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FOX News Finds Its Rivals Closing In

Reported by Ellen - June 29, 2008 -

That's the headline of a New York Times article in the June 28, 2008 edition. FOX News has regained its top position in the desirable demographic in the second quarter of the year, The Times reported but "the back-and-forth these last few months masks a more ominous trend for Fox News, particularly as its gears up to cover the general election campaign."

The Times notes:

"While Fox News remains the most-watched cable news channel over all — it has been attracting an average of nearly 2 million viewers each weeknight this year, compared to 1.3 million for CNN and 805,000 for MSNBC — its momentum has effectively stalled, at least when measured over years past. The overall prime-time audiences watching CNN and MSNBC, by contrast, have each grown by more than 50 percent this year, when measured against the same period last year, while Fox’s has increased by 10 percent, according to Nielsen."