CNN’s ‘John King, U.S.A’ Has Inauspicious First Week

By Andrew Gauthier 


It was an inauspicious launch ratings-wise for CNN’s new political show hosted by John King.

It’s been one week since the debut of “John King, U.S.A.” in the slot formerly occupied by Lou Dobbs.


Last week, King averaged 629K Total Viewers and 173K A25-54 viewers. That’s lower than Dobbs averaged in the same week last year (754K Total, 204K demo), but an improvement over the week prior when a third-hour of “The Situation Room” averaged 477K Total Viewers / 134K in the demo. More…