Some interesting information from the Huffington Post…..
I’m interested to see how/if this trend continues….
Keep in mind, Fox News has the same problem as the GOP: Only old white people pay them any attention and that demographic is dying out. Younger people don’t watch much TV news anyway, but they certainly aren’t watching Fox.
And cheers to Rachel Maddow and the gang at MSNBC….
And, does anyone watch CNN anymore? I can remember when they did real news and I watched it almost all the time. Now I can’t take five minutes of their blathering. Well, except for Anderson Cooper and even his show is not exactly a master class in journalism anymore….
Here is an excerpt from the Huff Post article and a link to the full story:
At the end of each month, cable news ratings are released to the public. And, like clockwork, Fox News dominates the top 13 or so programs, far outstripping its competitors.
January was … a little different. To be sure, everything is relative in cable news: Fox News still had nine out of the top ten programs. It has spent 11 consecutive years as the top-rated cable news channel. Its 6 AM show drew almost double the ratings of CNN’s top-ranking prime time show.
But, as rival MSNBC was quick to point out, and BuzzFeed was quick to trumpet, Fox News had its worst primetime ratings in the coveted 25-54 demo since August 2001, and its lowest total day ratings since June 2008.
To a seasoned watcher of cable news ratings, there were other surprises. Rachel Maddow, for instance, came in 10th, beating “Studio B” and the 11 PM repeat of “The O’Reilly Factor.” In January 2012, she came in 14th. It may not seem like much, but the top of the cable news field has been extremely stable — and if Maddow were to continue creeping up the list, it would mean a real sea change. Overall, MSNBC — perhaps powered by liberal euphoria over President Obama’s inauguration — was the only cable news channel to grow its ratings from 2012.
This continues a pattern that emerged in 2012: Fox News viewers tuned out en masse from Democratic-themed events, causing the network’s ratings to plunge during the Democratic National Convention, the hours immediately following Obama’s re-election, and the president’s inauguration. MSNBC, meanwhile, benefited from the solidification of its Democratic-friendly lineup, and drew a lion’s share of eager liberal viewers.