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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:13 AM

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell Still Stomping Fox News

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell Still Stomping Fox News
Posted by Mark on December 6, 2012 at 9:38 am.


This is beginning to be something of a trend. Last week MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell crushed their Fox News competition – again. The week-long average for Maddow in the 25-54 demographic was 378,000, vs. Sean Hannity’s 352,000. O’Donnell bested Greta Van Susteren 359,000 to 245,000.



The Ed Show continues to lag behind his network companions, but perhaps he should be cut some slack because he is also airing opposite the highest rated program on cable news, The O’Reilly Factor. Even so, MSNBC’s primetime lineup managed to beat Fox News outright on two nights (Wednesday and Thursday).

The frequency with which MSNBC is topping Fox dispels any notion that this is an anomaly. In fact, from election day through November 30, Maddow and O’Donnell beat Hannity and Van Susteren by 13% and 20% respectively. The full primetime averages for this period for Fox and MSNBC are separated by only 2% with O’Reilly lifting Fox barely into the lead.

Fox News can no longer boast that they are the runaway leader in cable news. Before long they may not be the leader at all. Their audience may be tiring of being lied to and they might not appreciate the filters that Fox has put between them and the real world. There can be only so many times that someone can discover that what they thought they knew for sure was not even close to correct. And people who get their news from Fox have been in that situation too many times already.

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In the coming months there may be some dramatic shifts in the cable news arena. Fox’s wobbly leadership will continue to be challenged by MSNBC’s post-election burst of energy. And CNN will likely being putting pressure on both when their new president takes the helm in late January. At this point, I wouldn’t place any bets because literally anything can happen. Who would have predicted a year ago that a lesbian Rhodes scholar (Maddow) would be knocking out the boob tube’s biggest boob (Hannity)?

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Reply MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell Still Stomping Fox News (Original post)
babylonsister Dec 2012 OP
blaze Dec 2012 #1
CanonRay Dec 2012 #2
michigandem58 Dec 2012 #3
MotherPetrie Dec 2012 #6
Tom Rinaldo Dec 2012 #7
CarmanK Dec 2012 #4
vlyons Dec 2012 #5
JohnnyRingo Dec 2012 #8
libodem Dec 2012 #9

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:21 AM

1. Well *this* is encouraging!! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:29 AM

2. And MSNBC isn't even available everywhere like Faux

I get pissed when I'm traveling and the motel doesn't get MSNBC.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:51 AM

3. Misleading headline

 

I'm gratified with MSNBC doing better, but whenever I see how they're beating Faux now, it always turns out to be just a certain demographic.

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Response to michigandem58 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:37 AM

6. But that is the only one that counts to advertisers

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:40 AM

7. Yes, but that isn't the only democgraphic that votes

Don't get me wrong, I'm encouraged too. Just sayin'

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:03 AM

4. REV AL-activist, ED-advocate, Rachel-teacher, LO-analyst-truth tellers all. That is the difference.

I am rooting for MSNBC- a faithful follower. Started watching Rachel in lead up to 2008 elections, been following her since. She is a star and a truth teller. And the best thing about the network, it doesnt think its audience is dumb. They make the effort to explain their positions. And best of all, they make democracy look like something they truly value and are willing to share the good, the bad and the ugly in order to inform. I dont have to check Media Matters when they say something new or different. Reliable source of information and it is important for the electorate to know the truth. I believe, that if we know the facts/truth about a situation, the american ppl will act responsibly. It is the GOP/TPARTY need to deceive that validates the need for AL, ED, RACHEL AND LO. Then of course, you add in Chris Hayes, Ezra Klein, Karen Finney, Krystal Ball and of course MHP, you have a 4 star line up of truth tellers and fact checkers.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:29 AM

5. Rhodes scholar AND PhD

Rachel is the best thing on TV, cable or broadcast. Her journalism is impeccably fact-based, informative, and entertaining. The only thing that I would ding her for is when she appears on a talking head panel, be it Maher or Meet the Press. She hasn't figured out how to stop the repugs from talking over her, interrupting her. But she will figure it out eventually. She's such a smart lady. I'm a big fan.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:18 AM

8. Track the ratings here

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/category/ratings

Maddow and Hannity have swapped the lead back and forth, but that has never happened before like it has been since the election. The ratings for other MSNBC shows have closed the gap as well.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:37 PM

9. Maybe some viewers felt duped by the fake election coverage

If they don't know by now, how misled they were, on how far ahead Obama was predicted to win for how long, they are self deluded. And lied to on top of that. That causes National Psychosis. Half the country was drop kicked off devastation Hell cliff because they were wearing blindfolds from Faux. They thought they had a full chance and expected to win. The Republicans around here fell in to grief stricken mourning. My insurance friend's whole family was crying for days. No wonder they fear this next shock doctrine cliff-hanger. They are just waiting for the next, scary black man's shoe, to drop.

Oh my god send us into the next great recession? I don't think so. My foot.
Go ahead, have some military spending cuts.
Oh poor Raytheon, Westinghouse, General Electric, General Dynamics, General Betrayus, and bomb makers every where. Oh boo hoo....the poor damned Arms Cartels, wah wah, wah.

Why don't they put the plastic and metal in to prosthetic limbs and wheel chairs.
Demonic capitalist pigs. Find something se to make, anyways. Cut that ridiculous military spending. Keep the money state side for infrastructure jobs at home.

Happy Saturday, carry on.

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