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  1. Standard member checkbaiter
    By God's Grace
    29 Dec '16 00:36 / 1 edit
    Sorry libs, but this is what they watch, like it or not.

    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/2016-ratings-fox-news-channel-is-cable-tvs-most-watched-network/315009
  2. 29 Dec '16 00:38
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Sorry libs, but this is what they watch, like it or not.

    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/2016-ratings-fox-news-channel-is-cable-tvs-most-watched-network/315009
    Looks like people enjoy establishment right news.
  3. 29 Dec '16 01:12
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Looks like people enjoy establishment right news.
    Well it is fair and balanced after all.
  4. Standard member checkbaiter
    By God's Grace
    29 Dec '16 03:47
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Looks like people enjoy establishment right news.
    On TV, there is not much of an alternative. I don't agree with everything on Fox, but it seems a large part of the country certainly does.
  5. Standard member vivify
    rain
    29 Dec '16 04:08 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Sorry libs, but this is what they watch, like it or not.

    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/2016-ratings-fox-news-channel-is-cable-tvs-most-watched-network/315009
    That's fairly meaningless. Does the article account for the fact Fox is the only conservative news network, and therefore has a monopoly on conservative cable news? The more liberal news networks have to compete with each other, thus splitting overall viewership between the networks.

    The article also doesn't account for the fact that young Americans (who typically lean left) often get their news from the internet (such as YouTube or other websites), rather than from cable or network television, while conservatives (who are often older) aren't as inclined to new media. I, for example, do not have cable, and haven't for years. Everything I watch is through streaming video (Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, YouTube, etc.).

    As of right now, CNN has 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube, while Fox News only has 440,000. The Young Turks (another liberal news organization) has over 3 million subscribers.

    So while it's cute that you're trying to imply that dominating an increasingly outdated medium---due to monopolizing one specific demographic---actually means something, it really doesn't.
  6. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    29 Dec '16 04:30
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Sorry libs, but this is what they watch, like it or not.

    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/2016-ratings-fox-news-channel-is-cable-tvs-most-watched-network/315009
    We do like it or not. It's the slyest.
  7. 29 Dec '16 13:45
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Sorry libs, but this is what they watch, like it or not.

    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/2016-ratings-fox-news-channel-is-cable-tvs-most-watched-network/315009
    so?
    nobody disputed that. There are a lot of stupid people in the US.

    stupid for watching fox "news" and stupid because of watching fox
  8. Subscriber mchill
    cryptogram
    29 Dec '16 20:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Sorry libs, but this is what they watch, like it or not.

    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/2016-ratings-fox-news-channel-is-cable-tvs-most-watched-network/315009
    As an Independent I would advise against trying to rub the "Lib's" nose in Fox News or this win by Donald Trump. Please recall the last line of the 1970 movie Patton, reminding us that "all glory is fleeting"
  9. Standard member checkbaiter
    By God's Grace
    29 Dec '16 20:49
    Originally posted by vivify
    That's fairly meaningless. Does the article account for the fact Fox is the only conservative news network, and therefore has a monopoly on conservative cable news? The more liberal news networks have to compete with each other, thus splitting overall viewership between the networks.

    The article also doesn't account for the fact that young Americans (w ...[text shortened]... um---due to monopolizing one specific demographic---actually means something, it really doesn't.
    Good points.
  10. Standard member checkbaiter
    By God's Grace
    29 Dec '16 20:50
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    so?
    nobody disputed that. There are a lot of stupid people in the US.

    stupid for watching fox "news" and stupid because of watching fox
    I just happen to believe the opposite.
  11. Standard member checkbaiter
    By God's Grace
    29 Dec '16 20:54
    Originally posted by mchill
    As an Independent I would advise against trying to rub the "Lib's" nose in Fox News or this win by Donald Trump. Please recall the last line of the 1970 movie Patton, reminding us that "all glory is fleeting"
    True... It is not really rubbing their noses as what they have to contend with. I am a registered Independent as well, but I am more conservative. I just don't want all the phone calls and spam that I got when I was registered as a repub. Besides I was very upset with the Establishment repubs during the last 16 years.
  12. 29 Dec '16 22:48
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    I just happen to believe the opposite.
    well, being stupid involves a lot of believing and less knowing.
  13. 29 Dec '16 22:54
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Sorry libs, but this is what they watch, like it or not.

    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/2016-ratings-fox-news-channel-is-cable-tvs-most-watched-network/315009
    According to a recent study, Fox News viewers are the least informed of all cable news station viewers, and are even less informed than people who watch no news at all. Why do you think this is the case?

    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2604679
  14. 30 Dec '16 20:46
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Sorry libs, but this is what they watch, like it or not.

    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/2016-ratings-fox-news-channel-is-cable-tvs-most-watched-network/315009
    Yeah, had this discussion before, but the whole ratings system is outdated. The average Fox viewer is over 60, which accounts for something like 90 percent of people who even watch television anymore.

    But in terms of Internet views after it's been aired, Fox is among the last. Doesn't bode well for Fox News future. CNN has similar problems by the way.
  15. 30 Dec '16 21:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vivify
    That's fairly meaningless. Does the article account for the fact Fox is the only conservative news network, and therefore has a monopoly on conservative cable news? The more liberal news networks have to compete with each other, thus splitting overall viewership between the networks.

    The article also doesn't account for the fact that young Americans (w ...[text shortened]... um---due to monopolizing one specific demographic---actually means something, it really doesn't.
    Guess people don't watch One America News http://www.oann.com/