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  • O’NEALS” IS CRASHING

    11/17/2016 1:42:11 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 71 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 11/17/2016 | Bill Donohue
    “The Real O’Neals” draws fewer viewers on Tuesday nights during prime time than any other show on ABC. Here’s the proof. •8:00 “The Middle” draws 6.16 million viewers •8:30 “American Housewife” draws 5.24 million •9:00 “Fresh Off the Boat” draws 4.26 million •9:30 “The Real O’Neals” draws 3.56 million •10:00 “David Blaine: Beyond Magic” draws 5.13 million In other words, 700,000 viewers who watched “Fresh Off the Boat” either turned off the TV or turned to another channel when the “O’Neals” came on. Yet when the “O’Neals” went off the air, more than 1.5 million viewers turned on ABC. The...
  • NFL reviewing options to fix sagging ratings

    11/10/2016 12:33:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 70 replies
    USATODAY | Nov. 10, 2016 | Lorenzo Reyes
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  • NFL Ratings Continue To Fall In Primetime, While Baseball And Basketball Are Up

    11/01/2016 9:49:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | November 1, 2016 | Matt Dolloff
    The NFL continues to have a ratings problem, even as the league barrels toward the second half of the season and coverage of the presidential election is winding down ahead of Election Day. Monday Night Football once again took a ratings tumble year-over-year, as the Vikings-Bears Halloween matchup drew a 7.2 overnight rating, which is down 18 percent from Colts-Panthers in Week 8 of 2015 (8.8), according to Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily. Sunday Night Football took a big hit as well, losing to Game 5 of the World Series in the Oct. 30 ratings battle by a margin of...
  • Navy Petition Forces White House To Review Gender-Neutral Job Title Change

    10/31/2016 8:34:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A petition to reverse the decision by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make the entire job title system gender-neutral has reached more than 100,000 signatures, forcing a White House review.The petition soared to 50,000 within the first week of its launch in late September, but for the rest of October, it was an open question of whether it would reach its goal.But as of Monday morning, the petition reached 102,591 signatures, which reflects the fact that the new job title change is viewed in an almost universally unfavorable light.“For 241 Years Navy personnel have been identified by their...
  • Fans watching fewer NFL games cite protests as primary reason

    10/20/2016 3:32:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 19, 2016 | Jay Busbee
    Ratings in the NFL, while still stronger than any other challenger on the television landscape, continue to decline, and a new survey by Yahoo Sports and YouGov discerns several reasons why. In a survey of 1,136 Americans who identified themselves as NFL fans, 29 percent said they are watching fewer NFL games. (Interestingly, 27 percent said they were watching more, though that does not necessarily correlate only a 2 percent net loss.) The fans claiming they watch less of the NFL cited the following reasons: • Protests by Colin Kaepernick and others • Lack of opportunity to watch the NFL...
  • NFL ratings plunge could spell doom for traditional TV

    10/14/2016 7:34:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2016 | Drew Harwell and Rick Maese
    Football, America’s biggest prime-time powerhouse, has been thrust into a crisis this fall, with dwindling ratings sparking questions over whether it can remain a gold mine for television in an age when more Americans are abandoning traditional TV. Network executives have long used the National Football League’s live games as a last line of defense against the rapid growth of “cord-cutting” and on-demand viewing upending the industry. But now, the NFL is seeing its ratings tumble in the same way that the Olympics, awards shows and other live events have, falling more than 10 percent for the first five weeks...
  • The NFL has a serious ratings problem

    10/12/2016 5:53:33 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11 October 2016 | Claire Atkinson
    The NFL continues to get sacked. Monday Night Football’s Bucs-Panthers game saw ratings tumble 24 percent versus the same Week 5 game a year ago. Over the first five weeks, ratings are down more than 10 percent.
  • NFL Ratings Tanking in Wake of Leftist Moral Exhibitionism

    10/11/2016 8:08:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 11, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Ratings for the National Football League are off substantially this season , and of course nobody at the league has the slightest idea why. It can't be due to the ungrateful arrogance of has-been 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, or the increasing politicization of the sport by lefty sportwriters (and they're all lefties) and ESPN. No, it must be something else: The NFL has a ratings problem. The causes are many, and the leading cause is certainly up for debate. But that isn’t stopping the NFL from denying that the problem has some controversial undercurrents – or that the problem exists...
  • NFL Ratings Set To Drop Again In Week 5 As NFL Downplays The Problem

    10/10/2016 5:49:16 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | 10 Oct 16 | Matt Dolloff
    The NFL has a ratings problem. The causes are many, and the leading cause is certainly up for debate. But that isn’t stopping the NFL from denying that the problem has some controversial undercurrents – or that the problem exists in the first place. Sunday Night Football between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants drew a 10.2 overnight rating as it mostly went up against the second presidential debate, according to Sports Media Watch. It’s a steep drop from 13.1 in Week 5 of the 2015 season and the lowest overnight rating since Week 8 of the 2013...
  • The NFL is blaming its horrible ratings on the election

    10/08/2016 11:15:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 | NATHAN MCALONE
    The NFL is blaming its horrible TV ratings on the election, according to a leaked memo to team owners obtained by the Wall Street Journal. Every single one of the NFL's primetime offerings (Sunday, Monday, and Thursday Night Football) is down double-digits, according to Sports Illustrated. Overall, NFL viewership is down 11% this year. The NFL wrote that the drop in primetime was likely because of "unprecedented interest in the Presidential election." The letter went on to reference the 2000 election as another period of time when NFL ratings went down.The NFL is not the only one to make the...
  • 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...
  • 37 million viewers: Audience for VP debate was smallest

    10/05/2016 4:56:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A minor bummer for Pence given his strong performance, but the ratings downturn from 2012 was probably inevitable. This was the first veep debate since 2000 to feature two politicians with low public profiles. In 2004 Cheney was the sitting VP; four years ago Biden was. In between, in 2008, you had massive public curiosity about Sarah Palin, producing the biggest audience for a vice presidential debate in history at 70 million people. Last night’s contest between Kaine and Pence drew barely half that. That’s what happens when you have two little-known vanilla candidates competing with the galaxy of cable...
  • NFL's 'Monday Night Football' Keeps Dropping In Ratings

    10/04/2016 9:42:31 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 90 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | Brandon Katz
    There’s no denying that the numerous #BoycottNFL online campaigns and fan outrage aimed at the National Anthem protests in the NFL have taken a toll in terms of viewership... now the league is on pace for its lowest ratings in years... Overall, MNF‘s (Monday Night Football's) ratings are down a whopping 19% this year
  • NFL Suffers Ratings Drop After Pandering To The SJW Narrative

    09/19/2016 5:53:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 114 replies
    .returnofkings.com ^ | Sept 16, 2016 | Brian Logan
    The NFL has been a ratings juggernaut for years, a consistent cash cow for the major TV networks. However, last weekend, there was a notable decrease in viewership. The incident was discussed on September 12th in an article by the Barrett Sports Media network:When the NFL kicks off regular season play, television networks expect their ratings to soar higher than the previous season. Given the popularity of the National Football League, it’s understandable to have those expectations. But for the start of the 2016 campaign, the ratings were less than what FOX, CBS and NBC had hoped for. The NFL...
  • Rachel Maddow Catches Megyn Kelly in Key Demo as MSNBC Surges

    08/19/2016 7:13:26 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 61 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 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.
  • CABLE RACE: FOXNEWS ROCKETS BACK TO TOP AFTER CONVENTIONS...

    08/02/2016 3:56:57 AM PDT · by chopperman · 49 replies
    I wonder when it'll sink in at Fox that Megyn Kelly was successfully boycotted.
  • Trump Prevails Over Clinton In Convention Speech Ratings Race

    07/29/2016 7:08:23 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2016
    Who won the convention ratings race, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Trump, by a margin of two million viewers, according to Nielsen, the TV ratings firm.
  • TV Ratings: Donald Trump's RNC Speech Tops Romney With 32 Million Viewers, Falls Far Short of McCain

    07/23/2016 6:34:12 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 96 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/22/2016 | Michael O'Connell
    The Republican National Convention clearly reached its crescendo on Thursday night. The four-day run-up until Donald Trump's accepting of the nomination, while giving a strong ratings performance, did not bring any atypical highs for the political meetup. Trump's speech didn't change that narrative by much. With all three broadcast networks and cable news networks now tallied for the 10 p.m. hour, it appears just over 32 million viewers tuned into Trump's extended time on stage. On the broadcast networks alone Thursday night, Trump's time on the stage brought in 12.3 million viewers to the 10 o'clock hour on through the...
  • ABC 2015-16 Season Ratings (updated 6/29/16)

    06/30/2016 7:51:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    tvseriesfinale.com ^ | 6/29/16 | Staff
    Only three returning ABC TV shows were up in the ratings last season and many new series were cancelled. How will the alphabet network perform this time around? Stay tuned! There’s lots of data that network execs looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. These charts will be updated daily, as new ratings data becomes available. ABC shows (so far): $100,000 Pyramid, 20/20, 20/20: In an Instant, 500 Questions, American Crime, The Bachelor, Bachelor Live, The Bachelorette, BattleBots, Beyond The Tank, Black-ish, Blood & Oil, Castle, The Catch, Celebrity...
  • FOX RATINGS BOMB! Trump Supporters Continue to Boycott Megyn Kelly Despite Her PR Push

    05/19/2016 6:55:00 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 123 replies
    TruthFeed ^ | 5/19/2016 | AMY MORENO
    America doesn’t like Megyn Kelly – and nowhere was that more apparent than during the premiere of her Fox Special starring Donald Trump. She only managed to gather 4.7 Million viewers and finished last for the 8:00pm time slot. Devastating. However, her ratings failure wasn’t a backlash against Trump, who garners high ratings wherever he goes. Well, as long as Megyn “Ratings Killer” Kelly isn’t around. Quite the contrary, this was a loud and clear “We don’t like you” message to the self-centered and bias Kelly who has fallen from Fox grace in the most epic fashion. It’s a nose-dive,...
  • FOX News Debate canceled per Salt Lake City local news

    03/16/2016 9:50:07 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 108 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/16/2016 | Kelton Wells, FOX 13
    Kelton Wells ‏@keltonwells 15m15 minutes ago BREAKING: GOP Debate in Salt Lake City is canceled. Confirmed by Salt palace Convention Center.
  • 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...
  • TV Ratings: Latest GOP Debate Rises to 14.5 Million Viewers for CNN/Telemundo

    02/27/2016 6:16:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/27/2016
    The latest GOP debate saw a slight uptick in ratings on Thursday night — especially if you factor in both of the networks tuning in. Shared by CNN and Telemundo, the debate grossed an overnight rating of 9.9 among metered market households, with a 9.0 rating for CNN's coverage a 0.9 rating for Telemundo's. With final numbers, the debate fetched 14.5 million viewers. That's up 1 million from the most recent debate. For a Republican debate, it's also the strongest of 2016. It just edges past the recent weekend affair on CBS, which had a 9.3 overnight rating that ultimately...
  • TV Ratings Saturday: Republican Presidential debate wins the night

    02/07/2016 10:01:08 AM PST · by TomGuy · 30 replies
    TvByTheNumbers/Zap2It ^ | February 7, 2016 | Alex Welch
    Preliminary Republican Debate numbers from Saturday night: 11.63 million viewers
  • MSNBC's Democratic debate is lowest rated of the season

    02/05/2016 2:37:46 PM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | February 5, 2016 | Brian Stelter
    With 4.5 million viewers, it was the lowest-rated debate of the 2016 election cycle by far, according to Nielsen data. The prior low was 7.8 million viewers for ABC's Democratic debate on the Saturday night before Christmas. [Snip] Thursday's two-hour session, moderated by Maddow and Chuck Todd, represented the first time Clinton and Sanders sparred head-to-head, without Martin O'Malley on stage with them. Some Twitter critics said it was the best debate of the election cycle thus far, burnishing the brands of Todd and Maddow.
  • TV Ratings: 'Grease Live' Surges on Fox, Nabs 12.2 Million Viewers

    02/01/2016 9:34:19 AM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 1st, 2016 | by Michael O'Connell
    Grease will be the word in the halls of Fox this week. The network's three-hour live telecast of the musical was a ratings success. Nielsen has the performance averaging 12.2 million viewers and a handsome 4.3 rating among adults 18-49. That's after early numbers gave the performance a 7.4 overnight rating among households. Fox easily had first-place status on broadcast for the night and saw its score in the key demo rival TV's biggest live musical in recent memory. This being the network's first live musical, its only ratings comparisons will be to NBC's last three efforts. Topping the first...
  • Media coup: Drudge poised to overtake CNN

    01/31/2016 3:35:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 01/29/16 | Cheryl Chumley
    A report that looks at where online news readers go for their daily scoops shows Matt Drudge, who operates the popular headline aggregation site that's a must-read for many of both political camps, is gaining big on massive media organizations like NBC and even CNN. The latter, specifically, might want to take notice. CNN has spent the last few years loudly proclaiming its dominance in the news market, even as competitors like Fox News - and now, Drudge - have gained steam. MediaPost, in its "10 Publishers Account for Half of All Online News," cited SimilarWeb and found "the top...
  • Observations on the Debate and Trump

    01/29/2016 5:22:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I was almost right. My gut was telling me yesterday that this thing was not over when the show ended yesterday, that the possibility of Trump showing up at the debate was not over. We've learned that the moderators, the moderating crew -- Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly -- even as late 8:45 thought Trump might bop over. There were negotiations going on all during the day. Trump was never serious about it. And I figured it out when I learned that Trump made a demand to Fox News, $5 million donation to his veterans group....
  • Trump to Hold Veteran Rally in Place of GOP Debate

    01/28/2016 3:27:42 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 72 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | 1/27/16 | Staff Writer
    Instead of joining his GOP rivals for the Fox News debate on Thursday, Donald Trump will be hosting his own event in Des Moines that will benefit veterans. Trump announced Tuesday that he will not participate the debate in Des Moines because of a feud with moderator Megyn Kelly, of Fox News. Trump plans to hold his alternative event at Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event starts at 8 p.m.
  • NBC scores highest-rated Democratic debate since October [10.2 Million Viewers]

    01/19/2016 1:14:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    KCCI ^ | 01/19/2016
    Sunday night's NBC face-off between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was watched by 10.2 million viewers, making it the most-watched Democratic primary debate since October. The ratings were an improvement over the other two Democratic debates on broadcast networks this election season. CBS's Democratic debate on a Saturday night in November averaged 8.5 million viewers. The ABC debate on the Saturday before Christmas in December had 7.8 million. NBC had an advantage over ABC and CBS, since Sunday nights have heavier TV viewership. Still, NBC's debate -- the fourth of the Democratic cycle -- didn't come close to matching the...
  • 11 million watch Trump and Cruz spar on Fox Business Network's GOP primary debate

    01/18/2016 6:47:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/18/2016 | Stephen Battaglio
    Fox Business Network's Republican primary debate was watched by an average of 11 million viewers on Thursday, the smallest audience of the six GOP candidate showdowns held so far. The figure from Nielsen is down 2.5 million viewers from the first FBN debate on Nov. 10, which pulled a record high 13.5 million viewers for the cable network. It's less than half of the largest debate audience of the 2016 presidential campaign when the Republicans' first meeting pulled in 24 million viewers for Fox News Channel on Aug. 6 and significantly below the last GOP debate on CNN, which had...
  • Saturday night 2016 Democratic debate gets lowest ratings of any debate this year

    12/22/2015 2:01:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/22/2015 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    It was live on Saturday night but dead in the TV ratings. The third 2016 Democratic debate got the lowest TV ratings of any debate this cycle, ratings data released Monday showed. About 7.85 million viewers tuned into the prime-time debate between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, Nielsen data showed, noticeably below all of the other Democratic and Republican debates this year. The viewership for the two-hour debate -- held on the Saturday night before Christmas and moderated and televised by ABC -- had been expected to be low, although the viewership was still higher than some expected,...
  • Fox News Sunday with El Rushbo Delivers Highest Ratings in 9 Years

    12/01/2015 6:09:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: By the way, people have been asking about the ratings for my appearance on Fox News Sunday. Fox News Sunday had their highest ratings in nine years. I sent Chris Wallace a note, 'cause he sent a note thanking me. I sent him a note back saying, "You know what we should do next time? Next time you have me on as your guest and then put me on the panel analyzing what I just said. In fact, make me the panel." I said, "Chris, we could blow television wide open. Have me on as a guest,...
  • Donald Trump demands $5 million from CNN to participate in next Republican debate

    11/30/2015 7:42:08 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/30/2015 | Victor Morton
    Like a star football player holding out before training camp, Donald Trump said he may demand CNN pay him to be in next presidential debate. At a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia, Mr. Trump said he pulls in such big ratings that he deserves $5 million from CNN. "I won't do the debate unless they pay me 5 million dollars," said the real-estate tycoon worth billions. Mr. Trump told his audience at the rally, according to CBS News, that the network was treating him unfairly, over its coverage of his meeting with black pastors earlier in the day. He then...
  • CBS Democratic debate draws lowest ratings

    11/21/2015 6:35:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/20/2015 | Hadas Gold
    The second Democratic debate hosted by CBS drew 8.5 million viewers, according to ratings from Nielsen. It was the lowest rated primary debate this campaign season from either party, though it was the most watched show on Saturday night for broadcast television. The first Democratic debate, hosted by CNN, brought in a record-breaking 15.3 million viewers. The previous record for a Democratic debate was in 2008, which saw 10.7 million viewers for a debate on ABC. CBS also garnered 1.2 million live streams of the debate across several platforms. Broadcast networks have a far wider reach than cable, since anyone...
  • Donald Trump on SNL: yep. It was yuge

    11/08/2015 9:56:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    By this point it probably goes without saying that I didn’t stay up to watch SNL last night and had to instead queue it up this morning. (I go to bed by around 9:30 and get up a bit past 5, so that’s just not TV watching time for me.) Judging by the responses in the overnight thread I’m guessing that more than a few of you took the plunge, though. Given all the hype surrounding Donald Trump’s appearance there seemed to be two things we could anticipate to a near certainty. First, it was never going to live...
  • Donald Trump gives SNL its biggest ratings in years

    11/08/2015 7:59:20 AM PST · by GilGil · 58 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 11/8/2015 | James Hibberd
    The actual number of SNL viewers will be available later in the week. But for point of comparison, the season premiere delivered 6.3 million viewers, so last night could be close to 10 million. Trump, who continues to lead the GOP primary polls, previously fueled an August debate on Fox News Channel to a record 24 million viewers, and September debate on CNN drew an also impressive 23 million viewers.
  • Donald Trump Hands 'Fox News Sunday' Its Biggest Crowd In 6 Years

    10/22/2015 5:36:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 22, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes
    Continuing to strew ratings records wherever he appears, Donald Trump delivered Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace its most-watched broadcast in more than six years. The Sunday Beltway show logged 1,618,000 total viewers last Sunday, and 471K news-demo viewers. In overall audience, FNS jumped 23% compared to the same day last year. The sit-down marked Trump’s first visit to Wallace’s show since announcing his candidacy in June. Wallace’s was the only Sunday Beltway show on which Trump has not appeared since throwing his hat in the ring. Finally appearing, Trump defended his threat to boycott CNBC’s GOP debate unless it...
  • Moody's moves Illinois closer to junk-bond status

    10/22/2015 4:26:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | October 22, 2015 | GREG HINZ
    Illinois' budget war took another whack out of the state's credit rating today as Moody's Investors Service lowered its review of state debt, moving it to Baa1 from A3. And the firm said its outlook on the state is negative—often a sign that another downgrade is coming in a few months. "The downgrades reflect weakening of the state's financial position during 2015 and our expectation that an ongoing budget stalemate will lead to further deterioration," Moody's said in a statement. ... In bumping Illinois' debt to three levels above junk, Moody's followed the lead of Fitch Ratings, which took a...
  • Bundled Cable Deathwatch: ESPN To Cut 350 Jobs

    10/20/2015 9:32:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 101 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 20 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    According to Bloomberg, the increasingly left-wing ESPN sports network has been forced to cut 350 jobs due directly to subscriber losses, which is also known as cord cutting. Early estimates were between 200 and 300 job cuts after parent company Disney ordered ESPN to cut $100 million from its 2016 budget. In just over a year, as customers cut their cable cords and move to streaming television services like Netflix, as of August, ESPN had lost a whopping 3.2 million subscribers.
  • Ratings: CNN Dem Debate Down -42% Over GOP Debate

    10/14/2015 12:49:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | John Nolte
    During what will almost certainly be a change election year, the ratings from CNN’s Tuesday night debate show that the 2016 energy, passion and interest resides primarily on the Republican side. A total of just 15.3 million viewers tuned into last night’s Democrat debate compared to the 24 million who tuned into the first Republican debate that aired on Fox News in August. That’s a -42% drop.
  • Megyn Kelly breaks Bill O'Reilly's decade long streak [ Wins key 25-54 demo in third quarter]

    10/01/2015 10:27:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 10/01/2015
    Bill O'Reilly's ratings record streak among the coveted group of cable viewers between the ages of 25 and 54 has just been broken, not by a rival network, but by his Fox News colleague Megyn Kelly. Thanks to Fox's GOP primary debate, Kelly's average audience in that key demographic surpassed O'Reilly's in the third quarter of the year. O'Reilly has been #1 on cable in the demo every quarterly period since 2005. His dethroning might create some tension in the halls at Fox, but it's not as if Kelly's gains are coming at his expense. To the contrary, Kelly's 9...
  • Emmys draw worst TV ratings ever

    09/21/2015 7:17:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Competing with NFL's Sunday Night Football, which drew in 23 million viewers, the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards captivated just 11.9 million viewers - this is down four million viewers from last year's telecast, according to Variety.com
  • CNN GOP Debate Draws Monster Ratings; Matches Fox News With Almost 23 M TV Viewers, 4.5 M Streams

    09/17/2015 7:59:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/17/2015 | By Brendan James
    CNN President Jeff Zucker is wearing a big smile today. CNN pulled in about 23 million viewers last night during the second Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. From 8:15 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. EDT, CNN drew 22.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen Fast National ratings data. The network essentially matched Fox News, whose debate last month -- the first in the Republican primary race -- earned 24 million viewers. That's the kind of number that one sees on a popular network show like Fox's "Empire," which took in over 23 million viewers during...
  • CNN's debate live stream draws a record crowd

    09/17/2015 9:11:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 09/17/2015
    A live stream of CNN's Republican primary debates attracted a record crowd on Wednesday night. The stream was front and center on the CNN home page during the debates. As of 9:45 p.m. ET, about an hour and a half into the prime time debate, the live web stream had 921,000 concurrent (or simultaneous) viewers, according to Alex Wellen, the company's chief product officer. Wellen called the traffic "massive" -- by far the biggest audience a primary debate has had on the Internet. The number of "peak" concurrent viewers was unknown. The Super Bowl earlier this year had a concurrent...
  • GOP debate: Early numbers suggest record audience for Fox

    08/07/2015 8:38:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/07/2015
    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,...
  • Rush Limbaugh woes continue, as Foes celebrate ratings slide

    06/19/2015 5:29:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 230 replies
    National Ledger ^ | 06/18/2015
    Rush Limbaugh's woes in the ratings game of partisan talk radio are being highlighted by his left-wing enemies, Media Matters is gleefully reporting that the radio talk show host is on a downward slide. Salon puts this headline on the piece, "Rush Limbaugh’s downward spiral continues: Another demotion, another step toward irrelevancy." The piece highlights a recent move down the radio dial Limbaugh was forced to make after being dumped by his host station in Boston, Mass. Limbaugh is still on the air in Boston but the conservative radio talk show has a new AM home in the city and...
  • Wednesday Cable Ratings: MSNBC Hits Lowest Demo Ratings Day in 10 Years

    05/14/2015 5:26:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Mediate ^ | 05/14/15 | Mediaite Staff
    Not only did The Ed Show hit a new low of 30K viewers in the 25-54 demo on Wednesday, but MSNBC had its lowest total day ratings in close to 10 years with 49K average viewers in the demo over the course of the day. The last time MSNBC saw demo ratings this low was on July 20, 2005 when it had 45K in total day. In primetime, MSNBC also came in third place with just 76K in the demo compared to 337K for Fox News and 196K for CNN.
  • WIBC pulling plug on 'Rush Limbaugh Show,' takes long view

    04/13/2015 3:08:19 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | 4-13-2015 | Anthony Schoettle
    WIBC-FM 93.1 is pulling the plug on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a vastly popular program with conservative talk-radio fans and one of the most listened to in this market since it began airing on the station 22 years ago. The show's last airing on WIBC is set for July 3. Officials for WIBC parent Emmis Communications this month notified Los Angeles-based syndicator Premiere Networks that it would not extend its deal to air Limbaugh’s show.
  • MSNBC Ratings Fall 40%: Countdown to Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews Firings

    04/02/2015 7:45:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/02/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    CNN and FOX News have stepped up their game. CNN has gone full infotainment under Jeff Zucker and is eating MSNBC’s lunch. Meanwhile MSNBC has the same cast of social justice warriors with occasional interruptions from idiots like Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews offering the same predigested pablum that MSNBC’s younger audience gets in mock form from the Daily Show.The collapse is hitting fast and hard. MSNBC’s demo ratings, the 25-54 adult audience, has fallen anywhere from 39% to 45% (I’ve seen three numbers quoted across Variety, Deadline and Mediaite, 39%, 40% and 45%). For Q1 2015, MSNBC’s weekday primetime...