The FOX News Fools Goal for Conservatives

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The FOX News Fools Goal for Conservatives

The Cat: Man Real­ity Sucks

Red Dwarf: Back in the Red Part 3 1999

Once again Fox news is embar­rass­ing their com­peti­tors in terms of num­bers.

Third-​Quarter 2014 Prime­time Aver­ages
FNC: 1,797,000 view­ers, up 12 per­cent (313,000 adults 2554, up 12 per­cent)
CNN: 555,000 view­ers, up 2 per­cent (186,000 adults 2554, up 4 per­cent)
MSNBC: 557,000 view­ers, down 2 per­cent (150 adults 2554, down 21 per­cent)
HLN: 352,000 view­ers, down 4 per­cent (120 adults 2554, down 12 percent)

Yes FNC is out­draw­ing them all com­bined and yes we can joke about Shark Tank re-​runs beat­ing MSNBC but let me throw a dose of real­ity at you. Those FOX num­bers mean noth­ing as long as these broad­cast news num­bers remain true:

Num­bers for the week of Sept. 22, 2014:

Total Viewers/​A25-​54
NBC 8,187,000/1,811,000
ABC 8,029,000/2,002,000
CBS 6,344,000/1,507,000

You will note that Fox total views barely beats the 3rd place CBS num­ber for 1854 year olds. Fur­ther­more If we com­bine the totals of these 25,821,000 & 6,089,000 in the 1854 demo for the seven net­works in ques­tion here is what we get for num­bers by comparison

Total Viewers/​A25-​54
NBC 31.6% 29.7%
ABC 31.1% 32.9%
CBS 24.5% /​24.7%
FOX 7.0% /5.1%
CNN 2.1% /​3.0%
MSNBC 2.1% /​2.5%
HLN 1.3% /​1.9%

So for all their power in cable Fox news reaches a whop­ping 7% of news view­ers and not even Megan Kelly beauty has got­ten them above 5.1% among 1854 year olds.

Fur­ther­more when you remem­ber that the 25.8 mil­lion num­ber rep­re­sents only 10.7% of the vot­ing age pop­u­la­tion and and 18.4% of the num­ber of peo­ple who actu­ally voted the impact of Fox (and to some degree the net­works) is really understood.

Now to the left, being total­i­tar­ian in nature, even this mod­est bit of the elec­torate get­ting an opin­ion dif­fer­ing from their mes­sage is dan­ger­ous which is why FOX remains a tar­get, but lets not kid our­selves. As long as we are crow­ing about FOX News vs CNN/​MSNBC/​HLN we are like the tough­est player on the JV foot­ball team talk­ing smack.

Until we break into those news­rooms thing swill not change and frankly until we break into the greater cul­ture where the 89.3% of vot­ing age peo­ple who don’t watch news go even that move will be wasted.

Con­ser­v­a­tives pride them­selves on see­ing things as they are as opposed to the utopian left. Let’s start act­ing like it.

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If you think this site and the writ­ers who write here are worth your sup­port please con­sider kick­ing in so we can reach our final goal for the year

Update: Hotair gloats over Media Mat­ters fail­ure but as long as Fox is only reach­ing 7% of news con­sumers and under 1% of the elec­torate they are winning.

The Cat: Man Reality Sucks

Red Dwarf: Back in the Red Part 3 1999

Once again Fox news is embarrassing their competitors in terms of numbers.

Third-Quarter 2014 Primetime Averages
FNC: 1,797,000 viewers, up 12 percent (313,000 adults 25-54, up 12 percent)
CNN: 555,000 viewers, up 2 percent (186,000 adults 25-54, up 4 percent)
MSNBC: 557,000 viewers, down 2 percent (150 adults 25-54, down 21 percent)
HLN: 352,000 viewers, down 4 percent (120 adults 25-54, down 12 percent)

Yes FNC is outdrawing them all combined and yes we can joke about Shark Tank re-runs beating MSNBC but let me throw a dose of reality at you. Those FOX numbers mean nothing as long as these broadcast news numbers remain true:

Numbers for the week of Sept. 22, 2014:

Total Viewers/A25-54
NBC 8,187,000/1,811,000
ABC 8,029,000/2,002,000
CBS 6,344,000/1,507,000

You will note that Fox total views barely beats the 3rd place CBS number for 18/54 year olds.  Furthermore If we combine the totals of these 25,821,000 & 6,089,000 in the 18-54 demo for the seven networks in question here is what we get for numbers by comparison

Total Viewers/A25-54
NBC 31.6% 29.7%
ABC 31.1% 32.9%
CBS 24.5% / 24.7%
FOX 7.0% /5.1%
CNN 2.1% / 3.0%
MSNBC 2.1% / 2.5%
HLN 1.3% / 1.9%

So for all their power in cable Fox news reaches a whopping 7% of news viewers and not even Megan Kelly beauty has gotten them above 5.1% among 18/54 year olds.

Furthermore when you remember that the 25.8 million number represents only 10.7% of the voting age population and and 18.4% of the number of people who actually voted the impact of Fox (and to some degree the networks) is really understood.

Now to the left, being totalitarian in nature, even this modest bit of the electorate getting an opinion differing from their message is dangerous which is why FOX remains a target, but lets not kid ourselves. As long as we are crowing about FOX News vs CNN/MSNBC/HLN we are like the toughest player on the JV football team talking smack.

Until we break into those newsrooms thing swill not change and frankly until we break into the greater culture where the 89.3% of voting age people who don’t watch news go even that move will be wasted.

Conservatives pride themselves on seeing things as they are as opposed to the utopian left.  Let’s start acting like it.

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If you think this site and the writers who write here are worth your support please consider kicking in so we can reach our final goal for the year

Update:  Hotair gloats over Media Matters failure but as long as Fox is only reaching 7% of news consumers and under 1% of the electorate they are winning.