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  • Tucker Carlson, now officially the king of cable news, delivers historic challenge to GOP

    07/01/2020 5:35:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Tucker Carlson now has the highest ratings of any program in cable news history, adding extra weight to his historic program last night, in which he laid out the peril ahead if Biden wins and a clear strategy for the clueless GOP to follow in order to prevent that from happening. If you missed Carlson's opening monologue last night, it is embedded below in full, all 10 minutes and 48 seconds of it. I don't agree with every single point he made, but I still hope the mush-heads who keep the GOP acting like a whipped puppy, pathetically accepting the...
  • Trump rally gives Fox News largest Saturday night audience in its history

    06/22/2020 10:52:41 AM PDT · by grayboots · 143 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/22/2020 | Brian Flood
    President Trump’s rally on Saturday attracted a record-setting audience on TV despite the smaller-than-expected crowd in attendance at the Tulsa, Okla., event. A whopping 7.7 million total viewers tuned into Fox News from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT during Trump’s remarks, making it the most watched Saturday in the network’s history during that time period, according to early Nielsen data. Trump’s rally also gave Fox News its largest Saturday night primetime audience ever from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Trump’s State of the Union address is the only telecast on Fox News in 2020 to outdraw the 9 p.m....
  • Tucker Carlson Leaps to Top of Cable News Ratings Following Controversy Over BLM

    06/18/2020 9:47:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 33 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 6/17/2020 | Randy De Soto
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson topped all comers in cable news ratings on Monday after a week in which the conservative pundit lost advertisers over comments he made about protests following the death of George Floyd. Carlson drew nearly 4.2 million viewers during Monday’s 8 p.m. Eastern prime-time slot, coming in ahead of fellow Fox News personality Sean Hannity, who normally enjoys the largest news audience on cable, TVNewser reported. Carlson lost some high-profile advertisers last week after he said the protests following the death of George Floyd are “definitely not about black lives.” In a segment that aired on...
  • Tucker triumphant: A ratings bonanza in the face of advertiser boycott because the Public has caught on

    06/18/2020 5:48:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Tucker Carlson is the most important journalist working in America, and, thankfully, the public has caught on, making him not simply the ratings champion of cable news, but on Monday the top rated program on all of television, cable and broadcast combined. If the nation survives intact the current insurrectionist movement, future historians will credit him as a courageous truth-teller who braved social, political, and physical intimidation to break through pervasive smog of propaganda emanating from most of the media and the commanding heights of the economy, culture and academy, who are cheering on and financing the forces that want...
  • MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's ratings slide continues despite unprecedented news cycle

    06/03/2020 11:10:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Brian Flood
    MSNBC’s most popular program, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” continued in May its extended nosedive in the cable news ratings, and some critics say it’s because the show's eponymous host has spent the past several years misleading viewers. Maddow finished the month of May behind five different Fox News programs in total viewership, including non-primetime shows “The Five” and “Special Report with Bret Baier.” Maddow’s performance in May was even more alarming among the key demographic of adults age 25-54, where she averaged 455,000 viewers to finish tied for No. 7 in cable news, behind five different Fox News shows and...
  • SATIRE CNN Draws Largest Crowd In Years

    05/30/2020 2:06:20 PM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 05/30/2020
    CNN executives were baffled by a large crowd outside their offices and in their lobby Friday, not having seen an audience that size in many years. Execs quickly added the hundreds of people outside their offices to their audience numbers, more than doubling their ratings for the day. "Woohoo! It's happening!" said the station's founder, Bob CNN. "Brian! Anderson! Come quick! We're finally drawing crowds! Years of hard work finally paying off!" Peering out the window, Brian Stelter muttered, "No social distancing or masks though. But we'll take what we can get at this point." Mr. CNN then walked through...
  • Trump's Job Rating Slides; U.S. Satisfaction Tumbles

    04/17/2020 8:28:32 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 83 replies
    Gallup ^ | 4/16/20 | Justin McCarthy
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As President Donald Trump works to contain the damage from the novel coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., the rally in support he enjoyed as the nation entered a virtual lockdown has faded. His job approval rating, now 43%, has slipped six percentage points since mid-March when he earned 49% approval, which tied his personal best. The six-point decline in the president's approval rating is the sharpest drop Gallup has recorded for the Trump presidency so far, largely because Trump's ratings have been highly stable and have yet to reach the historical average for presidents (back to 1945)...
  • CNN Bombs in First Quarter, Fails to Crack Top 20 in Ratings

    04/05/2020 7:14:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 4, 2020 | Randy Hall
    When the CNN debuted in 1980, it soon earned a reputation as the top source for quick information 24 hours a day, all week long. That was 40 years ago and objective journalism is hard to find on the network in 2020. The liberal station has since fallen so far in the ratings that it was unable to generate even one program in the top 20 list during the first three months of 2020, which has been labeled “a dismal first quarter.”
  • CNN has ZERO shows in top 20 for first quarter of 2020

    04/02/2020 9:46:36 PM PDT · by Drastic · 19 replies
    Byberry ^ | 4-2-2020 | Frank Bojazi
    First quarter reports are in for the ratings and CNN didn’t land one single show in the top 20. The best CNN was able to do was come in 22nd place and have a few shows listed after that. The top 20 ranks were dominated by shows on Fox News who had 14 of the top 20 spots...
  • Gallup: Trump Has A Positive Approval Rating For First Time Ever

    02/20/2020 8:07:31 PM PST · by Mozilla · 98 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 20, 2020 | William Davis
    President Donald Trump is enjoying a positive approval rating for the first time since his inauguration, according to a poll released Thursday. 49% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing, compared to 48% who disapprove of Trump’s performance, according to a Gallup poll published Thursday. The poll also found that the president is enjoying his highest approval ratings among Independents since taking office at 43%. The poll suggests that the current state of the economy could help the president’s re-election efforts this Fall, finding that 61% of Americans believe the economy is getting better compared to 33% of...
  • Fox News has best ratings since Trump election, inauguration

    02/11/2020 6:40:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 11, 2020 | David Bauder
    The week President Donald Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial was Fox News Channel’s best in the ratings since the weeks he was elected and inaugurated. The Nielsen company said Fox News averaged 4.27 million viewers in prime time last week, better than any network except for ABC, which televised the Academy Awards, and CBS. It was the fifth most-watched week ever for Fox’s prime-time schedule, and highest since election week 2016, Nielsen said. The only other times Fox topped that mark came during two weeks in March 2003, during the Iraq War, and the August week in 2015...
  • Yawner: Senate Republicans Claim Boredom With Trial — And TV Ratings Show It Too

    01/24/2020 8:06:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    For Senate Republicans, boredom is strategic. For American television viewers, it’s inevitable. Nothing new to see here is a pretty good PR talking point for the GOP on Day 2 of the House presentment on impeachment, and they’re mainly staying on message, The Hill reports: Republicans are bored — and they hope the American public shares their tedium.The first week of President Trump’s impeachment trial has been met with regular assertions from GOP senators — as well as outside allies — that there is nothing to see here.Whether their personal lack of excitement is real or confected, it seems...
  • TV Ratings: Trump Impeachment First Day Draws 11 Million Viewers

    01/23/2020 4:44:59 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 53 replies
    Variety ^ | 22 January 2019 | Will Thorne
    The opening day of President Trump’s senate impeachment trial drew a substantial amount if viewers across the three cable news and major networks that broadcast the proceedings. In total, around 11 million people tuned in to see prosecutors from the House of Representatives and attorneys for the White House argue over exactly how the complicated case should proceed. Fox News led the way with 2.65 million viewers (from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.), followed by CBS with 1.94 million in the same time frame. MSNBC came second among the cablers with 1.9 million, with CNN bringing up the rear, drawing...
  • NFL Ratings Increase for Second Straight Year

    01/02/2020 6:04:24 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/02/2020 | Lillian Rizzo
    Ratings for National Football League games rose 5% in 2019, making it the most-watched season since 2016, the league said. During the 2019 regular season, an average of 16.5 million people tuned in to watch NFL games, according to Nielsen data cited by the league. This is the second straight season of viewership growth for the NFL, after it lost a chunk of viewers in 2017.
  • Donald Trump Approval Rating Surpasses Barack Obama At Same Point In Presidency

    12/23/2019 10:23:53 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-23-2019 | Simon Kent
    President Donald Trump’s approval rating has soared past that of ex-President Barack Obama’s at the same point in his administration, defying negative sterotypes driven by opponents as he became only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. Trump’s job approval rating 151 weeks into his presidency sits at 45 percent, as revealed by a Gallup poll last Wednesday. That puts Trump three points higher than the 42 percent approval rating Gallup found for Obama at the same point of his presidency. Gallup’s poll recorded a similar job disapproval rating for both presidents 151 weeks into their administrations. Some...
  • Trump Calls on CNN to Retract 'Totally False' Story About Trump's Use of Personal Cell Phone

    12/07/2019 12:35:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2019 | Bronson Stocking
    CNN has updated its report that President Trump continues to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated concerns expressed by his staff that such phone calls leave the president vulnerable to surveillance by foreign governments.  In a tweet on Saturday, President Trump called upon "Fake News" CNN to retract the story that he describes as "totally false information and reporting." Trump also tweeted that he hasn't "had a personal cell phone for years" and only uses "government approved and issued phones."  Fake News @CNN is reporting that I am “still using personal cell phone for calls despite...
  • Impeachment Is Destroying CNN

    12/07/2019 6:12:52 AM PST · by billorites · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 6, 2019 | Michael van der Galien
    If Democrats and their media allies thought that the impeachment of President Trump would be his undoing, I've got bad news for them: it's actually undoing them. The Democrats' favorite (fake) news channel CNN is suffering from a three-year low in ratings. According to Disrn, CNN "reached a three-year low in ratings over the Thanksgiving holidays, averaging 643,000 primetime viewers. The news outlet also saw its worst week for viewers among the 25-43 demographic." In that group, CNN only pulled 138,000 viewers. That's pathetic. Fox News, on the other hand, "posted higher ratings than CNN and MSNBC combined, averaging nearly...
  • 2019 Bridge Inventory: States struggle to keep up with deteriorating bridges

    11/16/2019 6:49:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | November 11, 2019 | Don McLoud
    With few exceptions, states are losing the battle with aging bridges in need of repair or replacement. Even states with low percentages of bridges rated poor are finding it difficult to keep up with bridge and road systems that in many cases are 50 years old or older. Utah, which ranks fourth for the lowest percentage of poor bridges, programs a bridge for repair or replacement in the year after it drops to a poor rating, completing the project within four or five years. The Utah Department of Transportation notes, though, that the number of bridges falling from good to...
  • Nielson Ratings

    11/08/2019 9:34:42 AM PST · by Dacula · 46 replies
    Nielsen Ratings ^ | 11/8/19 | Dacula
    For the past few months, I have been given several surveys to complete by the Nielsen rating company. So far, I have received about $30 in crisp cash. Now they want me to be a 'metered' participant. I and each member of my household simply wear a 'pager' type meter during the day and we get $10 per person to try it and $15 person to wear a month. At the end of 90 days, each participant receives $50. Each week there is a $500 sweepstakes.
  • The NFL continues its ratings momentum one month into the 2019 season

    10/30/2019 9:34:01 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | October 10, 2019 | Frank Pallotta
    New York (CNN Business)The NFL has so far kept up with a ratings boost that started a season ago. One month into its 2019 season, the league's viewership is up around 5% compared to this time last year, attracting an average of roughly 16 million viewers across the league's network partners, according to Nielsen data. The NFL's viewership is also up 8% from 2017 and down just 1% from 2016. This season's numbers build on last year's ratings, which rebounded following two seasons of declining viewership. At that time, the media and sports observers wondered if the league's ratings could...