Doing the bidding of our founder, I’d like to pass on an item from our tipline that Rep. Michael Harden will be on CNN Headline News this afternoon at 5:30pm. Rep Harden will be discussing the proposed bill to require those receive unemployment benefits from the State of Georgia to undergo drug testing. No word yet if CNN will require Rep. Harden to pee in a cup before he’s allowed to answer any questions.
Please watch CNN Headline news tonight at 5:30, CNN weeknights at 7:00pm starting next week, and please also buy one item from each of their advertisers.
This could be your worst nightmare. Could be your greatest dream. Who wrote the headline (circled in yellow), “The South Is In Play,” on the CNN Politics homepage from Friday, June 20? I did. Using the, unvetted, citizen journalism platform, iReport.
Big takeaway, if a Peach Pundit blogger can impact the 24-hour news cycle, then so can you. The headline on the homepage linked back to this iReport here.
CNN posted some astonishing numbers on June 3rd. Almost as many people watched CNN Tuesday night as watched “The Mole,” a stat virtually unheard of for TV news viewership. And note the way CNN trounced Fox News in the most critical demo. From the Washington Post:
CNN clocked more than 3.5 million viewers in prime time. That’s a 34 percent lead over MSNBC’s more than 2.5 million viewers. It’s also a 47 percent advantage over Fox News Channel’s prime-time crowd of 2.4 million viewers.
Yes, it appears MSNBC edged out FNC in prime time Tuesday.
Among CNN’s prime-time audience, 1.4 million fell into the 25-to-54 age bracket that is the target audience of news operations. MSNBC’s prime-time crowd included just over 1 million 25-to-54-year-olds. CNN logged a whopping 91 percent lead over FNC among 25-to-54-year-olds; FNC’s prime-time audience included 739,000 in the age bracket.
CNN also wants you to know Anderson Cooper’s 10 p.m. program snared more than 4.5 million viewers and was the only cable news program to top 4 mil for an hour Tuesday night.