Dark days at MSNBC: Viewers are saying MSNB Who?

by editor on June 11, 2011

The latest cable news ratings are out and Zip over at Weasel Zippers put together a chart that will put a smile on your face. In fact, when you see what’s happening over at MSNBC, it might even make you laugh out loud.

Check out ratings for May 8, 2011:

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Of course, Fox News continues to kick ass in every time slot (they’ve been number one for somewhere considerably north of 100 straight weeks).

MSNBC makes a little news with these ratings. But not the kind of news they’re likely to brag about.

Specifically, please note that Chris Matthews and Cenk Uygur both finish dead last in their time slots. They both lose out to both HLN and CNN in addition to Fox.

Rachel Maddow loses big time to Dr. Drew on HLN, but does manage to top the rapidly disintegrating Piers Morgan show on CNN.

Ed Schultz loses to Joy Behar on HLN. How bad to you have to be to attract fewer viewers than the incoherent and unfunny Joy Freakin’ Behar?

Lawrence O’Donnell finishes behind Nancy Grace despite the fact that her show is virtually unwatchable.

As Zip said, “It’s almost like there’s no market for the leftist drivel they dish out on MSNBC.”

To make matters even worse for MSNBC, Keith Olbermann’s new program begins in a couple weeks on Current, which will surely drain away even more viewers.

We love it. Two gangs of socialists fighting over their pieces of a shrinking left wing cable news pie. Proof positive that neither of them understand free markets.

H/T: Weasel Zippers

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Sue
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MSNBC, propping up Weiner and Palin emails, no ethics = no ratings

bb
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bb

“We love it. Two gangs of socialists fighting over their pieces of a shrinking left wing cable news pie. Proof positive that neither of them understand free markets.”

Proof positive leftists do more than watch TV and consume the Fox News drivel. Yes, there’s not much market for MSNBC if it steers strictly left, but CNN is only left of Fox News not leftist, no matter what you right-wingers like to say. Truth is most people gather their news from new media and a wide variety of sources, so TV watchers are, relative to 20 years ago, dinosaurs.

danybhoy
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danybhoy

The positive leftists have are when the results of drug tests come in.

Vic
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Vic

What I find interesting, is how well Ed Schults And Rachel Maddow did. I see some of Schultz’s unhinged crap, over at the Radio Equalizer’s blog. To be honest, I don’t watch a lot of FNC, either. I get Beck on line, and hope he’s wrong. (but, so far at least, he hasn’t been very often) Rush I pay for online. So the poor TV during non-football season, is pretty much limited to Turner Classic Movies, (the ONLY good Turner service) History, and Discovery. I see three to four hours of TV per week, total.
Thanks for reading!

KimmyQueen
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Actually Beck has been closer to 96% right on things that he predicted would happen from five years ago according to a tally that they did a while back on the radio. However, the things he has been saying for the past two years in a very freaky way have come closer to happening however we still have a couple more Obama years so the rest could happen too. One can hope that he is wrong, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be paying attention and doing what we can do to improve the country to avoid what could happen. I don’t watch FNC all the time either, but without them I would never watch the news on TV. All other news program make me want to hurl.

Vic
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Vic

Yeah Kimmy, I wasn’t very clear. What I was saying, was I keep hoping he’s wrong, but he almost never is.
On the original topic of this thread, one thing really bothers me. When you divide the columns up, of that chart, the three on the right are unquestionably liberal. Versus the one on the left which is fairly centrist. In short, there are still a helluva lot more libs than conservs.. Oh my.

KimmyQueen
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I hear you. I don’t know where these liberals came from. Conservatives stop breeding or something?

perlcat
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Nah, they’re just trying to prove P.T. Barnum right about the birth rate of suckers.

Ryan
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Ryan

I can’t believe that many people watch Joy Behar. . .

hisham
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hisham

Me either, BTW, who’s Joy Behar?

CaliforniaDave
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CaliforniaDave

To paraphrase The Waco Kid –

“Joy Behar ain’t exactly a ‘who’. She’s more of a ‘what’. “

hisham
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hisham

10-4!

greatj
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greatj

M.S.N.B.C. works for Obama and the Democratic party as a propaganda network.Obama and the Democratic party tell General Electric’s Jeff Immelt and Immelt tells his leftist trash cable station to attack all Republicans and Conservatives.General Electric saved 14 billion dollars in taxes so they can use this money for the Obama and the Democratic parties reelection campaign in 2012.M.S.N.B.C.IS NOT NEWS.

bb
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bb

Fox News works for an Englishman and the GOP as an oligarchist network. Murdoch and the Republican party tell their rightist trash cable station to attack all Democrats and non-GOP voters. News Corp. pays almost no taxes but uses its foreign money to support one American party for reelection in exchange for support of its oligarchy. FOX “News” IS NOT NEWS.

Buck O'Fama
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Buck O'Fama

Chris Tingles is doing poorly, even for a show on MSNB-Who. Maybe he and congressman-erect Weiner should do a show together – “The Tingles Bros. Babble Inanely Circus” sounds like a keen name.

YT
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YT

Speaking of the death of centralized power….

Any internet asshole worth his salt knows of Anonymous.

Yesterday they announced the start of the IRL resistance.

Don’t know how big this will be but its a good start. Keep it in mind come Monday. MSM and political machine will either ignore it or demonize it.
Don’t fall for it.

http://ampedstatus.org/anonymous-vs-the-federal-reserve-opesr-june-14th-video-announcement/

jukin
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jukin

You forgot to put AlGore’s Current TV up there.

As to the first post, I want some of what you are smokin…er injecting.

danybhoy
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danybhoy

AlWhore’s CurrentTV is going to make it’s move in about a week & a half. BathTubBoy’s show starts at 8PM EST on June 20, so things will get worse for MSNBC. Olby is gonna take out O’Donnell, & they will once again have to shake things up at MSNBC.Special Ed may have been onto something when he said he would torch MSNBC. Maybe it’s not moving hosts into new timeslots, but maybe it’s the host that needs to go. In this case, the entire channel needs to be replaced. The best thing on MSNBC is their weekend prison shows, & every 4 years, Olympic hockey. Other then that…

deepthinker
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deepthinker

Its time for msnbc to just go away. If I where holding stock in both parent companies I sure as hell would want answers of when the ratngs where going to increase (never) and when will the plug be pulled on this experiment?

Their creation and GE’s CEO babbling about global warming are the very reasons I dumped both stocks.

YT
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YT

lol, don’t be so silly. In the new America nobody will care about your little stock holdings or the revenue losing propaganda arm when other parts of the conglomerate get paid with bailouts and subsidies taken from your labor.

NOW GET BACK ON YOUR HAMSTER WHEEL WAGE SLAVE.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

But I sleep well at night knowing that I have earned mine while others have pretty much stolen theirs.

hisham
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hisham

I don’t ever pollute the air or airwaves in my house by listening to these other channels, or their lap dog news media hosts, so I don’t even really know who most of these journalists are, except when they’re rated here on IHTM. It is telling that Nielsen Media Research, a format I’m familiar with, rates these so-called journalists so poorly. Nielsen is very closely connected to the viewership trends in this country! I really like the fact that FOX Media is taking it to the BIG THREE and their Little Whore spin-offs…no more state media complex strangle hold on the American public!

Navyvet
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Navyvet

Well said. My TV’s are programmed to skip MSDNC and CNN. While it doesn’t skip HNN, I still never watch it and know little, and in some cases nothing, of these other people. (Who is “Morgan”?)
Nice to see Cooper is not drawing fly’s, he and Wolf make/made my skin crawl. The main reason I now skip CNN.

YT
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YT

And the interwebs will be taking it to all including Fox. Central media will die with the baby boomers and some gen-xers. The media kings of the future will be internet astro-turfers. Unfortunately, the dems look like they will have the best practice at that too.

Neo-7
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Neo-7

You know , its going to take a long while for the average viewer to be un brainwashed from the years of watching all the vast right wing exposure .

My suggestion is to have a very slow speaker to maximized the learning experience and maybe have one of them inter-net dogs sitting beside the anchor at the close to say ” I wuv u”.

Good be good viewing, coming to STATE TV soon.

Plainsman
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Plainsman

“All the vast right wing exposure”????

Are you serious? The detoxification of minds that is needed has nothing to do with “right wing exposure” and everything to do with decades of revisionist, anti-Christian, anit-free market, anti-conservative, politically correct indoctrination, fed into the minds of the electorate bwo of the likes of Murrow, Cronkite, Moyers, Jennings, Chancellor, Brokaw, Williams, Couric, Gibson.. the list could go on and on! So, now that we’ve had Fox News for a while, where basically only two, IMO, major conservative voices are heard regularly (Hannity and O’Reilly), you think it’s a VAST influence. Ludicrous!

PsychoDad
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PsychoDad

Surely he can’t be serious? “Coming to STATE TV soon.”? May be a sarcasm that’s not quite working? Or is he so far gone that he really thinks STATE TV is a good idea? (Hell, we’re talking about the official Ministry of Truth broadcasts already, what does he think PMSNBC is?!?)

KimmyQueen
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I wanted to read your drivel first before putting a thumbs down because overall I try to be fair. However your drivel was not only boring but incredibly stupid. Vast right wing exposure? Really? You mean how there is really just one “right wing” cable news channel in comparison to the others that aren’t? I mean you are the one that truly needs to be unbrainwashed here if you cannot see that most of the media is liberal/progressive and for Fox to be so successful in a sea of liberal media, that is astounding.

Alien
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Alien

I take this as sarcasm

LA Sunset
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Neo-7,

Your programmers have served you well.

May the farce be with you.

Neo-7
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Neo-7

Wow , I thought hard sarcasism would be easily spotted. I could picture Obermann , the Huffs , maybe Hillary or some other brain dead lefty , coming up with some BS reason liken unto my sarcastice response.

I will take all 48 negative clinks and say thank you , because I think if you heard the same coming out of Special-Ed , or KO’S mouth , I would be mightly proud if the same reaction happened.

If you could go back and read my “driffle” in the light of mocking the Huffs , KO , special-Ed , etc, etc , etc,— It may make more sense that it did. In the future I will try to add a wink or something so I don’t get as many shots.

brm
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brm

“If you could go back and read my “driffle” in the light of mocking the Huffs , KO , special-Ed , etc, etc , etc,— It may make more sense that it did. In the future I will try to add a wink or something so I don’t get as many shots.”

Neo, you have to understand that if we had changed the name of the post to “Olivia”, she would have been totally completely serious. I mean, serious as a heart attack.

Neo-7
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Neo-7

Barb R.– I agree. I monitors most of the crap sites , and my line of reasoning/ sarcasism is the norm.

They ought have a subheading under most of their posts having a disclaimer that states ” This is an ecsape from reason, and logic , come partake with us.”.

Anyway if I scared this board into thinking we had one worse that “oblivia ” among us , a thousand pardons , please.

brm
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brm

It’s okay, Neo. We don’t scare easy. We’re heavily armed.

🙂

RockingHorseGuy
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Hey, you and Coddington, just go sit in the corner, and don’t come out until you come up with some new comedy, huh? I need a laugh. I quit laughing at Olivia a long time ago, she’s just sad.

KimmyQueen
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Sorry man! With fools like Sane and Olivia and others lurking around and invading the site with nonsense it is getting very difficult to determine if certain posts are for real or not. Unfortunately enough an Olivia or Sane would post such a thing and be serious.