Huffington Post has the scoop:
Every network saw its ratings drop from 2012, a politics-heavy election year that was guaranteed to spike audiences. In primetime, Fox News suffered the biggest plunge, falling 33 percent from its 2012 numbers. CNN fell a nearly equally precipitous 28 percent, while MSNBC dropped 4 percent.
Fox News, which has had several well-publicized ratings issues over the past few months, saw its primetime numbers fall to new lows in the all-important A25-54 category for many shows. MSNBC gloated in its press release, saying that hosts Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren had their worst demo ratings ever. Bill O'Reilly's demo ratings were also off by 26 percent. (All three shows were, of course, still at the top of the ratings.)
Fox can - and probably will - congratulate itself on its 45th quarter in the #1 spot. But don't tell me they're not concerned. Especially when even such conservative stalwarts as Michael Reagan are calling the network's programming "stale and predictable."
Thanks for reading those blogs on my behalf. It’s all I can do to watch the foxies on this site. F&F is so stupid I can usually handle the urge to purge but most of the time, I read only the transcripts. The barf impulse is that strong.
Speaking of which, racial slurs are back in style over at the Fox domain. I even saw the N-Word being allowed back on there yesterday.
We’ve read many anti-Fox “News” comments from members of the Tea Party on various conservative websites. The right wing extremists have turned against Fox “News” hosts Billy, Hannocchio and Greta.
Nixon trainee Roger Ailes and the rest of the amateur producers are worried. They hide in the Fox “News” “war room” thinking of ways to stop the ratings decline.
Reagan is right about these frauds, they are “stale and predictable.”
NOTE TO AILES AND PRODUCERS
You have a Tea Party problem.
And their weekdays are starting to catch up to that, Hannity first. Let’s look at Hannity’s from last Wednesday to today:
(3/27) 2nd, 108 point margin.
(3/28) 2nd, 13 point margin.
(3/29) 1st, 78 point margin.
(4/01) 2nd, 83 point margin.
(Yesterday and today not posted yet)
Greta’s doing better short-term, she’s on her longest streak not coming in 2nd or 3rd in months. But her lead is still facing some pretty stiff competition, and check out her average for March overall. She lost quite a bit.
A combination of Jodi Arias and staleness is starting to threaten everyone else. Especially “The Five” when it’s Gutfeld heavy. Take a day when he’s the main voice on their top stories, and they’re either second, or threatened with it. O’Reilly isn’t exactly seeing a commanding lead over Nancy Grace, as well.