A legacy of the Jon Klein era, CNN’s new 8pm show Parker Spitzer debuts tonight. How will it do in the ratings?
Here were last Monday’s cable news 8pm ratings:
8PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox: The O’Reilly Factor– 3,014,000 viewers (678,000) (1,417,000)
CNN: Rick’s List –311,000 viewers (102,000) (135,000)
MSNBC: Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 892,000 viewers (232,000) (466,000)
CNBC: Buffett and Gates – scratch w/96,000 viewers (a scratch w/ 19,000) (a scratch w/ 45,000)
HLN: Nancy Grace – 473,000 viewers (153,000) (250,000)
Of course CNN hopes (and I’d expect) better than they got for Rick’s List (featuring the now fired Rick Sanchez), but how much better?
How much for the debut? How much a week from now?
I follow cable news so little it’s hard for me to hazard an informed guess, but I’ve got to think Parker Spitzer will do better than Nancy Grace. If it doesn’t, yikes.