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Ratings for CNN & MSNBC continue to drop.


CNN & MSNBC both have a strong left-wing editorial bias. In the case of MSNBC, the bias is on the extreme left. Yet the very people these networks pander too, young white leftists and racial minorities, don’t even watch the news. They are just alienating the people who do watch the news, middle class whites.

From New York Times…

CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, with its main hosts losing almost half their viewers in a year.

The trend in news ratings for the first three months of this year is all up for one network, the Fox News Channel, which enjoyed its best quarter ever in ratings, and down for both MSNBC and CNN.

CNN had a slightly worse quarter in the fourth quarter of 2009, but the last three months have included compelling news events, like the earthquake in Haiti and the battle over health care, and CNN, which emphasizes its hard news coverage, was apparently unable to benefit.

The losses at CNN continued a pattern in place for much of the last year, as the network trailed its competitors in every prime-time hour. (CNN still easily beats MSNBC in the daytime hours, but those are less lucrative in advertising money, and both networks are far behind Fox News at all hours.)

About the only break from the bad news for CNN was that March was not as bad as February, when the network had its worst single month in its recent history, finishing behind not only Fox News and MSNBC, but also its sister network HLN — and even CNBC, which had Olympics programming that month.

Here are the actual ratings for March 31st. Notice that Fox News had more viewers than the other four cable news network put together.

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 1,284,000 viewers
CNN – 446,000 viewers
MSNBC – 461,000 viewers
CNBC – 173,000 viewers
HLN – 312,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 2,544,000 viewers
CNN – 687,000 viewers
MSNBC –1,038,000 viewers
CNBC – 182,000 viewers
HLN –555,000 viewers

Despite having the worst time slot, Glen Beck is the fastest growing show in cable news. He is also the most conservative. He has more viewers between 5:00 – 6:00 PM than both CNNs and both NBCs put together!

5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 1,762,000 viewers (507,000) (846,000)
Situation Room—556,000 viewers (147,000) (233,000)
Hardball w/ C. Matthews – 532,000 viewers (130,000) (239,000)
Fast Money — 231,000 viewers (a scratch w/22,000) (109,000)
Showbiz Tonight —243,000 viewers (73,000) (89,000)

Left-wing militants on MSNBC have pushed that network into a free fall plunge in ratings. Militant left-wing lesbian Rachel Maddow has lost half of MSNBCs 9 -10 PM viewers since premiering in September of 2008, and the blubbering leftist hack Keith Olberman has lost a quarter of MSNBCs 8-9 PM viewers in the first two months of 2010 alone. However, Olberman was on “vacation” for the entire month of March and ratings for the time slot rebounded slightly. This has prompted many to speculate that Olberman will soon be off the air!

Keith Olberman holds up Comedy Central’s left-wing “fake news anchor” Jon Stewart Leibowitz as one of his heroes and “fellow truthtellers.” However Stewart ridiculed Olberman for his comments during the MA Senate race. Olberman is so radical and so obnoxious that others of the left can’t even stomach his diatribes.

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