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ccmanuals
12-29-2011, 09:37 AM
By losing 9% of their audience in 2011, Fox News’ prime time lineup now averages fewer viewers than Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show.

According to TVNewser (http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fox-news-2011-tops-in-cable-news-top-13-programs-in-cable-news-but-down-from-2010_b104224), Fox News averaged 1.868 million total viewers in prime time compared to 2.3 million for The Daily Show.

The audience erosion continued over at Fox News (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/12/28/this-is-cnn-woeful-ratings-just-not-as-woeful-as-last-year/114839/) as the network lost 8% of its total viewers and 14% of their viewers in the 25-54 demo. The total number of daytime Fox News viewers slipped to 1.073 million.

“Red Eye” was the only Fox News show to post ratings gains in 2011. Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and On The Record With Greta Van Susteren all lost viewers. In the morning, Fox and Friends remained flat. Fox News still showed its dominance by having the top 13 rated cable news programs, but a certain program hosted by a comedian that Fox News loves to hate on Comedy Central blew past most of the Fox News shows in the ratings.

According to Comedy Central (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/12/21/comedy-central-ends-2011-as-the-1-entertainment-network-in-cable-among-men-18-34-and-men-18-24/114431/), The Daily Show with Jon Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers per episode in 2011. Unlike Fox News, “The Daily Show” was up in total viewers (+7%) and all key demos: adults 18-49 (+6%); men 18-34 (+2%); men 18-24 (+4%).” The Daily Show was also the top cable late night talk show in terms of total viewers, and was generally dominant. While Fox News was losing 14% in the demo in 2011, Jon Stewart was gaining 6%.
Jon Stewart has become Fox News’ #1 media nemesis. To put Stewart’s ratings into a head to head context, The O’Reilly Factor tends to hover around the 3 million viewers range. Hannity is at around 2+ million, and On The Record with Greta Van Susteren varies between 1.1 million and 1.5 million as an average. This means that The Daily Show is more popular than both Hannity and On The Record, and trails O’Reilly by about 700,000 viewers.
The reason why Fox News feels so threatened by Jon Stewart is because his program is more popular than anything not named Bill O’Reilly on the network (http://www.politicususa.com/en/jon-stewart-fox-ratings). Not only is Stewart popular, but he is popular with the coveted young demographics that Fox News struggles with. The average Fox News viewer is 65 years old (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/fox-news-oldest-cable-audience-54230). For years, the Fox News model of success has been powered by viewers literally aging in to watching Fox.

However, Jon Stewart has thrown a wrench in the Fox News cycle of life by educating his millions of younger viewers about Fox News. Stewart spends segments debunking the propaganda, exposing facts, and uncovering the edited video that is the bread and butter of America’s top cable news network.

Every night Stewart is teaching Americans how to not watch Fox News. The Daily Show host has become the media critic with the biggest platform and loudest voice in our country, and most often that voice is targeting Fox News for their brand of “journalism.”

SMARTINSEN
12-29-2011, 09:42 AM
A sign of of our confounded times, I suppose, when our comedy gives us the news, and our news gives us the comedy.

Tylerdurden
12-29-2011, 10:06 AM
O'Riley the loofah boy has the ear of the near death crowd here in the states. That kinda tells you were this is all heading over time. :)

pefjr
12-29-2011, 10:08 AM
A sign of of our confounded times, I suppose, when our comedy gives us the news, and our news gives us the comedy.Oh... so true.:d:d not much difference in the two. A la Will Rogers

Concordia 33
12-29-2011, 11:35 AM
By losing 9% of their audience in 2011, Fox News’ prime time lineup now averages fewer viewers than Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show.

According to TVNewser (http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fox-news-2011-tops-in-cable-news-top-13-programs-in-cable-news-but-down-from-2010_b104224), Fox News averaged 1.868 million total viewers in prime time compared to 2.3 million for The Daily Show.

The audience erosion continued over at Fox News (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/12/28/this-is-cnn-woeful-ratings-just-not-as-woeful-as-last-year/114839/) as the network lost 8% of its total viewers and 14% of their viewers in the 25-54 demo. The total number of daytime Fox News viewers slipped to 1.073 million.

“Red Eye” was the only Fox News show to post ratings gains in 2011. Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and On The Record With Greta Van Susteren all lost viewers. In the morning, Fox and Friends remained flat. Fox News still showed its dominance by having the top 13 rated cable news programs, but a certain program hosted by a comedian that Fox News loves to hate on Comedy Central blew past most of the Fox News shows in the ratings.

According to Comedy Central (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/12/21/comedy-central-ends-2011-as-the-1-entertainment-network-in-cable-among-men-18-34-and-men-18-24/114431/), The Daily Show with Jon Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers per episode in 2011. Unlike Fox News, “The Daily Show” was up in total viewers (+7%) and all key demos: adults 18-49 (+6%); men 18-34 (+2%); men 18-24 (+4%).” The Daily Show was also the top cable late night talk show in terms of total viewers, and was generally dominant. While Fox News was losing 14% in the demo in 2011, Jon Stewart was gaining 6%.
Jon Stewart has become Fox News’ #1 media nemesis. To put Stewart’s ratings into a head to head context, The O’Reilly Factor tends to hover around the 3 million viewers range. Hannity is at around 2+ million, and On The Record with Greta Van Susteren varies between 1.1 million and 1.5 million as an average. This means that The Daily Show is more popular than both Hannity and On The Record, and trails O’Reilly by about 700,000 viewers.
The reason why Fox News feels so threatened by Jon Stewart is because his program is more popular than anything not named Bill O’Reilly on the network (http://www.politicususa.com/en/jon-stewart-fox-ratings). Not only is Stewart popular, but he is popular with the coveted young demographics that Fox News struggles with. The average Fox News viewer is 65 years old (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/fox-news-oldest-cable-audience-54230). For years, the Fox News model of success has been powered by viewers literally aging in to watching Fox.

However, Jon Stewart has thrown a wrench in the Fox News cycle of life by educating his millions of younger viewers about Fox News. Stewart spends segments debunking the propaganda, exposing facts, and uncovering the edited video that is the bread and butter of America’s top cable news network.

Every night Stewart is teaching Americans how to not watch Fox News. The Daily Show host has become the media critic with the biggest platform and loudest voice in our country, and most often that voice is targeting Fox News for their brand of “journalism.”

Though you are Correct, MSNBC lost even more 11%. It appears as if CNN gained a little and some of the losses of Fox an MSLSD to CNN. Kind of hard to stack one show up against an entire network don't you think? And especially one that provides "entertainment" not news reporting per se.

Tylerdurden
12-29-2011, 11:41 AM
Your right, People are not trusting any mainsteam media more and more each day.

rbgarr
12-29-2011, 12:25 PM
"Fox Network Loses Aging Audience To Obama Death Panels"

Conspiracy News at Eleven, the new Fox 'counter-Comedy-Central' show with rapid-fire, earthquake-shaky graphics and doom-laden music.

You read it here first....

Tall Boy
12-29-2011, 12:37 PM
According to TVNewser (http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fox-news-2011-tops-in-cable-news-top-13-programs-in-cable-news-but-down-from-2010_b104224), Fox News averaged 1.868 million total viewers in prime time compared to 2.3 million for The Daily Show.



So ah......am I supposed to be impressed? disapointed? My prime time doesn't include either one. Should I care? Why?

Orange
12-29-2011, 12:44 PM
Oh, doesn't look like Fox News had a bad year. Saw this Peter Wehner article today. They did well against the other cable news outlets.

"Good Year For Fox News"

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/12/29/fox-news-ratings/Snippet:


This past year was another very good one for the Fox News Channel (http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/12/29/fox-news-ratings/#), which continued its dominance of cable news (in January FNC will have been the #1 cable news channel for 10 years in a row).
The Associated Press (http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/12/29/fox-news-ratings/#), in reporting (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9RTRDG00&show_article=1) on the most recent Nielsen ratings, points out that FNC’s average viewership exceeded CNN and MSNBC combined, both in prime time and for the entire day. Fox typically had 1.87 million viewers in prime time this year. The top 13 programs in cable news all aired on Fox. And Fox was the only cable news network to place in the top 10 list of cable channels in both prime time and entire day.
Fox’s ratings lead may well extend in 2012, given both the forthcoming GOP primary race and presidential election. And one day years from now, when political passions cool and his achievements are put in perspective, Roger Ailes (http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/12/29/fox-news-ratings/#) will be seen as one of the most significant journalistic figures of the last half-century....

Tylerdurden
12-29-2011, 01:06 PM
I think it's hilarious you consider media outlets attracting a combined 4 million daily viewers to be main stream.

So define Mainstream for us smart guy. What program is mainstream in your definition?

ccmanuals
12-29-2011, 01:08 PM
So ah......am I supposed to be impressed? disapointed? My prime time doesn't include either one. Should I care? Why?

Sounds like a thread you aren't even interested in. Then why did you comment?

Ted Hoppe
12-29-2011, 01:16 PM
It might account for the fact that people are dropping basic cable and satellite feeds ... Hard to get FOX with a digital antenna.
Those who can afford basic cable/satellite change the demographics. Group homes and hospital waiting rooms do not provide much of an audience.

The real question is does fox get most of its revenue from male ED & enhancement products?
http://www.1001health.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/natural-male-enhancement-comercial.jpg

Tall Boy
12-29-2011, 01:18 PM
Sounds like a thread you aren't even interested in. Then why did you comment??

Trying to understand the point, are you fishing for a round of applause? maybe some sobs of disbelief? or perhaps pilling the string for some first class spin? Uh........do you own a John Stewart T-shirt by any chance?

ccmanuals
12-29-2011, 01:36 PM
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Trying to understand the point, are you fishing for a round of applause? maybe some sobs of disbelief? or perhaps pilling the string for some first class spin? Uh........do you own a John Stewart T-shirt by any chance?

By your own admission you watch neither and really don't have an opinion. The whole purpose of your post was not to add to the discussion but to disparge the poster. I won't play that game.

fishrswim
12-29-2011, 01:44 PM
Watch BBC and listen to NPR for the real news. Fox is the disinformation channel. ABC, NBC etc. are infotainment, not news.

Tall Boy
12-29-2011, 01:46 PM
By your own admission you watch neither and really don't have an opinion. The whole purpose of your post was not to add to the discussion but to disparge the poster. I won't play that game.

So about that T-shirt? yeh? No? Still wondering what your point is...............is it a good thing or a bad thing? simple question........

Bob V
12-29-2011, 04:50 PM
It's a good thing because it indicates that intelligent conservatives are turning away from the radical viewpoints featured on Faux News. Anyone that thinks Jon Stuart is a comedian rather than a journalist has not been paying attention.

I see this as a hopeful sign leading into the election year. It seems to me that everything is falling into place for a change in direction for the next two years. I would say that some of the credit goes to Gov. Walker of WI and the other Teabaggers that are too radical for even Boner to support. It's getting to be pretty extreme when Ron Paul stands out as one of the less radical candidates. Also kudos to Newt for telling it like he sees it and scaring the hell out of anyone with a brain.

Mrleft8
12-29-2011, 06:27 PM
Though you are Correct, MSNBC lost even more 11%. It appears as if CNN gained a little and some of the losses of Fox an MSLSD to CNN. Kind of hard to stack one show up against an entire network don't you think? And especially one that provides "entertainment" not news reporting per se. To which network, or show are you referring? Fox news is certainly entertaining in a sick kind of way..... But I don't know that they intend it to be so.

stevebaby
12-29-2011, 06:40 PM
Your right, People are not trusting any mainsteam media more and more each day.Why do you quote so many mainstream sources then (such as the Grauniad rotflmao)?

bobbys
12-29-2011, 09:03 PM
It might account for the fact that people are dropping basic cable and satellite feeds ... Hard to get FOX with a digital antenna.
Those who can afford basic cable/satellite change the demographics. Group homes and hospital waiting rooms do not provide much of an audience.

The real question is does fox get most of its revenue from male ED & enhancement products?
http://www.1001health.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/natural-male-enhancement-comercial.jpg.

Well i find its a good produ....

Hey wait a second, Never mind!