What does Al-Jazeera America have in common with Obamacare?

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NOBODY WANTS IT! It’s funny…as if for some reason Americans don’t seem eager to tune in to a news channel most famous for its beheading videos.

Frontpage Magazine  In the deal of the century, Al Jazeera paid $500 Million dollars for a liberal cable channel no one watched and then lost half its viewers. How much did that half a billion bucks, plus whatever Qatar paid Time Warner to carry it, buy?

13,000 viewers a day! (BNI gets 3 – 4 times more than that a day)

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Qatar could probably get better ratings by turning Al Jazeera America into an Aquarium Fireplace channel and just showing a fish tank or a burning log and then occasionally interrupting it to scream, “AMERICA SUCKS”.

Al Jazeera America has averaged just 13,000 viewers a day since its Aug. 20 launch — on par with a public access channel. In the 25- to 54-year-old audience sought by advertisers, it drew 5,000 viewers.

Formerly of CNN, Soledad O'Brian jumps from the frying pan into the fire when she jumped to al-Jazeera
Formerly of CNN, Soledad O’Brien jumped from the frying pan into the fire when she jumped to al-Jazeera

The ratings are so low, they are considered a “scratch” and aren’t reported by Nielsen. By comparison, 31,000 viewers tuned into Current TV a year ago.

More people will see this post about how few viewers Al Jazeera has… than will watch Al Jazeera.

Al-JAZEERA: Too radical... even for Egypt
Al-JAZEERA: Too radical… even for Egypt

Or go the Reality TV route.

What about Qatar’s Next Syrian Suicide Bomber, Dubai Slave Auctions or Eight Wife Swap. The Sahara Shore, Which 12-Year Old Wants to Marry a Billionaire and Al Qaeda’s Got Talent.