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If An Anchor Fell In The Forest...

By most standards, Anderson Cooper looks like a winner, reports the New York Observer. The CNN anchor and new “60 Minutes” correspondent has two hours of live TV a night, adorns magazine covers and wrote a best-selling book. “But there is one pesky measure of victory that Mr. Cooper doesn’t quite satisfy,” notes Rebecca Dana. “He doesn’t actually win.” She points out that the viewership of “Anderson Cooper 360” is  tiny and often below that of his predecessor, Aaron Brown. In April, for instance, Cooper’s ratings were down more than 20 percent--and 36 percent in the 25-to-54 demographic--from Brown’s year-go numbers the previous April.  And in June, he was outperformed by his own substitute host, John Roberts. He also loses 20 to 40 percent of his lead-in from “Larry King Live” and is routinely trounced by his head-to-head Fox competitors, Greta van Susteren and a rebroadcast of Bill O’Reilly.



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