Anderson Cooper's Ratings Plummet
With no election, CNN primetime stalwart staggers
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 3, 2009 12:12 PM CST
Anderson Cooper attends a screening of the environmental documentary "Planet in Peril," Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in New York.   (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)

(Newser) – Anderson Cooper may be widely respected, but he isnt widely watched. Anderson Cooper 360 is down 62% since last November, and down 70% among the 25-to-54 demographic that’s so important to advertisers, according to Nielsen figures. Last month the CNN 10pm stalwart came in second behind Fox’s On the Record, 1.9 million to with 672,000. But among the 25-to-54 crowd, AC360 fell behind even reruns of Countdown on MSNBC.

“Cooper surely deserves better ratings,” writes Erin Carlson of the Business Insider. “So what happened?” Well, last year’s ratings were no doubt boosted by the presidential election. Beyond that, blame competition from noisier, more partisan offerings on Fox and MSNBC, and the loss of Lou Dobbs at 7pm.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Anderson Coopers Ratings Plummet is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 23 comments
Dec 8, 2009 8:34 AM CST
After seeing how Anderson Cooper treated Ron Paul during a presidential debate, it is heartwarming to see his ratings fall.
Dec 4, 2009 12:30 PM CST
cedar AAR is far from dead.
Dec 4, 2009 12:26 PM CST
@ TimeandAgain: I'm a homo that would like Dick Cheney dip his old balls in my mouth and let the Bush cabinet play bukkake party with me...