The ratings for last Thursday's debate were unbelievable! CNN not only scored the highest ratings of any debate but they also claim it was the highest ratings to date of any primary debate on record.
The total viewing audience was well over 4 million. On an average night CNN's prime time can bring in 800,000 to over a million. Way to go CNN!
According to TVNewser:
CNN To Do Better Job of Disclosing Carville-Clinton Connection
In the hangover of what was the highest-rated debate of the primary season, CNN execs are admitting they need to do a better job of disclosing that one of the members of their "Best Political Team on Television" is a friend and "maxed-out" donor to the Presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Speaking about the Clintons, political strategist and CNN contributor James Carville tells the NYTimes he is "close to them" but has "never been paid a nickel by her."
CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein says going forward CNN anchors will be explicit about the Carville-Clinton connection. "He's not on the Hillary payroll, but he's on the Hillary bandwagon, and that should be disclosed as much as we can," Klein told The Times. "I wasn't comfortable with it myself as I watched it."