Q1 #s: Weekday Prime Comparison

By Brian 

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This earlier post about primetime #s included Saturday and Sunday data. An insider suggests breaking out the Monday through Friday numbers, to compare the weekday primetime schedules of the cable nets:

Q1 2004 / Q1 2005 / % change

FNC: 1,658,000 / 1,891,000 / +14%

CNN: 908,000 / 896,000 / -1%

HLN: 212,000 / 261,000 / +23%

MSNBC: 334,000 / 319,000 / -4%

CNBC: 207,000 / 124,000 / -40%

> “CNN’s Prime Time programming continued to collapse under the leadership of Jonathan Klein, with FNC doubling CNN’s Prime Time average compared to last year,” FNC’s press release says…

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