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Fox News Ratings Plunge (Ailes Reaping What He Sowed)
Newser ^ | December 1, 2011 | Mark Russell

Posted on 12/02/2011 4:58:37 AM PST by Timber Rattler

Fox News is still leading the cable news ratings race—but for how long? Fox's overall ratings for November dropped 13% compared to the same month last year, reports Mediabistro.

(Excerpt) Read more at newser.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ailes; fox; foxnews; foxnewsratings; news; ratings; topten
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The SOB is reaping what he sewed.

1 posted on 12/02/2011 4:58:48 AM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Yep. Not surprised. I still watch Bret Baier and Greta..and occasionally Hannity when he has a compelling guest on...but O’reilly and especially Shemp Smith and Geraldo have lost me as a regular viewer.


2 posted on 12/02/2011 5:02:09 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Timber Rattler

FOX has quickly become just another CNN or PMSNBC. They’re all the same.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 5:02:24 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Cross stitch?

Think you meant sowed;)


4 posted on 12/02/2011 5:02:28 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats - top to bottom.)
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To: Timber Rattler

They lost Beck who brought in between 1.5 and 3 million viewers in the 5pm timeslot.


5 posted on 12/02/2011 5:02:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Has everyone forgotten what was happening in November of 2010? Sheesh, of course viewership has dropped off in November of 2011. It’s not an election year.


6 posted on 12/02/2011 5:04:31 AM PST by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: Timber Rattler

Tone it down? Become just like all those Dem channels? Losing your viewers is the least of your problems.. I miss Glenn, wonder how Ailes accelerating his departure.


7 posted on 12/02/2011 5:04:52 AM PST by tioga
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To: Timber Rattler
Weren't there some fairly important elections in 2010?

I'm surprised if it's only off 13%.

8 posted on 12/02/2011 5:05:43 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Timber Rattler
The SOB is reaping what he sewed.

Where'd you come from newbie, DUmmy wasteland?

Why didn't you see fit to post the story on the Polutico bias and it's 30% decrease in net traffic instead of trying to trash FOX News and Ailes?

Troll !!

9 posted on 12/02/2011 5:05:53 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: sodpoodle

The headline had me in stitches.


10 posted on 12/02/2011 5:05:58 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Timber Rattler

FOX ratings could drop 13% and still be almost double every other network.


11 posted on 12/02/2011 5:06:23 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Timber Rattler

Last year was a Congressional election year. Fox’s ratings soared. It’s not at all unusual that they’d be lower this year. They’ll pick up again in 2012 — despite the FR naysayer-caucus.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 5:09:12 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Timber Rattler

What did they expect? MittTV was never a smart concept. When Hanraty started bringing on the traitor Nicole Wallace, and yukking it up with that bitch, and sending regards to her father.”your Dad”, I knew the end was near. Recall this is the one who betrayed Palin on numerous occasions in 2008 - and recently, absurdly claimed that campaign “staffers seriously discussed not swearing Palin in” as VP if they won. THIS is Hanraty’s buddy? Disgusting. I watch ONLY Greta and Stossel since Glenn Beck left.


13 posted on 12/02/2011 5:09:39 AM PST by montag813
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To: cripplecreek

Replacing Beck with Bob Beckel was the last straw!

Pressure from someone with money and motive.


14 posted on 12/02/2011 5:09:39 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats - top to bottom.)
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To: Timber Rattler

He sews rather than sows?


15 posted on 12/02/2011 5:10:22 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: Timber Rattler

I used to watch Fox news pretty much constantly, or least it was on the TV playing as background music. Now I never turn it on. Same old rotating cast of talking heads screaming about the same things night after night after night. Quite frankly I got bored with it.


16 posted on 12/02/2011 5:11:03 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Timber Rattler

I dumped them in June. Don’t miss them even though I am a news junkie!


17 posted on 12/02/2011 5:11:09 AM PST by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Don’t get too worked up about this yet. Last year was an election year and the Republicans beat the Dems pretty handily. So it was very newsworthy then.


18 posted on 12/02/2011 5:12:43 AM PST by Dacula (When life gives you lemons, make apple juice and have people wonder how the hell you did it.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Here is the Fox formula:

1. Bash Obama

2. Put outright a-holes like Bob Beckel and Alan Colmes on, along with clueless, giggly, psuedo-conservative commentators to blather innuendo and slanderous half truths about actual conservatives.


19 posted on 12/02/2011 5:13:17 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: sodpoodle
Think you meant sowed;)

Yep, I meant 'sowed.' It's too early for posting. I should wake up first. ;)

20 posted on 12/02/2011 5:14:34 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Been waiting for this headline. Us common folk out here know that the “repositioning”’ of FOX will not profit them.


21 posted on 12/02/2011 5:14:49 AM PST by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
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To: Timber Rattler
The SOB is reaping what he sewed.

This report compares Nov 2011 vs Nov 2010, there is no way that the ratings wouldn't go down after an election year.

Now if next year, the FOX ratings are down, then FOX has a problem.

This is a BS comparison.

22 posted on 12/02/2011 5:16:05 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Timber Rattler; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
FNC is the establishment Republican channel.

For me firing Glenn Beck and replacing him with the Five (Beckle/Perino) turned me off to the channel. I still watch Cavuto.

FNC also capitalized and promoted the ‘Will Sarah Run?” stories this past spring and early summer while she was working there as a political analyst. That was a short term strategy that was bound to backfire when it became obvious she was not really running, which the Seniors at FNC must have known all along.

23 posted on 12/02/2011 5:19:06 AM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: Beagle8U

FOX has become a Romney supporter.


24 posted on 12/02/2011 5:19:44 AM PST by E.K. Crossbow
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To: carjic

FOX is 90% INFOTAINMENT; strange wierd stuff (SWS), theatrical micro-news . For significant factual information related Global, National and Local news, it’s the web.


25 posted on 12/02/2011 5:20:10 AM PST by Broker (Beware of Community Organizer in Chief!)
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To: Timber Rattler

This is silly. The big news: “Fox is still on top”. Wow.There’s big news. My guess is that Everyone’s ratings dropped but they neglected to mention that.


26 posted on 12/02/2011 5:20:20 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: sodpoodle
Bob Beckel

Is Beckel on 24/7 or does it just seem that way?

I watch very little when he is on. I think even he doesn't know what he is saying!

I mean, anybody so stupid that he writes a check to a prostitute and we're supposed to listen to his opinion?

27 posted on 12/02/2011 5:20:52 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: circlecity

I turn on FOX and friends in the morning mostly for background noise but I’m tuning even that out more and more.


28 posted on 12/02/2011 5:21:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Timber Rattler

The way they keep bashing Herman Cain and propping up Newt Gingrich is truly disgusting. They need to get rid of Carl Cameron and Shep Smith ASAP.


29 posted on 12/02/2011 5:22:33 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless & Inhumane)
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To: Timber Rattler

That’s OK - it gives the coffee-klatch opportunity for ripostes.

Button holing.
crewel
needling
passing camels thru eyes of needles
pinning the blame
putting a zipper on it
hemming and hawing

Take it away


30 posted on 12/02/2011 5:22:53 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats - top to bottom.)
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To: Timber Rattler
I only watch F&F before I get ready for work in the morning. Then I'm pretty much done for the day with FNC.

I did happen to catch Shep the other day...he looked terrible! His face was all sunken in there were dark shadows in the hollows of his cheeks and under his eyes. He looked bad! I quickly changed the channel. ((shudder))

31 posted on 12/02/2011 5:25:07 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Cain is not the one that called me "heartless" and "inhumane"! MERRY CHRISTMAS!)
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To: cripplecreek
Glenn Beck was the only show that I did watch regularly. I came home from work just as his show was starting. It was practically a ritual to turn it on the moment I got home. Now I go straight to GBTV, and FOX or any news station rarely gets watched.
32 posted on 12/02/2011 5:25:11 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Timber Rattler

I only watch fox and friends on weekdays.


33 posted on 12/02/2011 5:25:11 AM PST by ardara
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To: lonestar

Gawd - he’s awful. He is worse than Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz. Big, fat, sweaty - cannot speak coherently and is so full of hate - he’s scary crazy.


34 posted on 12/02/2011 5:26:06 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats - top to bottom.)
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To: Sooth2222
I didn't watch it a year ago, and I don't watch it now. Red Eye is the only thing I ever tune into, and even that has deteriorated considerably. They used to have people like Breitbart and Thaddeus McCotter; now it's just the same old Fox news bimbos and second rate comedians. Boring.

TV is played. It had a good run, but it's over.

35 posted on 12/02/2011 5:26:06 AM PST by giotto
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To: Timber Rattler
I haven't watched FOX since OBozo was selected (by the media).

FOX is 'too balanced(?) for my values and their wannabe talking heads ('balancing acts' as I call them) just plain disgust me.

But I do miss Megyn Kelly!

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36 posted on 12/02/2011 5:29:32 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: sodpoodle
I noticed less principled push back from FOX commentators and placed with silence.

When Beck's on-line TV show came out, I subscribed. Like everything about it, even the advertisers. Beck is adding other shows to the TV line up.

37 posted on 12/02/2011 5:29:38 AM PST by defal33
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To: SueRae

Wonder how that compares to the overall decline in cable viewership? I dropped Fox News only because I dropped Cable TV in general—too much $$ for too little value added. Now get streaming content from my Roku box exclusively. I’ve heard a lot of people are doing the same.


38 posted on 12/02/2011 5:30:47 AM PST by rbg81
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To: E.K. Crossbow

FOX has become a Romney supporter.

You must not really watch Fox then. Hannity and Greta, even Oreally are lapping all over Newt.


39 posted on 12/02/2011 5:30:57 AM PST by Hattie
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To: Timber Rattler

I would much rather listen to Chris Plante, Rush, and Mark Levin than watch Fox.


40 posted on 12/02/2011 5:31:54 AM PST by TBall
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To: circlecity

We had it on 2-3 hrs a day for a long time. Since summer, hardly at all. Doubt if it’s been on at all for the past 2 months. Better variety and info on the web. I read FR while we watch HGTV and old sitcom reruns.


41 posted on 12/02/2011 5:32:08 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Timber Rattler

Talk radio is where it’s at. GBTV is far more informative than cable news is and it’s not on 24/7.


42 posted on 12/02/2011 5:34:19 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Timber Rattler

Fox better stop pushing Romney and get on the Newt-train.


43 posted on 12/02/2011 5:34:22 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yup. This is no surprize. Fox is now just like every other ‘news’ station.


44 posted on 12/02/2011 5:34:37 AM PST by Nifster
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To: sickoflibs
I kinda like The Five. That one guy on there bought Perino a hat that said Pe-Rino. They all use Beckel as a punching bag and Whoraldo gets ripped on often, even though he isn't on the show.
45 posted on 12/02/2011 5:35:42 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Timber Rattler
I have not watched fox in over a half a year...and don't intend to in the future.

As far as I'm concerned, fox is just another msm.

46 posted on 12/02/2011 5:36:27 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (N/A)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

CNN usually has better coverage of international events.


47 posted on 12/02/2011 5:37:52 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: cripplecreek

Seriously miss Beck, on the radio and on FNC.

My local radio station dropped his program and “went local”, and it just sucks now.

I’ve been listening to Beck since he started in the Philly radio market back in 2001.

He DID get a little whiney and preachy now and then, but hey, that’s just him. He’s human.

He must have been making some waves and over the target, because Soros sent people to initimidate him.


48 posted on 12/02/2011 5:38:48 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I haven’t had tv since ‘97. I am exposed to it in the occasional hotel room though. My take on Fox is that they are liberal, but just not as liberal as the others. I still found myself sometimes having that desire to throw my shoe at the tv just like in the old days.


49 posted on 12/02/2011 5:39:58 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I’m to the point where I’ll DVR O’reilly and watch just a segment or two . I can’t watch Hannity any more. He just repeats and repeats himself no matter what guest he happens to have on.


50 posted on 12/02/2011 5:41:59 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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