Skip to comments.MSNBC crushed in Zimmerman ratings race
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.
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I was one of the people watching MSNBC after the Zimmerman verdict. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Comcast is run by hardheaded business types. I wonder how much longer before they pull the plug on this cash hemmorage.....
What did Fox have in the 25-54 demo?
“Bass! How low can you go...”
I watched MSNBC just to watch the heads exploding
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.
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??
Isn't ironic that Pravda is probably a better place for real news and info these days?
It’s the network that’s slogan is “bend over” or something...
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I love to watch them wiqqle and squirm to make some kind of inane point while the world is going the other way.
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.
Don’t worry MSNBC , Al Sharpasapin is going on a hundred city tour of Race Riots ,he’ll get them ratings up
Any firm that has the poor judgement to hire a reprobate like Al Sharpton should be crushed.
msNBC: A Network of Liars.
what’s the name of that smug yet angry intellectual looking MSNBC person with the thick glasses?
It seems to me like that is WAY more viewers than MSNBC could ever have.
There must be a decimal in there somewhere.....
Its the network thats slogan is bend over or something... *
I think their slogan is:
“We don’t break the news, we bend the truth”
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!!
The few times I’ve clicked past it they were still showing 12 year old Trayvon.
“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.
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!!!
a channel where you literally fry your brain due to stupidity. I heard it was the official channel from the movie Idiocracy.
sunday msnbc became the “racism chanel”
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....
1,297,090 of those viewers just tuned in for a good laugh.
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.
“Zimmerman ratings race”? Celebrity voyeurism and sensationalized crimes are all most Americans care about. We need a new distraction.
“More Snotty News By Creeps”
Have to admit I tuned in MSNBC immediately after to watch the outrage of the talking heads there.
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.
I watch it every now and then.....like watching a slow motion train wreck.
The women are definitely cuter.