Cable news recession

It is the best topic besides corrupt politics in DC, but goes hand in hand with it. The media and their “news” coverage these days deserves all the ridicule it gets.

Pew: MSNBC Loses Quarter of Primetime Audience

by John Nolte 26 Mar 2014 | Brietbart

According to Pew, year-over-year numbers show that the business of left-wing cable news is in trouble. The cable news viewing audience overall declined for everyone, but MSNBC lost 24% of its primetime audience. CNN dropped 13%. Fox only lost 6%.

Those percentages are even more graphic when you consider how few viewers CNN and MSNBC have to begin with, especially when compared to Fox News. Fox beats both of its left-wing competitors combined with 1.75 million viewers. Only 619k tune into MSNBC, while CNN comes in third (for the fourth year) with 543k viewers.

Daytime viewership was especially bad for MSNBC. Both CNN and Fox News increased viewers over last year: 12% and 2%, respectively. MSNBC lost a whopping 15.5% of its daytime audience.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/03/26/pew-msnbc-loses-quarter-primetime-audience

They are all losing, including Fox. The only explanation I can think of is less people are watching and/or more people are unplugging from cable. The shocker is that MSNBC could beat CNN in anything. But it demonstrates no matter what, there are some dumb people out there and that sensational attacks work — even if anchors get canned for saying the raunchiest things they can think up.

Other meaningless commentary: another symptom of the sick media is the cable news war. MSNBC is forever attacking Fox. Fox responds attacking MSNBC’s and NBC’s sycophant coverage. The White House defense team spends the balance of their time attacking Democrats’ number one enemy — besides the Koch brothers — Fox news. And Fox covers the Left’s media antics.

It’s sort of a self-serving war. they all complain about each other and CNN just jumps on anything that looks like a story it can use. (I’d love to attend one of their meetings) So their critiques become the theme. It’s reality news.

Are people keeping score though? If the Nixon era was the low point of politics, then this one is determined to set a bigger low in media coverage, even if its about… themselves.

On the positive side, no one wants to miss a train wreck.

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Goodbye liberal radio

Last ‘Left-Leaning’ Commercial Radio Program Goes Off Air in NYC

Cortney O’Brien | Dec 27, 2013 | Townhall.com

WWRL 1600 AM is a radio station in New York City that was dominated by liberal talking points. Now, it’s turning into a Spanish-language music and talk station.

“Next week, when WWRL 1600 AM flips its format from progressive talk to Spanish-language music and talk, New York will have no left-leaning commercial talk station for the first time in decades — an ironic development just as an unabashedly liberal mayor and City Council are set to take office.”

Political anchor Errol Louis lamented the news in an editorial called “What Killed the Liberal Radio Star?” for Thursday’s NY Daily News:

“Sad to say, the steady elimination of progressive radio from the airwaves is part of a nationwide crisis facing commercial radio.”

More @Townhall

The irony is that for the party that always wants to blame problems on the messenger, this time they won’t admit that the messenger and message is the problem. Townhall noted on 8/29, TV is not much better for liberals.

    Unabashed, sneering, surreal lefty propaganda isn’t selling. America’s least-watched “major” cable “news” network has continued its ratings slide this summer, falling off a cliff within the key 25-54 demographic. I put “news” in scare quotes because MSNBC is not a news outfit, by its own president’s admission, and according to empirical independent studies. The network’s numbers are way down across the board and have sustained especially dramatic erosion during the key primetime hours:

On cable, MSNBC is like Cabal News….which moonlights on weekends as “prison TV”. Goodbye Liberal radio, see you in the funnies.

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