Lefty media death spiral update: Fox News outdraws MSNBC and CNN combined


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Will MSNBC’s last viewer please change the channel?

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for MSNBC, along came the quarterly ratings reports.

In both daytime and prime time, MSNBC endured its lowest quarterly demo numbers in a decade, and its total viewership since the final quarter of 2007. Prime-time viewership was down 45 percent in the demo from the first quarter of 2014, while daytime viewership was down 39 percent in the demo.

Between the hours of 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, for instance, more people were watching Al Jazeera America than MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Thomas Roberts and “The Cycle.”


Sucking up to terrorists and libtards is not a winning strategy.

The Big Kahuna in the ratings war? Fox News! For the 53rd consecutive quarter.

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With its 53rd consecutive quarter total audience win, Fox News Channel saw a 10% primetime rise among adults 25-54 in first-quarter 2015 over last year. In fact, with 321,000 on average among the 25-54s in primetime, Fox News thrashed rivals CNN (187,000) and MSNBC (132,000) with more news demo viewers than the other two combined, according to Nielsen.

In fact, Fox News had the five top watched and rated shows on cable news for the quarter. Again. Leading the pack? Bill O’Reilly. Meanwhile, Rachel Madcow fell to 26th place, behind reruns of Bill O’Reilly.


Their own families don’t watch MSNBC.

At some point the poobahs at Comcast will have to put profits ahead of ideology. At least I think they will. Who knows? They’re obviously in the tank for the Hilldebeest, and if she wins, running MSNBC at a loss is probably cheaper than writing checks to the Clinton Foundation.

Still, it warms my heart to see the looney lefties down for the count. Their shrillness echoes so loudly because there are so few of them to absorb it, not because their message is powerful or noteworthy.

If a cable news network bloviates in the forest, and there’s no one around to hear it, does it even matter anymore?

Originally posted by our resident curmudgeon Wyblog.


Lena Dunham Appears Nude on SNL and Ratings Tank: Coincidence?


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I have to admit that I pondered the title for this post far more than usual.  Using the words “Lena Dunham,” and “nude” in the post title might repel a ton more readers that it would attract.  But, just out of the irony, I thought I might cover it.  Come to think of it, I really wish she would cover it too-all of it.

Lena Dunham did appear nude on SNL last Saturday, and the ratings tanked…

As expected, Girls creator/star Lena Dunham got nude on Saturday Night Live this weekend, in one scene mocking the Genesis Eden story, where a partly blurred-out nude Dunham and leaf-covered co-star Taran Killam poked fun at the biblical narrative. Saturday’s episode earned SNL’s second lowest ratings of the year.

“Son of God. Noah,” says the narrator. “And now, another extraordinary Biblical film that tells the astonishing story of the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Life itself.” Dunham then appears naked. “Adam, Adam, a snake just talked to me. Is that normal?” Dunham says. “Before there were Girls,” the narrator says, “there was the first Girl.” Taran Killam appears as Adam, and Dunham says, “I just like want to know what we’re even doing here. Are we like man and wife?” When Killam responds that Eve was made from his rib, Dunham says, “Oh my God, that is like so sexist, I can’t believe you would even bring that up right now. Take a gender and women’s studies class!”

When God catches her after eating the apple, she says, “Can you please not apple shame me right now? I know I committed original sin, but at least it’s original! I think I deserve some credit for that, or at least a publishing deal!” God says she’s old enough to be on her own, to which Dunham says she doesn’t even have health insurance.

In the past, it might have been said that an unattractive or overweight woman had a “nice personality.”  Sadly for Miss Lena Dunham, she’s lacking in that department as well.


Al Jazeera Ratings Makes MSNBC Look Like a Juggernaut: Yes, it’s THAT Bad


If you recall, Glenn Beck wanted to buy Current TV, Al Gore’s failed TV Network, but was told that it didn’t match their values.  However, selling it to a Muslim network, Al Jazeera, was just fine.  And, what has Al Jazeera done?  Almost worse than nothing, if ratings are going to be your judge…

Al Jazeera America, which had hoped to challenge the major cable news networks, is falling on its face, based on last week’s ratings, in which some shows didn’t record a single viewer in the key 25-54 demographic.

The network, which was purchased from Al Gore in January for $500 million, is suffering from low distribution and poor content.

Consider This, a show on the new network hosted by Antonio Mora, had the distinction of averaging just 9,000 viewers for the week and 3,000 in the demo. Last Thursday night, according to Nielsen, the show racked up a zero in the demo. Compare that to the major cable news networks—which regularly average well over 200,000 in the demo—and you can see just how bad things are.

And we thought that MSNBC was poison to viewers?  This takes the cake.  Of course, many outlets have dropped Al Jazeera due to it’s questionable connections, and advertisers have avoided it due to the fact that no one watches it.

I bet Glenn Beck would have actual viewers, advertisers, and good content, but he didn’t match the values of team Gore.  Al Jazeera did.  What does that say about Gore, and Al Jazeera?


Rachel Maddow has Even Less Viewers, Ratings Down Nearly 50% From Same Time Last Year



“Worst ratings ever,” says Weasel Zippers…

Via WFB:

MSNBC’s ratings tumble continued with a poor August showing, with some programs seeing nearly a 50-percent drop in viewership from a year ago, TV Newser reports.

Among the lowlights were the worst showings yet by its leading program The Rachel Maddow Show, with 43 percent and 47 percent drops in total viewers and the 25-54 demographic, respectively, and 40- and 42-percent drops in the same areas for The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell. […]

In primetime, “The Rachel Maddow Show” posted all-time low ratings in total and demo viewers, down -43% and -47%, respectively. “The Last Word” posted a low in total viewers, losing -40% of its total viewer audience and -42% of its demo audience. at 8 PM, “All In” was down -48% and -42% in total and demo viewers, respectively, placing behind CNN for the hour.

And it couldn’t  have happened to less worthy host…


MSM Death Watch: MSNBC Losing Audience, Now Behind CNN


In the decay of the MSM, MSNBC is now taking the brunt of the damage.  It would seem that covering for the Obama Administration and blaming every single issue on Earth on racism is causing people to tune out in droves.  Newsbusters has more…

The ratings from April through June brought good news for the dominant Fox News Channel, the resurgent Cable News Network and HLN — which was previously known as the Headline Network — but that period saw MSNBC deliver its worst quarterly prime-time showing among total viewers and adults from 25 to 54 years of age since 2007.

According to a report released by Nielsen Media Research, CNN reclaimed the runner-up slot from MSNBC for the first time since 2010. Also, the “Lean Forward” network fell 16 percent to third place in prime-time ratings and nine percent to come in fourth in its “total day” numbers.

The second quarter was an especially difficult time for Rachel Maddow, whose show’s average audience of 774,000 was the smallest since its debut in September of 2008. According to Joe Flint of the Los Angeles Times, a large part of the problem is All In With Chris Hayes, which airs before Maddow’s show and has yet to click with viewers.

During its first full three-month period on the air, All In generated the lowest-rated 8 p.m. hour in the 25-54 demo for MSNBC since the first quarter of 2006. In addition, the network’s 10 p.m. program — The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell — also had the lowest rating for that important demographic since the fourth quarter of 2006.

Of course, the same report also shows increases in Fox’s audience, and CNN as well.  I guess constantly lying doesn’t pay.  Then again, CNN did rise in the ratings, so I guess low information folks are just going elsewhere in order to remain low information.


Media Matters Boycotts Rush Limbaugh, and His Ratings Increase as Much as 60%!


It seems that the left has a problem-their boycotts help the targets!  Remember the boycott against Chick-fil-A, and the restaurant chain had records sales, with some stores running out of product to sell?  Then, came the boycott against Rush Limbaugh, who called a woman, who demanded that the government fund her sex-life, a slut.  Some  advertisers left, and wanted to come back, when their business suffered.  And, now, we see the final results of that boycott…his ratings are up!  Fire Andrea Mitchell has the video…

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In Times of Crisis, People Turn on the News, and Avoid MSNBC



When something terrible happens, people turn to the news.  But, it appears that MSNBC is not the place to which to turn.  During last week’s Boston Marathon Bombing crisis.  People turned to the news.  However, it was FOX, and to a lesser degree, CNN, that viewers trusted.  MSNBC was not in the equation.  Newsbusters has more…

TVByTheNumbers.com shared data Friday (through Thursday):


FNC: 1,647,000 total viewers (421,000 in the demo)

CNN: 1,048,000 total viewers (403,000 in the demo)

MSNBC: 515,000 total viewers (162,000 in the demo)



FNC: 2,783,000 total viewers (682,000 in the demo)

CNN: 1,619,000 total viewers (674,000 in the demo)

MSNBC: 975,000 total viewers (333,000 in the demo)

So MSNBC garnered roughly one third the total day viewers of Fox, and half of CNN.

The station also got trounced in the all important demographic of 25-54 year olds and demolished in primetime.

Yes, it seems that the leftist propaganda network is quickly abandoned when people want actual information.

In another development, FOX has finally surpassed CNN as the go to channel for breaking news stories.  Since the First Gulf War, CNN gained a reputation for covering breaking news.  According to  Breitbart, that has been broken by FOX…

While CNN is beating MSNBC this week, Fox is now crushing both, and doing so during the seismic news event involving the first successful terrorist attack directed at civilians on American soil since 2001. This kind of story used to be CNN’s bread and butter.

No more.

This ratings dynamic isn’t likely to change anytime soon, either. Since the debacle that occurred on CNN Monday afternoon with the dramatic misreporting that arrests in the Boston bombings had been made, CNN’s “Big News” brand has only been further tarnished. Between blowing the ObamaCare ruling and being caught red-handed pushing for stricter gun control, CNN is now something of a laughingstock on the right and the left.   

Throughout the week, in fact, thanks to a countless number of small blunders, CNN has been facing the kind of ridicule media watchers used to reserve for Fox.

As far as MSNBC being able to handle the kind of hard news that comes with a terror attack, other than Chuck Todd, almost all of the left-wing network’s usual anchors  — Toure, Alex Wagner, Martin Bashir, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, Rachel Maddow, etc. — have seemed way over their heads this week.  The only time the network has avoided an unsettling Bugsy Malone vibe is when NBC reporters like Pete Williams stop by.

In other words, are people starting to see through the lies?  Are they starting to realize that CNN, and especially MSNBC are nothing more than propaganda outlets?  Time will tell.

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Americans Vote with their Remotes: Piers Morgan’s Ratings in the Tank



It seems that Piers Morgan’s ratings are in the tank.  I guess all that gun grabber stuff isn’t exactly resonating with the viewers (or lack thereof).  Weasel Zippers has more…

Via TV By The Numbers:

The February 28th episode of Piers Morgan Tonight, which featured an exclusive interview with Gus Searcy, the mentor of Jodi Arias suffered a yearly low in the key 25-54 demographic with only 87,000 viewers.

The show is down 27% in total viewers and 38% in the demo from its debut in Jan. 17th, 2011.

Piers Morgan Tonight also had the lowest demo in its time slot and was even beat by HLN’s Dr. Drew (with 208,000).

And let me guess, they won’t admit, or maybe even realize, that the toxic content of the show is to blame?


Current TV up for Sale: Anyone Want to Buy Yet Another Failed Liberal News Outlet?


In a completely shocking and utter unpredictable turn of events, it appears that Current TV, Al Gore’s attempt at a news network propaganda outlet, hasn’t worked out so well, and is now up for sale.  For the rest of the sad news, here is more from Michelle Malkin.

Current TV may soon beon the market for any buyer looking to further validate Thomas Tusser:

Current TV, the ratings-challenged cable network started by former Vice President Al Gore, has put itself up for sale, The Post has learned.

“Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company,” CEO Joel Hyatt told The Post. “This year alone, we have had three inquiries. As a consequence, we thought it might be useful to engage expertise to help us evaluate our strategic options.”

Current is still interviewing investment banks and has yet to launch a formal sales process, said one source.

The service, launched in August 2005 after Gore had begun his crusade against global warming, has churned through programming and personnel as it tried to find its voice.

The channel started out as youth-centric and user-generated before going heavier on news and documentaries. Its latest incarnation is as a left-leaning cable news network, à la MSNBC.
Current, owned by Gore, Hyatt and some private backers, is in about 60 million homes, which could make it valuable to buyers looking for cable network distribution.

It gets about 12 cents a subscriber from pay-TV operators that carry it, or around $82 million last year, according to SNL Kagan. Ad revenue last year was estimated at just $16.9 million.

So, if anyone has a dollar or so, and wants the opportunity to fire a bunch of moonbats, get on the phone, and buy the network!  Of course, you’ll have to get someone to actually watch it.  However, playing cartoons alone would probably bring in more viewers.

And, by the way, Cmonster over at Soylent Green is already on the case.  


MSM DeathWatch: CNN Continues to Tank, Piers Morgan Hit the Hardest


The biased media continues to sink like a stone, with CNN leading the way into the dustbin of pseudo-journalistic history.  NewsBusters has the latest failure related details...

On Tuesday, May 16, CNN did something that hadn’t happened to the network since 1997: The 9 p.m. edition of Piers Morgan Tonight drew an audience of only 39,000 viewers in the important 25-54 age demographic.

These numbers come as a huge blow to the host, liberal, former tabloid editor Piers Morgan.

According to a story by Alex Weprin for the TVNewser,com Website, that day was “a typical boring Tuesday, with little earth-shattering news to drive TV viewers to cable news.”

It was also May sweeps, with the season finale of NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS, America’s Got Talent on NBC and Dancing With the Stars on ABC, drawing an astonishing 39 million viewers between them at 9 p.m.

Morgan’s hour-long program, during which he interviewed lesbian actress Jane Lynch and Ted Williams, “the man with the golden voice,” drew a total of approximately 284,000 viewers, which was down from a typical weekday but not a record-breaking low overall.

The program’s lead-in and lead-out, Anderson Cooper 360, drew about 90,000 demo viewers at both 8 and 10 p.m., also down from a typical weekday this year.

How these people expect to stay in business is beyond me.  Those demographics are abysmal at best, but they’ll keep on towing the narrative, even if it ends up being an anvil tied around their necks.

Just to give a fuller picture, here is the numbers for all cable news networks for the same day…

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 314 | MSNBC: 132 | CNN: 73 | HLN: 90
  • Primetime: FNC: 348 | MSNBC: 254 | CNN: 73 | HLN: 101

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC TheFive: Baier: Shep: O’Reilly: Hannity: Greta: O’Reilly: Hannity:
378 425 292 389 334 322 377 304
MSNBC Matthews: Sharpton: Matthews: EdShow: Maddow: O’Donnell: EdShow: Maddow:
106 169 176 203 315 242 146 123
CNN Blitzer: KingUSA: Burnett: Cooper: Morgan: Cooper: Burnett: Morgan:
65 92 103 92 39 89 81 53
HLN Special: Prime: VelezMitchell: Grace: DrDrew: Grace: Showbiz: DrDrew:
65 27 87 159 78 70 98 91

Current TV to be Dropped by Time Warner Due to Low Ratings?


Our lefty friends are having a rough month.  The “war on women” meme fell flat.  The economy continues to stagnate, and gas prices continue to creep upward.  And like a tired fighter, the administration keeps trying to throw clumsy hay-makers, and most often miss their opposition.  One of the recent piles of fail involves Keith Olberamnn and Current TV.  Olbermann was fired by the network for refusing to play nice, and I guess the smelly, talkative limo drivers were just too much for poor Keith to bear.  But, that’s not the end of the woes for Current TV, because, even though ubermoron drew some viewers, the audience dropped quickly, and without ubermoron, they’ll drop even more.

That does not sit well with cable giant, Time Warner…

(Reuters) – Al Gore’s Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann – namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings.

According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc’s carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator’s systems are triggered.

If Current TV misses the audience benchmark in two consecutive quarters, another clause is triggered that would allow Time Warner Cable to drop the channel. The condition was built into the most recent distribution pact between the two parties, which was signed in 2010.

“Time Warner Cable has been flirting with the idea of pulling Current off its systems for some time now,” said one of the sources, who all spoke on condition of anonymity.

So, here we go again.  Air America was well funded, with a ton of regressive talking heads to spew the party line.  The whole idea was to get the regressive message out to the masses.  However, they failed to realize that people don’t want to be told that their stupid, and must submit to the nanny state, so Air America failed.  Now, we have Current TV.  Partially owned by the Goracle, it has been showered with money, as well as washed up regressive talent that had been fired by other unsuccessful networks.  Current TV bills itself as a regressive network, and like Air America, will more than likely fail in the end.  Not because of us evil right-wingers, or some corporate conspiracy to silence them, but because people simple refuse to watch and listen to lies and condescension 24-7.


A Tale of Two Stories: Lefty Media Heads Lose Ratings, Come Unhinged-Rest of the Planet Unimpressed


Ah, the left, with their smug, unwarranted self importance, create a great deal of amusement when they crash and burn.  They remind me of Shakespeare when he wrote,

…a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. 

How many of you guessed that I was going to write about Keith Olbermann?  Once again, it seems that Mr. Olbermann’s ego is getting the best of him.  Ace has the details…

Olbermann is, again, making a spectacle of his fundamental inability to get along with anyone.

“I was not given a legitimate opportunity to host under acceptable conditions,” Olbermann said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. “They know it and we know it. Telling half the story is wrong.”

There is no I in teamwork, but there is one in Special Comment.

Here’s the memo sent to the Countdown staff by an executive:

To the Countdown Staff….I wanted to clarify tonight’s programming, as I gather there may be some misunderstanding about what is on when.

As we assumed Keith had communicated to you, Keith was asked to be the sole anchor and executive producer of our primary and caucus coverage. He declined.

We then made other plans to have our 4 hours of prime time election coverage tonight hosted by Al Gore, Jennifer Granholm, and The Young Turks. We tried several times to have Keith participate in our coverage, including being the lead anchor for the 8p hour tonight, incorporated with our election group in the Los Angeles studio and produced in the LA control room. We have a special election graphic package, live remotes, caucus feeds, etc.

There will be NO stand-alone Countdown tonight. For those of you at work who might be preparing a program, I apologize your managers did not communicate this to you. See you back on the air tomorrow night.

I don’t know if this was an internal communication snafu, of Olbermann was having one of his fits of ego.  But, he was hired to be Current TV’s star talent, and was conspicuous in his absence from their Iowa Caucuses coverage.   So, it have to question if he is about to crash and burn, yet again.

In the meantime, another lefty with exaggerated self importance is stinking up Oprah’s new network…

Rosie O’Donnell’s OWN talk show is hardly helping Oprah Winfrey’s new network overcome itsratings woes. “The Rosie Show” quickly dropped 49 percent after its debut in October, and given the network’s overall lousy performance it doesn’t seem to be having a positive impact on the rest of the lineup.

Two “stars” of the left, being paid gobs of money, are not doing well.  I wonder if they’ll ever figure out that it is their own fault?



Lefty Media Deathwatch: Leftist Websites Continue to Lose Traffic


We’re all familiar with the decline of the MSM, but, the more shocking drop is in the traffic for leftist websites.  Here is more from The Daily Caller…

New independent circulation numbers show a sharp decline in readership of Politico and other left-leaning news websites, an ominous trend for the suburban Virginia-based news outlet and its peers as Americans head into an election year.

Recently published and publicly available Web traffic data indicates that “unique visitor” traffic to politico.com in November 2011 was 15 percent lower than in the previous month, and 31 percent lower than in November 2010. The data, from Compete, Inc., also show an overall two-year decline.

But Politico’s traffic losses appear to be part of a year-long trend on the political left. Media Matters For America’s website, for instance, lost 56.83 percent of its unique visitors between November 2010 and November 2011. In the same 12-month period, Talking Points Memo lost 41 percent, Wonkette was down by 32 percent, Gawker declined by 31 percent, Salon decreased by 22 percent and progressive blog Daily Kos shed 18 percent of its unique visitors.

Now, the defenders of the MSM will state that the decline of the “dinosaur media” has nothing to do with ideology, but with the increasing numbers of people getting their news from the internet.  However, that narrative seems to be stripped pretty bare by the similar, if not more drastic declines for leftist websites.  However, let’s take a look at one more set of websites, and see where that leads us.

Other political news sites, including some decidedly not left-leaning, have seen dramatic increases in unique visitors in the year-long period ending Nov. 30. Newsmax.com’s numbers increased by 247 percent, The Daily Caller’s by 124 percent, and The Huffington Post’s by 113 percent. More modest performers during those same 12 months included The Blaze (up 57 percent), The Washington Times (up 47 percent), Slate (up 40 percent), the Washington Post (up by 38 percent) and the Christian Science Monitor (up 33 percent).

As you can see, the sites with increases are mostly right of center, with two of the more leftist sources, The Huffington Post, and Washington Post, are more varied sites, with entertainment, sports, and lifestyle sections that would attract a wide range of readers.  The right of center sources, with the exception of the Washington Times, cover only political and cultural issues from a purely Conservative perspective.  It seems pretty obvious to me that ideology does matter, and people aren’t just changing the channel, but pointing and clicking their way to Conservative news sources.

Now if only a bunch of them would come here!


MSM DeathWatch: Even in San Francisco, People Don’t Listen to Liberal Talk Radio


What does it say when a liberal talk radio station has to do a format change in San Francisco?  Well, it’s happening, and some of the fallout is hilarious.  For starters, here is some coverage from Dana Loesch, of Big Journalism…

Even in a far-left city such as San Francisco no one listens to progressive talk radio. Green 960 will be replaced by a conservative talker KNEW, and KNEW’s old spot on the dial 910 AM will be relaunched as KKSF AM, another conservative talker. Both stations are owned by Clear Channel, which was obviously tired of bleeding money on the previous failed enterprise.

Predictably, progressives immediately developed the vapors. Comments via JWF:

“Obama should have fixed this mess by nationalizing radio. Then the good stations like KGO could re-hire all the people they let go. Green 960 could stay on the air.”

“Dec 1st and near 70f here in the eastbay…and conservative radio will never even accept global warming..so Neanderthal talk will thrive.”

“Conservatives have time to listen to these cranks because they are sitting around in dead-end jobs, if they work at all, blaming their failures on liberals instead of their own stupidity. Liberals are too busy. ”

“Why don’t we liberals listen to talk radio? Because we don’t need the constant reinforcement that perpetually insecure, professionally paranoid conservatives do to valid our political ideas. Conservatives desperately need their “bubble.” But I recall seeing an article forecasting the end of conservative talk blather in the next 5-10 years, as its 55-dead demographic is both dying off and unattractive to sponsors. “

Nationalizing radio?  So no other ideas but your own can be heard?  Sure, let’s replicate the Soviet Union, just like OWS wants, right?

Conservative Talkers won’t accept global warming the big lie?  Have you heard of Climate Gate 2.0?

We don’t work?  Then why are we concerned about our jobs, and the taxes we pay?

Demographics are not so important, ideas are.  Following the logic of the quoted libpod, radio audiences are a zero sum game.  Limbaugh has been on nationally since 1989, and if his demographic never grew, his show would have ended when a large number of his “55-dead” target group would have died off.  The dirty secret is this; people listen to Conservative talk, and many find that it resonates with them  That, my friends, is why the left wants to control all media.  Socialists/Communists/Fascists always ban any other ideas.  When people see that the system is failing, and hear alternative ideas, they bolt.  Kindly refer to fall of the Soviet Union for evidence.  We tolerate the MSM, and their propaganda and outright lies.  We don’t call for their elimination.  On the other hand, statists always want to ban dissent, because they don’t want their sheeple getting ideas of their own.

At any rate, the quoted rant is filled with projection and failure.

That, and I know the proper use of the word, “validate.”


MSM Death Watch: CNN, MSNBC Primetime Shows Beaten by Red Eye


If I told you that FOX News programming crushes it’s competition at MSNBC and CNN, you’d likely say, “what else is new.”  That would be a resonable response.  But, what if I told you that the FOX show at 3:00AM beats much of the prime time lineup at MSNBC and CNN?  That might be a surprise, but it is, none the less, true. Check this out from Deadline Hollywood…

CNN’s 9 PM anchor Piers Morgan Tonight is regularly pummeled in the ratings by its Fox News primetime counterparts. But in October, it also got beat by Fox News’ overnight program Red Eye, which airs at 3 AM. The talk show hosted by Greg Gutfeld averaged the largest audience in its five-year history (446,000) as well as 177,000 in adults 25-54. In the demo, it edged Piers Morgan (176,000) at 9 PM as well as a slew of other cable news programs in way more trafficked time slots: CNN’s Erin Burnett Outfront(146,000) at 7 PM, MSNBC’s Morning Joe (141,000) from 6-9 AM, MSNBC’sHardball With Chris Matthews (163,000) at 5 PM and 7 PM…

So, let’s give you some perspective, Red Eye airs at 3:00AM, is hilarious, and features a puppet version of the New York Times as a panel member.  Don’t get me wrong, they cover the news, but they do it in an obviously humorous way.  And, in so doing, this funny show at 3:00AM defeats much of the primetime lineups of the so-called, “serious” and “unbiased” news networks.

Will the MSM ever get it, or will they continue to act as as the propaganda arm for the left?  Apparently, they are too deluded, or determined to go down with the sinking ship.


Olbermann Losing Audience at a Fantastic Rate: Will he Kill Current TV?


It seems that Olbermann can’t keep an audience anywhere.  I guess that’s some douche-nozzle karma happening.  For the coverage, here is an excerpt from the NY Daily News…

After debuting to promising ratings on the Current cable network in late June, Olbermann’s political commentary show posted its lowest numbers yet the week of Sept 5-11.

Nielsen figures provided by industry sources also show that, based on weekly averages of the program’s performance on Current, “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” has never done better than its debut week on Al Gore‘s hard-to-find cable network. (It did come close on Aug. 30, racking up 310,000 total viewers; 102,000 of them adults 25-54.)

For the week of Sept. 5-11, “Countdown” attracted an average 142,000 total viewers and an average 46,000 adults aged 25-54 – the demographic category that advertisers consult when buying time on cable network news programs.

Those figures are less than half of the ratings “Countdown” posted in its debut week on Current. The show averaged 319,000 total viewers that first week; 114,000 in the key 25-54 demographic.

The NY Daily News Article also reports that Ubermoron makes $10,000,000.  That certainly makes Ubermoron an anchor, not in a news sense, but the kind that is tied the neck of Current TV, and the water is awfully deep out there.

H/T: Weasel Zippers



MSM Death Watch: Olbermann Loses 30% of Audience in Second Week


Apparently, hyperbole, lies, and insane ranting can only take you so far…

 The “Countdown” host, whose debut guest was far-left filmmaker Michael Moore, has lost nearly 30 percent of his viewers just two weeks into his new broadcast.

Business Insider reports:

In its second week on Al Gore’s Current TV Countdown With Keith Olbermann lost nearly 30% of its total viewers and 30% of its demo viewers, reports Deadline.

“Olbermann attracted an average of 93,000 viewers in its target 25-to-54 demo, down 29% from the first week. The total audience, at 253,000, was down 28.5%.”

It stands to reason Olbermann and Current executives might attribute the dip in ratings to the long July Fourth holiday weekend. Business Insider also reports Olbermann’s people will probably focus on the fact that, even with 30 percent less viewers, Countdown has so far brought in more viewers than the entire network had before the show’s arrival.

To be fair, Olbermann is on a tiny network that isn’t on every cable and  satellite  system, and many people may not know of it’s existence.  At the same time, if Olbermann was such the media “god” that he is thought to be, wouldn’t he would be pulling in the masses?  Think about it; if I started Conservative Hideout TV, and signed Glenn Beck to do a show, how long would it take to get a million viewers?  Probably not too long.




MSNBC Continues to Disappoint in the Ratings


For the leftist propaganda mother ship known as MSNBC, things are looking pretty bleak.  Even after a change in ownership, the channel continues to lag badly behind FOX.  I found this image over at I Hate the Media, via Trending Right.

Now, Comcast owns NBC, and as a private company that isn’t reliant on the government from billions in “green energy” contracts, I wonder how long they’ll tolerate such low performance?

Also, while Beck is set to leave FOX in a few weeks, I would imagine that they could replace him with a potted plant and still defeat both CNN and MSNBC.

Anyway you slice it, it seems that carrying water for the left might just get you left under the bus.  No wonder the lefties want to ban FOX.