June Ratings: Comparing ’04 & ’05 Prime

By Brian 

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June was not a good month for CNN. The network was down 20% in total day and down 27% in primetime — while FNC was up 6% in total day and up 14% in primetime. Let’s look at the primetime programs, and compare June 2004 to June 2005. This is program name data, with breaking news and specials excluded, courtesy of FNC:

Total viewers:

7pm: Shep: +2% / Cooper: +7% / Hardball: -30% / Showbiz: +17% / Conan: +49%

8pm: O’Reilly: +9% / Zahn: -3% / Countdown: -1% / Grace: +239% / CNBC: +10%

9pm: H&C: +18% / King: -21% / MSNBC: 0% / Prime News: +36% / CNBC: -54%

10pm: Greta: +45% / NewsNight: -21% / Scarborough: -12% / Grace repeat: +97% / CNBC: -40%

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