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May cable news ratings spare no one
Politico ^ | May 29, 2014 | Hadas Gold

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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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: anchors; audience; dinosaurs; elderly; fauxnews; liberalnews; lowratings; news; passe; talk; tedbaxter
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O'Reilly lost a lot of the over age 55 group, and they're not coming back.

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.

1 posted on 06/01/2014 7:38:47 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise
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?
2 posted on 06/01/2014 7:40:15 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Enterprise

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


3 posted on 06/01/2014 7:42:25 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Enterprise

Fox News is now Fox Talk... Do they ever do real newscasts?


4 posted on 06/01/2014 7:44:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Enterprise

Makes it sound like everyone that stopped watching Ted Baxtet died of old age.


5 posted on 06/01/2014 7:45:06 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Enterprise

I watch red eye and that’s it.The rest? No thanks.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 7:45:28 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Enterprise
But the majority of those viewers are over the age of 55.

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.

7 posted on 06/01/2014 7:45:44 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Enterprise

My 2008 New Years resolution was no more cable news. So far I haven’t missed any of them.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 7:46:33 PM PDT by redhawk.44mag (The problem with the world today, is that it wants to be digital, but it's really analog)
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To: All

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.


9 posted on 06/01/2014 7:48:28 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Enterprise

“The Five” is the best show on FNC.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 7:48:37 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: GeronL
Fox News is now Fox Talk... Do they ever do real newscasts?

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.

11 posted on 06/01/2014 7:49:17 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Enterprise

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.


12 posted on 06/01/2014 7:50:35 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: chajin

Too bad none of the dying MSM ever considers trying to become less biased as a strategy


13 posted on 06/01/2014 7:50:35 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Enterprise

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.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 7:52:06 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Olog-hai

HA! Course correction: All hands on deck, man the life boats, all passengers put on life preservers. Prepare to exit the ship.


15 posted on 06/01/2014 7:53:56 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: workerbee

O’Reilly enjoys preening and bloviating with his female guests.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 7:55:29 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
O’Reilly enjoys preening and bloviating with his female guests.

He wants to show them his Falafel.

17 posted on 06/01/2014 7:56:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Enterprise

None of the cable commentators are saying anything. The disconnect widens.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 7:56:25 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: smokingfrog

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.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 7:56:42 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: GeronL

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!


20 posted on 06/01/2014 7:58:00 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: chajin
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.

Yup, Viagra, bladder control, hair loss........

21 posted on 06/01/2014 7:58:17 PM PDT by umgud
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To: dfwgator

Wrinkled and wizened,
It has not risen!


22 posted on 06/01/2014 7:59:08 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

FOX isn’t playing King of the Hill anymore. It’s playing who can be the last down the hill.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 7:59:26 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: miserare

ROFL!!!


24 posted on 06/01/2014 8:00:18 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeaHawkFan
“The Five” is the best show on FNC.

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.

25 posted on 06/01/2014 8:01:05 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: umgud

They need to put Bob Beckel and Juan Williams in commercials for blabber control.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 8:01:17 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: KarlInOhio; SeaHawkFan

There isn’t a woman beautiful enough in the whole wide world to make it worth watching while Beckel is on.


27 posted on 06/01/2014 8:02:32 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

LOL


28 posted on 06/01/2014 8:02:33 PM PDT by umgud
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To: miserare
"When I want weekend news, I go to CNN. Or more likely, to FR!"

Amen brother. Except I skip CNN.

29 posted on 06/01/2014 8:03:30 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

“O’Reilly lost a lot of the over age 55 group, and they’re not coming back”
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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.


30 posted on 06/01/2014 8:05:11 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Enterprise

‘Bring on the babes.’


31 posted on 06/01/2014 8:05:41 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Enterprise; miserare

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.


32 posted on 06/01/2014 8:06:51 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: onedoug

Or as Rush says: “The skirts are getting shorter on FOX.”


33 posted on 06/01/2014 8:07:32 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

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.


34 posted on 06/01/2014 8:08:08 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

I tend to go to Drudge too. Never CNN.


35 posted on 06/01/2014 8:08:16 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeaHawkFan
"The Five" is the best show on FNC.

Ha! I quit Foxnews altogether because of Bob Beckel: a bag-of-cr@p held together by suspenders with a pin-head balanced on top.

Then I got smart and cut the cable altogether, no longer supporting the cable-bundled libs. I still watch some Redeye on my ROKU unless the maroon Andy hosts.


36 posted on 06/01/2014 8:09:23 PM PDT by 867V309 (GOPe? NOPe!)
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To: Enterprise

There’s an old Bob Hope joke that fits in here, but I don’t want to upset the Sunday mods.


37 posted on 06/01/2014 8:09:56 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: miserare; GGpaX4DumpedTea

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)


38 posted on 06/01/2014 8:10:16 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: miserare

Freep Mail it to me. I won’t be offended. I promise.


39 posted on 06/01/2014 8:11:12 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: 867V309

Haha! Love that description of Beckel.

He keeps the job bcause he is a member of FOX’s Old Boys Club, aka Alcoholics Anonymous.


40 posted on 06/01/2014 8:11:48 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: 867V309

I’m not the one who keeps cable. But you know - happy wife, happy life.


41 posted on 06/01/2014 8:12:28 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

ROFL!


42 posted on 06/01/2014 8:12:34 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: dfwgator
He wants to show them his Falafel...

...and his loofah...

43 posted on 06/01/2014 8:13:21 PM PDT by gogeo (If you are Tea Party, the Republican Party does not want you.)
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To: 867V309

Let’s here it for Roku!!!


44 posted on 06/01/2014 8:16:03 PM PDT by GregB (In memory of Past Your Eyes.)
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To: Enterprise

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”


45 posted on 06/01/2014 8:16:06 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Enterprise

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.


46 posted on 06/01/2014 8:16:33 PM PDT by Wavy_Wally
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To: smokingfrog

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!


47 posted on 06/01/2014 8:18:06 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
I'm not the one who keeps cable. But you know - happy wife, happy life.

Can't blame you for that, bro.


48 posted on 06/01/2014 8:19:15 PM PDT by 867V309 (GOPe? NOPe!)
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To: gogeo

49 posted on 06/01/2014 8:19:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: miserare

LOL! Hey, that’s not offensive!


50 posted on 06/01/2014 8:20:16 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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