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Fox News Scorching Rivals
Real Clear Politics Blog ^ | October 2, 2009 | Tom Bevan

Posted on 10/02/2009 12:00:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Looking for a fitting historical analogy to describe the current "cable wars?" Try the firebombing of Dresden.

Fox News has been dominating its competitors now for some time, but the latest round of Abritron ratings shows FNC absolutely scorching rivals CNN and MSNBC:

(Chart at link)

As you can see, every show in the top ten is from Fox News, as are 13 out of the top 15. In fact, only one of Fox News' fourteen programs is ranked below #15 in the ratings. That show is Red Eye, which airs from 3-4am - and it still pulls in more viewers than MSNBC's Morning Joe.

The personal battle between Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann is no contest. Even O'Reilly's repeat show at 11pm pulls in 52% more viewers than Olberman's prime time show.(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cablenews; cabletv; foxnews; glennbeck; keitholbermenn; politics; talkradio; television
Even Fox's repeats and 3AM show beat the competition! Hahahaha! Now if they'd just retire Ted Baxter and give Glenn his time slot...
1 posted on 10/02/2009 12:00:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Watch for the libs to resurrect the anti-trust laws to prevent monopolization of the news by FOX.
2 posted on 10/02/2009 12:01:50 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

David Brooks wouldn’t be impressed.


3 posted on 10/02/2009 12:02:09 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If the cable wars were a boxing match, it would have been called a long long time ago.


4 posted on 10/02/2009 12:02:51 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>The personal battle between Bill O’Reilly and Keith Olbermann is no contest. Even O’Reilly’s repeat show at 11pm pulls in 52% more viewers than Olberman’s prime time show.(continued)

Wow!


5 posted on 10/02/2009 12:04:59 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is something I don’t get. Fox’s ratings have been the highest for a long time, even during the campaign. More conservative viewers than liberal in all of the news channels.

So how come zero won?

VOTE, CONSERVATIVES, VOTE !!!!


6 posted on 10/02/2009 12:06:49 PM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Frenchtown Dan

“So how come zero won?”

Two words: “John McCain”


7 posted on 10/02/2009 12:08:00 PM PDT by villagerjoel (1. Implement socialist policies 2. ??? 3. Heaven on earth)
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To: Frenchtown Dan
Here's a hint...


8 posted on 10/02/2009 12:09:58 PM PDT by SuperSonic (I voted against BIG SOCIALISM!)
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To: Frenchtown Dan
"So how come zero won?"

Thanks to some state primaries that allow anyone to vote Republican, we had John McCain as a nominee. Fox News is not the GOP, no matter what Rachel Mannow tells you.

9 posted on 10/02/2009 12:10:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: villagerjoel

Still doesn’t make sense if you look at the numbers.

All this tells me is that too many conservatives did not vote, and proportionatley more liberals did (with acorns help of course).


10 posted on 10/02/2009 12:12:33 PM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazing what honest coverage and keeping commentary truly separate from news will do for a network.


11 posted on 10/02/2009 12:13:59 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Statement by the FCC diversity Czar in 3.....2....1.....


12 posted on 10/02/2009 12:15:08 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah - Redeye beats Morning Joe.

That’s GOTTA hurt.


13 posted on 10/02/2009 12:20:04 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, let me word it this way:

Redeye gives Morning Joe a black eye.


14 posted on 10/02/2009 12:20:30 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: GraceG

I wonder what would happen if they put a Beck repeat in the O’Reilly repeat slot?


15 posted on 10/02/2009 12:23:24 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Frenchtown Dan
So how come zero won?


16 posted on 10/02/2009 12:23:55 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: villagerjoel
You are mistaken my friend....blame the millions who pulled the lever because they could not see past their noses.

You didn't buy his BS not did you buy the media's. You didn't and neither did I.

AND IT HADD NOTHING TO DO WITH McCAIN

BS is BS as is your blaming McCain for the actions of others

17 posted on 10/02/2009 12:26:56 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: Frenchtown Dan
Still doesn’t make sense if you look at the numbers.

The numbers are such:
About 5 million people get their news from Fox News Channel.
About 40 million people get their news from ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBCPBS.

They control the primary and secondary schools, the news media, the entertainment media and a surprisingly large number of churches.

They should be beating us by 30 points in every election. The only reason they don't is because the truth is on our side.

18 posted on 10/02/2009 12:29:29 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

You people amaze me.

You are so toatlly in bed with the leftist thinking that you put the blame on everything else than the true cause.

The true cause is that half of the population was brainwashed into liking zero and maybe, just maybe Sarah might have been the only person to stop them

Blame your neighbors, the ones with their hands out. They were the ones who feel for it. Blame the ones who voted


19 posted on 10/02/2009 12:29:45 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: SuperSonic

While I am on a roll.....only the left balme everyone but themselves.

THIS IS AMERICA!!!! GOT IT!!!!!! The people voted for what they thought was GOD!!!! Idiots, then and idiots now.

Brain washing, they bought it hook line and sinker. You blame McCain, I blame the mindless moonbats, because they were the ones who voted


20 posted on 10/02/2009 12:33:02 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: BornToBeAmerican
AND IT HADD NOTHING TO DO WITH McCAIN

Like hell it didn't. McCain was a train wreck. He was born to lose.

21 posted on 10/02/2009 12:33:39 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: bolobaby

>> I wonder what would happen if they put a Beck repeat in the O’Reilly repeat slot? <<

They need to do this!

I hate waiting till midnight to see Beck.


22 posted on 10/02/2009 12:33:56 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Frenchtown Dan

“Vote Conservative”

Very understandable. McCain was no conservative. And certainly GWB was not one either. And I held my nose and voted for both over time. Never again.


23 posted on 10/02/2009 12:35:05 PM PDT by brydic1
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To: BornToBeAmerican

“Blame the ones who voted”?? I held my nose and voted for McCain. Blame the jerks who didn’t vote.


24 posted on 10/02/2009 12:35:43 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Don’t be amazed. I blame everyone. Including the Soros sock-puppet from Arizona.


25 posted on 10/02/2009 12:35:56 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

yeah, and who put him as our candidate WHO???

We did,see the fault where it lies and do something about it. If he was the best we could come up with then it is our fault, by your own words


26 posted on 10/02/2009 12:36:18 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: ozzymandus

There is enough fault to go all round, but to blame one person, God forebid. It is our countrym we are not in Venezuela yet are we


27 posted on 10/02/2009 12:38:10 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Semi-relevant: Yet Princess Cruise Lines refuses to add Fox News to its in-cabin closed-circuit TV lineup. CNN is the only option. We were on a 14-day cruise during the time Cheney had the shooting accident. Imagine having CNN as the only news station. Torture!


28 posted on 10/02/2009 12:40:09 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (POWER TO THE PEOPLE)
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To: BornToBeAmerican
yeah, and who put him as our candidate WHO???

Independents in New Hampshire, Democrats in South Carolina, illegal crossover voters in Florida. And Mike Huckabee's idiots in West Virginia (who switched and voted for McQueeg in the runoff).

While you weren't paying attention, McCain was working with Goerge Soros and Theresa Heinz Kerry's money at the Reform Institute to turn our primaries into a free-for-all. John McCain's train wreck candidacy was the payoff.

29 posted on 10/02/2009 12:40:19 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican
We did

You got a mouse in your pocket? Who's this "we"? I didn't even contemplate casting a vote for that jerkweed in the primary.

30 posted on 10/02/2009 12:41:47 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: bolobaby
Yeah - Redeye beats Morning Joe.

So does PORN:BUSINESS OF PLEASURE


lol...Of course, Joe hasn't ruled out running for president you know.
31 posted on 10/02/2009 12:42:25 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m just surprised anybody watches Larry King. I’m also surprised Olbermann beats Red Eye. If Fox would put Red Eye on a couple of hours earlier, they’d jump up several slots.


32 posted on 10/02/2009 12:42:52 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: bolobaby
Redeye gives Morning Joe a black eye.

Joe's found himself stuck between Porn and Marijuana. Suppose it's not the worst place to be stuck.
33 posted on 10/02/2009 12:43:41 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

where were you, where were any of us who groaned “oh No” when his name came up. Who of us tried to take it off, who of us tried there best to get a better, stronger, more conservative name on the ballot? Who indeed.

It is always the left that makes a mountain out of the smallest stone. I would like to think that those on this forum have their eyes open enough to see the big picture.

As it turned out, that election was lost the moment zeros name came up; simply because “we” thought it could never happen. WE have to get out of this “blame” everyone else mentality....and no one has ever been able to convince me how not voting for one side is not a vote for the other.


34 posted on 10/02/2009 12:47:42 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: Frenchtown Dan
"So how come zero won?"

Probably for the same reason Al Franken won. ACORN!

A huge majority of dead people vote Democrat.

35 posted on 10/02/2009 12:51:31 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There could be a big change in the near future as GE (now controlled by Obama and Co and his stooge, Immelt) is in the process of having to sell NBC. Where are some conservatives with money to buy this piece of crap and turn it around.
36 posted on 10/02/2009 12:55:36 PM PDT by brydic1
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

“While you weren’t paying attention, McCain was working with Goerge Soros and Theresa Heinz Kerry’s money at the Reform Institute to turn our primaries into a free-for-all. John McCain’s train wreck candidacy was the payoff.”

Thank you, I surely wasn’t paying attention. Neither were a lot of people


37 posted on 10/02/2009 1:11:54 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: MayflowerMadam

>> Imagine having CNN as the only news station. Torture! <<

If you can’t take that mild torture, then be sure you never vacation in Europe.

That’s because most of the hotels over there carry only CNN INTERNATIONAL, which is so much worse that it makes the “domestic” version of CNN seem almost conservative.


38 posted on 10/02/2009 2:18:25 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn; MayflowerMadam; hoosiermama; Graybeard; Bizzy Bugz; Ricebug; Interesting Times; Bob J
Imagine the unspeakable torture that Freepers went through on the 5 FR fundraising Caribbean cruises. We could only get International CNN on the TVs in the cabins. International is even more Red than American CNN.

Good thing we were all having such a great time that there were precious few minutes to sit around watching the tube.

Leni ("Bahama Mama", organizer for the voyages)

39 posted on 10/02/2009 4:04:00 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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