You may be surprised to find out which cable news network has the most liberal viewers

by editor on October 28, 2009

Fox attracts more conservatives. More liberals. More independents. More visitors from other planets. More of everyone.

Fox attracts more conservatives. More liberals. More independents. More visitors from other planets. More of everyone.

A recent quote from Fox host Chris Wallace caught our attention.

“Did you know 61% of the viewers of Fox describe themselves as middle-of-the-road or liberal?” Wallace said. “Given how much bigger the Fox audience is than the other Cable audiences, I’ll bet our 61% is bigger than CNN or MSNBC in total.”

Let’s look at O’Reilly and Olbermann and do a little math and find out if Wallace is correct.

On Thursday, October 22 (a night chosen at random) Bill O’Reilly drew 3,436,000 viewers and Keith Olbermann drew a meager 1,179,000 viewers.

61% of 3,436,000 = 2,095,960.

Well, look at that. Almost twice as many Democrats and independents watch O’Reilly than watch Olbermann.

We’re not sure which stat surprises us most: the fact that more Democrats and independents watch Fox or that there are still a million people who watch Olbermann.

Source: LAradio.com, Media Bistro

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[…] combined, and by a large margin at that. And it’s not just conservatives — 61% of Fox News’ audience is moderates or liberals, meaning more liberals and moderates watch Fox News than any other news channel (!). In fact Fox […]

Kyle
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Kyle
October 28, 2009 12:41 pm

Three times the viewers.

And 61% on average are Democrat/Independent. Therefore, that average 61% is about twice the TOTAL viewers of Olbermann. That’s all that’s being said.

Antonio
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Antonio
October 28, 2009 7:16 am

“On Thursday, October 22 (a night chosen at random) Bill O’Reilly drew 3,436,000 viewers and Keith Olbermann drew a meager 1,179,000 viewers.

61% of 3,436,000 = 2,095,960.

Well, look at that. Almost twice as many Democrats and independents watch O’Reilly than watch Olbermann.”

It’s quite a stretch to come to this conclusion based on the evidence presented. All you have proven is that O’reilly gets almost twice the VIEWERS than Olby. To define them as Democrats and Independents is a bit premature.

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