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  • Fox News had a 3 times larger viewership than CNN on Inauguration Day

    01/22/2017 8:28:45 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    According to the data, Fox News had the largest television audience of 8.4 million viewers between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. NBC averaged 5.8 million viewers, ABC 4.9 million and CBS had an audience of 4.6 million. The data also showed that CNN had an average of 2.5 million viewers while MSNBC had 1.35 million viewers during the same time slot, according to Bloomberg.
  • BOOM! Tucker Carlson Smashes Megyn Kelly’s Ratings by 27% in First Week

    01/16/2017 7:54:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    BOOM! Tucker Carlson Smashes Megyn Kelly’s Ratings by 27% in First Week Jim Hoft Jan 16th, 2017 Tucker Carlson got off to an amazing start his first week following The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel. In his first week Carlson was up 27% over Megyn Kelly’s numbers from the same week last year.
  • ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Gives Fox News Historic Ratings Boost

    01/15/2017 8:30:14 AM PST · by Baynative · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/6 | Christian Datoc
    According to figures from Nielsen Media Research, Fox averaged 3,283,000 prime time, viewers in November — a 71 percent jump from November 2015 — making it the highest-rated prime time month since 2012. Fox’s numbers more than doubled the combined totals from CNN and MSNBC — 1,529,000 and 1,335,000 respectively — over the same time frame. FNC notably saw a substantial bump at the 7:00 pm, EST time slot, now occupied by former “Fox & Friends” host and Daily Caller founder, Tucker Carlson.
  • ABC Ratings Took Dive When Megyn Kelly Appeared on GMA (Fox Host takes over 3rd hour of NBC Today)

    01/04/2017 1:53:08 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies ^ | 4:35 pm, January 4th, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    We all know by now that Megyn Kelly opted to sign a comprehensive deal with NBC. It is also clear that competitor ABC News had been one of the top suitors. She even turned down a handsome $100 million package from Fox News to go to the peacock network for far less money. But, could Kelly’s recent appearance on Good Morning America have stopped that network from competing harder for the Fox News host? Mediaite has learned that the minute-by-minute ratings for GMA took a major (and surprising) dive during her segment on November 15 to promote her new book,...
  • CNN falls sharply in ratings after election; Fox News grows

    12/28/2016 10:57:05 AM PST · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 06 December 2016 | Rodney Ho
    With the election of Donald Trump, Fox News has actually seen ratings grow since November 8. CNN and MSNBC, on the other hand, have watched viewership fall off sharply. “I believe Fox News’ prospects for 2017 to be very strong,” Fox News’ James Murdoch said at a conference this week, adding that ratings “are less down than we expected.” Murdoch also said CNN and MSNBC numbers have dropped “quite a bit more” than Fox’s, partly because they had risen so much more during the campaign. Over the years, the Fox News audience has been more loyal and less prone to...
  • Donald Trump Interview Gives 'Fox News Sunday' Most Viewers Since 2003

    12/13/2016 6:17:15 PM PST · by cba123 · 7 replies
    Yahoo News / Fox News ^ | December 14, 2016 | Erik Pedersen
    A sit-down with President-elect Donald Trump scored 2.3M viewers for Fox News Sunday over the weekend, the second-most viewers in the program's 20-year history. The only episode to draw more eyeballs was coverage of Saddam Hussein's capture in December 2003, according to Nielsen Media Research. The December 11 broadcast hosted by Chris Wallace on Fox also boasted 728,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 news demo, the most since June 2008. Nationally, Fox News Sunday is up 33% in total viewers over last year and up 53% in the demo. Please see link for full article.
  • Sean Hannity sees his biggest ratings in years amid a wave of Trumpism

    11/02/2016 9:02:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    Business Insiders ^ | 2 Nov 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Sean Hannity may have become the target for some critics in conservative media circles, but his ratings have rarely been better. According to October Nielsen Media Group ratings, the longtime Fox News host's show "Hannity" had the largest ratings boost of any Fox News show all month, jumping 65% in total viewers from the previous month. October was also one of Hannity's best month in years. According to Nilsen, the show's ratings were up 53% this month compared to the October 2013, when the show moved to the generally less-watched 10 p.m. timeslot. Hannity's program also topped hosts Megyn Kelly...
  • Fox Business Network Sees First Monthly Win Over CNBC

    11/01/2016 9:11:58 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 43 replies
    Adweek ^ | 11/1/2016 | Chris Ariens
    In a month that saw its 9th anniversary, FBN also marked another milestone: its first win ever over rival CNBC in total viewers for a full month. With heavy emphasis on the 2016 election, FBN averaged 170,000 total viewers (vs. 164,000 for CNBC) for business day, giving FBN its most-watched month ever and up 67 percent vs. October 2015. CNBC won the advertiser-friendly A25-54 demo (33,000 vs. 22,000). But FBN saw growth in the demo (+38 percent), while CNBC lost demo viewers (-35 percent) vs. October 2015.
  • Let's unite to turn off FOX NEWS - set a date & time.

    10/22/2016 10:03:44 AM PDT · by CruiseMates · 198 replies
    polls (realclearpolitics) ^ | 10-22-16 | self
    IBD Trump +2
  • Fox News Is No Longer a Top 20 Best-Perceived Brand Among Republicans

    10/20/2016 6:08:19 PM PDT · by savedbygrace · 31 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | October 20, 2016 | By Simon Dumenco
    New data out today from YouGov BrandIndex suggests that Fox News is losing its luster in the eyes of Republican consumers -- who, it must be noted, pretty much despise CNN and MSNBC more than ever.
  • Fox News Is No Longer a Top 20 Best-Perceived Brand Among Republicans

    10/20/2016 11:23:33 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 71 replies
    AD AGE ^ | October 20, 2016t | Simon Dumenco
    New data out today from YouGov BrandIndex suggests that Fox News is losing its luster in the eyes of Republican consumers -- who, it must be noted, pretty much despise CNN and MSNBC more than ever. It also must be noted that Fox News continues to dominate cable news ratings. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. Credit: Fox News To compile BrandIndex, each weekday YouGov interviews thousands of people from its worldwide panel of 2.5 million consumers to gauge public perception of brands. For its 2016 ranking of best-perceived brands in the U.S., YouGov surveyed U.S....
  • FOX News 20 Years – “Trusted”: Do you trust Fox News (anymore)?

    10/07/2016 5:13:06 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 104 replies
    opinion | 10-7-2016 | ShivaFan
    I don’t. Do you? From morning into late afternoon, it is almost non-stop NeverTrump’ers and cheap labor Chamber of Commerce toadies using every angle to try and put down Trump, these people are mostly weasels trying to sap the morale of the Republican base and a bunch of Jeb Bush anchors and freaky self-centered people like Megyn Kelly. One of the worst is Shepard Smith who should have been fired for having his head 8 miles up Hillary’s fat end, but now he goes on air trying to relive the Katrina days when he first got his name going standing...
  • Hannity beats O’Reilly, Kelly in ratings

    10/06/2016 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Vision Thing · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/30/2016 | Joe Concha
    Fox News’s Sean Hannity had the highest rated cable news show in September in the key 25–54 demographic, according to Nielsen data released Friday. The top ranking marks the first time Hannity has beat fellow Fox personalities Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly since he moved to 10 p.m. O’Reilly’s show airs at 8 p.m., and Kelly is on at 9 p.m. Hannity — an unapologetic supporter of Donald Trump — averaged 525,000 viewers in the demographic and 2.39 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. Trump is a frequent guest on the Hannity and O'Reilly programs. Trump has done at least...
  • "High-Rated" Kelly File In Close Competition With MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

    08/19/2016 7:00:05 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 39 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 19, 2016 | Kevin Whitson
    According to Adweek’s Scoreboard, The Kelly File, hosted by Fox News personality Megyn Kelly, has been in a tight competition for ratings with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Among the 25-54 age demographic, The Rachel Maddow Show nearly tied Kelly in total viewership Wednesday, with 400,000 viewers to Kelly’s 401,000. This is third time in the month of August where Maddow has either tied or surpassed Kelly among the 25-54 age bracket. The Fox News Channel show still overtook Maddow in overall viewers with 500,000, but according to Breitbart, the 25-54 demographic is particularly important because of its high value to advertisers....
  • Rachel Maddow Catches Megyn Kelly in Key Demo as MSNBC Surges

    08/19/2016 7:13:26 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 61 replies ^ | 19 August 2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show virtually tied Fox’s Megyn Kelly-hosted Kelly File in the key 25-54 demographic on Wednesday, the third time this month in which Maddow has tied or beaten Kelly in the all-important demo as MSNBC viewership has risen steadily through the summer. Kelly’s 9 p.m. primetime show drew 401,000 viewers in the demo Wednesday night, while Maddow’s MSNBC show drew 400,000, according to Adweek‘s Scoreboard.
  • FOX News Channel Breaks Prime Time Viewer Records....CNN & MSNBC, Poorly Lag Behind!!! "Vanity"

    06/30/2016 7:59:40 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 34 replies
    Fox News Channel has the best ever "Prime Time Viewer Ratings" this year!!! CNN & MSNBC lag poorly behind. Ever since CNN & MSNBC have become "Clinton Cable New Channels".....FNC had gone bonkers with massively higher viewer ratings....acoss the board on its "Prime Time", lineup of shows!!! I thought TV stations competited for getting the top viewer numbers...I guess not for CNN & MSNBC!!! They like Ms. Clinton better thn their viewers!!! Go Figure!!!
  • Fox News Makes History, Fox Business Ratings Up 100 Percent

    06/01/2016 3:06:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies ^ | June 1, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Fox News blew away its competition for the third month this year, new Nielsen data shows. For the 3rd month this year @FoxNews was the most-watched basic cable net. That hasn't happened since 2003.— TVNewser (@tvnewser) June 1, 2016 Fox took full advantage of this entertaining election season, producing some fascinating interviews with the candidates – and the numbers speak for themselves. MAY 2016 VS. MAY 2015 NIELSEN NUMBERS (7 day week, L+SD): TOTAL DAY FNC: 1,165,000 total viewers – up 19% (216,000 in 25-54 – up 11%) CNN: 584,000 total viewers – up 33%; (173,000 in 25-54 –...
  • 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 ^ | 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.

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...