Tuesday, September 17, 2019

CONSERVATIVE SOUL SEARCHING FOLLOWING SCHOOL SHOOTING

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Reacting to the Connecticut shootings on Friday, Rupert Murdoch tweeted, “Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?” The following day he reacted to President Obama’s statement on the tragedy by commenting on Twitter: “Nice words from POTUS on shooting tragedy, but how about some bold leadership action?” His remarks immediately […]

FOX NEWS THE MOST-WATCHED CHANNEL IN OCTOBER

November 2, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For the first time since 2005 when its audience was lifted by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, Fox News Channel became the No. 1 basic cable network in primetime among total viewers in October, averaging 3.36 million viewers. Its highest-rated show continued to be The O’Reilly Factor, which averaged 3.92 million viewers, followed by Hannity […]

ELEPHANTS FOR FOX, DONKEYS FOR MSNBC

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week, during the Republican National Convention, it was Fox News Channel’s time to shine. On Thursday, only NBC’s America’s Got Talent was watched by more people than FNC’s coverage of the convention, which featured Clint Eastwood conversing with an empty chair and Mitt Romney accepting the RNC’s presidential nomination. Commented today’s (Thursday) Washington Post: […]

FOX NEWS DOMINATES CONVENTION COVERAGE

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Demonstrating its strong connection to its conservative audience, Fox News Channel drew significantly larger ratings for its coverage of the first night of the Republican National Convention than any other network, including broadcast giants NBC, CBS and ABC. During the 10:00 p.m. hour, when the broadcasters presented their coverage, FNC averaged 6.89 million viewers, far […]

AILES REPORTEDLY REGRETS COMMENTS ABOUT NEW YORK TIMES

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes regrets his choice of words at Ohio University last Monday when he referred to New York Times reporters as “a bunch of lying scum,” media reporter Howard Kurtz wrote today (Wednesday) in TheDailyBeast.com. Kurtz, who remarked that Ailes’s words amounted to “a pretty sweeping indictment of a top newspaper, even […]

ROCK CENTER CRUMBLES

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams outdraws nearly all of NBC’s primetime programs despite being broadcast at a time when far fewer viewers make up the total TV audience, Williams’s Rock Center continues to flop in primetime. Wednesday night’s edition attracted just 2.61 million viewers, which not only was a low for the series, […]

FOX NEWS CHANNEL — TEN YEARS AT NO. 1

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On Tuesday, Fox News Channel celebrated the tenth anniversary of the day it overtook CNN to become the most-watched cable news network. It has never looked back. Last year it averaged 1.87 million viewers in primetime versus 689,000 for CNN, according to Nielsen Research. Thus far in 2012, it has averaged 1.9 million viewers versus […]

NBC APOLOGIZES TO GOP CANDIDATE BACHMANN

November 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Following an uproar over the decision by Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night house band, The Roots, to play Fishbone’s 1985 song “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as guest Michele Bachmann walked onstage Monday night, NBC late-night chief Doug Vaughan has issued an apology to the Republican presidential candidate. The incident, he said, was “not only unfortunate but also […]

O’DONNELL WALKOUT BOOSTS MORGAN’S RATINGS

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Piers Morgan is likely to have concluded that Christine O’Donnell’s decision to walk out on him during an interview Wednesday night was, as the English would say, “brilliant.” O’Donnell’s appearance on the show boosted his ratings 7 percent on Wednesday and created an avalanche of publicity. CNN posted a video of the walkout on its […]

YANKED CHANNELS RESTORED TO TWC’S IPAD APPS

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two weeks after Time Warner Cable yanked its Fox, Viacom and Discovery iPad apps that allow its subscribers to receive real-time programming from them at home, the Fox and Discovery apps were again up and running on Friday, leaving Viacom as the only cable programmer still balking at TWC’s iPad service. The return of such […]

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