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MSNBC's Ratings Wins Spur Calls for a New Host: Anthony Weiner?
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Posted on 09/20/2012 7:58:46 AM PDT by chessplayer

On Monday and Tuesday, MSNBC won over Fox News in the ratings in the key demographic of viewers 25 to 54 -- the prized audience for advertisers. Rachel Maddow had bigger ratings in the demo than longtime cable-news ratings king Bill O'Reilly. In their time slots, Maddow defeated Hannity, and Lawrence O'Donnell beat out Greta van Susteren in those numbers.


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I thought this was a joke at first. Tingles, Madcow Maddow and company beating FoxNews big guns? Can't get any more far left than those creatures. Holy cow.
1 posted on 09/20/2012 7:58:52 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

This is impossible. Did Axelrod make a call to Nielsen?


2 posted on 09/20/2012 8:00:16 AM PDT by albie
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To: chessplayer

Weiner in The Morning!!


3 posted on 09/20/2012 8:02:07 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: chessplayer

Having Weinerboy host would indicate to me the impact Beck has had. After all, Weiner and Beck went to war and Weiner lost. Now Beck is impacting FOX ratings.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 8:04:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer

5 posted on 09/20/2012 8:04:44 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: chessplayer

Did MSNBC numbers go up? Or did Bill and Greta numbers go down?


6 posted on 09/20/2012 8:04:59 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: chessplayer

I don’t believe this. Does anybody have access to those ratings?


7 posted on 09/20/2012 8:05:17 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: chessplayer
I thought this was a joke at first. Tingles, Madcow Maddow and company beating FoxNews big guns?

During the primaries I quit watching FOX for I couldn't take the Romney 24/7 love fest any more.

Perhaps I wasn't the only one...

8 posted on 09/20/2012 8:05:30 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: albie

This is impossible. Did Axelrod make a call to Nielsen?

or they found a way to fake ratings and bumping them up slowly so no one smells Democrats


9 posted on 09/20/2012 8:05:30 AM PDT by molson209
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To: chessplayer

If you say it long enough they will believe it especially if you threaten the ratings company


10 posted on 09/20/2012 8:06:31 AM PDT by rxtn41
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To: chessplayer
"Wiener" and "Show" should never be in the same sentance...


11 posted on 09/20/2012 8:07:27 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: chessplayer

Rachel Maddow beat out Bill O’Reilly? You’ve got to be kidding me. Now, this said MSNBC won in the ratings of the 25-54 age group. But, they didn’t win overall did they? This is absolutely unbelievable. Guess I can’t joke anymore, with my friends, about the 14 people who watch MSNBC.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 8:08:08 AM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: EGPWS
During the primaries I quit watching FOX for I couldn't take the Romney 24/7 love fest any more.

Yeah that's another reason I don't watch anymore.
13 posted on 09/20/2012 8:08:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: All

The breaking story at the time was the “supery secrety Romney secret super tape” that was not covered on Fox but covered on cnn and msnbc. This is why the ratings were different.


14 posted on 09/20/2012 8:09:31 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Cherokeesquaw

Now, this said MSNBC won in the ratings of the 25-54 age group.


Thats a big, important demographic.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 8:12:38 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: EGPWS

Well, I’ve been pretty disgusted with FOX since the Primary season also; especially Bill O’Reilly. Sean Hannity is about the only “true” Conservative left on there. Sometimes I think that Anderson Cooper is more “Fair and Balanced” than Bill O’Reilly; honestly.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: chessplayer

Perverts United


17 posted on 09/20/2012 8:15:52 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: chessplayer

Tried watching O’Reilly for the first time in a very long time. The show seems old and tired. I think it’s time to think about moving on.

Hannity seemed ok, but doesn’t do anything to make we want to tune in.

I think “The Five” is pretty entertaining. But if I had my choice, I’d rather see shows formatted like “the panel” that is featured on the last 15 minutes of Special Report. I could watch the panel for a full hour easily.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 8:16:20 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: chessplayer

This is NOT good news for the Romney/Ryan team.


19 posted on 09/20/2012 8:16:29 AM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: chessplayer; mickie; flaglady47
What O'Reilly is doing every night is calling the Left bad names, then adding that the Right is just as bad....he castigates the lying liberal media, then follows up immediately with "the right-wing media is guilty of the same tactics, too".......he praises Romney for something, then quickly adds, "to be FAIR, Obama has been very good on this, also".....and so on ad infinitum.

In his mania to be "fair and balanced" O'Reilly distorts both sides of EVERYTHING and excuses EVERYTHING the Left does because "the Right is doing it, too."

O'Reilly is rootless, standards-less, values-less, guiding principles-less......and ultimately, as happens to all gutless fence-sitters, witless and friendless.

Leni

20 posted on 09/20/2012 8:16:59 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: ConservativeStatement

Moe, Larry, Curly.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 8:16:59 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

Monday night? As in Monday Night Football?


22 posted on 09/20/2012 8:18:09 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: chessplayer

I would rather get my news from people who don’t look like a young boy still behind the ears.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 8:18:37 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/09/19/cable-news-ratings-for-tuesday-september-18-2012/149221/


24 posted on 09/20/2012 8:19:57 AM PDT by granada
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To: mmichaels1970
"I’d rather see shows formatted like “the panel” that is featured on the last 15 minutes of Special Report. I could watch the panel for a full hour easily."

I try to catch that daily. Some days there's not enough news to fill the 15 minutes......

25 posted on 09/20/2012 8:20:31 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: EGPWS

You most certainly were not the only one.....


26 posted on 09/20/2012 8:21:17 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: cripplecreek



27 posted on 09/20/2012 8:22:46 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: cripplecreek

During the primaries I quit watching FOX for I couldn’t take the Romney 24/7 love fest any more.

There is NEVER a love fest for Romney on Fox...they have so many liberals on their shows, plus the Fox talking heads also do a good job of bashing Romney. For every positive remark they make sure to get a negative in there somewhere.
At least the liberals all have their talking points and NEVER veer off the BASH ROMNEY/PRAISE OBAMA menu. NEVER!!!


28 posted on 09/20/2012 8:23:31 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Cable News daily Ratings

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/category/cable-news/cable-news-daily-ratings/


29 posted on 09/20/2012 8:24:01 AM PDT by granada
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To: Batman11

I think they’re looking at him for the early evening. He could give Shep some stiff competition.


30 posted on 09/20/2012 8:26:11 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Cherokeesquaw

Rachel Maddow beat out Bill O’Reilly?


Thats especially incredible. He’s been on top since forever, and by a big margin. And a clownish buffoon like Madcow beats him?


31 posted on 09/20/2012 8:27:08 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Fox News sucks, I stopped watching over a year ago. Nothing but advertizing all the time, very little real news coverage plus Fox bashes real conservatives at every opportunity. It does not surprise me one bit that viewership is falling. I expect that to continue. CNN is leftest but at least they do a little real reporting every now and then. Fox is nothing but talking heads yelling at one another. Fox is unwatchable.


32 posted on 09/20/2012 8:27:14 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: DefeatCorruption

M’kay whatever.


33 posted on 09/20/2012 8:28:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer

Time for FOX to shake up the lineup.

“Red Eye” is fresh, hip, relevant and fun. But FOX News runs it at 3am.

“Five at Five” is pretty good. But people are still coming home from work then.

BOR is contrived and tired. BOR goes out of his way to be “fair” by supporting the liberal side 50% of the time. Which means he’s wrong 50% of the time. Refuses to call Obama a socialist, despite the evidence.

And Shep Smith and Geraldo? ‘Nuff said.


34 posted on 09/20/2012 8:28:29 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Cherokeesquaw
Sean Hannity is about the only “true” Conservative left on there.

PULEESE! Are you f-ing kidding me? Conservative is his "brand". FOX, including your precious Hannity, has way to many flaming libs on every show. Who wants to listen to Sean spout his 2010 tired old talking points while his guests try to outshout each other (That Tamara chick needs to be banned)? His shows (radio & TV) are just too tedious to listen to or watch anymore. I had to quit before my head exploded.

I do it hard to believe that PMSMSNBC beat out FOX. If that's true, this country is in sadder shape than I thought.

35 posted on 09/20/2012 8:32:50 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: MinuteGal

Good post. Excellent job of describing that fool, O’Reilly. I haven’t watched his show in over 2 years.... I have NEVER liked him or his antics.

I do watch Hannity and Greta, but they can be frustrating.

I almost never watch MSNBC, except to see what the enemy is up to... they make me sick.


36 posted on 09/20/2012 8:34:48 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Cherokeesquaw

How, pray tell, does this hurt Romney/Ryan? Anybody that says they “haven’t made up their mind yet” is a liar. The debates will be the ultimate indicator and the few idiots that might still be “on the fence” will go R/R. Fake ratings are just as possible as fake polls with this bunch of thugs in the WH. Maddow and Co couldn’t beat Barney the Purple Dinosaur, much less Fox.


37 posted on 09/20/2012 8:34:56 AM PDT by albie
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To: Huskrrrr

Don’t insult the greatest comedy team of all time by comparing them to these bozos.


38 posted on 09/20/2012 8:37:50 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: mmichaels1970
About the only redeeming part of O’Reilly is Dennis Miller on Wednesdays. Unfortunately, I missed him last night.
39 posted on 09/20/2012 8:38:39 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: EGPWS

Is that a mug shot of Shep Smith?


40 posted on 09/20/2012 8:40:59 AM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: Emperor Palpatine

My apologies. :0)


41 posted on 09/20/2012 8:41:22 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: chessplayer

I’ve quit watching FOX unless something big is happening and then I flip between FOX and CNN to see who has the best live coverage.

The Five sucks hardcore.

O’Reilly is ego and too much tightrope walking trying to be *fair* and he has too many fill-in hosts.

Hannity is mostly boring.

Greta is probably the best of all the shows—she is more like an actual news anchor instead of a commentator and I get the best information from her.

I like Cavato but since I don’t usually have FOX on anymore, I forget to turn him on.

I do try and tune in for Bret Baier.

FOX and friends lost me with their attack on Hank Williams Jr.

I can’t stand Shep or Chris Wallace.

I used to like Megan Kelly very much but for whatever reason since her 2nd kid, not so much. She seems to have gotten an outrageous ego, too.

FOX has moved way too much to the center and I don’t think the center watches news/politics as much as the hard left and the hard right.

The left will never like FOX and the center doesn’t follow politics hardcore, so FOX chit on their main viewers.

MSNBC is still hardcore left, so they will do better because they haven’t tried to back away from their audience.


42 posted on 09/20/2012 8:42:02 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: albie

How, pray tell, does this hurt Romney/Ryan?


If more and more people are tuning in to watch Tingles, O’Donnell, Schultz, and the Madcow to get their news, this country is in deeper trouble than we thought.


43 posted on 09/20/2012 8:44:12 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Cherokeesquaw
Is that a mug shot of Shep Smith?

Yep.

Shep Smith was arrested in 2001 after an altercation with another journalist over a parking place.

44 posted on 09/20/2012 8:46:22 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kidd

yes, Red Eye is fantastic!


45 posted on 09/20/2012 8:46:25 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kidd; All

Geraldo Rivera is a far-left idiot that I would like to buy for what he’s worth and resale him for what he thinks he’s worth. I remember years ago when he called the Illegals here from Mexico our “Honored Guests”. I haven’t watched him since. Can’t stand him.


46 posted on 09/20/2012 8:47:09 AM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: fatnotlazy; All

I’d love to see Red Eye go Prime Time on FOX and see Dennis Miller get a Prime Time slot also, and maybe replace Billy O’.


47 posted on 09/20/2012 8:50:01 AM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: mmichaels1970

I only like O’Reilly when he has guests and a good 2 or 3 way conversation. I CAN’T STAND the stupid game stuff with Doucy and McCallom or whomever is sitting in. Also— when there is a man-on-the street, just give the actual back and forth, and stop embellishing it with stupid film clips! He is supposed to be adding something new, but the initial one I saw was useless. Maybe it is time for me to tell him why I turn him off when I do.


48 posted on 09/20/2012 8:51:51 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: mmichaels1970

I only like O’Reilly when he has guests and a good 2 or 3 way conversation. I CAN’T STAND the stupid game stuff with Doucy and McCallom or whomever is sitting in. Also— when there is a man-on-the street, just give the actual back and forth, and stop embellishing it with stupid film clips! He is supposed to be adding something new, but the initial one I saw was useless. Maybe it is time for me to tell him why I turn him off when I do.


49 posted on 09/20/2012 8:52:06 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: Cherokeesquaw

I can tolerate Anderson Cooper. He can do a great job when he wants to, and isn’t afraid to tick off the left. He’s the only one I will watch on CNN. Hannity has become a broken record. He repeats everything endlessly. You could skip him for a month and not miss anything. Greta is my favorite, now.


50 posted on 09/20/2012 8:54:11 AM PDT by chessplayer
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