Troop landing lifts CNN ratings

As has been the case with major news events in the past, CNN received a decent ratings boost Tuesday night with its coverage of the landing of U.S. troops in Somalia.

CNN earned a 3.2/5 rating in prime time within its cable universe, representing some 1,963,000 homes, according to Nielsen statistics for the night. That’s up significantly from the network’s typical prime time rating of a 1.7/2.6,or 1,022,000 homes.

CNN has 29 correspondents and crew members in the region. The cable news outlet has devoted two daily half-hours to covering Somalia, as well as hourly live updates. Moreover, the network has been carrying all of the Pentagon briefings.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety