Skip to comments.You Won't Believe How Many Viewers Fox News Lost In 2010
Posted on 03/14/2011 12:11:02 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
Has the influence of cable news peaked?
That's the conclusion of PEWs Project for Excellence in Journalism. According to their 2011 State of the News Media study all four cable networks saw their prime-time audiences fall in 2010.
MSNBC, Fox, HLN, and CNN lost between 39,000 and 331,000 viewers as cable -- the fourth most popular platform for news -- showed signs of becoming less important.
Fox News lost a whopping 11% of its prime time viewers (234,000 viewers), but that's not even the worst performance of the cablers.
See who lost the most viewers >>
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
Two reasons why Fox is losing viewers... Beck and Bill O’Reilly
When people are unemployed or underemployed, they tend to cut back on things they don’t need . . . like cable TV.
The entire paid TV industry, which includes cable, satellite, and phone companies, lost 216,000 customers in the second quarter.Paid TV subscriptions dip for the first time
Its gotta be O’Reilly. I could watch him before, but he seems to have gone off the deep-end with his simplistic explanations for everything. He also can’t let someone speak for more than 3 sentences without having to re-state the comment in his own words.
His constant search for, and whining about, “the speculators” who he believes are solely responsible for high gasoline prices is my exhibit A.
PEWs Project for Excellence in Journalism - The 21st century joke.
We know “most” now get their news from the internet online.
I don’t want Fox any longer not because I don’t like anyone and I I want to see pictures I turn on Fox it is just that I have all the news I can handle via the net before I get home.
Don't forget Horaldo and Shep Smith!
O’Reilly comes across as a pooly informed, pompus ass most of the time.
At least Beck does his homework, but it isn’t a message most want to hear. People had reather stick their head in the sand.
I don’t know about BOR but I know his numbers are the highest on the network. Beck’s averages just south of 2 million per night which far exceeds the 750 thousand MSNBC watchers at 5 PM.
Yeah, ‘cause stuff never fluctuates.
Fox News lost a whopping 11% of its prime time viewers (234,000 viewers), but that’s not even the worst performance of the cablers.
people are sick of O’Reily and Hannity
Yep they are RIGHT, I won’t believe it.
I find myself watching Fox less and less because the majority of the time it all advertising or teasers, no news.
O’Reilly and Shep?
They also tend to have pretty horrible coverage of emerging events. I had to go to CNN to get anything substantial when Egypt fell. I had to shower afterward.
Fox was just bad.
Fox Business, with Claman, is getting worse too. Absolutely incapable of asking any question resulting in something newsworthy.
Also, with all the press outlets together, how come no real decent work on who and what caused the financial meltdown. I know its been localized to Congress and the ratings agencies, but nothing since, and nobody’s gone to jail.
I don’t care if the world is ending and Fox goes off the air-—I won’t watch CNN.
Of course, you have to click through their stupid slideshow to find out that both CNN and HLN had WORSE drops in viewership, but they still have to lead with FoxNews in the headline.
I agree it’s BOR the self proclaimed everyman. While interupting all his guests he has deminished the FOX label with his juvenille stands in order to raise himself.
not news— opinions, talking heads, BOring
I have seen Fox change its format. They use to be way more hard hitting with little “fluff”. I can’t stand it in the mornings anymore. A few minutes of worthwhile news and then a segment about men hugging. Either that or Spring fashions, Hollywood gossip, barbecue tips... I do, however, watch Beck most nights.
So did I. But I did like Eric Bollen better in that time slot than I do the Judge.
I add Greta to that list..
I’m not sure its any of the above. People are deciding cable just isn’t worth it period. I ditched by cable TV and now just use my Roku box. No regrets.
Or 1) They're an entertainment network and B) They play the middle.
He is poorly informed. He isn't even on live. The news has evolved by about 3 hours from the time he tapes in the afternoon. Then he has those ridiculous fluff segments. He doesn't qualify as a conservative analyst, so I don't watch him any more.
Here of late, Fox seems more like the Book of the Month Club Channel............
Add how many switch over to the FOX business channel though? A whole lot of people make the switch to get away from Shep, Huckabee and Beck from one FOX channel to the other if the hosts (like me) start getting on their nerves I bet. Look for even more people to make the switch now that Lou Dobbs is back on the air there.
Not to mention the fact they need to get some fresh faces and new shows in that evening lineup.
I also think people have tired of the panels of talking heads. They always have the same boring contributors.
Cavuto and Beck are the ONLY reasons to even bother tuning in...
I really liked Beck’s book and his youtube videos (I don’t have TV at all). But I try to listen to his radio program and it is like listening to the banter between DJ’s on a pop FM station during morning drive. I miss the local talk show hosts that depend on information, as opposed to personality, to get an audience. I just listen to CD’s now.
That weekend Fox and Friends is useless.
I stopped watching on weekdays in am because I can’t stand that bimbo Gretchen....I have on the magical times of I Love Lucy instead.....
O’Really, for sure. Beck is on at 5 and that is not prime time.
Shemp and Mike Wallace! Plus the Krout and Kristol. Get a brain.
How many former FNC viewers now watch Fox Business Channel?
My wife and I hardly ever watch FNC anymore.
I never watch Geraldo unless he has something interesting on....like a guest host............
That would be the terrible threesome that I would choose. I change the channel when they come on.
“You Won’t Believe How Many Viewers Fox News Lost In 2010”
Yeh, a lotta folks are just...unbelievers....
Enough to elect...
Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes, and Charles Krauthimmer, are the intellectual giants. All others are either eye candy or heads of little value.
I am on Sirus checking out Margaritaville. All News is a lie.
There is so much real NEWS that could be broken just by investigation and uncovering Obama’s past.
Non of the liberal news networks will do it.
Fox could. But for some reason, they won’t.
I don’t watch O’Reilly any more. His idiotic blame of “speculators” for gas prices, his dissing of “birthers” and his belief in global warming indicate to me that he’s a fool.
Why watch a fool?
I have completely given up on cable news. Even when my husband and I travel, we will watch Hulu or we surf the net for news.
I have given up on talk radio as well. The **only** time I will listen is if I am sewing or painting a room.
What did it for me was Fox's DESPICABLE non-coverage of Obama’s eligibility. I simply can not stand to even hear Beck or OReilly’s voices. The whole crew are **traitors** from top to bottom! I will **nver** forgive them.
Because Fox news is looking more like Tabloid News Channel.
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