If you recall, Glenn Beck wanted to buy Current TV, Al Gore’s failed TV Network, but was told that it didn’t match their values. However, selling it to a Muslim network, Al Jazeera, was just fine. And, what has Al Jazeera done? Almost worse than nothing, if ratings are going to be your judge…
Al Jazeera America, which had hoped to challenge the major cable news networks, is falling on its face, based on last week’s ratings, in which some shows didn’t record a single viewer in the key 25-54 demographic.
The network, which was purchased from Al Gore in January for $500 million, is suffering from low distribution and poor content.
Consider This, a show on the new network hosted by Antonio Mora, had the distinction of averaging just 9,000 viewers for the week and 3,000 in the demo. Last Thursday night, according to Nielsen, the show racked up a zero in the demo. Compare that to the major cable news networks—which regularly average well over 200,000 in the demo—and you can see just how bad things are.
And we thought that MSNBC was poison to viewers? This takes the cake. Of course, many outlets have dropped Al Jazeera due to it’s questionable connections, and advertisers have avoided it due to the fact that no one watches it.
I bet Glenn Beck would have actual viewers, advertisers, and good content, but he didn’t match the values of team Gore. Al Jazeera did. What does that say about Gore, and Al Jazeera?