CNN ratings have become substantially feast or famine. Big news events often drive giant ratings spikes that typically disappear after the event is over. Latest evidence being the grim ratings comparisons vs. September and 3rd quarter 2008 vs. the same periods in 2009.

It does bring Tom Petty to mind.

CNN sept-sept
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