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MSNBC’s Ratings Hit 8-Year Low in July
« on: August 05, 2014, 01:22:01 PM »
MSNBC’s Ratings Hit 8-Year Low in July

Don Irvine  —   July 30, 2014 
 

Thanks in large part to a busy news month—with the shooting down of Malaysian Air flight MH17 over Ukraine and the crash of two other airplanes—MSNBC slid to an eight-year low in the primetime A25-54 demo.

MSNBC averaged 152,000 viewers in the demo, compared to 164,000 at CNN and 299,000 at Fox News.

It was even worse for MSNBC in the total-day demo, as the network slid to fourth place behind HLN. MSNBC’s usual viewers apparently turned to the network’s competitors to find out what was happening in the Ukraine and elsewhere.

Compared to July 2013, MSNBC was down 16% in total viewers and 33% in the demo, while suffering a 6% drop in total viewers and 25% in the demo.

Leading the way downward was Now with Alex Wagner, which was down 28% in total viewers and 57% in the demo. That puts it at the lowest figure in the 4 p.m. demo since 2005. Other shows that struggled in the demo include The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd (off 47%), All In with Chris Hayes and The Rachel Maddow Show—which are both down 20%—and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, which is down 17%.

Even though MSNBC’s July ratings woes appears to be good news for CNN, if the past is any guide the boost will only be temporary for the Atlanta-based cable network. CNN does a much better job of attracting viewers when there are events like an airplane being shot down, than when they have to rely upon their flailing primetime lineup.

July marked Fox News’ 151st straight month at number one, and it was the only cable news network to show growth in overall primetime viewership and the demo.

Fox demonstrated its ratings dominance on Monday when it averaged 444,000 in the primetime demo, beating MSNBC and CNN combined by over 100,000 viewers.

MSNBC’s brand of uber-liberalism, which propelled it past CNN in the ratings three years ago, has now seemingly run its course, as the fatigue factor has set in with Obama supporters. In addition, the dim outlook for Democrats in November will probably lead to a see-saw battle with CNN for the foreseeable future, and a few more multi-year lows as well.

http://www.aim.org/don-irvine-blog/msnbcs-ratings-hit-8-year-low-in-july/
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Re: MSNBC’s Ratings Hit 8-Year Low in July
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 02:54:54 PM »
I wonder what the ratings would be for CNN if they weren't shown in all of the airports in country?


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Re: MSNBC’s Ratings Hit 8-Year Low in July
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 04:02:25 PM »
Who are these people that are still watching??  The militant ignorant, those who angrily insist on being stupid and misinformed on almost every subject.


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Re: MSNBC’s Ratings Hit 8-Year Low in July
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 12:15:10 PM »
MSNBC's ratings were lower than whale shit to begin with.
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Re: MSNBC’s Ratings Hit 8-Year Low in July
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014, 12:23:18 PM »
MSNBC sees itself as an answer to FOXNEWS.  As FOX goes after right-leaning Conservatives, their audience is the 'pure' Left Progressive.

NBC also sees it as a vehicle where the Obama Administration will be staunchly defended on a daily basis, no matter the "facts on the ground".



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Re: MSNBC’s Ratings Hit 8-Year Low in July
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014, 12:28:21 PM »

NBC also sees it as a vehicle where the Obama Administration will be staunchly defended on a daily basis, no matter the "facts on the ground".

The papers in Germany thought the same thing about the Hitler administration.  They found out that dictators have no favorites.
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Re: MSNBC’s Ratings Hit 8-Year Low in July
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 01:45:38 PM »
The papers in Germany thought the same thing about the Hitler administration.  They found out that dictators have no favorites.

You know ranger, that is the curious part of all of this. It has always perplexed me. Obiously, based on history and his own words, should Obama manage to obtain the authoritarian power he craves, the first thing he will do is confiscate all, or at least most, of all businesses, property, and money to himself. How stupid are these people on the Left?
 
Do they not know what he would do to them? He would essentially shut down Hollywood and turn it into his own personal 'messages to the people' platform.
 
It is natural that the poor would support him, becuase, one, they don't care, and, two, they have nothing to lose. But for these millionaires to come out 'in favor' of asset confiscation by the government, is more than bizarre. It is inexplicable.
 
It is just as inexplicable as having hippies, Leftists, homosexuals, and some far Left Christian groups coming out in favor of Hamas. Do they not know what Hamas would do to them if they could?
 
ISIS is slaughtering 10s of thousands of civilians in the most brutal ways possible, and not a word from the Left. Israel is defending itself from murdering barbarians, who are attacking them, and the Left is chomping at the bit to condemn Israel. It is beyond just simple stupidity. This is a new level of delusional behavior.
 
Their behavior, the American Left, is the very definition of, 'too stupid live', in a literal way. Forgive them Lord, for they have absolutely no idea what they are ushing in on their own heads and on ours as well.
 
Oh well, Unlike the Left, I'm armed and ready for whatever may happen. May God have mercy on their souls.
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