Wednesday, December 29, 2010

In the Marketplace of Ideas, CNN and MSNBC Found Woefully Lacking

It would appear that CNN's ratings now trail airport radar and the big round sudsing window at the laundromat.

Fox Utterly Destroys Cable News Ratings Competition in 2010

The Nielsen numbers are in for 2010, and in the battle for cable news ratings supremacy, Fox News took the title for the ninth year in a row -- bludgeoning the competition for another year.

The blowout comes on the heels on Fox News’ surging 2009, when the News Corp.-owned channel posted its highest-rated year in the network’s 13-year history...

...Not only did Fox News wallop MSNBC and CNN, it ranked fourth among all cable networks in primetime, behind USA, ESPN and TNT. (MSNBC was 28th, CNN 32nd and HLN 37th.)

Fox owned the top 12 cable news shows in average total viewers and swept the top 10 among 25-54-year-olds (MSNBC's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" came in 13th and 11th, respectively). Even the nightly repeat of the “O’Reilly Factor” averaged more viewers than MSNBC and CNN shows.

Seriously -- who watches The Mr. Ed Show or Keith Olbermann -- except for comic relief?

Hat tip: Memeorandum.

1 comment:

Phil said...

Sorry for the unrelated comment, but I just thought I'd ask you if you'd like to revisit the suppressed LA Times Obama-Rashid Khalidi video.