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Old 07-18-2019, 10:49 PM
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Just the way it is. The other networks can't hold a candle to how Fox News reports news.

Hannity crushes Maddow as Fox News tops MSNBC, CNN for 70th straight quarter

Fox News has been the most-watched cable news network for 70 consecutive quarters after finishing the second quarter of 2019 ahead of MSNBC and struggling CNN in both total day and primetime viewers -- as Sean Hannity crushed Rachel Maddow's show in the 9 p.m. ET hour.

Fox News averaged 2.4 million primetime viewers to rank as the most-watched network in all of basic cable from 8-11 p.m. ET. MSNBC came in second place with an average of 1.7 million, while TNT, ESPN, and HGTV rounded out the top five.

The lowly CNN finished fifteenth, averaging only 761,000 primetime viewers and finishing behind channels such as Discovery and the Food Network.

Fox News was the only basic cable network to average more than one million total-day viewers, finishing with 1.3 million to win the category for the 12th straight quarter. MSNBC finished second with 900,000, followed by HGTV, Nickelodeon and Investigation Discovery. CNN averaged only 525,000 to finish eighth overall.

“Hannity” finished the quarter as the most-watched show in cable news, averaging 3.2 million viewers, while Maddow averaged 2.5 million to finish in third place.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” finished in second with 2.8 million viewers. “The Ingraham Angle” and “The Five” rounded out the top five.

Meanwhile, the most-watched show on struggling CNN was “Cuomo Prime Time,” which finished No. 25.

CNN’s most popular show averaged only 910,000 viewers, as 14 Fox News programs and 10 MSNBC programs attracted larger audiences.

“Hannity” also finished atop the key demo, averaging 505,000 viewers between the ages 25-54, while “Maddow” was MSNBC’s most-watched show in the category, averaging 396,000. Fox News had eight of the 10 most-watched show in the demo, while CNN didn’t have any programs among the top ten. In fact, CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” had its lowest-rated quarter ever in both categories.

Fox News has now topped both MSNBC and CNN for 45-straight quarters among the primetime demo. Other key Q2 takeaways include “Fox & Friends” averaging 1.4 million viewers to finish as the most-watched cable news morning show for the 70th straight quarter and “The Greg Gutfeld Show” beating CNN and MSNBC combined in its timeslot.

All data courtesy of Nielsen Media Research.
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Although I wouldn't watch the punditry primetime on any channel, and I imagine a blind squirrel could beat Maddow, there's more to the story here...

More people watch this kind of political football when they are optimistic...Conservatives are generally more optimistic than Liberals, so FoxNews always had an edge...But CNN & MSNBC created Liberal optimism by telling their viewers that there's another "bombshell" in the Trump/Russia collusion event...That "bombshell" didn't come through?...That's okay...Here's ANOTHER "bombshell"...And when THAT "bombshell" didn't come through, well, they had yet ANOTHER "bombshell"...And THIS TIME its the end of Trump...No?...Well, here's ANOTHER (and so on and son on)...

They strung along their viewers for over a year and a half telling them that they just KNOW that the Mueller Report was the smoking gun that was going to crush the Bad Orangeman...

And then we find it was nothing more than a cap gun...that misfired...and jammed...and was made of jello...

So any "optimism" CNN's & MSNBC's viewers had to reverse a national election they lost and that left them soooooo traumatized just went up like a small piece of flash-paper...They thought David was going to beat Goliath, but didn't realize David showed up without his slingshot...

Since we're on biblical references, CNN's & MSNBC's viewership now feels like they've been pushed out into the desert to stay for the next 40 years...Only the most blindingly trustful will still have any faith in them anymore...

...and they deserve every new set of withdrawn eyes they get for it...
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