Faux News: WORST RATINGS SINCE 9/11

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Great Truths

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 29, 2013
At the end of each month, cable news ratings are released to the public. And, like clockwork, Fox News dominates the top 13 or so programs, far outstripping its competitors.

January was ... a little different. To be sure, everything is relative in cable news: Fox News still had nine out of the top 10 programs. It has spent 11 consecutive years as the top-rated cable news channel. Its 6 a.m. show drew almost double the ratings of CNN's top-ranking prime time show.

But, as rival MSNBC was quick to point out, and BuzzFeed was quick to trumpet, Fox News had its worst prime time ratings in the coveted 25-54 demographic since August 2001, and its lowest total day ratings since June 2008.

To a seasoned watcher of cable news ratings, there were other surprises. Rachel Maddow, for instance, came in 10th, beating "Studio B" and the 11 p.m. repeat of "The O'Reilly Factor." In January 2012, she came in 14th. It may not seem like much, but the top of the cable news field has been extremely stable -- and if Maddow were to continue creeping up the list, it would mean a real sea change. Overall, MSNBC -- perhaps powered by liberal euphoria over President Barack Obama's inauguration -- was the only cable news channel to grow its ratings from 2012.

This continues a pattern that emerged in 2012: Fox News viewers tuned out en masse from Democratic-themed events, causing the network's ratings to plunge during the Democratic National Convention, the hours immediately following Obama's re-election, and the president's inauguration. MSNBC, meanwhile, benefited from the solidification of its Democratic-friendly lineup, and drew a lion's share of eager liberal viewers.
Lawton

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 30, 2013
You can only pull the wool over the eyes of the American people so many times before they wise up.
barry soetoro

United States

#3 Jan 30, 2013
Lawton wrote:
You can only pull the wool over the eyes of the American people so many times before they wise up.
yes, that is what your boy barry soetoro has been doing for 4 plus yrs, just keep drinking the socialist muslim kool juice. Remember Fox News O'Reilly Repot Number 1 for 10 yrs !!

Barack and a Hard Place: A weekly segment where the best and worst things that U.S. President Barack Obama has done during the week

he keeps the socialist muslim in check with American Conservatives, yes the 58 million that DIN NOT vote for a muslim.

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