Staff / TruthdigJul 30, 2016
The Democratic convention had higher television ratings than the Republican convention for the first three of the four nights. But more viewers watched Trump’s acceptance speech than Hillary Clinton’s. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 14, 2012
There's a big, built-in problem with the Motion Picture Association of America's contested decision to slap "Bully," a documentary about kids battering kids, with an R rating, and it's a problem of which powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein and a growing lineup of Hollywood stars are well aware. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 9, 2010
She's old, she's feisty, and this golden girl just delivered "Saturday Night Live" its best ratings since Tina Fey dressed up as Sarah Palin. White is a one-woman argument against retirement. Watch the full Mother's Day episode after the jump. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 18, 2009
This doesn't bode well for next year, but it looks as if leaning ever to the right helped Fox News in 2009. The cable news channel, home to a host of conservative pundits (Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, etc.) pulled in its highest ratings ever, which was definitely not the case for CNN and MSNBC. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 27, 2009
The original cable news network has slipped to fourth and last place with prime-time viewers between ages 25 and 54, trailing Fox News, MSNBC and HLN. The conventional wisdom is that Americans prefer their news with a heavy dose of opinion, but CNN could be losing viewers because, as the "Daily Show" points out (after the jump), they're just bad at gathering news. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 15, 2009
He may be jacking up his ratings with all his, um, displays of distrust of the Obama administration and its policies, but it seems that Fox News pontificator Glenn Beck might well be feeling the burn in the advertising department for all his bloviating (not to mention his spelling issues). Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 1, 2008
It's been a rough couple of years for the anchor of the last-place network newscast, but Katie Couric managed to silence many of her critics this week with an interview series that not only got a lot of attention, but scored points for her tough but fair style. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 3, 2008
Fox News apparently doesn't handle bad publicity very well. In response to a New York Times story that suggested the network's ratings might be slipping, the co-hosts of "Fox & Friends" cried foul, broadcasting photos of Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and editor Steven Reddicliffe. The problem? The "news" channel had doctored the pictures to make the journos appear less attractive. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 10, 2008
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that CBS News is likely to part ways with its evening news anchor, Katie Couric, who earns about $15 million a year. Consistently in last place among the networks, CBS has been under pressure to right the ship, and was even reported to have considered outsourcing some news operations to CNN. CBS says no such plan is in the works. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 12, 2008
Americans have had to contend with dozens of speeches, debates and commercials comparing and contrasting the Democratic candidates, and still they can't get enough. After all, this election is a ratings winner, but that's to be expected when a rock star, a political celebrity and Grandpa Simpson all run for president. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Join our newsletterStay up to date with the latest from Truthdig. Join the Truthdig Newsletter for our latest publications.
Now you can personalize your Truthdig experience. To bookmark your favorite articles and follow your favorite authors, please login or create a user profile.
Now you can personalize your Truthdig experience. To bookmark your favorite articles and follow your favorite authors, upgrade to supporter.