Foxnews is crushing their competitors in the US cable news wars. This January was their best January ever and in a recent poll Fox was the most trusted source of news. Makes me pine for own Foxnews Canada. Bet if we had our own, it would demolish both CTV and CBC combined. I hope and pray one day we will get our own Fox. It would be a blessing to the country.
I can't stand our media anymore because of their blatant bias. I have opted for Foxnews. It's refreshing. They strive to give you the facts and they are pretty balanced. Many think they're in the tank for the Republicans but I've noticed them giving it to both sides. Their reporters and anchors are mature and professional where as a majority in our media are childish and amateur in comparison.
Fox News was the number one cable news network in all categories in January, and posted big numbers during coverage of the Massachusetts Senate election, the State of the Union, and the earthquake in Haiti. This was the best January in the network's history and continued the channel's dominance over its competitors.
FNC was up double digits compared to January of '09, the only network to post any year-to-year gains. Here are the averages:
Total day (Mon-Sun): 1.325M total viewers / 367k A25-54
Prime (Mon-Sun): 2.413M total viewers / 637k A25-54
Year-to-year, FNC's total day is up +16% in total viewers (+28% demo) and its primetime is up +22% in total viewers (51% demo).
For primetime, Fox was the #3 network in basic cable (behind USA and ESPN) and bested CNN, MSNBC, and HLN combined in both total viewers and the demo.
"The O'Reilly Factor" continues as the number one cable news program averaging 3.8 million total viewers and 983k in the demo, which are gains of 23% and 58% year-over-year. Sean Hannity had his best month since going solo on his show.
Some of FNC's highest-rated programs saw large growth, especially in the demo, compared to last January. "Hannity" is up +21% in total viewers (+50% demo), "On the Record" is up +40% (+74%) and "Glenn Beck" is up +90% (+121%) compared to last January. "The FOX Report" and "Special Report" marked 100 consecutive months as the top programs in their time slots. "Your World" had its best month since 2005.
FNC programs again filled the top 13 slots among cable news programs in total viewers, but they also swept the top 13 in the demo, the first time that's happened in five years (h/t)mediabistro.com
Fox News had its best January in the history of the network, and was the only cable news network to grow year-to-year.
FNC also had the top 13 programs on cable news in total viewers for the fifth month in a row, and the top 13 programs in the A25-54 demographic for the first time in more than five years.
• FNC grew in double digits in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic from January 2009. In prime time, it was up 22% in total viewers and 51% in the demo. CNN was down 34% and 37% and MSNBC down 26% and 38%. In total day, FNC was up 16% and 28%. CNN was down 34% and 41% and MSNBC down 28% and 39%. Last January all networks performed while with the Inauguration coverage. This month, the big political event was Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts, which FNC dominated in the ratings.
• Special Report with Bret Baier/Brit Hume was #1 for the 100th consecutive month.
• Fox Report #1 for 100th consecutive month.
• Sean Hannity had his best month ever (since it launched as Hannity). (h/t) mediaite.com
Bring on our own Foxnews or something similiar. We are greatly lacking and I believe there's a market for something like it. I would support it.
We're a country that supports choice right? Well, then, why not choice in the type of news services? Fair and balanced? or blatant bias, your choice.
Update: (h/t) Jen
Glenn Beck points out how his program out rates his competitors on the cable news networks and how others can skew things. Watch.