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MSNBC crushed in Zimmerman ratings race
Politico ^ | 15 Jul 20134 | DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 07/15/2013 11:04:04 AM PDT by mandaladon

MSNBC's ratings woes came into sharp relief on Monday with the release of the preliminary numbers for the Zimmerman verdict.

In the 10-11 p.m. hour on Saturday night, when the verdict in, Fox News had 3,682,000 total viewers; CNN had 3,407,000 total viewers and won the coveted demo with 1,716,000 viewers aged 25-to-54.

(Watch latest "On Media" edition - Nonstop Zimmerman coverage: Fair or media hype?)

In the same hour, MSNBC had 1,298,000 total viewers -- about one-third of Fox's total -- and a mere 510,000 viewers in the demo. (These are preliminary numbers; finals are in tomorrow.)

Despite branding itself as "the place for politics," MSNBC went wall-to-wall on the Zimmerman trial after watching its ratings tank in recent months. It doesn't seemed to have helped.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; media; msnbc; trayvonmartin
Garbage network
1 posted on 07/15/2013 11:04:04 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

What’s MSNBC?


2 posted on 07/15/2013 11:04:46 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Justice Served.)
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To: mandaladon

I was one of the people watching MSNBC after the Zimmerman verdict. I thoroughly enjoyed it!


3 posted on 07/15/2013 11:05:47 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: mandaladon

Comcast is run by hardheaded business types. I wonder how much longer before they pull the plug on this cash hemmorage.....


4 posted on 07/15/2013 11:06:04 AM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: mandaladon

What did Fox have in the 25-54 demo?


5 posted on 07/15/2013 11:06:46 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mandaladon

“Bass! How low can you go...”


6 posted on 07/15/2013 11:07:44 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: mandaladon

I watched MSNBC just to watch the heads exploding


7 posted on 07/15/2013 11:08:16 AM PDT by AbnSarge
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To: YourAdHere

Me
See
Negros
Barack
Channel?


8 posted on 07/15/2013 11:08:40 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mandaladon

I ended up watching CNN over the weekend, because Fox is just pathetic when it comes to breaking news, especially on weekends.

I cannot stomach Mike Shmuckleberry and Bergaldo and Juan Williams. I do not care what any of them thinks on anything.

What I noticed while watching CNN though was...the people on that network are utterly obsessed with race and literally cannot speak about anything else. It was really a pitiful thing to watch.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 11:09:47 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mandaladon

hmm....wonder if it has anything to do with the fact all they did was apologize for the verdict and claim this is was just another “racist” incident in America??


10 posted on 07/15/2013 11:09:56 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: YourAdHere
AKA MS-CCCP.

Isn't ironic that Pravda is probably a better place for real news and info these days?

11 posted on 07/15/2013 11:10:00 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: YourAdHere

What’s MSNBC?


It’s the network that’s slogan is “bend over” or something...


12 posted on 07/15/2013 11:12:56 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: YourAdHere

MSMVD.


13 posted on 07/15/2013 11:13:01 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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14 posted on 07/15/2013 11:14:26 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mandaladon
I have to confess - sometimes I watch MSNBC when I know things aren't going their way.

I love to watch them wiqqle and squirm to make some kind of inane point while the world is going the other way.

15 posted on 07/15/2013 11:15:49 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: mandaladon

How can they know this? Or is this one fo the reasons digital tv was forced upon us?

For one thing, anything over 100,000 for msnbc seems suspect to me.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 11:19:52 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: mandaladon

Don’t worry MSNBC , Al Sharpasapin is going on a hundred city tour of Race Riots ,he’ll get them ratings up


17 posted on 07/15/2013 11:20:01 AM PDT by molson209
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To: mandaladon

Any firm that has the poor judgement to hire a reprobate like Al Sharpton should be crushed.


18 posted on 07/15/2013 11:25:48 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: mandaladon
I need a new bumper sticker:

msNBC: A Network of Liars.

19 posted on 07/15/2013 11:41:09 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: mandaladon

what’s the name of that smug yet angry intellectual looking MSNBC person with the thick glasses?


20 posted on 07/15/2013 12:31:06 PM PDT by MNDude (The system worked!)
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To: mandaladon

510,000
It seems to me like that is WAY more viewers than MSNBC could ever have.

There must be a decimal in there somewhere.....

510 viewers?

51?

5.1?


21 posted on 07/15/2013 12:48:52 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

*What’s MSNBC?


It’s the network that’s slogan is “bend over” or something... *

I think their slogan is:

“We don’t break the news, we bend the truth”


22 posted on 07/15/2013 12:54:53 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: YourAdHere

The State of Florida Prosecutor’s office also COVERED UP that Travon Martin had kiddie porn on his cell phone, as well as pics of him menacingly holding a handgun. But, their IT guy testified to the truth, and was then FIRED for that!!


23 posted on 07/15/2013 1:02:33 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: mandaladon

The few times I’ve clicked past it they were still showing 12 year old Trayvon.


24 posted on 07/15/2013 1:12:13 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: chris37

“I ended up watching CNN over the weekend, because Fox is just pathetic when it comes to breaking news, especially on weekends.”

Mark O’Mara is going to be on the Hannity show tonight. So despite what you may feel about Fox now, it might be worth tuning in.


25 posted on 07/15/2013 1:57:41 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: XenaLee

The Fox News Channel, lousy as it was, won by default. Its coverage of the Zimmerman/Martin trail was rewarded by high viewer numbers simply because CNN’s coverage was a Joke, Headline News Network, was a shouting scam, horrible to watch and listen to.......and then there was MSNBC that mired itself in the cesspool of Martin adoration with no respect for what the law called for. MSNBC is on life support, at best!!! Wake up, folks, Obama is a failed POTUS, here in the USA, and around the world. We are being laughed across the world!!!


26 posted on 07/15/2013 2:37:01 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: YourAdHere

“What’s MSNBC?”

a channel where you literally fry your brain due to stupidity. I heard it was the official channel from the movie Idiocracy.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 2:38:25 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: mandaladon

sunday msnbc became the “racism chanel”


28 posted on 07/15/2013 2:44:26 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: bassmaner
Isn't ironic that Pravda is probably a better place for real news and info these days?

Yes.

29 posted on 07/15/2013 2:45:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice to Americans:“How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?”)
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To: Parmenio
I was one of the people watching MSNBC after the Zimmerman verdict. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

I did the exact same thing...

It's hard to explain to rational people how twisted, convoluted, irrational, misinformed their coverage was...

It was almost like you entered into an alternative universe....

30 posted on 07/15/2013 3:12:02 PM PDT by Popman
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To: mandaladon

1,297,090 of those viewers just tuned in for a good laugh.


31 posted on 07/15/2013 3:18:48 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: XenaLee

Yep, I definitely intend to watch that.

I do occasionally still view Hannity’s show and sometimes even Girdle’s, er I mean Gerta, depending on what it is they are covering.

I am interested in hearing what the attornies have to say about the continued persecution and demonization of their client, who is now an innocent man.


32 posted on 07/15/2013 3:20:17 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mandaladon

“Zimmerman ratings race”? Celebrity voyeurism and sensationalized crimes are all most Americans care about. We need a new distraction.


33 posted on 07/15/2013 3:22:11 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: freeangel

“More Snotty News By Creeps”


34 posted on 07/15/2013 3:34:44 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: mandaladon

Have to admit I tuned in MSNBC immediately after to watch the outrage of the talking heads there.


35 posted on 07/15/2013 4:00:05 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: eCSMaster
"MSNBC went wall-to-wall on the Zimmerman trial"

This reminds me of the Brad Pitt character in the movie Kalifornia.

You DON'T want to go into that bathroom. It's just wall-to-wall stink.

36 posted on 07/15/2013 4:11:57 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: mandaladon

I watch it every now and then.....like watching a slow motion train wreck.


37 posted on 07/15/2013 5:38:34 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bassmaner
Isn't ironic that Pravda is probably a better place for real news and info these days?

The women are definitely cuter.

38 posted on 07/16/2013 10:39:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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