Fox Shines During CNN’s Debate

These are figures from Fox News, but they report that its “O’Reilly Factor” beat a portion of CNN’s Republican debate coverage on Tuesday night. O’Reiolly captured 2.3 million viewers while CNN totaled 2.1 million for its 8-9 p.m. EST coverage.

Granted, that still is a hefty viewership for a debate this early. But it makes you wonder: What is turning people away: The GOP field, or simply Wolf Blitzer?

Fox News’ tactic of placing Fred Thompson on “Hannity & Colmes” immediately after the debate ended seems to have worked. The presumptive contender’s appearance immediately following the debate drew 1.6 million viewers to the 1.2 million who watched Anderson Cooper’s post-debate analysis on CNN.

Filed Under:

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 Biz News from Variety