Gibson On The Ratings: “We Haven’t Won Anything Yet”

By Brian 

In today’s Washington Post:

“The ratings fascination totally puzzles me,” Charles Gibson says. “I am amazed at the number of people who pay attention to it and how often people comment on it. Obviously if you get into this, ratings becomes a part of it because it’s an important arbiter for everyone. I didn’t say to myself, ‘Boy, I want to be number one in a year.’ We haven’t won anything yet. Hell, Brian’s beaten us more weeks than we’ve beaten him.”

The New York Times explains: “With just a few weeks left in the prime-time season that began in September, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams remains the most-watched of the so-called Big Three broadcasts during that period… But those seasonwide figures mask a swing in momentum, and thus perception, that has occurred during the last four months.”

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