What’s Hot/What’s Not: 03/10/14
Ukraine – It dominated most of the week.
MH370 – It dominated the weekend…highly unusual given that A) it was not near our borders and B) hardly any Americans were onboard. Most international air crashes not involving US carriers that occur on the other side of the world rarely make it to TV in more than a soundbite that lasts a day at most. I chalk it up to the fact that the (presumed) wreckage has not been located yet.
CPAC – Well it was hot for one of the three cable news channels anyways…
Larry Kudlow – CNBC announced that Kudlow’s show was being cancelled/retired (pick one). Kudlow will remain with the network…but for how long?
NewsMax TV – No chance of success…
Launching a Court show while major news is still breaking – If CNN really goes through with launching its planned half hour court show tomorrow night while Ukraine and MH370 are still hot stories it will be a black eye for the “news is our livelihood” brand.