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HANNITY, O’REILLY SEE RATINGS PLUMMET

January 1, 2013 by · 223 Comments 

Politico.com media columnist Dylan Byers has taken issue with New York Daily News TV writer Don Kaplan, who on Sunday headlined his column “Political commentator Sean Hannity was one of the big losers in the 2012 election.” Kaplan had written that Hannity’s ratings had “cratered” following the election as he lost around half his audience, […]

RADDATZ BECOMES DEBATE’S LIGHTNING ROD

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Most political commentators called Thursday night’s vice-presidential debate essentially a draw. But while both Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden received mostly high marks, the pundits divided widely over the performance of Martha Raddatz as moderator. Britain’s Guardian newspaper commented, “She was calm, articulate and relentless — and unlike the two candidates, moderator […]

“WAR” AT FOX NEWS OVER OBAMA’S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE VIEW

May 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The headline on Fox News Channel’s online report on President Obama’s announcement on Good Morning America that he now supports same-sex marriage read, “Obama Flip Flops, Declares War on Marriage.” However, it appeared later that Fox News anchor Shepard Smith was not in lock-step with the headline writer. Reporting on the president’s remark, Smith first […]

OBAMA ON LATE NIGHT: TOO COOL FOR COOL?

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

President Obama’s appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night produced the show’s best ratings in more than two years. NBC said that it was watched by more than 2 million viewers, citing preliminary Nielsen overnight figures from the nation’s metered markets. But the president immediately came under attack for agreeing to “slow jam […]

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 […]

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 […]

GROUP CHARGES MTV’S SKINS AMOUNTS TO “KIDDIE PORN”

January 21, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Claiming that the new MTV series Skins amounts to “kiddie porn,” the head of the Media Research Center, which operates the watchdog group Parents Television Council, has called upon the Justice Department to determine whether it violates U.S. statutes on child pornography. In an interview with Fox News commentator Sean Hannity on Thursday, MRC chief […]

MORGAN’S RATINGS PLUMMET ON THIRD NIGHT

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Piers Morgan’s interview with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday, in which he focused on her personal life, took a nosedive in the ratings. Among the key demographic group of viewers 25-54, Morgan drew 239,000 — less than half the number he had drawn on Tuesday, when his guest was Howard Stern. His […]

SARAH PALIN FIRES BACK AT KATIE COURIC

November 23, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Sarah Palin leveled a highly charged blast at CBS anchor Katie Couric during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News Monday night. Palin, who was made to look ridiculous in a parody of the interview by Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live, was asked whether she would grant another interview to Couric if she […]

FOX NEWS YANKS HANNITY FROM TEA PARTY FUNDRAISER

April 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Days after News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch remarked that his Fox News Channel should not be supporting any political movement or party, the network canceled plans to broadcast Sean Hannity’s show from a Tea Party fundraiser in Cincinnati on Thursday. The network’s action took place following reports from the liberal website Media Matters, the Cincinnati […]

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