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April 19, 2011 in broadcast news, morning tv, pop culture news, tv ratings | Tags: ABC World News, Brian Stelter, brian williams, CBS Evening News, credibility low, David Muir, David Rhodes, Diane Sawyer, errors, George Stephanopoulos, katie couric, mistakes, NBC Nightly News, Nielsen ratigns, TVNewer | by Shelley Ross dailyXpress | 5 comments
PRINTING LAST WEEK’S NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THIS WEEK? REALLY! YOU’VE SUNK TO A NEW CREDIBILITY LOW
For many months since launching daily Xpress, I haven’t been able to resist pointing out the many inaccuracies of the weekly ratings reported by TVNewser, the once respectable “must read” during the tenure of the great Brian Stelter who was blogging while still in college and was quickly hired by The New York Times after graduation.
I miss those days with Brian who was sadly replaced by reporters with fuzzy math, conflicts of interest and reckless disregard for the truth, much of which I’ve detailed in previous posts.
But now, get this error. Today TVNewser has posted the ratings for the evening news shows for the week of April 11th, beginning their story:
“It was par for the course for the network evening newscasts the week of April 11.”
I guess so. TVNewser has posted last week’s ratings by mistake! How embarrassing is that! Read the rest of this entry »