Couric's Ratings Woes

American VoicesEntertainmentgenderwomencelebritiestvnews media ISSUE 43•21 May 21, 2007

Eight months after Katie Couric took over as anchor, The CBS Evening News is a distant third in the nightly news ratings, and last week recorded its lowest audience in 20 years. What do you think?

  • “This is why you should never hire a woman, or anyone even remotely sane, to do Dan Rather's job.”

    Emil Brun –
    Day Laborer

  • “How can she compete against cable news? They get to use the C-word.”

    Mila Kreszpy –
    Recordkeeper

  • “I warned her. I said 'It's not like Today, Katie. You've got to know how to read,' but she wouldn't listen.”

    Matt Gander –
    Systems Analyst