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Carol
09-10-2009, 08:33 PM
Gotta love the DUers. The can lie and avoid the truth with the best of them.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Thu Sep-10-09 06:30 PM
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BTW, Fox TV got beat by Obama last night

http://mediamatters.org/blog/200909100039


BTW, Fox TV got beat by Obama last night

September 10, 2009 4:04 pm ET by Eric Boehlert


Total viewers for Fox's 8 p.m. So You Think You Can Dance: 6.45 million

Total viewers for Obama's 8 p.m. speech on ABC, CBS, NBC: 21.1 million.

Broken down by network, Fox TV nearly managed to come in last place for the time slot last night. During the Obama speech, ABC grabbed 7.4 million total viewers, CBS attracted 5.6 million, and NBC won the night with 8.2 million. That, according to TV by the Numbers.

Yes, even though ABC, CBS, and NBC were all broadcasting the same thing, two of the three beat Fox's original programming.

Congratulations Rupert Murdoch. By taking the extraordinary step of refusing to carry a presidential address before a joint-session of Congress, he not only walked away from any sort of public interest obligation, but Fox TV managed to get clocked in the ratings as well.

Fox TV did not need to carry the speech. Fox News DID carry it and by a wide margin had the MOST viewers. Not really anything new but as usual the libs try to hide it.

Maybe Rupert Murdoch had the last laugh.


Corrected & Updated: Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, September 9, 2009: CNN FNC has most cable news network viewers for Obama address

Posted on 10 September 2009 by Robert Seidman

correction: earlier I’d had the post headlined that CNN had the most viewers for the address when FNC had the most viewers for the address by a wide margin. The numbers in the post were correct but for some reason, today, the data for the 8pm-9pm hour was broken out into half hours and what is always sorted FNC, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, HLN was sorted FNC, FNC, CNN, CNN, etc and it threw me off.

8PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
(FNC)President’s Address Coverage (8:00 – 8:30p)– 3,545,000 viewers (924,000) (1,525,000)
(FNC)President’s Address (8:30 – 9: 00p) – 4,424,000 viewers (1,260,000) (2,005,000)
(CNN)Obama Cong. Addr Analysis(8:00 – 8:30p) – 1,371,000 viewers (477,000) (648,000)
(CNN)Obama Cong Addr. (8:30 – 9: 00p) – 2,696,000 viewers (1,056,000) (1,278,000)
MSNBC Special Coverage(8:00 – 8:30p) – 1,986,000 viewers (734,000) (1,124,000)
MSNBC Presidential Address (8:30 – 9: 00p) – 2,449,000 viewers (852,000) (1,334,000)
CNBC President Address – 217,000 viewers (70,000) (142,000)
HLN Nancy Grace – 784,000 viewers (284,000) (410,000)

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/09/10/cable-news-ratings-for-wednesday-september-9-2009-cnn-has-most-cable-news-network-viewers-for-obama-address/26788

PoliCon
09-10-2009, 09:50 PM
Total viewers for Fox's 8 p.m. So You Think You Can Dance: 6.45 million

Total viewers for Obama's 8 p.m. speech on ABC, CBS, NBC: 21.1 million.

Broken down by network, Fox TV nearly managed to come in last place for the time slot last night. During the Obama speech, ABC grabbed 7.4 million total viewers, CBS attracted 5.6 million, and NBC won the night with 8.2 million. That, according to TV by the Numbers. WHAT AND IDIOT. If you add everyone else together and then put it up against fox - yea they came in last but that's not how it works.

hoplophobe
09-11-2009, 11:12 AM
Congratulations Rupert Murdoch. By taking the extraordinary step of refusing to carry a presidential address before a joint-session of Congress, he not only walked away from any sort of public interest obligation, but Fox TV managed to get clocked in the ratings as well
He also got paid.

What do I mean by that? While the President was saying the same thing about health care he said last week Fox TV was running ads during its regular prime time programming. The other broadcast networks lost revenue by carrying the address just as they do every time the President feels the need get his face on TV during prime time. This was what...the 4th time he has done this now. Over the last 8 months; Bush had 2 I believe over 8 years(excluding SotU addresses of course).
I bet the other networks never thought that carrying water for Obama would cost them so much.