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Cable News Ratings Show What America Thinking: Top 6 Shows All FOX, Bottom 3 CNN, Behar Last
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Posted on 10/28/2010 5:40:27 AM PDT by MindBender26

New ratings tell story of average daily viewers

FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,734,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,720,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,296,000<
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,284,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 2,244,000
FOXNEWS BECK 2,154,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,190,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,087,000
MSNBC O'DONNELL 1,048,000
MSNBC SCHULTZ 724,000
CNNHN GRACE 670,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 628,000
CNN COOPER 591,000
CNN KING 560,000
CNNHN BEHAR 339,000


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: behar; cable; cablenews; cnn; cnnhn; fox; foxnews; joybehar; joylessbehitch; msnbc; news; ratings
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This is critically important information in many ways.

1: People watch who they agree with. About 15.5 mil agree with FOX, about 5.5 mil agree with (P)MSNBC, about 2.2 agree with CNN.

2: Ratings drive revenues. Sponsors do not pay a fixed rate for commercials. They pay per 1000 viewers delivered. That means FNC is earning about 3 times what MSNBC is, 7 times what CN is, and FNC has lower fixed costs than either!

3: CNN is no longer even a serious player.

4: Some shows are DOA; Behar, Schuultz, and possibly Cooper and Maddow. King is leaving. Piers will have 90 days to develop and audience.

1 posted on 10/28/2010 5:40:29 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

Well, by golly, I was right. My family is larger than Ms. Behar’s audience!


2 posted on 10/28/2010 5:42:46 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: MindBender26
Behar has her own show?

(I don't watch TV).

I knew she was on "The Spew" with Baba Wawa, but I didn't know she had her own show.

Maybe she needs to shout a little more, to generate some excitement...

3 posted on 10/28/2010 5:44:15 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: MindBender26
CNN COOPER 591,000
CNN KING 560,000

It's sad when artists like Al Kooper and B.B. King draw such a small crowd...

4 posted on 10/28/2010 5:49:02 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: MindBender26

OK with all these ratings for a more “fair and balanced” news...why are there so many democrats in this Country?
I just do not get it.
And where is MONEY ROCKS...on the ratings. I LOVE that show more then any other one!


5 posted on 10/28/2010 5:49:45 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Izzy Dunne
They don't mention that most CNNBCBS stations are TUNED IN BY BUSINESS OWNERS like excercise clubs etc.

My gym always has some TOTAL CRAP like CNN on. I have complained many times.

If FOX is too controverial for them, I suggested they tune in DISCOVERY or something.

I actually abandoned my treadmill during some whorepie goldbugger scene.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

6 posted on 10/28/2010 5:51:17 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: MindBender26

I must have missed the stellar ratings for CNN’s Client Number 9?


7 posted on 10/28/2010 5:51:53 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Izzy Dunne
Maybe she needs to shout a little more, to generate some excitement...

One way to get her to shout and to be more insulting is to have somebody like Karl Rove or John Boehmer brand her as a "radical left-wing wacko who should be committed".

Then, watch the fireworks....
8 posted on 10/28/2010 5:53:17 AM PDT by adorno
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To: SanFranDan

That is what I was thinking..Spitzer didn’t even make the radar. Expect a few Conservative shows to come on CNN in 2011. They have no other choice.


9 posted on 10/28/2010 5:56:39 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: MindBender26

For whatever reason I don’t enjoy Shep Smith’s program. I always go looking at fox business channel when he shows up.

Drama but no substance in both the show and the host.


10 posted on 10/28/2010 5:56:40 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: Huebolt

Maybe you need to work out somewhere else.


11 posted on 10/28/2010 5:56:43 AM PDT by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: Huebolt

Where’s the pic or Mr. Burns saying Excellent? This is great news.


12 posted on 10/28/2010 5:57:17 AM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Huebolt
I agree with your observations. This is just one more indicator of the intolerance of the left. The lefties are much, much more prone to making a fuss than the right. Businesses just capitulate because lefties are unpleasant, obnoxious types (think Olbermann or Ed Schultz) while conservatives tend to be much more civil and tolerant.
13 posted on 10/28/2010 5:57:44 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (If not Boston, then Texas. Go Rangers!)
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To: MindBender26

Wow, O’Reilly milked the Juan Williams thing for all it was worth. He’s sooooo far above everyone else for understanding the average American’s mixture of entertainment and politics wants. Hats off to a guy that I really can’t stand to watch.


14 posted on 10/28/2010 5:59:26 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: Gasshog

OTOH...Obama will want to bailout CNN next. Oh shut my mouth.


15 posted on 10/28/2010 5:59:55 AM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: MindBender26

What’s also gratifying is the plummet of Hardball down below Ed Schultz. Matthews is 100K below that dolt. I’ll bet he’s having a hissy fit.


16 posted on 10/28/2010 6:02:31 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: Huebolt

I was just thinking about this very thing when I was at the bbq restaurant the other day and they had CNN on on half the tvs and ESPN on the other half. I bet you can easily account for half a million “viewers” nationwide with restaurants, real estate offices, doctor offices, airports, etc where it is playing nonstop...

Next question is how much of fox’s ratings are made up by similar audiences? Don’t see it on in very many public places, tbh...


17 posted on 10/28/2010 6:02:34 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: MindBender26

In the race to the scum-sucking bottom of the sewer, no one can touch Behar. Go, Behar! Burrow deeper!


18 posted on 10/28/2010 6:04:12 AM PDT by behzinlea
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To: OKSooner
Maybe you need to work out somewhere else.

I've been to three different gyms this year in two different states. No joy.

Whorepie Goldbugger, Baba Wallturds etc. are ALWAYS there.

I just wear earplugs and close my eyes, when possible.

19 posted on 10/28/2010 6:07:06 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: MindBender26

I can’t believe that Beck is lower than Shep Smith. And they just signed Shep up to a new contract. ARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!! Fox needs to get rid of Shep!!!


20 posted on 10/28/2010 6:08:00 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: MindBender26
Looks like Beck sustained some losses in this period, becoming last on FOX.
21 posted on 10/28/2010 6:08:24 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Send Behar some flowers for being dead last.


22 posted on 10/28/2010 6:11:54 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: My Favorite Headache
That is what I was thinking..Spitzer didn’t even make the radar. Expect a few Conservative shows to come on CNN in 2011

Watch for fake conservatives to show up. Lisa Murkowski, Mike Castle and other unemployed RINOs will show up. They are technically "Republicans" but will still be useful in attacking Demint or Palin. Murkowski is the perfect choice as she already has a deep grudge against the Tea Party and Palin, but can be civil to guys like Romney and Graham. Remember the main goal for the Progressives is to offer us another 2008 with a Romney -vs- Obama run. That way they get RomneyCare or ObamaCare and they don't care either way.
23 posted on 10/28/2010 6:16:04 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I am still a Beck advocate, but his ratings soared when he was focused on picking apart the czars and the seedy characters in ACORN and the administration. Lately, I am less inclined to tune in, as it is just not the same ‘must see’ tv that it was for the first year.


24 posted on 10/28/2010 6:16:39 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: qwertypie
Wow, O’Reilly milked the Juan Williams thing for all it was worth. He’s sooooo far above everyone else for understanding the average American’s mixture of entertainment and politics wants. Hats off to a guy that I really can’t stand to watch.

I too, struggle to watch BOR, but can do it for a short period of time and depending on the guest.

Also, not included in that number, was the 2 million that tuned in to watch his 11 PM rerun.

He said the other day that a third of his audience are demonRATs and only 41% are pubbies with the rest being indys.

25 posted on 10/28/2010 6:19:02 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: stefanbatory
I bet you can easily account for half a million “viewers” nationwide with restaurants, real estate offices, doctor offices, airports, etc where it is playing nonstop...

I don't know if this is still the case but, a couple of years ago the TV's in the clinic and other buildings on a military base in VA (FT. Lee) were all tuned to CNN. I used to get so upset because the news was so slanted against the military. I couldn't understand why they selected CNN...and had signs on all the TV's not to switch the channel. Go figure!

26 posted on 10/28/2010 6:23:13 AM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: CitizenM

that’s cuz it’s the state-controlled media...duh!

:P


27 posted on 10/28/2010 6:29:46 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Beck has lost some and one of them is me. I might still watch him now and then, but I think he’s kind of crazy. He’s just a little weird. I also don’t like his agnostic views referring to God a lot. It just has gotten creepy. I loved him when he was funnier and less serious. I appreciate his cause but he’s strange. I think this is why he’s list viewers.


28 posted on 10/28/2010 6:30:20 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: OKSooner

Seriously.

Our local Golds has a bank of TVs, one always tuned to FNC.

Beck has slipped below Hannity?


29 posted on 10/28/2010 6:31:38 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Halls

I might not agree with Mormons, or consider them to be Christians, but I would not consider them as agnostics.


30 posted on 10/28/2010 6:33:28 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: MindBender26
Wow Madcow can't even hold over Olberdork’s gym full of viewers.
31 posted on 10/28/2010 6:33:56 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: ilgipper

Exactly!!! I loved it when he’d start the show with, “Hello Comrades!” he’s getting to serious, too agnotic religious, etc. He needs to get back to what he was like the first 6 months of his show.


32 posted on 10/28/2010 6:34:02 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Not surprisingly, I've stopped watching on a regular basis as Beck brought too much of his personal religious beliefs to the show instead of being informative on History and Political talking points. Everything’s laced now with religious references. I go to other sources when I want to be preached to...and it certainly wouldn't be Beck by any stretch of the imagination.
33 posted on 10/28/2010 6:34:27 AM PDT by caww
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I’m not talking about Becks faith. I’m talking about how he talks about God on the show. He says we need to get back to God, whoever that is to us. That is agnostic. He may be Mormon in his personal faith but what he says on his show is weird to me. When he started saying that I started tuning in less.


34 posted on 10/28/2010 6:37:52 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla; Old Teufel Hunden

Beck is hurt badly by him time slot. 5:00, most Cs are still working or commuting.

Think about it this way. He is on at 5, and killing the 8 and 9 PM MSNBC and CNN shows! The HUT (Homes Using Television) is much larger at 8 and 9, but Beck still beats them!


35 posted on 10/28/2010 6:40:11 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: caww

Yep, the religious overtone is off for me, considering I disagree with what he says about God on his show. He needs to stick to being what he was when he first started the show.


36 posted on 10/28/2010 6:40:18 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: MindBender26

Behar has worked hard to get to last place.


37 posted on 10/28/2010 6:47:36 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: Halls

We enjoy Beck when he’s on O’Reilly’s show. The goofy banter between them is hilarious, but we find his own show boring, and end up turning off the TV.


38 posted on 10/28/2010 6:55:30 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: ilgipper

We were dicussing that a few days ago. Of late, I tape Beck..then play it back..watch the parts I want...


39 posted on 10/28/2010 6:56:14 AM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: MindBender26
Note to FNC's competitors' advertisers: Those nets oughta be paying you...
40 posted on 10/28/2010 6:57:38 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: blueyon

Looks like the business shows were not part of this.
It would be interesting to know the standing of the dedicated businees shows.


41 posted on 10/28/2010 6:57:56 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: blueyon
Because even the Libs secretly watch Fox News. They also tend to listen to the conservative talk shows on the radio as well.

It's amazing how so many Liberals call into shows like Levin and Limbaugh. Granted I just love to listen to them get absolutely shredded Mark or Rush, it is a riot!

Independent voters watch Fox as well. They voted Democrat in the past. I don't think that they will be doing that again anytime soon.

42 posted on 10/28/2010 7:03:04 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: qwertypie
"O'Reilly milked the Juan Williams thing for all it was worth".

The Bloviator is still milking it. It really isn't about Juan Williams, it's all for the benefit of BOR himself. O'Reilly is his own biggest shill and he's also the biggest and slimiest self-promoter on TV today.

It was announced yesterday that O'R is going to appear on the View again. It's announced like it's the second coming of Christ. Talk about milking something.

He's boosting the rating of a show that features sick women who are crude and lewd....and political radicals. Phony fights and staged walkouts are just part of O'Reilly's patent medicine travelling road shows. It also appears he feels at ease with and gets some kind of buzz from appearing with grotesque, clownish, vulgar women.

His Abbott-Costello act with Beck leaves one wondering which one is having the worst influence on the other.

I watch O'Reilly as do most other folks because of his regulars like Laura and Morris.....and because there's nothing else on in that time slot.

Beck....I hardly watch anymore. His sermonizing, his pushing Ghandi and MLK down our throats, his moral equivalencies between Pres. Bush and Obama and between the GOP and the DemonRats, and his advocacy of voting third party just days before the upcoming life-and-death election is too much for me.

The elevation and immaculation of pinheads in our culture continues unabated.

Thank God for Rush....the steady hand at the helm and the dependable port in the storm.

Leni

43 posted on 10/28/2010 7:05:36 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Are any Americans better off than they were 13 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: MindBender26
Beck has fewer viewers than Shemp and Gretel???

That's sad.

44 posted on 10/28/2010 7:06:43 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Halls

Once Beck brought the religious element to the show he was riding a fine line...people became suspecious of his intentions. It’s known the Mormon leadership will put pressure on those of notoriety to eventually push the religious element...and this is what Beck is doing now. But it is usually done deceptively..not quite stating the Mormon doctrine but certainly many references are apparent....Note that he follows the doctrine of encouraging people to “find out for themself” what they believe...and other like comments..a sort of all inclusive appeal.

To any familiar with Mormonism his references are very clear...and the “shadow” symbolism comes across as well.


45 posted on 10/28/2010 7:10:18 AM PDT by caww
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To: MindBender26

Seems that the impact of the MSM is greatly exaggerated.


46 posted on 10/28/2010 7:12:15 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Huebolt

yes, and I’m sure they count the occupancy of all the airports in the nation in this figure as well.

I am not sure why, but every damn airport I’m stuck in, has to have CNN on all the monitors.

If it weren’t for all those ‘captive’ audience members, I’m sure these numbers would be about 25% of those posted.


47 posted on 10/28/2010 7:13:03 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: Huebolt
They don't mention that most CNNBCBS stations are TUNED IN BY BUSINESS OWNERS like excercise clubs etc.

Not to mention nursing homes. Those poor people.

48 posted on 10/28/2010 7:14:22 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

“Looks like Beck sustained some losses in this period, becoming last on FOX”.

I have almost quit watching Beck; since he began preaching; which at best is pathetic. He is constantly saying there is no difference between Republicans and Demonrats. There is a huge difference since the tea party has been involved and he refuses to acknowledge that. He had three excellent conservatives on the other day, as he acknowledged their conservatism, he treated them like dirt because they were all three Republicans.


49 posted on 10/28/2010 7:21:08 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Christ died for our sins...)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Yep. Politics I like, preaching I don’t.


50 posted on 10/28/2010 7:22:46 AM PDT by fml
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