'The Lead With Jake Tapper' Declines From Day 2 to Day 3 in Adults 25-54

Categories: Cable News Ratings

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March 22nd, 2013

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New news series The Lead With Jake Tapper garnered 64,000 viewers in the key Adults 25-54 demographic on Wednesday. This represents a 31 percent drop from day 2 (93,000) to day 3. Only two programs on CNN on Wednesday had lower Adults 25-54 ratings: its lead-in CNN Newsroom (63,000) and a repeat of Anderson Cooper at 4AM (57,000). Nielsen does not count ratings for shows that have fewer than 50,000 viewers.

  • Michelle Obama

    I hit more lobster in a week than that.

  • TheBertMan

    Who is Jake Tapper? What did he do to warrant getting a prime time show on CNN.

  • nutbustd

    Mr Tapper you wrote a outstanding book in the Outpost. However your decision to go to CNN,I’m afraid was not good. You are better than CNN. Try asking the HARD questions that the left never wants to be asked or answer and you might succeed on FOX. CNN=bad choice enjoy the money while you can.

  • PA

    CNN should try to become a copycat of Fox News. It might have a chance, then.

  • in_awe

    I had great hopes that Jake’s “Buried Lead” segment would dive into critical topics that are being under reported in the MSM. Boy was I underewhelmed! I stopped watching after Day 2 of his show. What a disappointment and missed opportunity for him.

  • Fiala

    Who is Jake Tapper?

  • giatny

    I love his show. He gives entertaining interviews without WH spin.
    I can’t believe people would prefer Blitzer.

  • Golfendude

    You made your own bed CNN… CUT THE CABLE Your finished!

  • dan

    Jake Tapper was the White House correspondent for ABC news. I suspect he left for the same reason John Stossel did: His political viewpoint wasn’t compatible with the network, so they kept passing him over for jobs that should rightfully have been his. For a while he was the regular replacement host for “This Week with George Stephanopoulis”, and despite getting great reviews and doing a better job than George, was passed over twice when they needed a replacement. I suspect that was when he realized his career was going nowhere there and jumped ship.

  • AppleStinx

    This could be a rare instance where the Cancellation Bear devours something from cable news due to low ratings.

  • Viewer

    CNN is broken from sign on to sign on. Right, no sign off there. Everyone on that channel is middle to small market talent. The left wing bias is so obvious it becomes funny.
    Costello and Banfield are the worst. Both have failed miserably elsewhere, so they are perfect for CNN.
    I watched a little yesterday morning while on the treadmill. Just flat out bad TV.
    I forget the name of the woman that did the stock exchange report, but she seemed uncomfortable, unable to read the prompter and unknowledgeable.
    The international report just flat out sucks.
    Just bad TV all day long.

  • DJF

    I saw a commercial promoting Tapper’s new show on CNN, and the premise of the commercial was personalizing him, his interests, etc. The media is becoming too much about the celebrity and ego of the anchors. I think that used to matter a long time ago, like when my parents were growing up, but I think now it doesn’t matter so much. I’m more interested in know about how you are going to report the news, what type of news show are you going to be. Are you going to pepper your reports with subtle opinion as if it is fact? People complain about Hannity, but at least when you watch him you know exactly what you are getting. CNN, NBC, etc try to cart out these “likeable” anchors and then have them deliver us left wing slanted crap on a daily or nightly basis. I think people are starting to see through this.

  • Marcus

    The problem is CNN, not Tapper. CNN has branded itself as a collection of Obama hacks willing to lie, deceive and otherwise misinform its viewership.

  • Alternet09

    Huh, he’ll never get the CNN stench off of his hands now.

  • AndyG

    Didn’t realize that CNN was still broadcasting….

  • Archy Cary

    Jake Taper show: ZZzzzzzzzzzz

  • Dennis D

    Jake is the only honorable person on CNN

  • Cheryl Lynn

    I used to like Jake, so of course I made a point of setting my DVD. Glad I did it for just the one night. Saved me from going back and reprogramming…ugh. Typical CNN blather about crap no one cares about.

  • Jay

    Isn’t e the guy who was fired as the host of ABC This Week?

  • Jay

    our news media is no longer a source of reliable factual info but rather a propaganda machine that promotes its ideology and presents news in slanted and biased formats.

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