CNN Down, FOX up? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-07-2009, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ATOTony76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mt. HOOD
Posts: 683
Default CNN Down, FOX up?

While many bash on Fox and their so-called stupidity, rating seem to be going up.



Quote:
CNN bled primetime ratings points in the first quarter of 2009 and Fox News Channel led the cable news networks on several fronts during a news cycle marked by the beginning of President Barack Obama’s administration and a global economic crisis.

Among the three major cable news networks, Fox News averaged 2.3 million viewers during primetime in the first quarter, according to Nielsen Media Research. The network had its third best quarter in primetime viewership, behind the fourth quarter of 2008 (presidential election coverage) and the third quarter of 2005 (Hurricane Katrina coverage). CNN averaged 1.1 million viewers, while MSNBC had about 950,000. Compared with last year, Fox News rose 24%, CNN declined 10% and MSNBC was up 22%.

For the total day, Fox News led with 1.2 million viewers, followed by CNN with 740,000 and MSNBC with 473,000. All three networks saw increases for total viewership for the day over the first quarter of 2008, with Fox News up 26%, CNN up 17% and MSNBC up 20%.

Among the key adults 25-54 demographic, Fox News was also the highest ranked in both total-day and primetime averages. The network finished the quarter with an average 511,000 viewers in the demo during primetime, up 19% from last year, and 317,000 for the total day, up 23%. CNN was, again, the only one to take a dip in primetime, averaging 343,000 viewers 25-54, down 22% from last year, and 236,000 viewers for total-day, up 7%. MSNBC tied CNN in primetime average viewers in the demo with 343,000, up 7% from last year, and 180,000 viewers in the demo, up 11%.

In all of cable, Fox News finished the quarter as the second-most-watched network in primetime, behind only USA Network. CNN ranked 17th, MSNBC placed 24th and HLN, CNN’s sister news channel, came in 30th. For the total programming day, Fox News was 5th, CNN was 14th and MSNBC was 28th.

Fox News also dominated the list of top news analysis programs, claiming nine of the top 10 spots. “The O’Reilly Factor” finished first, averaging 3.4 million viewers and posting a 27% gain over last year. “O’Reilly” also wrapped up the month of March with its 100th consecutive month in the No. 1 spot. Following “O’Reilly” in the top five were “Hannity” (2.7 million), “Glenn Beck” (2.2 million), “Special Report With Bret Baier” (2 million) and “The Fox Report With Shepard Smith” (1.9 million). MSNBC broke into the top 10 with “Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” which averaged 1.4 million viewers for the quarter.
Here is the actual website: TVWeek
__________________
Union Danny Kass signature model
Lib Tech Skate Banana
K2 Darko Boots
Volcom Outerwear
Giro Goggles
ATOTony76 is offline  
Old 09-08-2009, 06:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
MunkySpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Berkshires
Posts: 3,212
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ATOTony76 View Post
While many bash on Fox and their so-called stupidity, rating seem to be going up.
How does this reflect on the 'quality' of their 'content', the 'balance' of 'reporting', or the 'accuracy' of their 'reports'?

100 million people can be just as wrong as 1 person. Look at the '04 presidential elections for proof.

Exactly what point was this post trying to make? You forgot that part.

How about I give your post a point? That when faced with logical arguments, real data, and exemplary results from other countries that Fox news viewers are in such desperate need to be told what to think that they're tuning in more and more, praying to be lied to so they can work themselves into a foaming righteous indignation over 'death panels' or something.

In all these posts, you and the nightmare never, not even once, provided hard supporting facts pertinent to the point you are trying to make.. if there is even a point you are trying to make in the first place.
MunkySpunk is offline  
Old 09-08-2009, 10:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
MunkySpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Berkshires
Posts: 3,212
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpdsnowman View Post
At minimum they actually make it interesting.
If interesting is all you're looking for in your news, Fox is your horse.
MunkySpunk is offline  
Old 09-08-2009, 01:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Flick Montana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Beech Grove, Indiana *sigh*
Posts: 4,168
Default

Since when do ratings have anything to do with the credibility of the reporting? I watch Fox for the same reasons most people watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It scares the crap out of me.
__________________
Zombie Nation
Gear:
Rome Design 165 / Rome Arsenals
Rome Anthem 158
Flick Montana is offline  
Old 09-08-2009, 02:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
trevk#07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Khaliphonya
Posts: 295
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
Since when do ratings have anything to do with the credibility of the reporting? I watch Fox for the same reasons most people watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It scares the crap out of me.
HAHAAH . Agreed.

Fox "News":

Journalistic integrity = $0.00
Fact-based reporting = $0.00
Intelligent, equal coverage for partisan issues = $0.00

ENTERTAINMENT VALUE = PRICELESS
trevk#07 is offline  
Old 09-08-2009, 03:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
MunkySpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Berkshires
Posts: 3,212
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpdsnowman View Post
I mean come on...everyone knows Joe Jackson killed Micheal Jackson! Michael was doomed from the start the moment his father forced him to perform...

Again, FOX news does address things others dont..
MunkySpunk is offline  
Old 09-09-2009, 02:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ATOTony76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mt. HOOD
Posts: 683
Default

personally, i try to not watch the news at all, its hard to find a news station that isn't so slanted is sickening. You have to agree, fox or cnn do not give you the facts without some bias whatsoever. Olberman makes fun of Hannity, Hannity makes fun at Olberman. Who is in the middle!!!
__________________
Union Danny Kass signature model
Lib Tech Skate Banana
K2 Darko Boots
Volcom Outerwear
Giro Goggles
ATOTony76 is offline  
Old 09-09-2009, 07:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
MunkySpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Berkshires
Posts: 3,212
Default

nyyankees.com, bbc.co.uk, english.aljazeera.net, and washingtonpost.com in that order.
MunkySpunk is offline  
Old 09-09-2009, 09:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
MunkySpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Berkshires
Posts: 3,212
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpdsnowman View Post
Now!!! you can roll your eyes
YouTube - McCain's Eye-Roll at Colombian Labor Leaders Dying
MunkySpunk is offline  
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums