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FOX's John Gibson - wrong on ratings

Reported by Chrish - January 4, 2007 -

John Gibson mislead his viewers about the popularity of FNC while stroking them for showing loyalty to a news channel.

"We want to thank our loyal FOX viewers for making us the most-watched cable channel. FOX News had 14 out of the top 15 cable shows in 2006, including this show, The Big Story, despite all the attacks on FOX News Channel. Our viewers are the greatest and we thank you. "

He was referring to another report, which says that FNC had 14 of the top 15 programs on cable NEWS channels. Out of all cable channels FOX News came in 8th (after Nickelodeon.)

No article about FNC ratings would be complete without this reminder from FAIR. And if one considers trends, as advertisers do, then one should note that FNC's numbers are down over the previous year while other news networks are up.

The quality of their product is not the best or even good, but their viewers are loyal anyway. FNC and their herd considers that a win, and winning is everything to "some people." Whatever.