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  • Losers Of "Super Tuesday" Election Yesterday: Cable TV News Stations, FNC, CNN & MSNBC (Vanity)

    03/16/2016 1:01:59 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 30 replies
    ZERO minus for all three cable news networks, FNC, CNN & MSNBC last evening for their unacceptable delivery of the news and real impact of the election results received last evening. If I had my way......I would immediately fire at least 90% of these buffoons that act like they know something....they actually know and understand nothing. Without a long winded discourse....allow me to give you folks, the absolute worst and best, and, the rest all fall in between. Worst Ever: Chris Matthews, MSNBC.....Best Ever: John King, CNN!!! FNC: not worth rating (horrible)!!! These folks have nary a clue as to...
  • February 2016 Ratings: Fox News Is Most-Watched Cable Channel for 6 Weeks, Breaking 13-Year Record

    03/01/2016 2:03:11 PM PST · by iowamark · 64 replies
    TVNewser ^ | Mar. 1, 2016 | Chris Ariens
    Fox News has broken its own record that stood since the Iraq War. The channel has been the most-watched basic cable network for the past six weeks, which hasn’t happened since March/April 2003, at the start of the Iraq War. In prime time, FNC was up +22 percent in viewers and up +24 percent in the A25-54 demo. In total day viewing, FNC was up +20 percent and up +16 percent, respectively. The ratings for February, 2016 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): Prime time (Mon-Sun): 2,220,000 total viewers / 427,000 A25-54 Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1,340,000 total viewers / 263,000...
  • Trump-Effect: Fox News Channel’s Brand Takes 50% Hit Among Republicans

    02/28/2016 8:18:09 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 17, 2016 | by John Nolte
    Just last week, a years-long tradition came to a screeching halt. “You want me to put it on Fox News,” I asked my wife. “No,” she replied. “I’m done with Fox News.” My job is to monitor the mainstream media, which is something that eats up about 14 hours of a day that begins at 6 a.m. when the cable morning shows begin. Lying next to me, my good sport of a wife suffers through about an hour of “Morning Joe,” whatever they call that left-wing garbage fire on CNN, and the rest. Out of habit, before I head to...
  • Fox News Hits Three Year Perception Low With Republicans

    02/26/2016 11:55:23 PM PST · by M. Thatcher · 239 replies
    YouGov BrandIndex ^ | 2/24/16 | Ted Marzilli
    Since the first GOP presidential debate last August, Fox News Channel seems to have lost its perception mojo with its core right-leaning audience. By mid February, FNC’s perception by Republican adults 18 and over had reached its lowest point in more than three years, and has declined by approximately 50% since January of this year. Coinciding with Trump’s rise to front-runner in the GOP presidential race, Fox News Channel has seen its perception by Republicans slide. In early August 2015, right after the first GOP debate aired on Fox News Channel,Trump went on a Twitter war with moderator Megyn Kelly,...
  • Fox hits new 3 year low

    02/27/2016 10:07:06 AM PST · by scooby321 · 87 replies
    You Gov Brand Index ^ | 2-24-16 | By: Ted Marzilli
    Since the first GOP presidential debate last August, Fox News Channel seems to have lost its perception mojo with its core right-leaning audience. By mid February, FNC’s perception by Republican adults 18 and over had reached its lowest point in more than three years, and has declined by approximately 50% since January of this year.
  • Trump-Effect: Fox News Channel's Brand Takes 50% Hit Among Republicans

    02/27/2016 10:13:22 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Feb 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    Just last week, a years-long tradition came to a screeching halt. "You want me to put it on Fox News," I asked my wife. "No," she replied. "I'm done with Fox News." My job is to monitor the mainstream media, which is something that eats up about 14 hours of a day that begins at 6 a.m. when the cable morning shows begin. Lying next to me, my good sport of a wife suffers through about an hour of "Morning Joe," whatever they call that left-wing garbage fire on CNN, and the rest. Out of habit, before I head to...
  • HGTV, Fox News Among Only Top Cable Networks to Boost Ratings This Year

    12/19/2015 11:31:07 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | Joe Flint
    Among the top 10 cable networks in terms of prime-time viewers, only Fox News Channel, HGTV and Discovery Channel are on track to finish 2015 on an upswing. Among the top channels taking big hits this year are TNT, off 16% in viewers, and History, which is experiencing a decline of 20%. Even AMC, home of "The Walking Dead" and the last season of "Mad Men," is down 2%. Not every news channel got a boost from politics. Al Jazeera America finished 99th in prime-time rankings with an average of just 28,000 viewers.
  • Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, August 11, 2015 (Megyn lost 237,000 viewers from Monday)

    08/12/2015 3:04:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 108 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | 8/12/15 | TV By The Numbers
    Fox News Tuesday Rating Changes on Tuesday vs. Monday Fox and Friends gained 118,000 viewers / up 13% The Five gained 66,000 viewers / up 3% Special Report lost 40,000 viewers / down 2% Greta gained 26,000 viewers / up 1% O'Reilly lost 428,000 viewers / down 15% Megyn lost 237,000 viewers / down 8% Hannity gained 145,000 viewers / up 7%
  • GOP debate: Early numbers suggest record audience

    08/07/2015 7:25:59 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    Early overnight Nielsen ratings suggest that Thursday's Republican debate was not just the most-watched primary debate in history -- it may have been twice as big as the previous record-holder. The debate on Fox News had a 16.0 household rating between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., according to Nielsen. Translation: 16% of United States homes with TV sets tuned in. Fox News usually has 1% or 2% of the household audience. For the sake of comparison, the highest-rated Republican primary debates in 2011 and 2012 were watched by approximately 5% of households. The Democratic primary debates in 2008 were bigger,...
  • Fox News Inches Closer To Death As Its Median Audience Dropped In 2014 [laugh of the day]

    04/30/2015 1:11:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 59 replies
    Politicus USA Real Liberal Politics ^ | 4-29-15 | Jason Easley
    As Fox News’s audience continues to age, the conservative network inches close to death as in 2014 its median audience dropped to 1.1 million. > Pew Research State of the Media Report quoted < -but- Fox News is still racking up big profits due to the high carriage fees that they charge providers. Fox News earns $1.50 per subscriber. This is the third highest carriage fee of any network. Fox News trails on ESPN and TNT in the amount charged per subscriber. Any liberal or progressive that has cable or satellite is paying Fox News $18 a year per household....
  • CNN Ranks Number 2 in Cable News in Viewers & Adults 25-54 for the Month of April

    04/28/2015 10:26:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | April 28, 2015 | By Sara Bibel
    CNN ranked #2 in cable news in April, easily topping MSNBC in Total Day among both total viewers and adults 25-54, and M-Su and M-F primetime in the demo 25-54. The network has now beaten MSNBC for 10 straight months in Total Day among both total viewers and the demo. CNN Program Highlights: The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer (5-7pm) ranked #2 in cable news in the demo (157k) ahead of MSNBC by +134% (67k) and up +9% vs. year ago, while MSNBC was down by -54%. Erin Burnett Outfront (7pm) easily beat MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews in the...
  • FOX News Channel was Most-Watched Cable Network for Netanyahu Speech (3,328,000 viewers)

    03/05/2015 5:25:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Zap2it ^ | March 4th, 2015 | Sara Bibel
    FOX NEWS CHANNEL WAS #1 CABLE NETWORK ACROSS THE BOARD FOR NETANYAHU SPEECH FOX News Channel was the top-rated cable network yesterday for the speech made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, averaging 3.3 million total viewers and 558,000 adults 25-54, according to Nielsen. FNC's ratings were up 166 percent in total viewers and 100 percent in adults 25-54 compared to the same time last year). Additionally, FNC beat CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined by 112 percent in total viewers and 44 percent in Adults 25-54 during the 11AM-12PM/ET hour. Netanyahu speech/analysis common coverage (11a-12p) FOXN Netanyahu speech cvg 3328...
  • Fox News dominates ratings again, CNN lowest ratings ever, MSNBC mulls changes to fix ratings

    12/31/2014 10:56:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Once again, for the 13th year in a row, Fox News dominated the cable news industry in 2014. Lisa de Moraes of Deadline Hollywood writes: As 2014 draws to a close, FNC celebrates its 13th consecutive year as the most-watched cable news network, though it too had its disappointments. In total day, FNC is down 4% in total viewers (1.05 million) and same percent in news demo viewers, though it finished laps ahead of its competition in both metrics. FNC rings out the year ranked No. 4 among ad-supported basic cable networks in overall primetime audience, behind only ESPN,...
  • Friday Cable Ratings: Megyn Kelly Beat O’Reilly in Demo 3 out of 5 Nights Last Week

    08/04/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/4/2014
    With its ratings win Friday night, Fox News’ The Kelly File beat The O’Reilly Factor in the 25-54 demo for the third time last week. On Monday, Thursday and Friday of last week, Megyn Kelly’s show was the highest rated cable news show in the demo.On Friday, Kelly’s show had 346K viewers in the demo to Bill O’Reilly’s 305K. In total viewers, O’Reilly was #1 with 2.664M, followed by The Five with 1.997M and Kelly with 1.989M. Here are the rest of your Friday ratings:
  • February Cable News Numbers: CNN Tumbles As Fox News Channel Logs 146th Consecutive Win

    02/25/2014 6:12:51 PM PST · by dynachrome · 42 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 2-25-14 | LISA DE MORAES
    February cable ratings are in – Piers Morgan may be out at CNN, but what about the rest of the network’s primetime, which looked none too good for the month, all losing around half their audience compared to same month last year? CNN‘s Anderson Cooper at 8 PM dropped 47% February to February in overall audience to average 421,000 viewers, and 46% in the news demo to 127,000 viewers for the month, according to Nielsen. In his defense, Cooper’s lead-in, Erin Burnett Outfront, dropped 39% to post an average of 293,000 viewers in February – CNN’s smallest monthly haul in...
  • CNN Lowest Primetime In Over A Year; Fox’s Megyn Kelly Returns To Cable News Ratings Top Spot

    10/31/2013 5:28:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    DEADLINE Hollywood ^ | October 31,2013 | DOMINIC PATTEN
    Kelly first topped heavyweight Bill O’Reilly on the second night of her show on October 8 with 623,000 in the demo to The Factor’s 578,000. The spread wasn’t so big last night with O’Reilly drawing 433,000 among the 25-54s. Kelly won again with 376,000 to O’Reilly’s 343,000 on October 10 before settling into second place ever since. In total viewers, O’Reilly remained first last night with 2.96 million watching to Kelly’s 2.350 million. The Jeff Zucker-run cable network hit its lowest primetime time result among adults 25-54 in over a year Wednesday despite all the cable newers being up double...
  • Megyn Kelly Tops Night In Cable News Ratings

    10/10/2013 6:05:51 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    deadline hollywood ^ | October 9,2013 | By LISA DE MORAES,
    Has Fox News Channel found the new queen of primetime cable news? In her second night on Fox News’ new primetime lineup, Megyn Kelly clocked the highest adults 25-54 rating across all of cable news, building on her Bill O’Reilly lead-in. Kelly averaged 623,000 demo viewers and 2.8 million viewers overall — and did it without Sen. Ted Cruz, her premiere-night big “get.” Compared to her maiden voyage in primetime the previous night Kelly’s show jumped 116% in the demo and 34% in overall audience. In so doing, she beat CNN’s Piers Morgan and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow combined — in...
  • Megyn Kelly’s Primetime Debut Wins In Total Viewers [MadCow wins key demo: barely]

    10/08/2013 5:44:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    variety ^ | 10/8/13 | Brian Steinberg
    Positive signs for first rejiggered Fox News primetime lineup in more than a decade Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” handily beat rivals in total viewers, an auspicious start for the network’s first new primetime program in more than a decade, as well as its host, Megyn Kelly. According to early Nielsen totals, Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” lured nearly 2.1 million viewers between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m,. Monday evening, compared with 997,466 for MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” and 529,946 for CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” The figures could change slightly. MSNBC’s “Maddow” secured more viewers among audiences between...
  • CNN Scores 2nd Lowest Rated Primetime Night of the Year Amng Adults 25-54(Hannity Soars Piers Tanks)

    08/10/2013 9:20:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    TV By the Numbers ^ | August 9th, 2013
    CNN garnered its second lowest primetime ratings of the year among adults 25-54 on Thursday, August 8, 2013, averaging 76,000 Adults 25-54 viewers from 8-11PM and 392,000 total viewers. Piers Morgan Live delivered one of its ten lowest rated episodes of the year, with 71,000 adults 25-43 at 9PM. Cable Network Primetime Thursday, August 8th (8-11PM/ET) FNC: 1,644,000 in P2+ (216,000 in 25-54) MSNBC: 533,000 in P2+ (131,000 in 25-54) CNN: 392,000 in P2+ (76,000 in 25-54) Follow TV by the Numbers on Twitter, Facebook or RSS for all the latest.
  • POST-ZIMMERMAN: CNN VIEWERSHIP DROPS 32%, HLN 50%

    08/04/2013 12:29:57 AM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/2013 | JOHN NOLTE
    Considering their previous lows, both CNN and HLN enjoyed respectable viewer gains in the month of July, but the latest ratings that look at a full week of post-Zimmerman trial viewership shows that both networks might be falling back to earth. TV Newser reports that last week, CNN saw its viewership plummet -32%. HLN fared even worse with a -50% drop-off. Fox News, however, continues to dominate its cable news competition.
  • Fox News Becomes Most-Watched Channel in the Fractured Cable Universe

    04/23/2013 7:50:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I don't know if you've heard this or not, but last week, Fox News became the most-watched cable channel of all of them throughout all of last week, including the USA Network. In fact, Fox was the number one, most viewed cable network of all them, throughout all of last week -- not just cable news. All of cable. During the Boston bombings and the subsequent manhunt, Fox averaged 2.874 million viewers during primetime, 1.77 million in total day. Now, is that not fascinating? To become number one in all of cable you don't even need three...
  • Terror Attack Ratings Prove Fox Is Now 'The Most Trusted Name In News'

    04/20/2013 7:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | April 19, 2013 | John Nolte
    In a piece published earlier today, Big Journalism made note of the fact that, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, ratings confirm that CNN has now lost its "Big News" ratings dominance to Fox News. For over a decade, whenever major news broke, Americans were simply expected to abandon their regular news source to tune in to CNN. What we've seen lately, though, and without a doubt during the Boston Marathon terror attack, is that this is no longer the case. Fox News is now, if you will pardon the expression, "The Most Trusted Name In News." While...
  • Fox News Channel Ends 2012 With Top Ratings for 11th Straight Year

    01/08/2013 9:28:18 AM PST · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    While the arrival of 2013 rang in a happy new year, it also brought in happy ratings for the Fox News Channel, which continued to dominate the cable news channel race in total viewers and the Adult 24-54 demographic for the 11th consecutive year. According to a news release from FNC, Nielsen Media Research found that the network completed the previous 12 months with the top 11 programs in total viewers. Demonstrating the network's dominance is the fact that the evening audience for Fox News topped the ratings of CNN, MSNBC and CNN combined with an average of 2,071,000, up...
  • Signs and Wonders: Hannity ratings drop, debt ceiling, minimum wage hikes, spirituality

    01/02/2013 7:35:01 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 96 replies
    World ^ | Jan. 2, 2013 | Warren Cole Smith
    Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity predicted a Mitt Romney landslide in the presidential election. When that didn’t happen, Hannity’s audience abandoned him in droves. According to Nielson numbers, Hannity has lost about half of his audience since the election. This sort of drop is not unusual. News shows generally have higher ratings in the months leading up to elections. But compare Hannity’s numbers to Fox colleague Bill O’Reilly’s. O’Reilly lost about 30 percent of his audience. Both Hannity and O’Reilly still have numbers that top 2 million viewers per night, so they’re still cable powerhouses. But Rachel Maddow on liberal...
  • Ratings Collapse for Liberally Biased CNN Host Piers Morgan (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/20/2012 1:59:18 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 51 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 16, 2012 | Randy Hall
    On Tuesday, May 16, CNN did something that hadn't happened to the network since 1997: The 9 p.m. edition of Piers Morgan Tonight drew an audience of only 39,000 viewers in the important 25-54 age demographic. These numbers come as a huge blow to the host, liberal, former tabloid editor Piers Morgan.
  • Fox News Ratings Plunge (Ailes Reaping What He Sowed)

    12/02/2011 4:58:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 139 replies
    Newser ^ | December 1, 2011 | Mark Russell
    Fox News is still leading the cable news ratings race—but for how long? Fox's overall ratings for November dropped 13% compared to the same month last year, reports Mediabistro.
  • Ratings Down for Fox, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck (Maddow UP, CNN also UP)

    04/01/2011 7:52:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 116 replies
    Opposing Views.com ^ | 3/31/11 | Mark Berman
    Ratings for Fox News are in the doldrums, down 21% in primetime so far this year. But don't cry for the right-leaning network -- it's been number one on cable for nine years now, and it still has the top 12 shows. According to a report from Business Insider, Bill O'Reilly remains in the top spot, but he lost 14% of his audience from the same three-month period last year. Sean Hannity places second, down 19%. Bret Baier (whoever he is) is third, beating out Glenn Beck, who has lost a whopping 30% of his audience. CNN and MSNBC have been the beneficiaries of...
  • CNN’s 'Anderson Cooper 360' Is #1 Cable News Program At 10pm In March

    03/30/2011 7:24:46 PM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 50 replies
    TV by the Numbers ^ | 3/29/11 | Bill Gorman
    In March, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 was the #1 cable news program at 10 pm in the key demo adults 25-54, overtaking FNC’s On the Record with Greta Van Susteren for the first time in 26 months (January, 2009). For the month, AC 360 averaged 496k among adults 25-54, while FNC slipped into second place with 480k and MSNBC’s The Ed Show was a distant third with 266k. Compared to a year ago, the CNN 10 pm program had significant growth, increasing +153% in the key demo (496k vs. 196k) and +66% in total viewers (1.165m vs. 702k). During the...
  • You Won't Believe How Many Viewers Fox News Lost In 2010

    03/14/2011 12:11:02 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 153 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/14/2011 | Business Insider
    Has the influence of cable news peaked? That's the conclusion of PEWs Project for Excellence in Journalism. According to their 2011 State of the News Media study all four cable networks saw their prime-time audiences fall in 2010. MSNBC, Fox, HLN, and CNN lost between 39,000 and 331,000 viewers as cable -- the fourth most popular platform for news -- showed signs of becoming less important. Fox News lost a whopping 11% of its prime time viewers (234,000 viewers), but that's not even the worst performance of the cablers. See who lost the most viewers >>
  • Fox News Dominates Cable News Election Night Coverage

    11/06/2010 6:06:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | November 3, 2010 | By Robert Seidman
    Unsurprisingly FNC easily won in primetime as well as the 5p-7pm period.  CNN pulled ahead of MSNBC but not nearly by the margins separating FNC and CNN. 8-11p ET MSNBC CNN FNC P2+ 1,945,000 2,423,000 6,957,000 25-54 669,000 1,030,000 2,431,000 5p-7p MSNBC CNN FNC P2+ 869,000 945,000 3,092,000 25-54 256,000 283,000 750,000   Fox News average viewership (6.935 million) topped all the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) coverage of the 2010 midterm elections head to head in the 10pm (Eastern) hour.In the news advertiser target adults 25-54 demographic, NBC lead the 10pm hour, followed by Fox, ABC and CBS....
  • Fox News Ranks 3rd On All Of Cable Last Week In Prime Time; Competition 28th And Lower

    07/22/2010 6:30:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Mediaite ^ | July 21, 2010 | Steve Krakauer
    Fox News returned to their usual spot as a top three cable network last week after a one-week hiatus during the July 4 vacation. Meanwhile the cable news competition was stuck 28th and lower. [Snip] MSNBC finished 28th, CNN 33rd and HLN 37th. It was a slightly better finish for each of these networks from the holiday week before.
  • Election Night Ratings: Fox News On Top, HLN Edges Out MSNBC In The 25-54 Demo

    06/09/2010 6:11:53 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 33+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-9-2010 | Joe Pompeo
    Election Night Ratings: Fox News On Top, HLN Edges Out MSNBC In The 25-54 Demo Joe Pompeo Jun. 9, 2010, 6:29 PM Last night was election night. Fox News Channel finished first in primetime out of the major cable news networks, followed by MSNBC. CNN finished behind its sister network, HLN, which managed to edge out MSNBC in the age 25-54 demographic. Here are the primetime totals from Nielsen: FNC: 2,672,000 in P2+ (647,000 in 25-54) MSNBC: 967,000 in P2+ (251,000 in 25-54) HLN: 781,000 in P2+ (252,000 in 25-54) CNN: 698,000 in P2+ (244,000 in 25-54)[snip]
  • In New Era of TV, Rival Hosts Drown Out King (Why CNN 3rd in Ratings Cannot Compete)

    05/27/2010 1:40:59 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies · 799+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2010 | Brian Stelter
    The biggest interview on television last week, with the Senate candidate Rand Paul, happened at 9 p.m. But regrettably for CNN’s Larry King, who used to rule that time slot by wooing newsmakers, the interview was booked by his higher-rated competitor, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Next week will be Mr. King’s 25th year on CNN, but these are hard days for the host, and not just because he is being beaten in ratings and bookings. Although still the linchpin of CNN’s lineup, he has come to embody an enormous problem facing the cable news channel. How can he and CNN compete...
  • Fox News Dominates Primary Election Night

    05/21/2010 6:01:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 374+ views
    TV By The Numbers ^ | May 19, 2010 | by Bill Gorman
    Fox News had more total viewers and adults 25-54 than CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined during Tuesday’s primary election coverage. P2+ Prime Time FNC – 2,367,000 viewers CNN – 614,000 viewers MSNBC –997,000 viewers CNBC – 202,000 viewers HLN –420,000 viewers
  • Fox News Panic: Glenn Beck Loses 50% Of Viewers

    05/19/2010 11:13:19 AM PDT · by csd · 258 replies · 6,278+ views
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | May 19, 2010 | ontheway
    Glenn Beck has been in denial about his ratings slide for weeks now. First, he claimed that there is no ratings decline for his Fox News show, and then he claimed that the weather was to blame for his 33% drop in viewership. However by attracting only 1.7 million viewers on Friday, Beck hit a new all time low which is now 50% off of his peak audience of 3.4 million.
  • Murdoch to Critics: Attacks on 'Powerful' Fox News 'Good For Ratings' (Video)

    05/04/2010 3:14:55 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 5 replies · 423+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 4, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    There's no question Fox News is killing its competition in the ratings. And the reason is quite simple according to Rupert Murdoch, the CEO of News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWSA), the parent company of Fox News. On Fox News Channel's May 4 "Your World with Neil Cavuto," Murdoch credited the success of Fox News to the void it fills as people are concerned about the political direction of the nation. He explained with that, his network draws viewers since other networks lean liberal, which is the dominant view of those in power in Washington, D.C. "Well, I think as Fox News...
  • Glenn Beck's Ratings Collapse

    04/29/2010 7:59:16 PM PDT · by blam · 264 replies · 6,305+ views
    The Market Insider ^ | 4-29-2010 | Gillian Reagan
    Glenn Beck's Ratings Collapse Gillian Reagan Apr. 29, 2010, 4:15 PM Is Glenn losing his edge? Maybe not. Fox News' Glenn Beck might be a one-man $32 million media empire (books, radio shows, tours and more!) but what's going on with his marquee Fox News show? The Los Angeles Times' Joe Flint reports that News Corp.-owned Fox News cable news ratings are still high above the competition. But Glenn Beck's total number of viewers are down by almost 30%, from 2.9 million in January to 2.1 million in April. Glenn might not be the rising ratings juggernaut month to month,...
  • Fox News: Still No. 1, Still Making Leftist Heads Explode

    04/29/2010 12:07:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 1,298+ views
    big journalism ^ | Apr 29th 2010 | Frank Ross
    In news that’s sure to make liberals’ heads explode, Fox News has now sat atop the cable-news ratings for one hundred consecutive months. FNC also secured nine out of the top 10 programs in cable news for April in total viewers.
  • CNN Is Dead, A Victim Of Blind Adherence To Silly Principles

    04/04/2010 2:06:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies · 2,702+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 4, 2010 | Michael Hirschorn
    Last week, Nielsen reported that CNN had lost roughly half its prime-time viewers in the first quarter of 2010 compared with a year earlier... Meanwhile, Fox News’s “talk radio” on TV propelled it to second place among all cable networks in the same time period. In 2009, led by the twin riders of the apocalypse Glenn Beck (up 50 percent year over year) and his comparatively more fact-based coeval Bill O’Reilly (up a mere 28 percent, but still boasting an audience nearly five times that of Larry King’s), Fox had its best year ever.
  • FOX News Channel Scores Big February Ratings Win (FOX Has Top 13 News Shows. That's Right, Top 13!)

    03/02/2010 8:20:38 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 21 replies · 1,265+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Hal Boedeker
    Fox News Channel was the clear favorite in cable news during the February ratings period. In prime time, Fox News averaged 2.2 million viewers. It outpaced MSNBC with 935,000, CNBC with 637,000, HLN with 495,000 and CNN with 534,000. In the 25-to-54 age group, Fox News averaged 531,000 viewers. Fox News outpaced MSNBC with 350,000, CNBC with 312,000, HLN with 162,000 and CNN with 147,000. The five most-watched cable news programs were all on Fox News: “The O’Reilly Factor” with 3.6 million, “Glenn Beck” with 2.8 million, “Special Report With Bret Baier” with 2.5 million, “Hannity” with 2.5 million and...
  • Fox News' "Red Eye" Celebrates Third Year By Topping CNN Prime Time Last Week

    02/08/2010 6:28:00 PM PST · by iowamark · 20 replies · 1,405+ views
    Medialite ^ | 02/08/2010 | Steve Krakauer
    MSNBC’s David Shuster became a fan of Fox News’ late-night comedy/news hybrid Red Eye just in time for its three-year anniversary. And it’s coming at a time when the 3amET show is seeing big ratings in the A25-54 demographic – even topping CNN prime time last week. Just like when we highlighted the show’s ratings in September 2009 (which the FNC advertising department enjoyed as well, taking out full-page ads in the New York Post and others), the ratings for last week show Red Eye beating CNN again. This time, the show had better ratings in the A25-54 demographic than...
  • Red Eye Celebrates Third Year By Topping CNN Prime Time Last Week

    02/08/2010 1:10:06 PM PST · by Royal Wulff · 28 replies · 706+ views
    Mediaite ^ | February 8th, 2010 | Steve Krakauer
    MSNBC’s David Shuster became a fan of Fox News’ late-night comedy/news hybrid Red Eye just in time for its three-year anniversary. And it’s coming at a time when the 3am ET show is seeing big ratings in the A25-54 demographic – even topping CNN prime time last week. Just like when we highlighted the show’s ratings in September 2009 (which the FNC advertising department enjoyed as well, taking out full-page ads in the New York Post and others), the ratings for last week show Red Eye beating CNN again. This time, the show had better ratings in the A25-54 demographic...
  • Vanishing Viewers: Feb. 4 CNN, MSNBC Down Over 50% in 25-54 Demo From a Year Ago

    02/07/2010 1:47:49 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies · 1,249+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 7, 2010 | Tim Blumber
    Ordinarily, one wouldn't take much notice of a gallon jug losing only a drop or two of water a day. But if you came back a year later and saw it half-empty, that would get your attention. Such is the case with the steep ratings declines at CNN and MSNBC. A year ago, they already trailed Fox News badly -- so badly that Fox's audience in a given hour of prime time was sometimes greater than CNN, MSNBC, and Headline News (HLN) combined. Revise "sometimes" to "virtually always." A comparison of Media Bistro's scoreboard for Thursday, February 4, 2010 to...
  • Bill O’Reilly Reaches More Than Four Million Total Viewers Monday

    01/26/2010 2:47:00 PM PST · by Brookhaven · 8 replies · 761+ views
    mediaite ^ | 1-21-10 | Dan Fogarty
    Cable news ratings, January 18, 2010: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below: • Bill O’Reilly had the top show Monday night, again, in total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. But his total viewer average reached more than 4.3 million, which put his 8pmET FNC show more than one million total viewers ahead of 2nd place, Sean Hannity’s 9pmET show.
  • Fox (News Channel) leads for trust

    01/26/2010 2:02:25 PM PST · by abb · 29 replies · 815+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | January 26, 2010 | Staff
    Americans do not trust the major tv news operations in the country- except for Fox News. Our newest survey looking at perceptions of ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NBC News finds Fox as the only one that more people say they trust than distrust. 49% say they trust it to 37% who do not. CNN does next best at a 39/41 spread, followed by NBC at 35/44, CBS at 32/46, and ABC at 31/46. Predictably there is a lot of political polarization in which outlets people trust. 74% of Republicans trust Fox News, but no more than...
  • Fox News Finishes Week #1 in All of Primetime Cable

    01/26/2010 8:21:53 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 15 replies · 836+ views
    Fox News was the top cable network in primetime last week, averaging the most total viewers between January 18th-24th. The last time FNC topped USA and came in first was during the week of the 2008 presidential election. In a week dominated by coverage of the earthquake in Haiti and the U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, FNC drew an average of 3.2 million total viewers in primetime (Mon-Sun). Fox was ranked 3rd in total day. CNN was 22nd in primetime and 19th in total day, and MSNBC was 25th in primetime and 31st in total day. Here's are the primetime...
  • Fair and Balanced Election News?

    01/24/2010 10:50:38 AM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 573+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-24-10 | Mike's America
    All Cable But Fox News Cuts Brown Victory Speech in Favor of Coakley!When they say Fox News is fair and balanced they can prove it. Here is a comparison from Johnny Dollar showing the amount of time the cable news networks devoted to covering the Coakely concession speech and the Brown victory speech in last Tuesday's Massachusetts special election: You would think that considering Brown's amazing win, that his speech would be the greater story. But apparently the news directors at MSNBC and CNN thought that giving the loser more time was newsworthy. Read more at floppingaces.net ...
  • CABLE NEWS RACE - TUES. JAN. 19, 2010, ELECTION NIGHT

    01/21/2010 12:33:21 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies · 970+ views
    Drudge ^ | 1/21/10 | Drudge
    FOXNEWS HANNITY 6,809,000 FOXNEWS GRETA 6,399,000 FOXNEWS O'REILLY 5,228,000 FOXNEWS BECK 3,446,000 FOXNEWS BAIER 3,338,000 FOXNEWS SHEP 3,241,000 CNN KING 1,681,000 CNN COOPER 1,508,000 CNN BROWN 1,308,000 MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,274,000 MSNBC MADDOW 1,236,000 CNN BLITZER 1,135,000 CNNHN BEHAR 845,000MSNBC HARDBALL 798,000
  • DIRECTV votes for FOX NEWS

    01/18/2010 5:47:15 PM PST · by Mrs.Z · 20 replies · 865+ views
    1-18-10 | Mrs.Z
    I just turned on my TV, and went directly to DIRECTV's "News & Information Channels". Right between FOX Business (Dave Ramsey) and FOX News (O'Reilly) is a click on for "The Australian Open Experience" (DIRECTV's channel mix). DIRECTV always places these next to HIGH TRAFFIC SITES. DIRECTV is acknowledging FOX is #1.
  • Sarah Palin drives up Fox News ratings

    01/15/2010 9:08:00 PM PST · by bogusname · 42 replies · 1,876+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2010 | New York Post
    Sarah Palin was a smart hire for Fox News Channel, judging by the ratings for her debut on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Tuesday. The former Alaska governor's first appearance as an analyst drew 3.954 million viewers -- more than everything else on other cable new shows combined in the 8 p.m. hour.