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2013 was another year of decline for cable news, with MSNBC losing almost a quarter of its viewers after similar declines the previous year, according to a new Pew Research study. “The Nielsen Media Research data show that the biggest decline came at MSNBC, which lost nearly a quarter (24%) of its prime-time audience. CNN, under new management, ended its fourth year in third place, with a 13% decline in prime time,” states the report. In total, the combined viewership of all three major cable news channels, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, dropped 11% to its smallest audience since 2007. Not by coincidence, the disapproval rating of President Barack Obama, for whom the likes of CNN and MSNBC have been dutiful water carriers in the midst of numerous scandals, hit a new record high of 59% this week.
reply to post by madmac5150
I dispise TV, I would like to know how they know who's watching their channels or shows? Do they take a survey in a city or state and apply to the others. I thought about that awhile ago and really want o know now.
Can any member please elaborate how they pull that statistic?
Thanksedit on 27-3-2014 by AK907ICECOLD because: (no reason given)
In 1950, Nielsen moved to television, developing a ratings system using the methods he and his company had developed for radio. That method has since become the primary source of audience measurement information in the television industry around the world.
What absolutely blows my mind... Foxnews is the generally the first MSM outlet to jump on any story that counters "climate change"... yet, if you read the "Science" section of Foxnews you will find stories that wholeheartedly support "climate change". If a network wants to make an argument for or against government rhetoric, they could at least pick one side and be consistant in thier approach... instead it is all double-speak and talk-arounds. No wonder 1/4 of the adults in this country are "medicated"... you almost have to be to try to make any sense of it all...
Of course viewership declined in 2013, because 2012 was an election year. Who could have seen that coming?
(in other words, totally expected)