- The American Music Awards have always been an odd show. When Dick Clark started them, he did so because of the idea that the Grammys do not award American artists enough. That reason has changed over time, but the idea remains. But, the latest version did not help music at all. It was an odd show, as usual. The industry tends to really live in a bubble. That might come from the fact that they are shut out of real life more than other industry professions. What the industry likes does not always reflect popularity of the country - and it seems, more and more, the charts do not either. The show had a dismally low ratings. The ratings do not reflect their record sales or their streaming numbers, so something is way off. It is time to find out what is wrong because their is a disconnect between those who tune into these show and the sales and/or streaming. My guess is they are fudging the streaming numbers and the Billboard charts are not what they used to be. TV Ratings Sunday: American Music Awards slip
UPDATE: Pundits and TV nets are using treating the hearings like a sporting event. Not sure they care how that looks, either.
Another sizable drop in daytime impeachment hearings total viewers from Day 1 to Day 2 to Day 3: Day 1: 13.8 million (11/13) Day 2: 12.7 million (11/15) Day 3: 11.4 million (11/19) By Network: Fox News: 2.254M MSNBC: 2.246M ABC: 1.904M CBS: 1.749M NBC: 1.718M CNN: 1.715M
Joe Concha @JoeConchaTV
Again, for context: Comey testimony to Sen. Intel Committee: 19.5 M viewers Michael Cohen testimony to House Oversight: 15.8M Robert Mueller testimony to House Intel/Judiciary: 13M
No matter the spin of the impeachment hearings on TV, people are tuning out.
- The first round had the reports going with 13.1 million on six networks. Then, it was updated to 13.8 million on 10 networks. Both are brutal. When one has to add up all the networks and the total is only 13.8, that is not good for eyes on it. And that is the point of the live hearings - eyeballs. Sure, some will say people were at work, and these are on weekdays, but that is pure spin.
- The second round had even less, with 12.7 million. If these were so darn important, the country will stop to watch, no matter what. And they are not - at least yet.
Joe Concha @JoeConchaTV Day 2 of impeachment on Fri attracted just 12.7 million viewers w/Fox News topping MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC. The number is more than 1M less than those tuning in Wednesday for Day 1 (13.8M), nearly 7M less than Comey's 2017 testimony & more than 3M less than Michael Cohen in Feb.
Neilsen: MEDIA ADVISORY: NEARLY 13.8 MILLION VIEWERS WATCH FIRST PUBLIC HEARING OF THE 2019 IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMPTELEVISION AUDIENCE ESTIMATES 11-14-2019New York, NY — Nov. 14, 2019 — An estimated 13.8 million people tuned in to watch U.S. diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent testify at the first public hearing of the 2019 impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
While coverage varied by network, 10 aired live or tape delayed coverage from approximately 10:00 a.m. ET to 4:00 p.m. ET.
Yawn: 95% of U.S. Adults Skipped Friday’s Impeachment Hearings Rich Noyes
Meanwhile, Impeachment Frenzy: TV Networks Blast Trump With 96% Negative News
I got my journalism/mass communication/broadcasting/media degree in 1986. Boy, have things changed since. The internet has ruined journalism and TV news is lost. Newspapers are closing all over and the rest are being swallowed up in mergers and takeovers. It is not pretty. The internet and social media surely has changed how we cover things - - and it shouldn't. We should have let those new to the game and those who only worked in social media, look to us as to how to report. Not the other way around, which seems to have happened. There are rules and styles that have gone out the window and that is because social media has beaten regular media and newspapers. So, those legacy media outlets changed to keep up with that, and changed their views and way in which things are covered. It has killed the business. Media companies never should have given their OK to share their work on Facebook, and the like, from the outset. They should have treated social media as a organization like the Associated Press, which people pay to use. It is now too late, and the damage has been done.
Now, look at this from the Daily Northwestern. Click here for full story.
Addressing The Daily’s coverage of Sessions protests November 10, 2019
Last week, The Daily was not the paper that Northwestern students deserve.
On Nov. 5, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke on campus at a Northwestern University College Republicans event. The Daily sent a reporter to cover that talk and another to cover the students protesting his invitation to campus, along with a photographer. We recognize that we contributed to the harm students experienced, and we wanted to apologize for and address the mistakes that we made that night — along with how we plan to move forward.
Other outlets were not happy.
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The Daily Northwestern Apologizes to Students for Reporting News That Triggered Them...A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.ROBBY SOAVE | 11.11.2019 10:09 PM..more here
The Briefing Room @Briefing__Room
The Daily Northwestern Apologizes to Students for Reporting News That Triggered Them http://dlvr.it/RJ7MVY
Gregory Pratt @royalpratt
There’s a lot to comment on in this Daily Northwestern editorial, but apologizing for contacting people to ask if they’re willing to be interviewed? Regretting that you photographed protesters protesting in public?
Robert Feder @RobertFeder
Someday the young editors of The Daily Northwestern will look back on this episode in their lives with regret and shame. But for now, let’s just think of it as a teachable moment: https://bit.ly/2X51BYx
The Daily Northwestern, Where Journalism Committed Suicide SCOTT H. GREENFIELD
The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University was supposed to be pretty good. One of the best, some say. Maybe it was once, but not today.