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Fox Tops In Ratings For Seventh Straight Quarter
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/30/03 | Caroline Wilbert

Posted on 09/30/2003 6:10:23 PM PDT by Ex-Dem

Four news networks --CNN, Headline News, MSNBC and CNBC -- lost viewership in the third quarter, but powerhouse Fox News picked up steam, according to Nielsen Media Research.

In the third quarter, Atlanta-based CNN attracted an average of 440,000 -- down 15 percent from the same period last year. Sister network Headline News attracted an average of 170,000, down 25 percent.

MSNBC drew an average of 203,000 viewers, a 19 percent slide. And CNBC got an average of 160,000, down 23 percent.

Meanwhile, Fox increased viewership 17 percent, attracting an average of 730,000 viewers.

This is the seventh straight quarter that Fox has won the news network ratings war.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 09/30/2003 6:10:24 PM PDT by Ex-Dem
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To: Ex-Dem
I wonder if Christianne (sp?) Amanpour (sp?) is shaking in her boots?
2 posted on 09/30/2003 6:12:22 PM PDT by hotpotato
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To: Ex-Dem
YEAH!
3 posted on 09/30/2003 6:12:51 PM PDT by VU4G10 (Have You Forgotten?)
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To: hotpotato
I think it's one "N" in her first name, not that I care all that much.

Her people over at CNN had better do more than whine about FOX's coverage if they want to slow that ratings slide.
4 posted on 09/30/2003 6:15:38 PM PDT by Ex-Dem (Better a traitor to the DNC than a traitor to America.)
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To: Ex-Dem
Wonder when the liberal media is going to figure it out? Ah well, they never have been good at business.
5 posted on 09/30/2003 6:16:22 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: VU4G10
Go Fox! And a special cheer for Greta at 10 PM.
6 posted on 09/30/2003 6:17:35 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Ex-Dem
It's too late for cnn and teddy!
7 posted on 09/30/2003 6:20:47 PM PDT by desertcry
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To: desertcry
so fox has more viewers than the other three combined...
8 posted on 09/30/2003 6:21:31 PM PDT by AlextheWise1
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To: Ciexyz

Hail the Queen of Fox News!

Anyway, it is stunning how quickly FoxNews left CNN in the dust. It is a rout. FoxNews now has nearly twice as many viewers as CNN on a regular basis. Who would have thought this even a few short years ago?

Everywhere I go these days, FoxNews is increasingly on the monitors instead of CNN. Airports, bars, hotels, etc. I am staying in the New York City area this week and every morning at 5AM, I head to the exercise room to use the treadmill. FoxNews is on the monitor there as well as the lobby out front. When I stayed at the same hotel last year, it was CNN that was in the hotel lobby (I didn't use the exercise room back then but I bet it was the same).

9 posted on 09/30/2003 6:22:57 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (212.8 (-87.2) Homestretch to 200)
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To: Ex-Dem
Her people over at CNN had better do more than whine about FOX's coverage if they want to slow that ratings slide.

It's pretty pathetic. Makes me cringe when they do that. I also cringe when MSNBC does the same thing.

10 posted on 09/30/2003 6:28:29 PM PDT by hotpotato
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To: SamAdams76
I sooo dig Gretta..
11 posted on 09/30/2003 6:29:56 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: McGavin999
Watch for a lawsuit and some judge's ruling I would not dare to predict.
12 posted on 09/30/2003 6:30:43 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: SamAdams76
I too have started to see Fox in more and more places.

And when I don't see Fox on in one of the places, I specifically ask for it.
13 posted on 09/30/2003 6:33:00 PM PDT by zencat
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To: AlextheWise1
What was it that honest Abe once said: You can fool......
It's clear that the liberal media is completely ignorant of it.
14 posted on 09/30/2003 6:42:00 PM PDT by desertcry
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To: zencat
I just spent 5 days in the hospital, the most miserable days I spent in my life.

Not only did I have a ton of procedures, but I was forced to watch network and CNN only for news.

No wonder I had a heart problem.
15 posted on 09/30/2003 7:07:15 PM PDT by I still care
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To: SamAdams76
Anyway, it is stunning how quickly FoxNews left CNN in the dust. It is a rout.

Especially considering just a couple years ago CNN made fun of FOX as an insignificant challenger.

16 posted on 09/30/2003 7:13:46 PM PDT by Jorge
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17 posted on 09/30/2003 8:23:46 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Ex-Dem
Good news bump.
18 posted on 09/30/2003 8:38:56 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Ex-Dem
My wholesale love affair with Fox has lost some of its previous "passion" since Fox had the first opportunity to distribute Mel Gibson's Passion movie and very publicly said NO, caving to a protest of Jewish politicians outside Fox News headquarters.

Maybe Fox News is one of those examples of even a broken clock is right twice a day. Everything else Fox does sucks -- Murdoch's newspapers are mostly sensationalist garbage, Fox TV channels spread trash with even their advertisements during sporting events unsuitable for kids, and as for Fox films, they passed on Mel's pro-Christian movie but had no problem releasing the very anti-Catholic The Order which justifiably bombed. If Mel's movie doesn't get a distributor soon, I've heard some rumblings from Christian sites about starting a boycott of Fox to punish them for taking conservatives for granted and biting the hand that feeds.

Everything's political these days.
19 posted on 09/30/2003 9:17:28 PM PDT by karenbarinka
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To: SamAdams76
Everywhere I go these days, FoxNews is increasingly on the monitors instead of CNN. Airports, bars, hotels, etc.

Except in the Atlanta airport.

20 posted on 09/30/2003 9:21:48 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
Except in the Atlanta airport.

You probably can't get a Pepsi there either.

21 posted on 09/30/2003 9:28:56 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: SamAdams76
Everywhere I go these days, FoxNews is increasingly on the monitors instead of CNN. Airports, bars, hotels, etc.

I've noticed little difference there - CNN still seems to be the default. But FNC's dominance is even more amazing given that CNN is offered in so many more homes than FNC.

22 posted on 10/01/2003 6:18:03 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: karenbarinka
Don't confuse Fox with FNC. The only thing we can stomach watching on Fox is America's Most Wanted, which is quality programming that's actually providing a service. Most of the rest is indeed garbage.

Fox News Channel, though, does an excellent job of covering both (or multiple) sides of a story.

23 posted on 10/01/2003 6:22:23 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: Ex-Dem; nutmeg
Bwah hah hah hah hah...
24 posted on 10/01/2003 6:24:10 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Ex-Dem
I STILL can't get FNC from Com(munist)cast, and don't have line of sight for the dish. Bastages!
25 posted on 10/01/2003 6:36:56 AM PDT by j_tull
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To: hotpotato
She's afraid of alGore's new network. CNN and Headline news will drop another 10,000 viewers when that gets up and running.
26 posted on 10/01/2003 6:41:57 AM PDT by bert (Don't Panic!)
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To: Ex-Dem
CNN just doesn't care anymore. After all, according to Ted we'll all be dead in 50 years anyway.
27 posted on 10/01/2003 6:45:31 AM PDT by far sider
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To: far sider
Ha!! CNN will just keep sliding down the poll... no concern to me, I don't watch them anyhow.
28 posted on 10/01/2003 6:54:06 AM PDT by hardknocks
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To: Ex-Dem
Going, going, going…………………>…Graveyard……………..GONE


29 posted on 10/01/2003 6:54:51 AM PDT by Helms (Can anyone, will anyone give me a lucrative or any kind of BOOK DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Coop
"Don't confuse Fox with FNC. The only thing we can stomach watching on Fox is America's Most Wanted, which is quality programming that's actually providing a service. Most of the rest is indeed garbage."

The Fox TV Network has picked out an advertiser niche and is aiming squarely for it. It is the 18-34 Male demo, which usually brings along a sizeable amount of 18-34 females as well. All the other broadcast networks are aiming at 25-54 females, a completely different animal.

To hit a big chunk of 18-34's, you play to (lamentably) their frat-house entertainment tastes. Of course, once in a while Fox will hit on a crossover phonom, like it did with "Joe Millionaire" - which, amazingly is coming back with a second guy and a second group of "girls-that-don't-know" - but, for the most part, they aim 18-34 and deliver. You're not going to lock in most 18-34 viewers with La Boheme.

Michael

30 posted on 10/01/2003 7:03:12 AM PDT by Wright is right! (Have a profitable day!)
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To: Wright is right!
Very good point. And you won't be surprised to find I fall outside of their targeted market. :-)
31 posted on 10/01/2003 7:07:06 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: SamAdams76
I've noticed the switch to FNC in public places too. I was in a local department store not too long ago and the TV in the central lounge area was tuned into Fox. It also is on at two of the "sports" watering holes I wander into from time to time. The FNC watchers are the squeaky wheels and are turning the tide.
32 posted on 10/01/2003 7:13:39 AM PDT by babaloo
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To: Ex-Dem
This is the seventh straight quarter that Fox has won the news network ratings war.

The left-leaning media are being BLUDGEONED by a right-leaning one, and Algore wants to start up a left-leaning network.

It'll be about like opening a scuba diving supply store in Yuma.

33 posted on 10/01/2003 7:26:53 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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34 posted on 10/01/2003 5:00:30 PM PDT by nutmeg ("The DemocRATic party...has been hijacked by a confederacy of gangsters..." - Pat Caddell, 11/27/00)
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To: nutmeg
Thanks for the heads up!
35 posted on 10/01/2003 9:34:23 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: babaloo
Went to a bar tonight, and they had three TV's with the baseball game on, and one with Fox News. It's getting there.
36 posted on 10/01/2003 11:19:45 PM PDT by stands2reason
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