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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fox News Ratings are Higher than CNN, MSNBC and HLN Combined

"I still despise them, for they do not dote upon me, nor so they use messianic pictures of me like this one... And furthermore they do not represent my base-- low information voters who are easily lied to or shamed."

Gee, do you think it's because viewers are tired of one is essentially Leftist propaganda being poured out of the other "news" networks? Or maybe because of the betrayal as these networks touted ObamaCare and slammed opponents as Nazis and racists? Nah. It's because Americans are all racist or something...

From Variety (via Drudge):

It was a down year in terms of overall audience, as every newsie but HLN showed primetime declines from their Presidential Election-driven tallies of 2012. 
According to Nielsen data through Dec. 8, Fox News Channel averaged 1.774 million viewers in primetime (down 13% from 2012) and 297,000 adults 25-54 (down 30%). It was followed by MSNBC with 645,000 viewers and 203,000 adults 25-54 (down 29% in both); CNN with 578,000 (down 15%) and 187,000 adults 25-54 (down 16%); and HLN with 403,000 total viewer (up 21%) and 142,000 in the demo (up 27%). 
Among all basic cable networks in 2013, FNC ranked sixth in primetime while MSNBC was 29th and CNN was 31st. In total day, Fox ran fourth while CNN was 28th and MSNBC ran 30th; in 2012, CNN finished behind MSNBC. CNN and HLN showed some year-over-year gains on a total-day basis, while FNC and MSNBC were down. 
Fox and CNN both made some significant changes to their lineup in 2013, with FNC’s revamped primetime lineup, introduced on Oct. 7, posting gains in both total viewers and adults 25-54 vs. the block’s 2013 season-to-date average. The newest program, “The Kelly File” with Megyn Kelly, has improved the 9 p.m. hour by 23% in total viewers and 13% in adults 25-54, and “The O’Reilly Factor” is the top show in cable news (2.78 million, 439,000 adults 25-54). 
Also of note outside of primetime, “The Five” (5-6 p.m. ET) and “Red Eye” (3-4 a.m. ET) had their most-watched years to date.

I wonder if this means Obama will allow them to ask questions at press conferences? At least he's letting them show up now. Does anybody remember when Obama tried to ban Fox News?

By the way, it seems Google wants you to forget Obama's pettiness, because a search for Obama's boycott leads to barely any links.

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