Lots of hoo ha about CBS’s GOP Debate on Saturday for a variety of reasons I couldn’t care less about, but what’s interesting is that in the midst of topical news around several of the GOP candidates CBS failed to do any better than third among recent GOP debates (and fourth among adults 25-54 targeted by news programming), taking a back seat to Fox News and CNN’s recent GOP debate viewerships.
It was a Saturday, but it was on a broadcast network and seems to be yet more evidence of the continuing erosion of supremacy by the broadcast networks vs. the cable networks.
|FOXN||9/22/11||REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE||09:00P -11:00P||___T___||6.107||1.701|
|CNN||10/18/11||WESTERN REP DEBATE||08:00P -09:52P||_T_____||5.495||1.660|
|CBS||11/12/11||CBS NWS REPUBLICAN DEBATE||08:00P -09:00P||_____S_||5.480||1.520|
|FOXN||8/11/11||REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE||09:00P -11:00P||___T___||5.050||1.426|
|CNN||9/12/11||TEA PARTY REP DEBATE||08:00P -09:52P||M______||3.613||1.132|
|CNBC||11/9/11||YOUR MONEY YOUR VOTE||08:00P -10:00P||__W____||3.332||0.993|
|FOXN||5/5/11||REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE||09:00P -10:31P||___T___||3.258||0.854|
|CNN||6/13/11||NEW HAMPSHIRE GOP DEBATE||08:00P -10:00P||M______||3.162||0.918|