I'm not going to pick on FOX, only on the idea that high ratings somehow equate with quality programming.There certainly are alotta dummies out there:
Fox News Tops All Cable For 1st Time Since 2005
“Fox News Channel’s coverage of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week propelled the network to the top of the cable rankings for the first time in nearly a decade. In both total day and primetime for the week of April 15-April 21, the News Corp-owned news network pulled ahead of usually top-ranked USA Network. Excluding election weeks, the last time Fox News was in the top position was August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. In primetime, FNC garnered 2.874 million viewers on average for the week compared with No. 2 USA’s 2.621 million. CNN also climbed the cable ladder to finish No. 3 with 1.985 million viewers overall on average. History Channel was in fourth with 1.937 million viewers and A&E was fifth with 1.928 million.”
In total day, Fox News brought in 1.772 million on average with its wall-to-wall reporting from and about bombings and subsequent manhunt. That was ahead of second place Nickelodeon’s 1.644 million and CNN’s 1.329 million viewers over the frame.
The titillating Adult Swim, with 1.248 million, totally demolished MSNBC, which was 19th in the cable primetime rankings with 923,000 viewers on average for the week and 16th in the total-day ranking with 578,000. Nobody watches those idiots.
Last fall, there was a huge ratings bonanza for a show called "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"....and with that I rest my case !