Monday, September 11, 2006
Manipulating "The Path To 9/11" Neilsen Ratings
SHOW/ RATING/ SHARE
NFL Football (NBC) / 15.1 / 23
9/11 (CBS, rerun) / 8.2 / 12
Path to 9/11 (ABC) / 8.2 / 12
Here's the real numbers for last night's viewing audience. First, from Zap2It:
NBC averaged a 10.8 rating/17 share for the night, finishing well ahead of ABC, 7.1/11. FOX was right behind in third with a 7.0/11, and CBS took fourth with a 6.3/10. The WB trailed at 1.1/2. The numbers for NBC, FOX and CBS all include some live sports and are therefore subject to change. Further, CBS and ABC aired some of their prime-time schedule without ads, and those time periods will be excluded from final nationals.
Contact Music says ABC's "Path To 9/11" Garnered Big Ratings, Second only to NBC's Football. You wouldn't get that impression from the liars at Think Regress, would you?
Nielsen ratings report that, "The ABC movie did, however, beat CBS' third airing of its "9/11" documentary, which was seen by an estimated 10.6 million people," according to Mercury News.
Now, why would Think Regress publish their information in such a skewed and selective manner?
While liberal Americans stage huge protests against Path to 9/11 (like conservative Americans did with Fahrenheit 9/11), Germans did not waste their time with protesting against United 93.
And I don't know where you are coming from on sayings "Path" is inaccurate and misleading. Neither ABC or any other supporter of the movie claimed it was non-fiction.
My issue with the movie, politics aside, is the Liberals attempt at censorship.
Part one of miniseries The Path to 9/11 on ABC ran neck-and-neck with a repeat of documentary 9/11 on CBS in the metered markets. ABC’s The Path to 911 averaged an 8.2/12 from 8-11 p.m., while CBS’ 9/11 encore also posted an 8.2/12 from 8:30-10:30 p.m.
This is all from the MediaWeek article, and it specifically mentions program vs. program breakdown. The Zap2It article is the one that says "averaged" in it.
Maybe I just don't understand how ratings are calculated, but it seems to me the articles you cite support the exact opposite of what you claim.
What I'm saying is the post at Think Progress doesn't include that the numbers they present are averaged.
Yes, "Path" was beaten by football, I never said otherwise. But three other sources, Zap2It, Contact Music and Merc News did't put "Path" anywhere near a tie with CBS.
Does that help? Hey - if I don't follow your logic let me know and I'll try again. Thanks for visiting.
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