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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:20 PM

Consider these ratings for the cable news stations...

Though I posted this last night before I went to bed, I've given it more thought since then and don't know what to think now. I've been checking these numbers a couple times a week for years and watched the steady (r)evolution of MSNBC, but this is stark:

These are the ratings from Monday evening before the election. There's nothing out of the ordinary from previous weeks. MSNBC, and Rachel in particular, have been steadily gaining ground for the past year, but remain the underdog. Sometime Maddow beats Hannity by a slim margin:



Now these are the numbers from Wednesday and Thursday after the election. See what happened here?





Friday's numbers aren't posted yet, but I wonder if this is a trend, or is there some reason for the increased viewership. Feel free to speculate because I have no idea what's going on.

Ratings are posted here and updated daily:
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/category/ratings

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JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 OP
appleannie1 Nov 2012 #1
meadowlark5 Nov 2012 #2
InsultComicDog Nov 2012 #3
StrayKat Nov 2012 #4

Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:41 PM

1. The RW probably tuned in Wed. so they could rant about what was being said. They will go back

to their alternate universe once they realize that no one is actually gloating.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:42 PM

2. That's interesting

I don't know what the big numbers difference between Fox and MSNBC is before and after the election.

Maybe the people that were on the fence realized after Fox's debacle of election night coverage and their shock with the Romney loss showed those people how much they lie and make things up. It was pretty obvious to everyone in the country after the election that they were making up polls that gave them the results that "they" wanted, not what was actually reflective of the electorate.

I just hope it stays that way. More people need to get out of that rethug bubble and learn what is really happening in this country. Fox News is a rethug, paranoid, hate filled, fear mongering cesspool.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:00 PM

3. The wingnuts have briefly tuned out

They are waiting until their bubble is safe again from the intrusion of reality.

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Response to InsultComicDog (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:23 PM

4. Seriously.

They probably had to take time out from viewing Fox to fire more workers, pack for Australia, and other such "patriotic" acts.

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