Skip to comments.May cable news ratings spare no one
Posted on 06/01/2014 7:38:46 PM PDT by Enterprise
Make no mistake, Fox News is still the ratings king. But the recent May numbers show that while all the cable channels had a decline in ratings (which is normal for May), Fox News was far from spared, with some of its lowest ratings in 12 years.
While Fox dominates with the top 14 shows in overall viewers, the total day average for Fox News in the key advertising demographic of the 25- to 54-year-old category was 177,000 viewers, only the second time Fox has gone below a 200,000 average since 2001.
Another key factor coming from May ratings is just how old Fox News viewers are. Take for example, Bill O'Reilly's show, "The O'Reilly Factor." O'Reilly had his lowest month since 2001 in the key demo, with 308,000 viewers. Yes, O'Reilly is still the No. 1 program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,136,000 total viewers in May. But the majority of those viewers are over the age of 55. In fact, the median age for O'Reilly is now just over 72 years old. The average Fox News viewer overall is 68.8, while the average ages of MSNBC and CNN viewers were 62.5 and 62.8, respectively.
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That being said, while I genuinely like and respect a lot of the people at FOX, I don't watch ANY of them on a regular basis anymore.
Fox News was far from spared, with some of its lowest ratings in 12 years.Will Roger Ailes admit his course correction was a failure, though?
I quit FOX twice because of O’Blowhard.
Once, about 10 years ago, and again last year when I thought I’d give them another chance.
It only took BOR a week that time to make me grab the remote
Fox News is now Fox Talk... Do they ever do real newscasts?
Makes it sound like everyone that stopped watching Ted Baxtet died of old age.
I watch red eye and that’s it.The rest? No thanks.
Didn't need the article; all one has to do is notice the nature of the commercial advertising on "The Five," "Special Report," etc. Almost all of it is targeted to the elderly, such as reverse mortgages and medicines.
My 2008 New Years resolution was no more cable news. So far I haven’t missed any of them.
I use to watch O’Reilly, to Hannity. They all interview way too many Socialists and don’t challenge them in an intelligent manner or a belligerent one when they ask for it. They bore me to death.
“The Five” is the best show on FNC.
20-30 years ago newspapers stopped dwelling on presenting the news and started dwelling on presenting analysis, because most people turned to television for their news. It shouldn't be surprising that TV news would stop dwelling on presenting the news and start dwelling on presenting analysis, because most people turn to the internet and their smartphones for their news.
Bill O’Really is a boob, I quit watching him a long time ago when he supported Rosie O’Dognuts adopting children and his lying about FR is a racist website.
Not surprised he’s leading their way downhill.
Too bad none of the dying MSM ever considers trying to become less biased as a strategy
I couldn’t tell you the last time I turned on ANY television “news” program, incl. Fox. The last I remember, Neil Cavuto was the only one worth more than 5 minutes. O’Reilly was a real breath of fresh air for the first few years, but he too-quickly devolved into a narcissistic jackass.
HA! Course correction: All hands on deck, man the life boats, all passengers put on life preservers. Prepare to exit the ship.
O’Reilly enjoys preening and bloviating with his female guests.
He wants to show them his Falafel.
None of the cable commentators are saying anything. The disconnect widens.
If Rupert were smart he’d make “Special Report” national to go up against NBS, ABS and SeeBS and change the name of Fox News to Fox Commentary.
But then his ratings would go in the sh!t can.
That’s what annoys me about FOX...not enough news!
Forget about weekends...all they have on are the same old talking heads rehashing the hash.
When I want weekend news, I go to CNN. Or more likely, to FR!
Yup, Viagra, bladder control, hair loss........
Wrinkled and wizened,
It has not risen!
FOX isn’t playing King of the Hill anymore. It’s playing who can be the last down the hill.
Can't stand anything with Bob Beckel on it. After his action to investigate the Republican electors in 2000 where the only possible reason would be to blackmail or extort them into voting for Gore put him at the top of my list of enemies to the country.
They need to put Bob Beckel and Juan Williams in commercials for blabber control.
There isn’t a woman beautiful enough in the whole wide world to make it worth watching while Beckel is on.
Amen brother. Except I skip CNN.
“O’Reilly lost a lot of the over age 55 group, and they’re not coming back”
I never cared for “B pompous ass Ororo”.
Fox is the only news that I get, but I have lost interest in all news out of the US...just too depressing.
‘Bring on the babes.’
When I want news, any one of the 7 days a week, I go to Drudge and FR. CNN? NEVER! And I also get a lot of ‘heads up’ in emails I get.
Or as Rush says: “The skirts are getting shorter on FOX.”
Oh, I dislike CNN’s politics, but when there is breaking news on Sat. or Sun., they are right there. Their reporters are at the ready, all over the world. So, for instance, if I come on here and read about a tsunami in Japan, I turn on CNN and they are the first with the video.
You can’t take that away from them.
I tend to go to Drudge too. Never CNN.
There’s an old Bob Hope joke that fits in here, but I don’t want to upset the Sunday mods.
LOL - you got me. Just after posting Never CNN to GGpaX4DumpedTea, I admit that in breaking disasters CNN is going to be there first with more, so I will tune in. (Blushing)
Freep Mail it to me. I won’t be offended. I promise.
Haha! Love that description of Beckel.
He keeps the job bcause he is a member of FOX’s Old Boys Club, aka Alcoholics Anonymous.
I’m not the one who keeps cable. But you know - happy wife, happy life.
...and his loofah...
Let’s here it for Roku!!!
I googled “Bob Hope, censors, and cheeks” and came up with this comment:
“LOL, That reminds me of the time that Bob Hope got censored (back in the late 50’s or early 60’s when censorship on TV was to the max) for makin’ a joke about women’s skirts getting so short they would soon hafta comb two sets of hair and powder two sets of cheeks”
It’s gotten really old watching the cable shows. Always the same topics with the same people yelling and you know before the show starts exactly the positions and topics. Unless they figure out how to revamp these shows it will continue to get worse.
That is a good possibility now that FOX has been on so long. If per chance I see that Jesse Watters is on I stop and watch. I like his segments a LOT!
LOL! Hey, that’s not offensive!
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