Fox News is No. 1 cable news network for 63rd straight quarter

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    All of this without even one Hollywood elite, socialist or International donor supporting them. Congratulations to 15 years on top.

    Fox News is No. 1 cable news network for 63rd straight quarter


    Fox News Channel finished the third quarter of 2017 as the most-watched cable news network across the board for the 63rd consecutive quarter, dating back to the first quarter of 2002.

    Rupert Murdoch’s news network averaged 1.4 million total viewers and 2.2 million viewers during prime time to win both categories. FNC also won both categories among the key news demo of adults ages 25-54, averaging 298,000 total demo viewers and 436,000 from 8-11 p.m. ET.

    FNC also was the top-rated basic cable network in both prime time and total day viewers, for the fifth straight quarter.

    Fox News’ overall quarterly victory comes amidst a prime-time lineup change that is expected to help the network’s ratings even more. “Hannity” moved to 9 p.m. ET on Monday, while “The Five” shifted back to its original time of 5 p.m. ET, where it was regularly among the most-watched shows in all of cable. Laura Ingraham and Shannon Bream take over the 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET positions late next month, giving the network a strong female duo in prime time and adding an extra hour of live programming in the process.

    The quarter was jam-packed with news, including the G20 Summit and related protests; a solar eclipse; O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing; the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville, Va.; a terror attack in Barcelona; numerous devastating hurricanes and non-stop news on North Korea, Russia, health care and DACA. President Trump also made news on a daily basis and the quarter ended with cable news stations going all-in on the controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

    “The Rachel Maddow Show” became the first program in MSNBC history to finish as the most-watched show in cable news among both total viewers and the demo for an entire quarter. Maddow averaged 2.7 million total viewers and 606,000 viewers between ages 25-54.

    Among total viewers, Maddow picked up a win for the first time ever. Among other cable news programs, Fox News had six of the Top 10 programs among total viewers, while MSNBC has three other programs finish among the 10 most-watched cable news shows. The most-watched show on the liberal CNN was ”Anderson Cooper 360,” which finished at No. 21, behind 13 different FNC programs.

    Maddow finished atop the demo for the second consecutive quarter. Her new competitor, “Hannity,” finished second followed by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and “The Five.” CNN’s most popular show among younger viewers was Cooper, who finished sixth overall.

    “Fox & Friends" dominated mornings, averaging 1.5 million viewers and 343,000 in the demo, compared to 1 million and 237,000 for MSNBC’s “Morning Joe." CNN’s “New Day” averaged only 643,000 viewers and 228,000 between ages 25-54.

    FNC’s sister station, Fox Business Network, ended the third quarter as the No. 1 rated business network, marking the first time ever the network has outpaced rival CNBC in business day viewers for four consecutive quarters. FBN grew 26 percent from last year among business day viewers, while CNBC saw a 14 percent decline over the same time period.
     
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    Broadcast ratings have one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to set advertising rates. Because what they measure is attention.

    You'll notice that "attention" is not "assent". A tractor trailer on the road blazing in fire attracts attention. Doesn't mean anybody advocates setting trucks on fire.

    In the same way, attention in media is generated by sensationalism, hence the old maxim "if it bleeds it leads". City council did this, politician said that, but the big story on Fraction News is a deadly fire in an apartment building only three miles away. THAT gets attention and that's why it leads.

    So Fox Noise's ratings mean it's good at milking sensationalism. Which we already know.

    Unless you're buying or selling TV ads, these mean nothing else. There's nothing to "congratulate" here unless you're making a hefty profit selling people shit they don't need (called "advertising").
     
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    Learn to love FOX, you low class racist whiner.
     
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    I don't have a TV. :D

    But I've worked in broadcasting for about 35 years so I do know how it works.
     
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    Fux entertainment news! Low IQ people believe they are a real news program.
     
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    Nope, low IQ people are told not to watch it because they might actually see just how radically left the MSM is.
     
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    But it's not mainstream. No no no.
     
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    Fox News is the best, huh? Ok.

    Fox’s Shep Smith: Protesting NFL players aren’t attacking the flag

    "Smith on Monday argued Trump’s attack on the NFL could be a way to distract from issues the administration is currently faced with, including struggling health-care legislation and North Korea’s ongoing aggression.

    “It’s very clear that for his base, this is the red meat of all red meat. Because they’re able to reframe this. They’re able to say, ‘Oh, they’re attacking the national anthem, they’re attacking the troops, they’re attacking the flag,’ ” Smith said.

    “None of which they’re doing. They’re not doing any of that. They’re upset about racial injustice in the country and they’re upset about the things that the president has said, and yet he’s able to turn it around for his base. Isn’t this all a play to his base, and could it possibly be so that they don’t notice there is no health care and North Korea’s the biggest mess since the Cold War?”"
     
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    Shep Smith is sharp as a tack. He's the only reason they get to use the word "news" at all.
     

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