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Another Week, Another Ratings
Collapse at Far-Left CNN, MSNBC

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Posted By: M2, 9/12/2019 7:08:27 AM

Far-left MSNBC and CNN lost nearly a third of their respective primetime audiences when compared to this same week last year, reports TVNewser. While Fox News only lost five percent of its already mammoth primetime audience last week, MSNBC collapsed by an incredible 31 percent, while CNNLOL lost more than a quarter of its viewers, 26 percent. In total day, Fox lost just eight percent of viewers, compared to MSNBC’s collapse of 27 percent and CNNLOL’s 19 percent crater. Obviously, the big news around Hurricane Dorian did not convince people to tune into two news outlets that have lost all of their credibility, even among tens of millions

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You would think that at some point they would ask themselves what they are doing wrong.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: FunOne 9/12/2019 7:17:54 AM (No. 177721)
Perhaps Fox News contributed to their eight percent loss because of their leftward leap by bringing Donna Brazile on for her contribution to progressive slant with an Afro twang.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LaVallette 9/12/2019 7:37:11 AM (No. 177740)
Once Special Counsel Mueller after 2 years + of investigations issued his finding of "No Trump-Russian Conspiracies" the reason for the existence of both those two networks collapsed.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 9/12/2019 7:49:57 AM (No. 177755)
I have been skeptical of numerous theories on the media for some time but given their suicidal sprint to oblivion some of those theories seem to be gaining validity. To wit: 1) The media (CNN/MSNBC and to a lesser extent the big three and even Fox) are mouthpieces for the Dems and/or the DC establishment/deep state. They still rely on 20th century means of manipulation in a 21st century world of technology and sharing information. Their demise is as much about being anachronistic as it is about being hard left. Yes, Fox has decent ratings but compared to what and for how long? Most of the longtime Fox watchers I encounter are done with them and their swampy smugness. 2) As Mr Limbaugh notes, they hitched their wagon to Mueller who promptly drove them off a cliff even if he still has no clue about it. No 'big reveal,' no ratings. 3) The media exist largely to talk to other media and, by extension, politicians who view the media as their own little high school slam book (Romney, Ryan, et al). If their audience ends up numbering 535 members of Congres, 1 president, 9 Supreme Court justices and a few thousand members of the media in DC and NY that's just fine with them. 4) Propaganda still pays well (including speaking and other side gigs for airhead anchors) as long as Congress/FCC avoid the longstanding problem of cable/satellite bundling. Once upon a time bundling was necessary for technological reasons in the analog world of coax cable (filters and so forth) but in the digital age it's completely surplus to requirements. However...bundling is a big earner for AT&T, Comcast, et al. It's much more profitable to charge someone $100 to watch 4-5 channels of interest while they ignore 95 of the others, many of which are infomercials, repeat channels, etc. than it is to allow them to buy channels a la carte. Bundling keeps MSNBC and CNN alive, among others. But cord-cutting is reaching critical mass. DirecTV isn't just holding one or two channels hostage...it's now taking aim at big boy ESPN, local network affiliates, etc. The island is being flooded with dropped subscriptions and the remaining castaways on cable/satellite island are resorting to cannibalism. 5) In conjunction with all the above the media believe it is their place to decide who may run for office, who may vote and how they may vote. They will pretend their business model isn't failing as long as they can (in their minds) act as influencers.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 9/12/2019 8:30:26 AM (No. 177797)
It's so sad. The Circus is closing down and all of those freaks will have to find work elsewhere.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LesUNo 9/12/2019 8:43:48 AM (No. 177812)
I certainly understand Fox’s eight percent loss. “Fair and balanced” has become annoying. Each show has the same guests, same partisan squabbles and same format hosted by similar enormous egos who can’t seem to stop talking. Instead of frequently using the mute bottom on my remote I instead found the power button and turned off Fox and everything else. I get my news elsewhere and am better off for it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: msliberty1937 9/12/2019 9:52:54 AM (No. 177892)
Agree #1...she seems to be a fixture on the increasingly annoying HemmerSmith morning show. I hit the mute soon as I hear her name and, more often than not lately, forget to tune back.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 9/12/2019 10:29:38 AM (No. 177936)
Too bad the article doesn't state that they lost a 1/3 of their viewers from the week before instead of the year before.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: columba 9/12/2019 11:53:04 AM (No. 178021)
We all become weary of being lied to and then seek honesty.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Smart11344 9/13/2019 2:07:09 PM (No. 178965)
I cannot believe advertisers continue to throw their money down the drain. Unless, as we used to say in radio, "a dollar a holler.".
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