CNN’s new 8 p.m. show, “Parker Spitzer,” which premiered last night, already got beat up today with some pretty bad reviews. Now the Nielsen ratings have come in, via MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, who also has a show at 8 p.m., and it ain’t pretty!
“Parker Spitzer” had 460,000 454,000 total viewers last night (Olbermann’s tweet high-balled it), which is not much more than about how many were watching recently-fired Rick Sanchez while he was subbing (and turning in CNN’s worst 8 p.m. ratings in three years) during that time slot.
To put it in perspective, Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” had about 3.1 million viewers last night; “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” had about 1.1 million.
UPDATE – Nancy Grace also beat “Parker Spitzer” at 8 p.m. on CNN sister network HLN, with 468,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen.
Needless to say, CNN has some work to do if it expects to turn “Parker Spitzer” into a primetime saviour .
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