Skip to comments.Fox News Ratings Plunge (Ailes Reaping What He Sowed)
Posted on 12/02/2011 4:58:37 AM PST by Timber Rattler
Fox News is still leading the cable news ratings racebut for how long? Fox's overall ratings for November dropped 13% compared to the same month last year, reports Mediabistro.
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The SOB is reaping what he sewed.
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.
FOX has quickly become just another CNN or PMSNBC. They’re all the same.
Think you meant sowed;)
They lost Beck who brought in between 1.5 and 3 million viewers in the 5pm timeslot.
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.
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.
I'm surprised if it's only off 13%.
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?
The headline had me in stitches.
FOX ratings could drop 13% and still be almost double every other network.
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.
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.
Replacing Beck with Bob Beckel was the last straw!
Pressure from someone with money and motive.
He sews rather than sows?
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.
I dumped them in June. Don’t miss them even though I am a news junkie!
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.
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.
Yep, I meant 'sowed.' It's too early for posting. I should wake up first. ;)
Been waiting for this headline. Us common folk out here know that the “repositioning”’ of FOX will not profit them.
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.
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.
FOX has become a Romney supporter.
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.
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.
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?
I turn on FOX and friends in the morning mostly for background noise but I’m tuning even that out more and more.
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.
That’s OK - it gives the coffee-klatch opportunity for ripostes.
passing camels thru eyes of needles
pinning the blame
putting a zipper on it
hemming and hawing
Take it away
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))
I only watch fox and friends on weekdays.
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.
TV is played. It had a good run, but it's over.
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!
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.
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.
FOX has become a Romney supporter.
You must not really watch Fox then. Hannity and Greta, even Oreally are lapping all over Newt.
I would much rather listen to Chris Plante, Rush, and Mark Levin than watch Fox.
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.
Talk radio is where it’s at. GBTV is far more informative than cable news is and it’s not on 24/7.
Fox better stop pushing Romney and get on the Newt-train.
Yup. This is no surprize. Fox is now just like every other ‘news’ station.
As far as I'm concerned, fox is just another msm.
CNN usually has better coverage of international events.
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.
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.
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.