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FOX News Channel Beats all of the Broadcast/Cable Networks in Viewership for VP Debate Coverage
TV By The Numbers ^ | October 12, 2012 | By Amanda Kondolojy

Posted on 10/12/2012 2:17:03 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

FNC secured over 10 million viewers from 9:00-10:30PM ET, surpassing CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers (10.02 million vs. 4.15 million for CNN and 4.38 million for MSNBC). FNC also beat ABC, CBS and NBC in viewership. Below are the early viewership numbers:

FNC: 10,019,827 in total viewers (3,057,099 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 4,378,671 in total viewers (1,619,542 in 25-54)

CNN: 4,145,951 in total viewers (1,523,882 in 25-54)

CBS: 8,308,421 in P2+ (3,400,620)

ABC: 8,287,610 in P2+ (2,995,352)

NBC: 7,851,757 in P2+ (3,560,307)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; debate; election2012; foxnews; top10; tvratings

1 posted on 10/12/2012 2:17:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I do believe that gives us insight into who’s motivated in this race. It ain’t the left. Also, it tells us the right is pretty fired up about Ryan. The left probably doesn’t give a rat’s behind about Biden.

2 posted on 10/12/2012 2:24:37 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is no surprise anymore. They do a decent job.

3 posted on 10/12/2012 2:25:35 PM PDT by Wingy (Don't blame me. I voted for the chick. I hope to do so again.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


Beating the broadcast networks in prime time is really awesome

4 posted on 10/12/2012 2:46:05 PM PDT by GeronL (
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To: GeronL

35 million watched all the other networks. It scares me that so many watch such slop.

5 posted on 10/12/2012 2:56:56 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

51.4 Million Watch

Not as much buzz this time around for the VP debate that the Palin/Biden one had, as well as plenty of sporting options last night.

6 posted on 10/12/2012 3:09:47 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: goodolemr

Over 70M watched the first debate.

7 posted on 10/12/2012 3:15:35 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FNC did the best job of holding onto the first debate audience last night. Below the first debate # is shown in parentheses. MSNBC lost about the same amount of viewers as FNC, but a higher percentage of their total.

The network ratings plummetted, especially NBC. CNN arguably had the worst showing, losing almost a third of their audience. One can understand the network ratings dropping due to the average rubes not caring so much about the V.P.s, but for CNN to lose that much while FNC and MSNBC stayed flat is pretty horrible.

FNC: 10,019,827 (10,421,380)
CBS: 8,308,421 (10,576,000)
ABC: 8,287,610 (11,252,000)
NBC: 7,851,757 (11,069,000)
MSNBC: 4,378,671 (4,710,511)
CNN: 4,145,951 (6,045,109)
FOX: ?,???,??? (6,977,000)

8 posted on 10/12/2012 3:27:10 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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Two things turned me off immediately when I started watching the debates: that highly unattractive, unkempt and unprofessional female moderator who was unable to control the proceedings and the condescending sneer on Smirk’n Joe’s face.

Was able to suffer through the first five minutes before I had to refill my drink and change channels to watch Steelers/Titans.

Sheesh, this was no debate — this was an attempt by the MSM and the VP to publicly mug a candidate. What a total farce.

It was disappointing to hear Britt Hume say later on that Smirk’n Joe was really a nice guy. Now I know what he is made of.

9 posted on 10/12/2012 3:35:11 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Outstanding numbers for Fox.

I do realize that Fox isn't everything a conservative could dream of, but I'm glad it's there.

Beating the "Big 3" is an amazing feat.

10 posted on 10/12/2012 4:21:24 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Teach a man to fish and you lose a Democratic voter.)
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