CNN TV channel for the first time in its nearly 30-year history, fell to third place in ratings programs shown in prime time, said on Friday agency Associated Press. As a result missed the next March CNN Fox News and MSNBC.
The final outcome of the March rating will be summarized on Friday evening, and, as the agency, it is unlikely that CNN (an average of 1.14 million viewers in prime time each day) will be able to circumvent the MSNBC (1,16 million). The first took Fox News with 2.73 million viewers.
CNN ratings for the year virtually unchanged, whereas the number of visitors from rivals Fox News and MSNBC grew by 30 and 24 percent respectively. The most popular prime-time channel CNN - talk show Larry King - is only the tenth in the list of the most ratings in the North American television. A month ago, shows King is the seventh row.
The first six places ranking transfer took Fox News, the most popular of which is a talk show, Bill O'Reilly "The O'Reilly Factor" with an average audience of 3.42 million viewers. The seventh place in March, is analytical MSNBC "Countdown with Keith Olbermann".
As the total number of unique viewers in the U.S. television CNN, as it were, took first place in the United States. Nevertheless, the overall audience is still inferior to CNN Fox News.
CNN was the first television in the United States, began around-the-clock news broadcasts. Television has become widely popular and has the lead after the television coverage of the Gulf War and the first American channels reported on the attacks of 11 September 2001 in New York.