Date: 10th November 2000

Cable News Channels Report Record Ratings

The Florida election drama has boosted ratings for all of the cable news channels.

CNN in particular said Thursday that its ratings are up more than 700 percent over the July-September average. A CNN spokeswoman said Thursday that the audience surge could offset a recent downturn. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Jerry Solomon, a media buyer with SFM Media in New York, said: "CNN does especially well with crises, so the longer this drags on, the better off they'll be."

Source: Studio Briefing