I was starting to thing that you wouldn't hear from at all this week - I've had nothing but technical difficulties of one kind or another for the past several days. Tonight's post was in peril of getting scrapped as well due to a power outage- but the lights came back on in the nick of time.
On to more important things... like last week's ratings... FOX is once again back on top sweeping all the time slots in the prime time hours with the most viewers in the Adults 24 - 54 demographic.
CNN flipped flopped all over the place. At 8PM, in spite of the return of Campbell Brown and a slight make over for the program, CNN remains in fourth place. At 9PM, they came in second three times and third twice which gave them a second place finish for the week. The 10PM hour was a different story... the week started off well with two second place rankings, but that was followed by one third place and then they wrapped up the week in fourth place on Thursday and Friday. Overall, the average for the week at 10PM put them behind HLN in third place.
MSNBC & HLN went back and forth during the 8PM hour for second and third places. The average for the week puts MSNBC ahead of HLN. During the 9PM, they came in third place behind CNN. At 10PM, they came in fourth.
As mentioned before, HLN took third place at 8PM. They remain in fourth place at 9PM. The 10PM hour put them in second place after coming in second place three days out of five.
^ Courtesy Nielsen Media Research; Demographics where noted; Live + Same Day (LS) Fast Track Nationals.
One ratings related article.... this one good news for CNN International: AME Info reports: EMS Middle East confirms CNN as #1 international TV news channel for the region.
Last Monday was Campbell Brown's first night back at the anchor desk since giving birth to her second son. On Tuesday night, she showed off a few pictures of both of her sons with Deborah Feyerick:
As a result of the previously mentioned technical difficulties, there is no Highlights from State of the Union this week, but I do have one John King related article for you from the Cleveland Jewish News: John King Live! at CJN event. In the article, King talks about the news industry and his decision to convert to Judaism.