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You Won't Believe How Many Viewers Fox News Lost In 2010
Business Insider ^ | 03/14/2011 | Business Insider

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 >>

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010review; foxnews; foxnewsratings; trends
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1 posted on 03/14/2011 12:11:05 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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Two reasons why Fox is losing viewers... Beck and Bill O’Reilly


2 posted on 03/14/2011 12:11:43 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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When people are unemployed or underemployed, they tend to cut back on things they don’t need . . . like cable TV.


3 posted on 03/14/2011 12:13:10 PM PDT by chickadee
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How so?


4 posted on 03/14/2011 12:13:40 PM PDT by RockinRight (I once had my identity stolen. Once they got to know me, they gave it back right away.)
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B S


5 posted on 03/14/2011 12:14:11 PM PDT by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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Shep, Whoraldo, Huckabee, more likely.
6 posted on 03/14/2011 12:16:04 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: chickadee
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
7 posted on 03/14/2011 12:16:16 PM PDT by chickadee
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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.


8 posted on 03/14/2011 12:16:18 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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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.


9 posted on 03/14/2011 12:16:28 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrat's and vampires should never be invited in your home.)
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Two reasons why Fox is losing viewers... Beck and Bill O’Reilly

I time switch Beck, and watch it most nights, however i do fast forward more than I used to. I haven't watched BOR in a year, but since I moved to Fox Business for that time slot It isn't like they lost any viewers.
10 posted on 03/14/2011 12:16:41 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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Two reasons why Fox is losing viewers... Beck and Bill O’Reilly

Don't forget Horaldo and Shep Smith!

11 posted on 03/14/2011 12:16:49 PM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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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.


12 posted on 03/14/2011 12:16:57 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: chickadee

True enough.

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.


13 posted on 03/14/2011 12:17:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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Yeah, ‘cause stuff never fluctuates.


14 posted on 03/14/2011 12:17:11 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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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


15 posted on 03/14/2011 12:17:18 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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Yep they are RIGHT, I won’t believe it.


16 posted on 03/14/2011 12:17:31 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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I find myself watching Fox less and less because the majority of the time it all advertising or teasers, no news.


17 posted on 03/14/2011 12:17:32 PM PDT by aimhigh (True bitter clingers cling to their guns AND their bibles.)
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O’Reilly and Shep?


18 posted on 03/14/2011 12:18:53 PM PDT by jersey117
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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.


19 posted on 03/14/2011 12:19:24 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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I don’t care if the world is ending and Fox goes off the air-—I won’t watch CNN.


20 posted on 03/14/2011 12:19:25 PM PDT by Tea Party Reveler
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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.


21 posted on 03/14/2011 12:19:33 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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Two reasons why Fox is losing viewers... Beck Shep and Bill O’Reilly
22 posted on 03/14/2011 12:19:38 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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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.


23 posted on 03/14/2011 12:19:52 PM PDT by MCCC
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not news— opinions, talking heads, BOring


24 posted on 03/14/2011 12:20:52 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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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.


25 posted on 03/14/2011 12:20:56 PM PDT by momtothree
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26 posted on 03/14/2011 12:21:33 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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27 posted on 03/14/2011 12:21:33 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: GonzoGOP
I moved to Fox Business for that time slot

So did I. But I did like Eric Bollen better in that time slot than I do the Judge.

28 posted on 03/14/2011 12:21:44 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: ladyvet
Shep, Whoraldo, Huckabee,

I add Greta to that list..

29 posted on 03/14/2011 12:22:13 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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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.


30 posted on 03/14/2011 12:22:36 PM PDT by rbg81
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Two reasons why Fox is losing viewers... Beck and Bill O’Reilly

Or 1) They're an entertainment network and B) They play the middle.

31 posted on 03/14/2011 12:22:55 PM PDT by numberonepal (Yes We Cain!)
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To: El Laton Caliente
O’Reilly comes across as a pooly informed, pompus ass most of the time.

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.

32 posted on 03/14/2011 12:24:11 PM PDT by jersey117
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Here of late, Fox seems more like the Book of the Month Club Channel............


33 posted on 03/14/2011 12:24:15 PM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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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.


34 posted on 03/14/2011 12:24:27 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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Shemp-unwatchable
BOR-irritating
Whoraldo-attention whore
Hannity- ugh

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.


35 posted on 03/14/2011 12:25:39 PM PDT by dforest
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Between O'Really, Vannity, The Huckster, and Jerry Rivers? This isn't a surprise.

Cavuto and Beck are the ONLY reasons to even bother tuning in...

36 posted on 03/14/2011 12:26:15 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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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.


37 posted on 03/14/2011 12:27:01 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: momtothree

That weekend Fox and Friends is useless.


38 posted on 03/14/2011 12:27:31 PM PDT by dforest
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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.....


39 posted on 03/14/2011 12:27:42 PM PDT by geege
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O’Really, for sure. Beck is on at 5 and that is not prime time.


40 posted on 03/14/2011 12:27:53 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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Shemp and Mike Wallace! Plus the Krout and Kristol. Get a brain.


41 posted on 03/14/2011 12:27:54 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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How many former FNC viewers now watch Fox Business Channel?

My wife and I hardly ever watch FNC anymore.


42 posted on 03/14/2011 12:27:57 PM PDT by Tailback
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I never watch Geraldo unless he has something interesting on....like a guest host............


43 posted on 03/14/2011 12:28:26 PM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: ladyvet

That would be the terrible threesome that I would choose. I change the channel when they come on.


44 posted on 03/14/2011 12:28:29 PM PDT by Netizen
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“You Won’t Believe How Many Viewers Fox News Lost In 2010”
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Yeh, a lotta folks are just...unbelievers....

Howany?

Enough to elect...


45 posted on 03/14/2011 12:29:48 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: indylindy

Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes, and Charles Krauthimmer, are the intellectual giants. All others are either eye candy or heads of little value.


46 posted on 03/14/2011 12:29:48 PM PDT by MCCC
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To: aimhigh

I am on Sirus checking out Margaritaville. All News is a lie.


47 posted on 03/14/2011 12:30:00 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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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?


48 posted on 03/14/2011 12:30:07 PM PDT by eCSMaster (2012 - End of an error)
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Has the influence of cable news peaked?
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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.

49 posted on 03/14/2011 12:30:54 PM PDT by wintertime
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Because Fox news is looking more like Tabloid News Channel.


50 posted on 03/14/2011 12:31:21 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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