Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Turning off the news.

mediabistro has this:

"FNC's 19 percent primetime decline in the demo compared to April 2005 is pretty steep. But it's nothing compared to CNN's 38 percent primetime plunge."

Their viewership was compared to the same month last year. I just think people are sick to death of all the negative news coverage. They are told Iraq is a mess, yet a new government is finally emerging despite the "predictions" of civil war. Even in the midst of a booming economy all the media can talk about are high oil prices, global warming, and Washington scandals that never seem to go anywhere, but are talked about to death.

And finally, to those of us who are deeply interested in all these things, we are finding much more information and news sitting at our computers than in turning on the news.