Talk about a dead-on-arrival debut, here are the 8 p.m. ratings for the debut of CNN's "Parker Spitzer." They are almost as bad as the reviews of the heavily-publicized show.
Fox News Channel: The O’Reilly Factor: 3,112,000 viewers (722,000 in the key demo 25-54)
MSNBC: Countdown with Keith Olbermann: 1,115,000 viewers (329,000 in 25-54)
HLN: Nancy Grace: 468,000 viewers (149,000 in 25-54)
CNN: Parker Spitzer debut: 454,000 viewers (118,000 in 25-54 demo).
"Parker Spitzer" actually lost audience from the lead-in provided by John King at 7 p.m. (471,000 viewers). And King's show has severe ratings issues.
I have to say, I thought there would be far more sampling and interest than this in the show.