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Blaming Couric’s Low-Rated Lead-Ins

In Monday morning’s USA Today, Sean McManus “notes that low-rated local newscasts leading into Evening News — CBS’ traditional handicap — have also hurt [Katie] Couric, just as they hurt anchor Dan Rather for years.”

Why wasn’t he noting those low-rated lead-ins before Sept. 5?

> Also: “I never want to declare ‘game over,’ but I like the trend lines. I like the way things are going,” NBC Nightly News EP John Reiss says…

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