RE: And yet Fox News is rating 3-4 times the viewership of the other news networks
NOTE THIS sentence : But moderates and liberals have both had a strong increase in their level of distrust for the network.
Conservative viewership of Fox has not changed that much.
Also, Conservatives outnumber liberals in America by a 2-1 margin.
Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal.
See here :
So, the distrust level comes from a huge drop in those who call themselves moderate or liberal.
This ought not to bother Fox News at all as their viewer base has always been conservatives.
And the Fox viewership ratings have them at a 4:1 margin. That means a lot of people might disagree with some of the Fox hosts stances, but they are tuning in to watch.
I don't agree with O'Reilly on a whole host of issues, but I'd still rather get my news from Fox than any other network.