Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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 […]

WEATHER CHANNEL, STARRING ISAAC, IS TOPS

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Television viewers, for the most part, didn’t like seeing their news channels on Tuesday attempt to split their coverage between the Republican National Convention and Tropical Storm Isaac. They tuned instead to The Weather Channel, which had the highest total-day ratings of any news channel among viewers 25-54 and the second-highest (behind Fox News) among […]

VIEWERS WATCHING MORE NEWS, BELIEVING IT LESS

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The “believability” ratings of the major TV and print news organizations have taken another hit. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, only 56 percent of the population give the 13 organizations included in the survey a positive believability rating. That compares with 62 percent in 2010 […]

TRUMP SAYS APPRENTICE COOLER THAN PRESIDENCY

June 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday night that he decided not to seek the Republican presidential nomination because, under the FCC’s Equal Time rule, he would be unable to continue as host of NBC’s The Apprentice. “I had NBC calling me,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity, “And, you know, having a hit show is cool […]