Party time at Fox: Conservative network had more total viewers in 2010 than MSNBC, CNN and HLN combined

by editor on January 3, 2011

A little decorum is in order, Mr. Murdoch. Please refrain from dancing on your competitors’ graves while the cameras are rolling.


A special message for CNN, MSNBC and HLN has details of the decimation:

The ratings are out for 2010.

Perhaps not surprisingly Fox News continued its march of dominance through the cablesphere, clocking its second-highest rated year ever in total viewers.

It was also the only news channel to hit the top 10 in cable networks, ranking fourth in Primetime behind USA, ESPN and TNT.

Want some context for that? Fox News’ total viewers for the year exceeded MSNBC, HLN, and CNN combined.

That dominance came primarily at the expense of CNN which lost 29% of its total viewership in 2010 and 34% of its prime time viewers. Yes, you read that right.

MSNBC, meanwhile stayed the course in total day total viewers – it was the only news channel not to drop in that category — but dropped 5% year over year in prime time total viewers and 9% in the prime time demo.

At MSNBC, Keith Olbermann is reportedly figuring out how to staunch the loss of viewers by consulting with the ghost of James Thurber. At CNN, Anderson Cooper knows he’s doomed because he’s starting 2011 by teaming up again with Kathy Griffin to host the annual New Year’s Eve broadcast. And on HLN … well, we really don’t know what’s going on there because like the rest of the American people, we don’t even know what channel they’re on.


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I just hope that it doesn’t go to Fox’s head so to speak and that they keep up the quality. Too much power can corrupt. So keep it real Fox News.


This is not news.


HLN–isn’t that like the Home Shopping Network..or something like that? No wonder nobody knows what channel it’s on. (Homely and Lonely Network,
/W/ho’s Listening Network, Home Living Network–maybe), you give it a try…it’s kind of cathartic.


After I finished laughing I have a question what’s HLN?