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Fox News Dominates Cable News Election Night Coverage
TV By The Numbers ^ | November 3, 2010 | By Robert Seidman

Posted on 11/06/2010 6:06:35 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Unsurprisingly FNC easily won in primetime as well as the 5p-7pm period.  CNN pulled ahead of MSNBC but not nearly by the margins separating FNC and CNN.

8-11p ET MSNBC CNN FNC
P2+ 1,945,000 2,423,000 6,957,000
25-54 669,000 1,030,000 2,431,000
5p-7p MSNBC CNN FNC
P2+ 869,000 945,000 3,092,000
25-54 256,000 283,000 750,000
 

Fox News average viewership (6.935 million) topped all the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) coverage of the 2010 midterm elections head to head in the 10pm (Eastern) hour.

In the news advertiser target adults 25-54 demographic, NBC lead the 10pm hour, followed by Fox, ABC and CBS.

P2+ P25-54
Net Program Start End AA(000) AA(000)
FOXNC AMERICAS ELECTION HQ 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 6,935 2,607
NBC DECISION 10 PRIME 10:00 PM 10:54 PM 6,268 2,789
CBS CAMPAIGN 2010: ELECTION 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 5,862 2,188
ABC ABC NEWS:VOTE 2010 10:00 PM 10:55 PM 5,525 2,251


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; election2010; foxnews; foxnewsratings; journalism; media

1 posted on 11/06/2010 6:06:39 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I watched the returns on Fox Business Channel. I love Neil Cavuto.

He is the best interviewer in the Fox stable. He also has the clout to bring a powerful array of high level executives and out of power personages to present several sides of issues. He is feared be cause many he asks don’t come. They know his questioning will expose weakness.

I would like to see his numbers vs MSNBC/CNN...... does your source have them?


2 posted on 11/06/2010 6:14:42 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Any channel surfers would have had a tough time switching away from Megyn Kelly.


3 posted on 11/06/2010 6:15:38 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I watched the returns on Fox Business Channel. I love Neil Cavuto.

He is the best interviewer in the Fox stable. He also has the clout to bring a powerful array of high level executives and out of power personages to present several sides of issues. He is feared be cause many he asks don’t come. They know his questioning will expose weakness.

I would like to see his numbers vs MSNBC/CNN...... does your source have them?

He is by the way a 2012 Presidential candidate with a full blown agenda few can match :)


4 posted on 11/06/2010 6:16:29 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I was glad to see CNN ahead of those loons over at MSNBC


5 posted on 11/06/2010 6:21:11 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lots of MSDNC viewers were just watching them cry. What a bunch of imbeciles.

Pray for America


6 posted on 11/06/2010 6:21:16 AM PDT by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: bray
When I got home from poll watching, I tuned in to FOX to get the real news and then flipped over to pmsnbc {just for grins} and watched them for 5-6 minutes {couldn't take any more.

All of the talking heads were there chrissy, oberwoman, odonnell, that ugly guy that's on at 9:00 PM, madcowski {or something like that}.

What a hoot, tears and whining and calling us stupid bigots.

Watching msnbc is like eating real sweet chocolate, a little is OK but too much and it's sickening.

7 posted on 11/06/2010 6:31:46 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: USS Alaska

Same same although I was at a couple of election parties for candidates.

Pray for America


8 posted on 11/06/2010 6:35:07 AM PDT by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: bert

Me too. I loved his low key style and one on one interviews with some excellent guests.


9 posted on 11/06/2010 6:38:40 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: bert

Yep, Cavuto is the best. There is a reason he calls his show Common Sense.


10 posted on 11/06/2010 6:39:44 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: bert

Cavutos running for president? With his health issues?


11 posted on 11/06/2010 6:41:43 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A nice job by Megyn Kelley who was rudely trashed by some FReepers on the live thread.


12 posted on 11/06/2010 7:01:54 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bert

I watched Cavuto , too .


13 posted on 11/06/2010 7:10:59 AM PDT by katykelly
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can anyone explain what the “P2+” and the “25-54” in this article mean? Thanks in advance...


14 posted on 11/06/2010 7:14:51 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: bert
Re: Neil Cavuto He is by the way a 2012 Presidential candidate with a full blown agenda few can match :)

And he's got a Vice Presidential runningmate (Elizabeth MacDonald) who is both smart and gorgeous.

15 posted on 11/06/2010 7:18:12 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: USS Alaska

The thought occurred to me to switch over to MSNBC for a few minutes just to see how they were taking it. Couldn’t do it. It was just such a great, exciting night, I decided not to mar it with the faces of Matthews, Maddow, etc., and especially Lunatic O’Donnell. So, we hung in with Fox till 5am. (still recovering)


16 posted on 11/06/2010 7:24:14 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: umgud

“Any channel surfers would have had a tough time switching away from Megyn Kelly.”

Hard to match her combination of brains and beauty. She knows her stuff and isn’t just coasting on her looks.


17 posted on 11/06/2010 7:26:35 AM PDT by DrC
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To: bert

I am a Cavuto fan as well. He’s one of the very few money guys I trust.


18 posted on 11/06/2010 7:27:35 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: DrC

Ditto.


19 posted on 11/06/2010 7:28:22 AM PDT by umgud
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To: NRG1973

“25-54” refers to that age group.

“P2+” is all viewers regardless of age...two and older.


20 posted on 11/06/2010 8:26:51 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: NRG1973

“25-54” refers to that age group.

“P2+” is all viewers regardless of age...two and older.


21 posted on 11/06/2010 8:27:03 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: norge
“25-54” refers to that age group.

“P2+” is all viewers regardless of age...two and older.

Thanks for the reply, Norge. Thats exactly the info I wanted to know.

22 posted on 11/06/2010 8:30:06 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The “Fox” numbers may be great for Fox, and Fox alone, but that is a much bigger truth than what it means altogether for Conservatives against a still dominate Liberal media.

P2+ 8-11pm
FNC (Fox Cable) 6,957mil
Fox broadcast network (10-11pm) 6,935mil
Total = 13,892mil

P2+ 8-11pm
CNN P2+ 2,423mil
MSNBC P2+ 1,945mil,
NBC P2+ (10-11pm) 6,268mil
CBS P2+ (10-11pm) 5,862mil
ABC P2+ (10-11pm) 5,525mil
Liberal Total 23,023mil

Total Audience = 36,915mil, Fox % = 38.57% of total audience


23 posted on 11/06/2010 12:44:09 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: NRG1973

P2 = viewers older than 2
25-54 = viewers in that age group (advertisers target demo)


24 posted on 11/06/2010 2:25:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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