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Rough Debut for “Parker Spitzer”

Critics didn’t have much great to say about CNN’s pairing of Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer, but more problematic are the numbers: Lackluster.

According to Nielsen, “Parker Spitzer” ranked fourth among all news networks, behind Fox News, MSNBC and HLN. The debut drew 454,000 total viewers, compared to 3.1 million for Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” 1.1 million for MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” and 468,000 for HLN’s “Nancy Grace.” The numbers weren’t any better when it came to audiences 25-54.

Our ratings guru here, Rick Kissell, said that the numbers for “Parker Spitzer” are about comparable to the show it replaced, “Rick’s List.” The host of that show, Rick Sanchez, was fired by CNN on Friday.

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