Sit. Room: Can Hard News Attract Viewers?

By Brian 

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Look! A positive review of The Situation Room!

“The show is refreshing. It’s fast-paced and, living up to its billing, thoroughly newsy,” CBS Marketwatch’s Jon Friedman says.

More: “With any luck, we’ll be seeing more TV shows devoted to breaking news, not the kind of fluff that abounds nowadays. Blitzer’s show will be a compelling test to see if a hard-news program can obtain meaningful ratings from a public that seems to care more about car chases, celebrity break-ups and stickups.”

> Also: “CNN says the program picks up steam with viewers and draws its best numbers in the 5:00 hour — possibly simply because more people are watching TV at that hour than earlier in the afternoon.”