Drudge Notes Network News Nosedive
Matt Drudge, with some apparent glee, given the black and white picture he used, reported something yours truly has followed for some time: The Big Three networks' evening newscasts continue to lose viewers.
He reports that the numbers, even in a presidential election year, are down from last year:
ELECTION REJECTION: NETWORK NEWS SLUMPS; VIEWERSHIP FADES
..... All 3 evening news shows experienced audience drops year-to-year for the week of Oct. 13-19, 2008.
CBSNEWS w/ Couric shed a half a million viewers, falling from 6.4 million to 5.9 million; ABCNEWS dropped from 8.1 million to 7.6 million; NBCNEWS slumped from 8.2 million to 7.8 million.
Looks like the nets are going to have to come up with the money Team Obama is demanding for Election Night coverage from something other than evening news advertising.
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.