For some reason, African Americans are not appreciating the regular whitesplaining scoldings on Fox News nor the regular appearances of Mark Fuhrman to discuss racially sensitive cases like Ferguson and Eric Garner.
Mediaite crunched the numbers in Nielsen's annual report on the ethnicity of cable news viewers so we didn't have to:
During the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m., MSNBC’s audience is 24% black, CNN’s audience is 16% black and Fox News’ audience is just 1% black. By comparison MSNBC’s primetime audience is 67% white while CNN’s is 73% white and Fox News’ is 92% white.
...Using November 2014 as an example, Fox News averaged 2.082M total viewers in primetime, compared to 653K for CNN and 605K for CNN. That means that Fox had an average of about 20,820 African-Americans watching on a nightly basis. For CNN, that number was approximately 104,480 and for MSNBC it was 145,200. So even with an audience that more than doubles its competitors, Fox had far fewer black viewers than the other two networks.
That appears to be another drop in Fox's already diminishing African American audience. In January 2013, I wrote that African American viewers had declined to 29,000 in prime time in 2012, or to 1.4% of their total audience
Herman Cain, Allen West, Ben Carson all working furiously to end racial inequality and nobody’s watching? Wow, talk about ingratitude!