‘Reliable Sources’ Shows Growth in Brian Stelter’s Second Week

By Merrill Knox Comment

Brian Stelter Reliable Sources debutOn Brian Stelter’s second show as host, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” averaged 469,000 total viewers and 127,000 A25-54 viewers, improving on the week one audience by +17% and +8%, respectively.

“Reliable” came in second, behind only Fox News’ “MediaBuzz,” in the 11amET timeslot. Compared to the same day last year, the programĀ  is down in total viewers the A25-54 demo. (The year-ago Sunday was two days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown.)

By comparison, Howard Kurtz’s “MediaBuzz” on Fox News averaged 954,000 total viewers and 158,000 A25-54 viewers. Kurtz’s program was down in both ratings measurements compared to last week. Compared to the year-ago Sunday — before Kurtz joined Fox News — the program was flat in total viewers and down in the demo.