Fox News Viewership Plunges 21% While MSNBC Grows

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    Fox News Viewership Plunges 21% While MSNBC Grows

    The cable news ratings for the third quarter of 2010 were released today, and Fox News is showing signs of decline as their viewership has decreased by 21%, and their top shows all posted double digit losses, while MSNBC’s shows grew and the network attracted more younger viewers.

    Fox News is still dominating the cable news ratings. The network has the top 11 programs in cable news, but there are ominous signs that the empire is starting to crack. Compared to the third quarter of 2009, Fox has lost 21% of their total viewers, and 26% of their younger viewers. The biggest loser on the network was Bill O’Reilly who saw his program The O’Reilly Factor lose 12% of its total viewers and 21% of its young viewers. Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bret Baier, and Greta Van Susteren rounded out the top five cable news shows, and they each posted double digit declines.

    Fox News is now averaging 1.831 million prime time viewers a day, and only 443,000 viewers age 25-54.

    Fox News Viewership Plunges 21% While MSNBC Grows
     
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    So fox is becoming the news channel for the 55 and over crowd?
    oldsters do tend to be more gullible.

    I guess we will start seeing more adult diaper commercials and such on there.
    I wondered why all the bladder control and limp weenie commercials.
     
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    they'll also die off soon. :eek:


    sad, but true.
     
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    This is one old fart that does not watch Fox Nooze.
     
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    No comment from the remaining fox viewers? Embaressed about their age?
     
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    Old guys put on Fox and Friends in morning, hoping to catch a blonde bimbo beaver shot, and then spend the rest of the day watching Fox because they can't remember where they put the remote.
     
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    Glen Beck's ratings are down 25% from a year ago.

    And keep in mind, by rightwing reasoning, the rest of the media is all liberal, so MSNBC has to compete with all that other tv programming for audience, while Foxnews has the rightwing market all to itself.

    If you believe the right...
     
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    I have to admit that was funny as hell!!
    :lol:
     
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    From your article
    In other words, Fox has, even with huge declines, an audience 3x that of MSNBC, and double the audience in the big spending demographic.
     

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