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  • 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
  • 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...
  • Oscar Ratings Hits Seven-Year Low, Viewership Worst Since 2009

    02/23/2015 12:19:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 2/23/15 | Dominic Patten
    All the awards have been given out and it looks like the final numbers for the 87th Oscars are in. Running from 8:30 PM to 11:48 PM ET last night, the Neil Patrick Harris hosted show garnered a 10.8 rating among adults 18-49 with 36.6 million viewers. Among the key demo that’s a 17% drop from what the final ratings for the 2014 Academy Awards were and the worst the AMAPAS ceremony has done since 2008.That show had a 10.68 rating. The total viewership for last night’s Oscars were down 18% from last year to hit a 6-year low. The...
  • NBC's Nightly News ratings dip by double-digits in first broadcast since Brian Williams' name was...

    02/16/2015 2:14:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/15/14 | Anneta Konstantinides
    NBC's Nightly News ratings dip by double-digits in first broadcast since Brian Williams' name was removed from title Brian Williams may be off the air, but it seems NBC's problems are far from over. Ratings for the network's Nightly News broadcast dipped by double-digits on Wednesday during its first broadcast that had suspended anchor Brian Williams' name stripped from the title. Nielsen's 'fast affiliate numbers' revealed that the nightly telecast's 9.8million viewers from Monday night had slipped to 8.6million by Thursday in what turned out to be its lowest numbers of the week. Williams received a six-month unpaid suspension this...
  • Inside MSNBC’s Impending Shakeup: Cancellations, Reboots and Chief Phil Griffin

    02/05/2015 4:10:34 AM PST · by Enterprise · 18 replies ^ | February 5, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    When President Obama was reelected in 2012, MSNBC was “leaning forward” and smiling wide as Obama 2.0 propelled it to record ratings and a firm grasp on the No. 2 spot in cable news. Over two years later, the network has fallen backwards. January ratings revealed double-digit declines compared with January, 2014 in all ratings measurements. During the day, MSNBC was down 20 percent in viewers and 37 percent in the advertising-coveted 25-54 demo. In primetime, it fell 23 percent in viewers and 39 percent in demo.
  • MSNBC suffers lowest ratings in a decade

    02/04/2015 6:55:07 PM PST · by george76 · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/15 | DYLAN BYERS
    MSNBC registered its lowest full-day rating in nearly a decade on Tuesday, a devastatingly low benchmark that shows just how severe the network's decline has become. The liberal cable news network drew an average of 55,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 year-old demo on Tuesday, its lowest full-day rating since July 2005, according to Nielsen ratings provided by an industry source. CNN had nearly three times as many viewers in the demo; Fox News nearly five times as many. That low reflects a more general decline in recent years.
  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Rebuked for Voting in Place of GOP Colleague

    01/29/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Drew MacKenzie
    House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions has rebuked Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for voting on behalf of Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. On Tuesday, Wasserman Schultz was in the speaker's lobby next to the House floor while her home-state colleague was caught up in an interview nearby with a reporter just before a roll-call vote, according to The Hill. "Deb, are you going in?" Diaz-Balart asked before handing her his voting card, The Hill said. "Can you…" he said, his voice trailing off as he handed her the card.
  • Teacher Pensions Going To Kill Us All

    01/28/2015 5:49:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Teacher pensions are a huge and growing crisis waiting to explode without major reforms, warns a new report released Tuesday by an educational think tank.“Do the math on teacher pensions and it just doesn’t add up,” argues the National Council on Teacher Quality in its report, Doing the Math on Teacher Pensions. Total unfunded teacher pension liabilities in 2014 were a whopping $499 billion dollars, the group found. That amount is surging rapidly; in 2012, the total was just $394 billion, meaning that pension debt is growing by over $50 billion a year.Some states are in a particularly huge hole....
  • Gallup: Obama Plummets to Lowest Annual Approval Rating Ever [Crazy!?]

    01/21/2015 12:37:15 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/20/2015 | John Blosser
    With six years down and just two left in which to build a legacy, President Barack Obama has posted his lowest-ever average annual approval rating. A Gallup poll finds that Obama, in the one-year period between Jan. 20, 2014, and Monday, posted an approval average of just 42.6 percent. During their sixth year in office, Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon showed their lowest approval rating as well, with the sixth-year approval rating of every president since 1945 averaging just 45.5 percent, Politico notes. President George W. Bush tapped out the lowest at 37.3 percent, while President Bill...
  • 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,...
  • Reality TV facing its own reality: a ratings slump

    12/28/2014 9:53:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 28, 2014 | Scott Collins
    Just a few years ago, underemployed TV writers were complaining that reality programming was taking over their industry. Now the scribes are having their revenge: Unscripted programming is mired in an unexpected slump. Onetime smashes such as "Survivor" and "Dancing With the Stars" are drooping with age. Coca-Cola recently wrapped up its 13-year sponsorship of "American Idol" after Fox's singing hit plummeted in the ratings last season. NBC's own singing show, "The Voice," saw its season finale drop nearly 10% this month. And what's worse, no new hits are taking their place.
  • Is This School One of the Best in Michigan or One of the Worst?

    11/26/2014 11:30:54 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/24/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    If you ask the Michigan Department of Education, Covert High School is not a good school. On the state report card from a few years ago, the school ranked in the bottom 26th percentile. But on a new report card, the school 40 miles west of Kalamazoo is the No. 1 ranked conventional public high school in Michigan. The reason why requires understanding the state’s report card and those done by other groups. In Michigan, schools are ranked based on the state’s Top-to-Bottom list, which grade administrators and schools based 50 percent on overall test scores, 25 percent on the...
  • Fox News Leads with Viewers, News Demo on Election 2014

    11/06/2014 6:05:35 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 22 replies
    Multichannel ^ | 11/5/14 | Mike Reynolds
    It was the Republican party and Fox News Channel's night. As the GOP gained control of the Senate, Fox News Channel set the pace with the Nielsen electorate garnering the largest overall audience and also standing atop the so-called news demo among cable and broadcast networks with its midterm election coverage. Fox News Channel averaged 6.6 million watchers in the 10 p.m. hour (ET), when the three broadcast networks turned their attention to the results. CBS placed with 5.4 million viewers, compared with 4.2 million for NBC and 3.1 million for ABC.
  • World Series Ratings Off to Worst Start on Record

    10/23/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Variety ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rick Kissell
    The Kansas City Royals were a great story in baseball this year, but as a team with little star power that hails from a small market, their surprise run to face the San Francisco Giants in the World Series may not be resonating with more casual sports fans. Fox attracted a still-sizable audience to Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Tuesday — 12.2 million — but this left it tied with the 2012 Texas-San Francisco opener, which previously had been the smallest audience to kick things off. Last year’s World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red...
  • Nielsen: Technical Error Causes Months of False TV Ratings

    10/10/2014 12:06:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | October 10, 2014 | 09:35AM PT | Senior TV Editor Brian Steinberg
    A software bug has resulted in TV ratings being allocated incorrectly among broadcast and syndication programming since March, according to executives at Nielsen, the measurement service whose rankings form the basis of how advertisers pay for TV commercials. At issue is a process used by the company when it moves from its initial survey of national ratings to its final one. When Nielsen calculates its early “fast national” ratings, some sources of viewership are not properly labeled and the data is put aside as “all other television” until they can be identified and tabulated properly. But Nielsen has discovered that...
  • CBS Hillary Clinton Show Loses 1/3 Younger Viewers by 2nd Episode

    09/30/2014 7:26:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Madam Secretary, CBS’ 100 million dollar Hillary infomercial, wasn’t doing too well with younger viewers to begin with. You would think that 60 Minutes with its senescent cast of droners would have less younger viewers than Madam Secretary, but don’t count out the Hillary magic.The current ratings show that Madam Secretary lost 4 million 60 Minutes viewers and lost half of its younger 18-49 viewers. That’s the demo prized by advertisers and Madam Secretary is going to have trouble staying on the air if it can’t get them to tune in.Younger voters are also an obvious target for the Hillary...
  • Do We Really Need the Rating Agencies?

    06/16/2014 6:33:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    RCM ^ | 06/16/2014 | By Desmond Lachman
    One has to be struck by the recent slew of rating agency credit upgrades for European sovereign bonds. Since the start of the year, undaunted by the marked deterioration in European political and economic fundamentals, the rating agencies have sheepishly followed the market's more favorable attitude towards Europe by providing the European countries with improved bond ratings. This has to raise question anew as to whether the rating agencies serve any useful purpose. Similarly it has to raise questions as to whether the rating agencies continue to amplify market movements in a pro-cyclical manner. Since the start of the year,...
  • TV Ratings Dictated NBA’s Decision to Play Finals Despite A/C Failure

    06/06/2014 9:47:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 6, 2014 | Joe Concha
    You know that controversial NBA game last night more than a few water coolers are privy to this morning? ... The one played in an arena where the air conditioning went out due to an electrical failure, turning the court in a 90-degree sauna, resulting in said cramps for one LeBron James? It should have never been played...
  • Government Agency Scraps Employee Ratings To Avoid ‘Discrimination’

    05/26/2014 4:34:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/25/14 | Scott Greer
    One government agency has decided that the results of employee ratings are too discriminatory, and eliminated the process entirely. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Monday that it will now award all employees the highest rating regardless of performance reviews. The CFPB, which oversees transactions in the financial sector for the federal government, decided to no longer conduct employee reviews because there were just too many apparent “significant disparities” between the races, ages, and locations of its employees. According to American Banker, this new policy is set to cost over $5 million dollars, as it will now pay employees...
  • Oscars ratings up 7 percent over last year's telecast (celebrating the one-percenters)

    03/03/2014 4:33:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/03/14
    Ratings for the Academy Awards telecast in the nation's biggest television markets are up 7 percent over last year. The Nielsen company said Monday that New York, Kansas City, Mo., and Chicago were the strongest markets for Sunday's telecast, where "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for best picture. Nielsen's estimate for how many people actually watched the show was expected later Monday. The Oscars are frequently the second most-watched television program of the year after the Super Bowl, with viewership topping 40 million people last year.
  • 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...
  • Medicare posts hospitals' 'clean and dirty laundry' on Hospital Compare website

    01/20/2014 4:53:15 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 1-20-14 | Lauren Sausser
    Patients can make choices about which hospital they use based on many factors, including advertisements on billboards and signs on the back of city buses. While annual hospital rankings published in magazines like U.S. News & World Report and Consumer Reports offer conflicting advice on the best places to seek treatment, plain-and-simple geography can also matter. So do health insurance networks and recommendations from friends or physicians. “How does the consumer know which to believe?” said Dr. Todd Shuman, vice president and chief quality officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare. “Should they believe this, or should they believe this? Or...
  • California: Obama's disapproval rating jumps

    12/03/2013 9:07:24 AM PST · by oxcart · 17 replies ^ | 12/03/13 | Josh Richman
    <p>First, Californians who had approved of President Barack Obama's job performance began to reserve judgment; now, they're moving into full-blown disapproval, especially among longtime allies such as Latinos and women, a new Field Poll shows.</p> <p>Forty-three percent of California voters don't like Obama's job performance, up from 35 percent in July, the poll found. Despite the dramatic increase in unhappy faces, the president's approval rating changed little according to the survey begun in mid-November: 51 percent, down from 52 percent in July.</p>
  • CNN and MSNBC Lose Almost Half Their Viewers in One Year (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/27/2013 1:34:49 PM PST · by Zakeet · 109 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 27, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been a tough year for the liberal cable news outlets. Data released Tuesday show CNN shedding 48 percent of total viewers since last November and MSNBC dropping 45 percent. The numbers were even worse in the all important demographic of people aged 25 to 54 as CNN's ratings dropped 59 percent and MSNBC's 52 percent. In an off-election year, and with last November's numbers skewed higher as a result of the presidential election, it should be expected for ratings to decline. However, Fox News didn't see close to these losses. In total day, FNC is only down 18...
  • Ratings: Revamped Fox News lineup doing…pretty, pretty well

    11/13/2013 12:18:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2013 | Guy Benson
    TV Newser: Fox News had its second-highest rated week of the year in primetime last week, second only to the week of the Boston Marathon bombing in April. From 8pm to 11pmET, the network averaged 2,098,000 total viewers and 376,000 A25-54 viewers, ranking second in all of cable. By comparison, MSNBC averaged 716,000 total viewers and 202,000 A25-54 viewers, while CNN had 433,000 viewers and 146,000 viewers, respectively. It was also the second-highest week of the year for Fox News in the network’s expanded primetime block, which includes Greta Van Susteren‘s “On the Record.” From 7pm to 11pmET, FNC averaged...
  • Alec Baldwin’s MSNBC Show Falls To New Low, CNN’s ‘Unguarded’ Takes A Hit

    11/11/2013 3:36:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies ^ | 11/11/13 | D Patten
    You would not be saying TGIF in cable newsland if you were Alec Baldwin or Rachel Nichols last week. The actor’s 10 PM MSNBC show Up Late and the former ESPN reporter’s Unguarded on CNN both hit demo lows on November 8. With guests Cristina Tzintzun of the Workers Defense Fund and the Coalition for the Homeless’ Mary Brosnahan talking immigration reform and anti-poverty programs, Up Late With Alec Baldwin pulled in just 101,000 viewers among adults 25-54 on Friday. That’s a 41% drop from the 172,000 demo results of the one-hour show’s October 11 debut. While Baldwin’s total viewers...
  • Shutdown coverage benefits cable news networks

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

    10/06/2013 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Gefn · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/6/2013 | Brian Setzer
    Given the meager approval ratings the public has consistently given Congress, it might seem surprising that anyone watches the unblinking live shots of the Senate and House on television. But government crises apparently have a way of ratcheting up interest in Washington procedural drama. When Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, started a marathon speech to protest President Obama’s health care law on Sept. 24, the average daily rating for C-Span2, the cable channel devoted to Senate proceedings, increased more than fivefold from the day before, according to data provided to The New York Times by Rentrak. As Mr. Cruz...
  • August 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Down Double Digits

    08/28/2013 6:39:00 AM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 73 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 8/27/2013 | Alex Weprin
    MSNBC continued its rough 2013 in the ratings, continuing to lose significant audience from 2012. The problems were particularly prevalent in primetime, with some shows losing close to -50% of viewer“Morning Joe” was down -9% in total viewers and -17% in the A25-54 demographic compared to the same month last year, which actually was a better result than many of the programs that came later in the day. In primetime, “The Rachel Maddow Show” posted all-time low ratings in total and demo viewers, down -43% and -47%, respectively. “The Last Word” posted a low in total viewers, losing -40% of...
  • What’s Behind MSNBC’s Ratings Decline?

    07/11/2013 6:14:21 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 37 replies
    Just change it to PMS-NBC and the it is understandable..
  • TV Ratings: MSNBC Suffers Worst Quarter Since 2007, Piers Morgan Drops on CNN

    07/02/2013 11:02:03 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07-02-2013 | Michael O'Connell
    A surge of breaking news -- the Boston Marathon bombing, Oklahoma tornadoes, the Jodi Arias trial -- brings a new (distant) runner-up to Fox News Channel, but the cable networks end the first half of 2013 with a lackluster June.
  • Should Christians Have an Online Ratings System for TV, Movies and Music?

    06/24/2013 1:37:54 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 42 replies
    A recent Freerepublic post about lesbian moms being featured on the last episode of Disney's Good Luck Charlie has gotten me to thinking about whether there is a Christian ratings system for tv programs, movies and music. It is time for something like this. Years ago there was a religious group called the Legion of Decency which rated movies by their content regarding their portrayal of morality. Movies were much cleaner back then. If gays, abortion lovers and other degenerates can be the guiding hand of Hollywood morality why can't Christians use their numbers to provide parents with some clear...
  • MSNBC ratings “unexpectedly” take a turn (for the worse)

    06/01/2013 7:51:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Our friend Jim Geraghty stumbles across some numbers which may serve to take the collective temperature of the electorate more than any poll coming out of the political analysis factory. (This was also featured in the Morning Jolt, in case you’re not signed up for it yet.) In the midst of a prolonged media strike on various “wacko birds” and a general theme that conservatives were once again in trouble, there seems to be a distinct lack of interest in politics on the part of the Obama faithful. Read the complete rankings, May 2013 versus May 2012, via Nielsen:Total Day...
  • TV Ratings: MSNBC Falls Below HLN in May, Rachel Maddow Hits Lows

    Fox News Channel maintains a handsome lead in primetime and total day, while primetime runner-up CNN continues a healthy climb from the lows of 2012. Averaging 539,000 viewers in primetime and 175,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demographic, MSNBC suffered double-digit drops from last May -- down a respective 20 and 19 percent.
  • Obama Scandals Bring MSNBC 7-Year Low While Fox News Rises

    05/20/2013 7:25:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 33 replies
    deadline ^ | May 20, 2013 | By DOMINIC PATTEN |
    The scandals of the Obama administration seem to be hurting not just the White House but MSNBC as well while Fox News Channel scored its second-best week of the year. After double-digit gains during last year’s presidential election, May 13-17 saw the progressive-aligned “Lean Forward” news network hit new lows as the IRS scandal erupted and revelations that the Justice Department secretly obtained AP records became public. With 350,000 viewers on average and 94,000 among the adults 25-54 demo, MSNBC had its least-watched and lowest-rated total-day results of the year last week. That was also the lowest total-day demo result...
  • 'American Idol' loses 7 million viewers compared to last year's finale

    05/17/2013 2:10:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/17/2013 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY
    The bad dream of a season for Fox’s “American Idol” ended Thursday with a ratings nightmare, as the singing competition lost a staggering 7 million viewers from last season’s finale. Thursday’s finale, in which Candice Glover won the coveted prize, averaged 14.3 million viewers, according to overnight ratings. That’s down a third from more than 21 million last year — and the news gets worse. Two years ago the finale had more than 29 million viewers, meaning “Idol” has shed half its audience in two years. And from Fox’s viewpoint, that’s not even the worst number. Thursday’s share of the...
  • 'The Bible' Maintains Strong Ratings in Third Week, Still the No. 1 TV Show

    03/21/2013 1:58:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/21/2013 | Katherine Weber
    The History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries once again maintained steady ratings this past Sunday night as it featured its third episode, delving into the Bible's New Testament and introducing Jesus, played by actor Diogo Morgado. The 10-part miniseries' third episode managed to rake in 10.9 million viewers, and score a 2.8 Nielsen rating among adults ages 18 to 49, according to Entertainment Weekly. The success of the most recent episode of "The Bible" makes the miniseries the number one show in all of television for the third consecutive week. These most recent ratings stack up nicely to the series' previous...
  • History Channel's surprise hit The Bible tops American Idol in ratings with 13.1 million viewers

    03/18/2013 1:06:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/18/2013 | ALISON MOODIE
    It's the David and Goliath of television: an obscure religious miniseries has beaten television's former top show in the ratings.The premier of the History Channel's The Bible attracted 13.1 million viewers, topping American Idol's 12.8 million viewers on Wednesday of the same week. The ratings have confounded Hollywood's biggest decision-makers. Overt religious programming can be a notorious tough sell to the public, while American Idol has dominated television for the past eight seasons.Scroll down for video Tastes are changing? History Channel's The Bible beat American Idol in the ratings last week, drawing in 13.1 million viewers The about-turn is evidence...
  • NBC To Finish 5th In Sweeps For First Time

    02/22/2013 11:17:07 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 57 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 21, 2013 | Dominic Patten
    An already bad month is getting worse for NBC. For the first time in sweeps history, the network is projected to finish fifth in the key adults 18-49 demographic. That’s a crushing blow for NBC... snip... From the beginning of the February sweep on January 31 through February 19, NBC has averaged a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. That’s below the 1.5 that Univision has been averaging so far over the 20 night of the sweep period. In fact, Univision has bested NBC every single night of the sweep so far among adults 18-49 and is poised to overtake NBC...
  • Fitch warns it may downgrade US over debt standoff

    01/15/2013 3:00:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/15/2013 | PAN PYLAS
    The United States could lose its top credit rating for the second time from a leading agency if there's a delay in raising the country's debt ceiling, Fitch Ratings warned Tuesday. Congress has to increase the country's debt limit, which effectively rules how much debt the U.S. can have, by the end of February or face a potential default, Fitch says. There are fears that the debate will descend into the sort of squabbling and political brinkmanship that marked the last effort to raise the ceiling in the summer of 2011. Outgoing U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned then that...
  • 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...

    09/11/2012 6:49:26 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-11-2012 | Sam Ro
    MOODY'S THREATENS TO CUT USA RATING WITHOUT DEAL TO CUT DEBT/GDP Sam RoSeptember 11, 2012Moody's is warning that it may cut the US government's credit rating from the Aaa to Aa1 if it is unable to negotiate a deal to materially reduce its federal debt to GDP ratio. Here's the annoucnement from Moody's: ------------------- Moody's issues update on the outlook for the US government's debt rating: Budget negotiations key Global Credit Research - 11 Sep 2012 New York, September 11, 2012 -- Budget negotiations during the 2013 Congressional legislative session will likely determine the direction of the US government's Aaa...
  • RNC Ratings Night Three: Romney Results In Ratings Rise,

    08/31/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies
    Night three of the Republican National Committee culminated in a speech from GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and the ratings rose accordingly. As was the case during the first two nights of the RNC, Fox News Channel was the most watched TV news outlet, besting the broadcast networks from 10-11PM. Last night, however, the gap between FNC and its competitors was even wider, as it topped the next two networks, NBC and ABC, combined in total viewers. Every outlet except NBC improved on its Tuesday night ratings in both total viewers and the adults 25-54 demo. Compared to the final night...