Fox News Slaughters CNN, MSNBC; Hits Historic Ratings Milestone
For the third quarter of 2014, Fox News not only humiliated its left-wing cable news counterparts at CNN and MSNBC during the all-important primetime hours, Fox News also beat all of cable -- all hundred or so cable channels, including perennial winners ESPN and USA. THR rightly describes this as a "historic cable ratings victory."
In total primetime viewers, Fox nearly doubled the leftwing CNN and MSNBC combined. In demo viewers, Fox earned almost as many as CNN and MSNBC combined. Fox is also up 12% over this same quarter last year. MSNBC sunk a whopping 21%.
While CNN increased its dismal ratings a mere 4% in the demo, that apparently didn't come from an increase in viewers for CNN's news programming. The jump came from the network's move away from news and towards reality programming. In this case, Baby Boomer nostalgia:
CNN, saw a rather unexpected series perched atop its own rankings. Documentary series The Sixties stands as CNN's most-watched show of the quarter, edging pasting Anderson Cooper with an average 650,000 viewers — 186,000 of them in the key demo.Hopefully this will force CNN chief Jeff Zucker to move CNN even further away from news programming. Unlike MSNBC, which to its credit is open about its biases, CNN's news coverage has taken a sharp turn left under Zucker, especially in the realm of identity politics. Over the past year, the network has become a destructive, race-baiting and anti-Christian blight on American discourse.
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