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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:54 AM

71. Fox News isn't remotely the dominant news source for the entire country.

Fox's average audience sizes are dwarfed by those of the broadcast network news programs, both individually and taken as a whole. For example, the highest ranked show on Fox -- O'Reilly, brings in around 4 million viewers at best. The smallest of the three broadcast network evening news programs gets around 6 million and the three networks with national evening news programs (NBC, CBS, and ABC) have an aggregate audience of over 20 million. Add CNN and MSNBC to the mix and its pretty clear that Fox is anything but the dominant news source in the country. And that's not even taking into account the fact that Fox News' audience does not represent the same cross section of the population as the broadcast network news programs.

The annual report on the state of the news media published by the Pew Research Center has a lot of useful information.
http://stateofthemedia.org

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