Watch: