Meanwhile, the launch numbers for the authentic parody, Al Jazeera, doesn’t look too good:
Al Jazeera America made its debut on Aug. 20, and the first week of ratings are in. And they’re pretty darn low.
According to TV Newser, the highest-rated show on the station, which replaced Current TV, was the Thursday airing of “Real Money With Ali Velshi.” The program drew 54,000 total viewers, which is fewer than Al Jazeera America’s Twitter audience of 75,000.
The channel’s launch drew just 22,000 people, which is below the threshold which Nielsen claims it can report viewers. An audience that low is called “scratching.”
Death to America!