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CNN thinks Eliot Spitzer’s a grower, not a show-er

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After Parker Spitzer‘s very first wild, wonderful, unwatched week, CNN is giving KP & the Buns-Buyin’ Man Kathleen and Eliot their full faith and confidence by not canceling the show yet. WSJ:

The hosts’ 8 p.m. timeslot is perhaps the most competitive in television news, and “Parker Spitzer” has lagged. In its first three nights on the air last week, the audience for Bill O’Reilly on Fox News was more than six times as large as that for Mr. Spitzer and Ms. Parker, according to Nielsen Co…

But by Thursday, the audience for “Parker Spitzer” had grown nearly a quarter among younger viewers from its debut, Nielsen said. After its first night, it also started surpassing the audience for CNN’s 9 p.m. host, Larry King, among viewers between 25 and 54 years old, the most common target audience for news advertisers…

“We weren’t in this for the first night,” Bart Feder, senior vice president of programming at CNN/US, said during an interview Friday. “We’re in this to launch and to let it grow. And we’re confident it will.”

Also, Eliot Spitzer lost his job as Governor of New York because he goes with whores. That may or may not factor into this whole thing, who knows?

Jim Treacher