HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Fox News Ratings Plunge T...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 08:06 PM

Fox News Ratings Plunge To New Lows...MSNBC Gloats In Press Release

Fox News Ratings: Hannity, Van Susteren Plunge To New Lows In Demo


Posted: 04/02/2013 5:24 pm EDT

The cable news industry was hit with another month of tough ratings news.

Every network saw its ratings drop from 2012, a politics-heavy election year that was guaranteed to spike audiences. In primetime, Fox News suffered the biggest plunge, falling 33 percent from its 2012 numbers. CNN fell a nearly equally precipitous 28 percent, while MSNBC dropped 4 percent.

Fox News, which has had several well-publicized ratings issues over the past few months, saw its primetime numbers fall to new lows in the all-important A25-54 category for many shows. MSNBC gloated in its press release, saying that hosts Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren had their worst demo ratings ever. Bill O'Reilly's demo ratings were also off by 26 percent.

<...>

MSNBC topped CNN in total viewers and demo viewers, and saw a 30 percent increase in daytime viewers in the A25-54 demo.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/02/fox-news-ratings-hannity-van-susteren-worst-demo-ratings_n_3001096.html






36 replies, 6766 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 36 replies Author Time Post
Reply Fox News Ratings Plunge To New Lows...MSNBC Gloats In Press Release (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Apr 2013 OP
House of Roberts Apr 2013 #1
Skittles Apr 2013 #2
Fawke Em Apr 2013 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #14
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2013 #15
AlbertCat Apr 2013 #33
Rex Apr 2013 #3
adogslife Apr 2013 #35
kevinmc Apr 2013 #4
Lochloosa Apr 2013 #7
DeSwiss Apr 2013 #10
tularetom Apr 2013 #26
SunSeeker Apr 2013 #5
CatholicEdHead Apr 2013 #8
leftynyc Apr 2013 #18
riverbendviewgal Apr 2013 #9
dmr Apr 2013 #28
NCcoast Apr 2013 #11
Jamaal510 Apr 2013 #12
LiberalLovinLug Apr 2013 #24
Moostache Apr 2013 #13
Heywood J Apr 2013 #16
Le Taz Hot Apr 2013 #17
magellan Apr 2013 #20
Blue Owl Apr 2013 #19
Berlum Apr 2013 #21
Skraxx Apr 2013 #22
Arugula Latte Apr 2013 #23
lobodons Apr 2013 #25
d_r Apr 2013 #27
TexasTowelie Apr 2013 #32
zipplewrath Apr 2013 #29
Downtown Hound Apr 2013 #30
William769 Apr 2013 #31
aint_no_life_nowhere Apr 2013 #34
ProudProgressiveNow Apr 2013 #36

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 08:09 PM

1. Fox ratings would be worse

if the core audience wasn't counted after they fall asleep.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to House of Roberts (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 08:39 PM

2. STOP IT HOR

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to House of Roberts (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 09:50 PM

6. Or after they die.

The average age of a Faux News viewer is 72. Faux's audience is literally dying off.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fawke Em (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 11:07 PM

14. I wonder how many snuffed it after Obama got reelected....

"I'm commin to join you Elizabeth!!!"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to House of Roberts (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 11:16 PM

15. The difference between that and their normal waking mode being...?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to House of Roberts (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 07:28 PM

33. Or if you didn't count...

People waiting to get their car fixed
People eating at Hardees
People getting free Continental breakfasts at Quality Inns
People in airport bars

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 08:43 PM

3. What is shocking is that it took this long for

the change of faith in those particular mental powerhouses. I mean, I can understand how Baby Jesus could keep people drooling waiting for their car to get the oil changed or stressing out in the dentists office. I mean we all know Bill O' Blowy is the smartest persons on TVEE. Eriod.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Rex (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 08:52 PM

35. the election did it

 

they were exposed as complete liars.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 08:51 PM

4. "Dick Morris leaving caused this drop" - Dick Morris n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kevinmc (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 09:51 PM

7. ...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kevinmc (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 10:27 PM

10. :-P

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kevinmc (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 02:00 PM

26. Hey, I heard him on the radio yesterday peddling a book on Obamacare

He was saying how he warned us all that it was gonna be a disaster and he is never wrong, so buy his book and learn how to avoid being screwn by the evil Obamacare.

When he got to the part about how he was never wrong I almost drove off the road I was LOLing so hard.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 09:49 PM

5. LOL. Awesome. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 10:17 PM

8. Off-Election Year Drop

They will go back up again in 2014, they are still figuring out the attack points for a second Obama term.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CatholicEdHead (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 08:15 AM

18. That's certainly part of it

but doesn't explain the increase in MSNBC's numbers. But there are many reasons for the dip for fox - their viewers are literally dying off, the teabag brigade thinks they've gone too liberal and many were very pissed with the landslide predictions of morris, hannity, barrone. Their viewers actually believe they know what they're talking about and were blindsided by the election. Put on a hazmat suit and view a conservative board. You'll laugh yourself silly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 10:23 PM

9. That is great

scumbags FOX

CNN is not the CNN it was once ...Ted Turner made a good news network. It is now FOX News in disguise.

Glad Soledad O'brien has left it. anyone know where she went to? I hope MSNBC grabs her.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 02:50 PM

28. She's starting her own documentary production company.

I think it's called Starship or Starfish Media - I can't really remember which.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 10:32 PM

11. And think about this

I think Fox is doomed. Fox's audience has already begun complaining that Fox is taking a liberal turn. Most people want nothing to do with them knowing they're just right wing propaganda. So if they try to go more mainstream they'll piss off the loonies. And their audience are all 70 something, along with Murdoch who still has more than his share of legal problems in the UK. These guy are in a corner. I love it!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 10:35 PM

12. Imagine

how much lower FOX's ratings would be if their viewers didn't buy the "liberal media" lie. The only reason why they've been top-rated so far has been because most of the wingnuts still see any network not named "FOX News" as liberal. Thus they garner an overwhelming majority of the wingnut viewership, while liberal and moderate viewership is diluted among the other cable news networks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 01:28 PM

24. Not even counting internet sites

Polls show there are more liberal minded people using the internet social media sites than conservative.

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Social-networking-and-politics/Main-findings/Social-networking-sites-and-politics.aspx

I'd project that there are also more liberal and moderate users that then use the internet for their news. Such as I. I find it so much more superior as you can pick and choose which stories you want to inform yourself more about, and you can find out about now, not "after this message". We only have so much time in this busy world.

TV news has long past as an efficient way to gather your news. Its more about info-tainment. Its a spectacle where newscasters are celebrities themselves, and there is very little in-depth analysis especially on network news shows.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 10:56 PM

13. Just watch...MSNBC is going to start (or keep) moving to the right...

Eventually, MSNBC and Fox will pass on the political axis and the parties will have new favorites...MSNBC for the right wing and the "new" Fox for the centrists - don't for one second think that the shifts will EVER be to a legitimate left.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 08:01 AM

16. What's that thing on his face?

I've seen all manner of mic pickups and earpieces, but nothing that physically attached to someone's cheek. Did he finally decide to be open about the Collective?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 08:10 AM

17. I was a captive audience of Faux Nooz

yesterday while lunching at our local Marie Calender's. We sat in overflow seating at the bar and Faux Nooz was on whipping up panic about NK. A good war is always good for ratings.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 10:40 AM

20. It's all about keeping their audience gripping their guns

...or sumthin'. Hey, it gets lonely down in mama's basement.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 10:35 AM

19. The Foxhole Bloweth

There may not be many athiests in foxholes, but there's a lot of assholes at Fox.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 10:53 AM

21. The Fox propaganda lies (R) have disgustipated Americans

What American wants to stomach the ongoing barrage of Republican lies and spin that are the suma nd substance of Fox?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 12:55 PM

22. The Infection Has Run It's Course

The internet and free flow of information is the antibody to viruses like Fox, and it's finally having it's effect.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Skraxx (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 01:16 PM

23. Plus some of its viewers are just dying off.

That's a shame.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 01:40 PM

25. Ratings would be worse

Ratings would be worse if FOX wasn't mandated by corporate offices to be shown on their company TV's 24/7.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 02:12 PM

27. Look at these numbers for Monday

I think it says that for the 25-54 demo, Rachel Maddow beat hannity -

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/04/02/cable-news-ratings-for-monday-april-1-2013/175913/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to d_r (Reply #27)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 06:22 PM

32. No.

Look at the P2+ column. It's for all viewers over the age of 2. The data shows that a lot of people tune in for O'Reilly, but leave for the rest of the night.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 05:07 PM

29. I have noticed

I've been in two different hotel breakfast rooms recently with multiple TV screens all showing morning news shows. And for the first time NONE of them were on Fox. I notice because I usually try to sit as far away as I can.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 05:12 PM

30. But according to Fox News, Jim Carrey is a washed up has been...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 05:19 PM

31. Glass bubble is getting smaller.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 08:42 PM

34. Fox News will premier two new 90 minute daily shows to stop the slide



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 12:11 AM

36. K&R nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread