NEW YORK -- After watching its ratings sag in the aftermath of its wall-to-wall coverage of the Chilean miners' rescue, CNN today floated the idea of lowering the miners back into the mine in a bid to goose its Nielsen numbers.
"Like our viewers, we were riveted by the drama of the miners emerging from that mine," said recently installed CNN chief Ken Jautz. "We're willing to bet it would be just about as dramatic to see the miners lowered back into the mine one by one."
Of course Andy Borowitz was joking in his HuffPo column, but the only way CNN is going to have another week like the past is for the world to have another moment like the one in Chile. Where are CNN viewers when there isn't big news? Something to ponder and discuss.