Read this, from Jason Easley\’s article at politicususa.com – a hardest-of-hard-left site. It will leave you slack-jawed:
As Fox News\’s audience continues to age, the conservative network inches close to death as in 2014 its median audience dropped to 1.1 million.
According to Pew Research\’s 2015 State Of The Media Report:
The total median viewership over a 24-hour period for Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC combined dropped 7% in 2014 to 1.8 million, according to Pew Research Center analysis of Nielsen Media Research data. That marked the first such audience decline by that measure since 2010. MSNBC fared the worst, with a 14% decline to a median of 334,000 viewers. Fox was down 2% to 1.1 million viewers and CNN up 1% to 417,000.
In prime time – the premier time slot for advertisers – combined median viewership was down for these three news channels by 8% to 2.8 million. Fox News remained relatively steady, losing only 1% of its viewership with 1.7 million watching nightly. But CNN (down 9% to 495,000 viewers) and MSNBC (down 8% to 568,000) struggled
Fox News runs roughshod over CNN and MSNBC in total day and prime time. In total day, Fox is 46% higher than CNN and MSNBC combined. And, in the all-important prime time period, Fox does even better, with 60% more viewership than the other two combined.
But forget all that. To paraphrase the classic Frankie and Johnny lyric, “bring round the rubber-tired buggy, and bring round the rubber-tired hack, Easley\’s takin\’ Fox to the graveyard, and he ain\’t gonna bring it back.” At least that\’s what he seems to think.
Yep that makes all the sense in the world…if you happen to be a hardest-of-hard-leftist, I suppose. Personally, with numbers like those, I think the folks at Fox are feeling pretty lively these days.
Let me know when you stop laughing, and I\’ll let you know when I do.