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Carol
07-24-2011, 04:25 PM
link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=103x615898)


LOL. This is what is touted as "reason" and "proof" at DU that THEY are winning.

The first is an article that says that Fox is trampling the competition, but just because it is highly watched doesn't mean it is accurate. (Emotional opinion)

Then a comment touts that Fox News isn't even "in the running" but the results are ONLY for CBS, NBC and ABC. Fox news isn't even one of the networks that is rated.


alp227 (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Jul-24-11 03:55 PM
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Fox News ratings speak for themselves: so what are smart people watching?

We live in highly publicized political times, where networks, publications, blogs, podcasts, tweets and more feed us a daily stream of information revolving around the state of our country and its place in the world.

One such entity: Fox News, the bastion of Right-wing conservative media that has steadily increased its viewership and following since the early days of the G.W. Bush Presidency (what with all of its diplomatic controversy in dire need of positive spin in the public eye and all).

The “Fair and Balanced” network, ironically home to strictly-conservative-only pundits such as Hannity, Beck, O’Reilly, Dobbs, Ingraham, Morris and more recently Palin and Huckabee, enjoys overwhelming ratings for its nightly “news” programs when compared to competitor networks like CNN, MSNBC and CBS as well as American audiences of internationally-based BBC and Associated Press (AP).

A recent ratings analysis by Media Bistro (and subsequently lauded by conservative blog Newsbusters.org – that oh-so-credible watchdog of media bias that simply ignores its own anti-progressive slant and abhorrence to history) shows how Fox is seemingly trampling the competition amongst American audiences, particularly in the political arena.

But with the state of media and entertainment reflecting our educational mindset in this country being what it is, how reputable are high ratings? While I am not arguing against Fox’s ratings-dominance, I am also not surprised. Why? Because sometimes (most times) the loudest, most sensational voices, while disregarding reason and accountability, draw the biggest crowds.

full: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/07/24/fox-news-rating... /

The Media bistro report: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/07/24/fox-news-rating...


FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Sun Jul-24-11 03:56 PM
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1. ABF - Anything But Fux

FUX isn't even in the running

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was #1 again, with #2 ABC “World News with Diane Sawyer” cutting its gaps with “Nightly” in both Total Viewers (-52% / 349,000 vs. 725,000 million) and A25-54 viewers (-4% / 374,000 vs. 390,000) compared to last year. Thursday’s “World News” was the #1 evening newscast, outperforming “Nightly” by 106,000 Total
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/evening-news-rating...





http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/evening-news-ratings-week-of-july-4_b75977

The evening news race is getting interesting. All three broadcasts were up last week in both Total Viewers and younger viewers compared to the same week last year.

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 7,775,000 7,426,000 5,625,000
• A25-54: 2,315,000 1,941,000 1,735,000

Carol
07-24-2011, 04:31 PM
Sorry, this was supposed to go in the DU forum

Apocalypse
07-24-2011, 08:49 PM
FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Sun Jul-24-11 03:56 PM
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1. ABF - Anything But Fux

FUX isn't even in the running

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was #1 again, with #2 ABC “World News with Diane Sawyer” cutting its gaps with “Nightly” in both Total Viewers (-52% / 349,000 vs. 725,000 million) and A25-54 viewers (-4% / 374,000 vs. 390,000) compared to last year. Thursday’s “World News” was the #1 evening newscast, outperforming “Nightly” by 106,000 Total
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/evening-news-rating...

Really?

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/Dispel_Illusions/Capture-12.jpg

Dan D. Doty
07-24-2011, 10:47 PM
Nice to see DU still not on speaking terms with reality. :rolleyes:

FDK
07-25-2011, 01:18 PM
Nice to see DU still not on speaking terms with reality. :rolleyes:

Never have been. Never will be.

txradioguy
07-27-2011, 04:20 PM
alp227 (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Jul-24-11 03:55 PM
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Fox News ratings speak for themselves: so what are smart people watching?

That is a self answering question.

But since it will leave the lurkers scratching their heads...the answer is "Fox News".