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  • Cable News Audience Tapering Off, Online News Video Growing

    03/31/2014 2:35:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 26 Mar 2014 | Elliot Jager
    Cable TV viewership is declining, local news audiences are growing, and the number of Americans watching the network's evening news broadcasts is vast and stable, according to the latest report from the Pew Research Journalism Project. Meanwhile, 36 percent of U.S. adults watch news video online. This is about the same audience percentage that gets its news from Facebook or cable news channels, Pew reported. Most of this demographic is comprised of younger people. CNN, Fox News and MSNBC were all down in prime time viewership though Fox still led the pack. Some 22.6 million viewers watch the nightly network...
  • Shutdown coverage benefits cable news networks

    10/20/2013 9:52:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2013 2:31 PM EDT | David Bauder
    The federal government shutdown damaged the reputations of Washington politicians but proved good business for the cable television news networks—and taught some reporters new benefits of virtually instant communications. CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC saw their viewership increase during the 16-day partial shutdown, peaking at more than five million Wednesday evening when Congress passed a compromise bill to put the government back online. … MSNBC, which has struggled in this post-election year, saw its average prime-time viewership jump 35 percent to 978,000 this month through Wednesday, compared to the first nine months of the year, the Nielsen company said....
  • Plunge: MSNBC Ratings in Free Fall

    08/30/2013 2:31:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Unabashed, sneering, surreal lefty propaganda isn't selling.  America's least-watched "major" cable "news" network has continued its ratings slide this summer, falling off a cliff within the key 25-54 demographic.  I put "news" in scare quotes because MSNBC is not a news outfit, by its own president's admission, and according to empirical independent studies.  The network's numbers are way down across the board and have sustained especially dramatic erosion during the key primetime hours: MSNBC continued its rough 2013 in the ratings, continuing to lose significant audience from 2012. The problems were particularly prevalent in primetime, with some shows losing close...
  • Is Cable News Going The Way Of Print?

    08/11/2013 4:59:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    A lot has changed in the 12 years since I graduated college. I’m no longer roofing for $8 an hour. I’ve gone from listening to talk radio all day to hosting a daily radio show and the national debt has climbed from less than $6 trillion to more than $16 trillion. One thing that hasn’t changed is my love of news. Absorbing and discussing news was a hobby since I was a kid; now it’s a career. What used to annoy my parents and their friends now annoys anyone within the 50,000-watt range of WBAL from noon till 3 p.m....
  • MSNBC's 'The Cycle' Hits Series Low in Adults 25-54 Before Its One Year Anniversary

    06/17/2013 5:04:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | June 13, 2013 | by Sara Bibel
    Wednesday, MSNBC's 3PM program, The Cycle, hit an all-time low in Adults 25-54, with just 34,000 viewers in the key news demographic. Nielsen designates fewer than 50,000 viewers in the demo as a scratch.
  • MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow gushes over FOX News anchor (Shep, naturally)

    05/06/2013 4:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 8, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    During an “Ask Me Anything” event on Reddit today, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow admitted that she was a fan of FOX News anchor Shepard Smith citing his “anchorman gravitas.” Maddow was asked by a Reddit user if she admired any anchors from other cable news channels. “I really like the way Shep Smith balances anchorman gravitas… with a willingness to put the artifice aside and acknowledge what it really going on,” Maddow explained. “Some of us can pull off seeming like human beings on TV, some of us can pull off V.O.G. (Voice of God) authority, but Shep is really very...
  • The Washington Times extending reach with cable network

    03/14/2013 9:17:39 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | March 13, 2013 | By Jennifer Harper
    Herring Broadcasting, owner of the Wealth TV network, and The Washington Times announced Thursday that they have joined in a strategic partnership to create a new national cable news network called One America News, set to debut nationwide this summer. “One America News Network will provide Americans a new, credible source for national and international news and investigative reporting as well as talk shows designed to foster an independent, cutting-edge debate about the policies, issues and solutions facing the country,” said Robert Herring Sr., CEO of Herring Broadcasting, founded in 2004 and based in San Diego. The intent is to...
  • Fox News Least Trusted News Network in (PPP) Poll’s History, But Also Most Trusted

    02/07/2013 11:42:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 07 Feb 2013 10:34 AM | Michael Mullins
    Fox News Channel is the most trusted—and the least trusted—news network in the nation, according to a new survey, illustrating the divisive and partisan nature of politics across the nation at the moment. … Fox News, known for being the only major network that doesn’t have a liberal slant, was both the “least trusted” and “most trusted” among those polled by Public Policy Polling in its annual “TV News Trust Poll.” … The contradictory findings, which polled 800 people, were the result of two separate questions. In the first poll question, participants were given a list of networks, including Fox...
  • Vanity: Only CBS and Foxnews Covering Libya Ordeal? (Website Pics)

    10/24/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 23 replies
    All of these screenshots of the major news websites were taken at the same time. First let's start with Fox. I would say they are doing a pretty good job covering the Libya story. Next up, shockingly, CBS is also all over the Libya issue. Front page and above the fold. Unless I'm missing something, CNN, which purports to cover the world.. has not one mention of Libya on their front page. But Lindsay Lohan and Conan made it? Ok now let's check ABC. To their credit they DO have a picture and link to a story. But it's not...
  • CNN Sinks To 21-Year Primetime Ratings Low.

    Coming off its least-watched month in primetime in 20 years in May, CNN has taken another big ratings blow: The cable news network has its lowest-rated quarter in primetime since 1991. For this year’s second quarter, CNN hit a low among total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic, with all primetime programs posting steep declines. The network averaged 446,000 total viewers and 129,000 in the 25-54 demo in primetime. Compared to last year’s second quarter, that’s down 35% and 41%, respectively. Rival Fox New Channel, meanwhile, with 1.79 million primetime total viewers on average, was down 1% from its...
  • Cable News Ratings for Friday, April 6, 2012

    04/10/2012 9:53:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    TV by the Numbers ^ | April 9, 2012 | By Sara Bibel
    Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 6, 2012 P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) Total Day FNC       1,127            304            512 CNN         347            111            149 MSNBC         404            129            181 CNBC         121             58             74 FBN           50             13             24 HLN         199             78            105 Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FNC       1,756            387            751 CNN         548            181            237 MSNBC         627            185            286 CNBC         235            133            167 FBN           69...
  • If Fox Fails Us

    02/06/2012 6:18:28 AM PST · by tentmaker · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 6, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    Over the last decade, conservatives have enjoyed Fox News, a national news network which has given conservatives a fair shake and which has been willing to expose the bigotry of the establishment media towards conservatism. Yet there is the chance that Fox News, when owner Rupert Murdoch dies, may drift towards the lockstep leftism so characteristic of other news networks. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/if_fox_fails_us.html#ixzz1lbszR489
  • MSNBC Is Close to Falling to Third Place in Cable News Ratings (Do they need Keith Olbermann back?)

    09/27/2011 6:55:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/27/2011 | Bill Carter
    How badly has MSNBC been hurt by the loss of Keith Olbermann? Enough, apparently, to be on the verge of falling back into third place among the cable news networks. The ratings results for the month of September show that CNN, long relegated to third place in the prime-time cable news competition, is edging its way back up, while MSNBC is moving in the other direction. For the month, CNN averaged 257,000 viewers in prime time in the category that counts most to the networks — viewers between the ages of 25 and 54 — because that is where the...
  • CNN Becoming Irrelevant: Lowest Prime Time Ratings In At Least 13 Years

    12/16/2010 7:41:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 16. 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    Is CNN becoming irrelevant? According to TVByTheNumbers.com, the self-proclaimed most trusted name in news's prime time ratings this year are the lowest since at least 1997: CNN’s woes worsened this year. Despite the somewhat bogus total reach-touting, the network hit primetime ratings lows (or at least going back to 1997, which is all we could dig up data for) for total viewers and viewers 25-54. A look at Tuesday's prime time numbers should give you an idea of just how terribly this cable network is doing. Fox New's "O'Reilly Factor" now frequently gets more viewers than CNN's extended prime...
  • Wheels Within Wheels: Is Keith Olbermann Kerfuffle Just a Publicity Stunt?

    11/07/2010 12:08:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 7, 2010 | Tommy Christopher
    Amid the white hot coverage of MSNBC’s indefinite suspension of Countdown host Keith Olbermann, speculation furious enough to shame Melle Mel’s collegial quintet has emerged. Is this Olbermann’s Waterloo? Does Keith still have the juice to weather the maelstrom? Does the whole thing scream “Comcastic?” One wrinkle that hasn’t been explored is an intriguing notion that a colleague of mine floated to me. Could the whole thing be an ingenious part of MSNBC’s re-branding effort, a publicity stunt with the dual purpose of drawing a sharper contrast with rival Fox News? Was 11/5 an inside job? Deliberately or not, the...
  • Cable News Ratings Show What America Thinking: Top 6 Shows All FOX, Bottom 3 CNN, Behar Last

    10/28/2010 5:40:27 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 83 replies
    Drudge ^ | Drudge and MB26
    New ratings tell story of average daily viewers FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,734,000 FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,720,000 FOXNEWS GRETA 2,296,000< FOXNEWS BAIER 2,284,000 FOXNEWS SHEP 2,244,000 FOXNEWS BECK 2,154,000 MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,190,000 MSNBC MADDOW 1,087,000 MSNBC O'DONNELL 1,048,000 MSNBC SCHULTZ 724,000 CNNHN GRACE 670,000 MSNBC HARDBALL 628,000 CNN COOPER 591,000 CNN KING 560,000 CNNHN BEHAR 339,000
  • Gallup: Distrust in the Media Reaches Record High

    09/30/2010 12:45:59 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 14 replies · 1+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Sept. 30, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    A new poll released by Gallup shows that American distrust in the mass media has reached a record high. This is the fourth straight year that a majority of respondents have said that they have little or no trust in the media, but the 57% who say that this year is a new record for the poll. According to the poll, 48% of respondents say the media is too liberal, 15% say it is too conservative and 33% say it is “just right.” You can see how the responses have changed over the years here: (snip to picture of chart)...
  • The President's Trick Or Tweet

    05/10/2010 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 782+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Free Speech: President Obama, while addressing college graduates, condemns our access to new media as a subversion of democracy. Is the iPad a threat to democracy or exactly what Thomas Jefferson had in mind? At Hampton University in Virginia on Sunday, the president lamented that in an age of text messaging, the Internet and the iPad, information and its unfettered exchange had become a diversion that was putting a strain on democracy. We are not making this up. The "24/7 media environment," he told the students, "bombards us with all kinds of comments and exposes us to all kinds of...
  • President Obama Says Stop Watching Cable News. And He's Right [Dear Leader Commands You!!]

    02/04/2010 10:41:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1,332+ views
    Daily Finance ^ | February 5, 2010 | Jeff Bercovici
    On Wednesday, President Obama had something of a Howard Beale moment. Speaking to a group of Democratic senators, the President exhorted his listeners -- and, by extension, all Americans -- to break the cable news habit. "If everybody here turned off your CNN, your Fox, just turn off the TV, MSNBC, blogs, and just go talk to folks out there, instead of being in this echo chamber where the topic is constantly politics," Obama said, things would be an awful lot better in Washington. His appeal threatened to alienate some of his loyal supporters in the media -- MSNBC actually...
  • A Power Grab Called 'Net Neutrality'

    10/21/2009 5:43:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 2,331+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    First Amendment: Diversity czar Mark Lloyd's FCC votes Thursday on the issue of net neutrality. Advertised as providing access to all, it will do to the information superhighway what Lloyd proposed for talk radio. Not much was said when $7.2 billion was included in the stimulus bill "to accelerate broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas and to strategic institutions that are likely to create jobs or provide significant public benefits." The administration has big plans for the Internet — like controlling it. Susan Crawford, the so-called Internet czar, told the Wall Street Journal in April that the broadband billions...
  • Fox News Scorching Rivals

    10/02/2009 12:00:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,777+ views
    Real Clear Politics Blog ^ | October 2, 2009 | Tom Bevan
    Looking for a fitting historical analogy to describe the current "cable wars?" Try the firebombing of Dresden. Fox News has been dominating its competitors now for some time, but the latest round of Abritron ratings shows FNC absolutely scorching rivals CNN and MSNBC: (Chart at link) As you can see, every show in the top ten is from Fox News, as are 13 out of the top 15. In fact, only one of Fox News' fourteen programs is ranked below #15 in the ratings. That show is Red Eye, which airs from 3-4am - and it still pulls in more...
  • Diversity Czar Threatens Free Speech

    08/31/2009 5:49:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 127 replies · 7,210+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 31, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    1st Amendment: Mark Lloyd, a disciple of Saul Alinsky and fan of Hugo Chavez, wants to destroy talk radio and says free speech is a distraction. The new FCC diversity "czar" says Venezuela is an example we should follow.When Mark Lloyd was appointed July 29 as the chief diversity officer at the Federal Communications Commission, a nation focused on ObamaCare and a deteriorating economy took little notice. But as angry constituents flood town hall meetings and call in to talk radio, a man dedicated to silencing them sits at the right hand of the president. They share a common hero...
  • Is Glenn Beck Tv's Obi Won Kenobi

    08/18/2009 5:04:36 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 428+ views
    Redstate ^ | 08/18/2009 | Erick Erickson
    You can’t win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” — Obi Wan Kenobi
  • Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, August 4, 2009

    08/05/2009 4:31:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies · 1,789+ views
    TV By The Numbers ^ | August 5, 2009 | by Robert Seidman
    Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for August 04, 2009P2+ Total DayFNC – 1,331,000 viewersCNN – 603,000 viewersMSNBC –403,000 viewersCNBC – 185,000 viewersHLN – 294,000 viewersP2+ Prime TimeFNC – 2,850,000viewersCNN— 999,000 viewersMSNBC –1,007,000 viewersCNBC – 181,000 viewersHLN – 548,000viewers25-54 Total DayFNC –344,000 viewersCNN –184,000 viewersMSNBC –122,000 viewersCNBC – a scratch w/ 52,000 viewersHLN- 117,000 viewers25-54 Prime TimeFNC – 735,000 viewersCNN – 284,000 viewersMSNBC –319,000 viewersCNBC – 62,000 viewersHLN – 207,000 viewers35-64 Total DayFNC – 631,000 viewersCNN – 288,000 viewersMSNBC – 201,000 viewersCNBC – 91,000 viewersHLN – 152,000 viewers35-64 Prime TimeFNC –1,323,000 viewersCNN – 445,000 viewersMSNBC –477,000 viewersCNBC –97,000...
  • Cable News Ratings: Sarah Palin Bashing Doesn't Help MSNBC (Chart)

    07/10/2009 8:49:52 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 5 replies · 805+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/10/09 | talkradio03
    Latest cable news ratings from mediabistro
  • It's Time to Change The Tone of Our 'Politics' Coverage

    06/09/2009 4:53:26 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies · 1,511+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 9, 2009 | Stuart Rothenberg
    In May, I made an appearance on "Hardball with Chris Matthews," one of MSNBC's political shows. The segment's main focus was the current state of the Republican Party. When the segment ended and I walked off the set, I knew that that would likely be my last appearance on "Hardball." I had decided that I would not accept another invitation to appear on the program, should one come. --snip-- During the show on which I appeared, Matthews referred more than once to Republicans as "Luddites" and took every opportunity imaginable to portray them as crackpots. The show's topics inevitably pander...
  • What's Going on with Cable News Channels?

    05/30/2009 12:18:36 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 69 replies · 2,655+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | May 30, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    A curious phenomenon is occurring with regard to cable news viewers. Since the election those networks that have been decidedly pro-Obama are in deep trouble. Revenue has tanked and viewers have been leaving in droves. At the same time, outlets such as Fox News have been gaining new viewers by leaps and bounds. What's going on here? There is a reasonable explanation for the shift, and the news isn't good for the Obama administration.
  • CNN likely third-place network in prime-time

    03/27/2009 4:46:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies · 698+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2009
    Cannot provide an excerpt because the article is only two short paragraphs long, but essentially ... Chicken Noodle News will likely get bumped down into third place (by MSNBC no less) when the Nielsen ratings come out next week. The undaunted leftists insist they are in good financial shape and won't let a little thing like ratings deter them from their appointed role as spokesmen for Obama and the Rat Congress. Fox News remains far ahead in the ratings.
  • CNN’s ratings in free fall! Look out below!

    03/21/2009 4:35:19 PM PDT · by slomark · 27 replies · 1,389+ views
    CNN’s ratings are collapsing even faster than Tim Geithner’s reputation. The original cable news network now rests in fourth place in primetime - dead last - in the fierce fight for the coveted 25-to-54 demographic. On one recent night, they fell to fifth, trailing even CNBC. Here’s how Portfolio.com explains CNN’s sad tale:
  • King beats Olbermann, Fox beats everyone

    02/11/2009 7:35:22 PM PST · by slomark · 26 replies · 1,339+ views
    Highlights of this week’s cable news ratings. Fox continues its run of dominant ratings thanks to growing dissatisfaction with the Keystone Kops administration in Washington, DC. Larry King topped Keith Olbermaniac. Rachel Maddow climbed back into the top ten dispite rather lackluster numbers. Here’s a look at the top ten cable TV shows for February 11, 2009: (Tried putting the table in here, but formatting was all screwed up)
  • CNN's John Roberts - "“We’re offering personality, not partisanship." Seriously?

    09/17/2008 12:35:58 PM PDT · by GPSkins · 8 replies · 141+ views
    The Eye Weekly ^ | 9/17/08 | Marc Weisblott
    “Feedback from viewers is great,” Roberts tells Scrolling Eye at the tail end of a shift he woke up for at 1am. “But that’s different from the ranters who will rant about anything, especially those fierce partisans taking issue with whatever doesn’t fit their view of politics. We’re not going to change their view of the world. “What CNN is dedicated to is speaking to the great middle of America, going after viewers seeking a reasonable opinion of things — all the moderate Republicans, Democrats and independents that want to be reliably informed. “We’re offering personality, not partisanship. That means...
  • O’Reilly Trounces Olbermann in Ratings

    06/23/2008 1:45:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 159+ views
    Newsmax ^ | June 23, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    The liberal press crowed loudly when cable TV’s Keith Olbermann beat out Bill O’Reilly in a key demographic during a recent week, but Olbermann’s ratings success has been isolated and press reports about it have been much overblown, Newsmax has learned. MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” did average 477,000 viewers in the age 25 to 54 demographic during the first week of June, narrowly edging out Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” which averaged 472,000 in that demo, according to Nielsen Media Research. “This marks the first time that MSNBC has beaten Fox News in O’Reilly’s 8 p.m. time slot,” the...
  • SeaJoke to Replace Larry King?

    05/09/2008 10:55:40 AM PDT · by GPSkins · 11 replies · 198+ views
    TVNewser ^ | 5/8/08 | TVNewser
    FishbowlLA today quells some of those Ryan Seacrest-to-CNN rumors. Mayrav Saar reports that sources close to Seacrest confirmed the American Idol host is in talks with CNN to take over for Larry King at 9pmET, but the source also says, "I don't think it's going to happen." King just signed a new deal that will keep him with CNN into 2011. The deal, however, does not guarantee King will stay as 9pmET host of Larry King Live.
  • Is He American Enough? Obama battles a dangerous campaign storyline (Eleanor Clift)

    03/21/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,044+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2008 | Eleanor Clift
    Some 50 delegates were reportedly poised to unite behind Barack Obama if he had won by even 1 point in Texas. He lost the popular vote by 100,000 ballots, and now we learn that 100,000 Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton, probably not because of some change in party allegiance but because they thought she would be the easier candidate to beat. This kind of strategic voting often backfires (think Ralph Nader). The Texas crossovers are winners. By helping to prolong the Democratic race, they can claim credit for weakening the eventual nominee, whoever it turns out to be. Obama has...
  • Al Jazeera Aims to Influence American Politics

    03/18/2008 10:14:48 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 8 replies · 429+ views
    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=25490 ^ | 03/18/08 | by Humberto Fontova
    Al Jazeera Aims to Influence American Politics by Humberto Fontova 03/18/2008 Al Jazeera, eager for greater international coverage and cachet, recently launched an International Division. Aiming to influence the US audience, they recruited heavily from CNN and The BBC. CNN's former Havana Bureau chief Lucia Newman is noteworthy among these job-jumpers. "In Cuba we will be given total freedom to do what we want and to work without any censorship," (italics mine) she stressed upon accepting the CNN assignment in 1997. Among her "scoops" from Havana: "No dubious campaign spending here. No mud slinging -- a system President (italics mine)...
  • CNN Fires Ranting Liberal Producer for Blogging

    02/14/2008 8:52:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 457+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 14, 2008 | Matthew Sheffield
    CNN has fired producer Chez Pazienza after the network brass realized he had been blogging at his own left-wing site and several others over a period of years: In a phone interview this morning, Mr. Pazienza, 38, said he joined CNN as a senior producer in January 2004 and has consistently received positive performance evaluations of his work. He spent his first year at CNN at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta, then moved to New York to work on “CNN Daybreak,” which has since been canceled, then “American Morning,” which is shown Monday through Friday, from 6 to 9 a.m....
  • CABLE NEWS RACE, THURS., MAR. 29, 2007 (South Park?)

    03/31/2007 2:51:10 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 39 replies · 4,054+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 3/21/07 | Drudge
    CABLE NEWS RACE THURS., MAR. 29, 2007 VIEWERS FOXNEWS O'REILLY 2,844,000 FNC HANNITY/COLMES 2,299,000 CC SOUTH PARK 1,854,000 FNC GRETA 1,689,000 FNC SHEP SMITH 1,381,000 FNC HUME 1,336,000 CNN KING 1,062,000 CNN DOBBS 874,000 CNN COOPER 756,000 MSNBC OLBERMANN 712,000 CNNHN GRACE 646,000 MSNBC SCARBOROUGH 510,000 MSNBC HARDBALL 463,000
  • MSNBC May Drop Live Newscasts

    10/04/2006 4:35:39 PM PDT · by quark · 37 replies · 1,014+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 10/04/2006 | Newsmax.com staff
    Industry buzz has it that MSNBC, the perennial also-ran in cable news, is considering the prospect of essentially dropping its live-news format and devoting itself entirely to taped, newsmagazine-style programming. And much of its content could likely be repackaged from NBC News. One indication of the possible move came in July when the network launched a newsmagazine, "MSNBC Investigates,” the industry publication Broadcasting & Cable points out in a recent edition. ---> SNIP <--- "The unspoken truth in all of this speculation is that there are simply too many all-news networks and only so many people to watch them,” according...
  • Hezbollah as "Rock Stars"? THIS is CNN.

    08/07/2006 6:00:37 AM PDT · by thecablegame · 11 replies · 720+ views
    The Cable Game ^ | thecablegame
    I should've known that something interesting was coming on CNN when I saw that the violent-nihilistic movie, "V for Vendetta" was advertising itself earlier today on "CNN Sunday Night." You might remember that film; audiences were supposed to cheer terrorists as they blow up Big Ben in London. Happily, audiences shunned the film--Hollywood seems to have overestmated the public appetite for terror-philic films. And that was just the commercial. Host Carol Lin didn't let me down, either--even as she ran down the USA....
  • Five Worthless Talking Points Aired Frequently On Cable News

    07/17/2006 7:49:29 AM PDT · by tang0r · 11 replies · 1,122+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 7/17/2006 | Editorial
    Let's face it: the vast majority of the offerings on cable news networks aren't very good. This article analyzes some common traps cable news networks often fall in. From partisan politics to populism to media bias, cable news networks should be viewed more as entertainment rather than legitimate news commentary sources.
  • The Good Old Days When Keith Olbermann Answered Viewer Email — Wed, Jul 12, 2006

    07/13/2006 5:14:43 AM PDT · by PDR · 15 replies · 1,107+ views
    Jossip.com ^ | July 12, 2006 | Jossip
    Now that Keith Olbermann has banned personal responses to viewer email, it's becoming much more fun for us to dig through the Outlook archives provided to us to find only the most entertaining nuggets. Keith's viewer-cum-sexual partner "KarmaBites1" returns to her Blogger account to reveal the Counterdowner's thoughts on Sienna Miller ("her IQ is about 7") and why men (specifically actors) cheat. It's all yours, after the jump. From: Keith.Olbermann@MSNBC.COM To: Cc: Bcc: Subject: RE: RE #1 Story (Jude Law's nanny) Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 12:29 AM Well, I probably should've said she was a nitwit (if you didn't...
  • Cable TV News July 2006 Ratings

    07/11/2006 1:18:34 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 44 replies · 1,952+ views
    FINAL Weekday Competitive Program Ranker June 2006: 5/27/2006 - 6/23/2006 Ranked On: HH HH P2+ A25-54 NETWORK PROGRAM NAME DAYS TIME COV AA% AA (000) AA (000) AA (000) FOXN THE OREILLY FACTOR MTWTF.. 06:00A -11:00P 1.8 1,643 2,141 402 FOXN HANNITY & COLMES MTWTF.. 06:00A -11:00P 1.3 1,180 1,490 321 FOXN ON THE RECORD W/GRETA MTWTF.. 06:00A -11:00P 1.1 1,008 1,241 289 FOXN THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH MTWTF.. 06:00A -11:00P 1.1 957 1,181 274 FOXN SPECIAL REPORTW/BRIT HUME MTWTF.. 06:00A -11:00P 1.1 951 1,178 251 CNN LARRY KING LIVE MTWTF.. 06:00A -11:00P 1.0 901 1,059 236 FOXN THE OREILLY...
  • May 2006 Cable News Ratings (Why we are winning).

    06/27/2006 1:42:28 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 84 replies · 2,335+ views
    May 2006 Weekday Competitive Program Ranker May 2006: 5/1/2006 - 5/26/2006 NETWORK PROGRAM NAME AA% AA(000) AA(000) AA(000) FOX THE OREILLY FACTOR 1.8 1,558 2,003 375 FOXN HANNITY & COLMES 1.2 1,096 1,378 296 FOXN ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1.2 1,034 1,284 280 FOXN THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH 1.1 968 1,211 290 FOXN SPECIAL REPORTW/BRIT HUME 1.1 950 1,186 226 FOXN THE OREILLY FACTOR (RPT) 1.0 845 1,068 287 CNN LARRY KING LIVE 0.9 841 992 194 FOXN THE BIG STORY W/J GIBSON 0.8 752 898 166 FOXN FOX AND FRIENDS 0.9 775 863 333 FOXN STUDIO B W/S.SMITH 0.8...
  • SpongeBob on Brit Hume's Target List (Hume #2 On Cable News)

    03/20/2006 4:16:34 PM PST · by Republican Red · 73 replies · 1,801+ views
    SpongeBob on Brit Hume's Target List The steady creep to the top for Brit Hume's nightly Special Report on Fox--not just the No.1 Washington-originated cable show but also the fourth in all basic cable at 6 p.m.--has the host eyeing the next victim. "We've been having a series of meetings here about how we can beat Nickelodeon," he says. "We just hope that they don't put SpongeBob SquarePants up against us." Fun aside, Hume's hourlong mix of news and debate now reaches 1.5 million nightly while dominating the key 25-to-54 age demographic. And it happened in a very un-Fox-like way:...
  • VIDEO: Fox News and Hannity Rip CNN for Dissing Larry King

    03/17/2006 8:03:18 AM PST · by Pop Fly · 29 replies · 946+ views
    Johnny Dollar's Place ^ | 3/16/06 | Johnny Dollar's Place
    Over the past few days, stories have been leaking out suggesting that Larry King is getting old and isn't putting out the same quality show he used to. Despite this, CNN seems to be throwing him under the bus, as neither Jon Klein nor anyone else at CNN has come to Larry's defense. This despite the fact that after Klein's gutting of CNN, Larry King Live is the only show left on CNN with ratings that aren't a total embarassment. Last night, under the headline "We Respect Larry", Hannity & Colmes wondered why Jon Klein and his CNN destroying staff...
  • Newseum: An exhibit so big they're building the museum around it

    03/16/2006 8:45:13 AM PST · by Ligeia · 6 replies · 365+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Mar 15, 2006 | BRETT ZONGKER
    WASHINGTON - The building is far from finished, but Newseum curators installed their first artifact Wednesday _ an item so big they'll put up the rest of the museum around it. The world's first news satellite truck was gingerly lowered by a crane into what will be the new home of the museum dedicated to journalism and the First Amendment. The CONUS 1 satellite truck transformed local television news in 1984 by allowing stations to cover national stories without depending on the major networks, said Newseum curator Carrie Christoffersen. Hubbard Broadcasting and CONUS Communications used the first satellite truck. Four...
  • FLASH: RUSH ERRS -- Media In Heaven Over Mistake

    02/20/2006 7:29:45 PM PST · by chuckpez · 5 replies · 546+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | February 20h, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    That liberals have so quickly pounced on Rush Limbaugh over a relatively minor on-air error, could it be a sign his accuracy rate is actually rather high? Otherwise, would the mainstream media's obvious glee be quite so pronounced? After all, opponents are monitoring every broadcast, waiting in hope for moments like this. So what was Limbaugh's Colossal Error Of The Century? He incorrectly believed Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was black. Stop the presses! Dog bites man, nobody's perfect. Is this really a big story?
  • The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 7 (Revealing Cable News Show Stats)

    02/09/2006 4:30:38 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies · 891+ views
    MediaBistro ^ | February 7, 2006 | Brian Stelter:
    25-54 demographic:Total day: FNC: 295,000 / CNN: 139,000 / MSNBC: 105,000 / HLN: 94,000 / CNBC: 79,000Primetime: FNC: 507,000 / CNN: 233,000 / MSNBC: 145,000 / HLN: 151,000 / CNBC: 104,0004pm: Cavuto: 235,000 / Blitzer: 106,000 / MSNBC: 83,000 / Closing Bell: 95,0005pm: Gibson: 244,000 / Blitzer: 96,000 / Hardball: 197,000 / Kudlow: 69,0006pm: Hume: 464,000 / Dobbs: 103,000 / Abrams: 152,000 / Mad Money: 127,0007pm: Shep: 496,000 / Blitzer: 195,000 / Hardball: 158,000 / Showbiz: 94,000 / On The Money: 85,0008pm: O'Reilly: 589,000 / Zahn: 153,000 / Countdown: 169,000 / Grace: 214,000 / Deal or No Deal: 131,0009pm: H&C:...
  • News Corp. profit almost triples (CNN on suicide watch?)

    02/08/2006 2:21:50 PM PST · by abb · 11 replies · 752+ views
    Marketwatch.com ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | David B. Wilkerson
    CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said after the market closed Wednesday that its fiscal first-quarter profit nearly tripled on a gain related to the sale of its TSL Education business, along with revenue gains at its cable television networks. The New York-based media titan said it earned $1.08 billion, or 33 cents a share, compared to a profit of $386 million, or 13 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter. Excluding a gain of $381 million related to the TSL sale, News would have earned $694 million, or 21 cents a share, in the latest three months. Revenue...
  • Ted Koppel Pens First Piece as 'NY Times' Columnist--Comes Out Swinging

    01/29/2006 9:20:51 AM PST · by Pikamax · 66 replies · 2,071+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 01/29/06 | E&P Staff
    Ted Koppel Pens First Piece as 'NY Times' Columnist--Comes Out Swinging By E&P Staff Published: January 29, 2006 12:45 AM ET NEW YORK In his first contribution after being named a New York Times columnist, former ABC newsman Ted Koppel declares, "I cannot help but see that the industry in which I have spent my entire adult life is in decline and in distress." Koppel raps the new "calculated subjectivity" and forced empathy of cable news, and adds: "The accusation that television news has a political agenda misses the point. Right now, the main agenda is to give people what...