Q4 #’s: Dobbs Up 57 Percent Vs. ’05

By Brian 

Cable news ratings for 2006 came out this week, but it should be noted that ratings for the fourth quarter came out, too. CNN is emphasizing its gains in Q4 compared to the year ago, calling it a “surge.”

The net’s press release says “CNN has narrowed the P25-54 gap significantly with FNC, particularly with programs The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Lou Dobbs Tonight and Anderson Cooper 360.”

Lou Dobbs Tonight was CNN’s biggest gainer, up 57 percent compared to Q4 2005. For show-by-show comparisons, click continued…

“American Morning up 17% (Fox and Friends down -8%)

CNN Newsroom at 3p up 31% (Studio B down -8%)

The Situation Room at 4p up 30% (Your World down -3%)

The Situation Room at 5p up 40% (Big Story flat)

Lou Dobbs Tonight up 57% Most Growth of any program on CNN or FNC

The Situation Room at 7p up 50% (Fox Report down -7%)

Larry King Live up 12% (Hannity & Colmes flat)

Anderson Cooper 360 at 10-12m up 24%”