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1 5th July 16:29
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Monday, Aug. 11, 2003 5:11 p.m. EDT
Americans Turning Off Rather, Jennings, Brokaw

They're just not watching Tom, Dan and Peter slant the news leftward these
days; TV audiences are turning off network news broadcasts just as "Bias"
author Bernard Goldberg said they would.

According to the New York Times, the total evening network news broadcast
audience has been lower this summer than during the summer of 2001, when the
pressing stories of the day were shark attacks and Chandra Levy.

Dan Rather's "CBS Evening News" has slumped badly. The Times reports that in
late June, Nielsen Media Research reported CBS had one of its least-watched
weeks for its nightly news report in at least a decade, and perhaps in its
history. ABC didn't do much better, decreasing nearly 600,000 from last
year.

Only NBC has avoided having its viewership drop precipitously.

According to Nielsen Media Research, about 24.1 million people watched the
three evening newscasts each night, on average, in June and July, compared
with 25.2 million during the two-month period last year and 24.3 million
during June and July 2001.

Even the cable networks have lost some viewers, except for the Fox News
Channel, which has gained viewers.

CNN's daily audience during June and July was, on average, 413,000, down
from 502,000 last summer, according to Nielsen Media Research, and much
smaller than its audience of 2.5 million during the thick of the war.

The daily average audience for MSNBC, which is owned by Microsoft Corp. and
G.E., fell from 254,000 last summer to 197,000 this summer - down from 1.3
million during the war.

Fox News' audience however, jumped to 753,000, compared with 612,000 during
the same two-month period last summer, but the Times points out that "the
audience was nowhere the average of 3.2 million people who watched Fox News
each evening during the Iraq fighting."

Of course, this is something like saying that fewer people watched baseball
games in mid-season than watched the world series.

Observers blame the drop in viewers on news overload and the lack of
sensational news stories.

"People have been through two years of very heavy-duty, stressful news, from
Sept. 11 through the war with Iraq," Jim Murphy, executive producer of the
"CBS Evening News with Dan Rather," told the Times. "I think there's
probably just a little bit of a break-taking going on across the spectrum."

Steve Sternberg, senior vice president for audience research at Magna Global
USA in New York, an advertising buying agency, agrees. "Considering how much
news there was with the Iraq war," he told the Times. "People are probably
just taking a breath and saying, 'O.K., that's enough news for a while.' "

Burnout? So why is Fox News Channel viewersip ever-growing, as is the
NewsMax audience?

Perhaps the reality is viewers are burned out on big media bias, not the
news itself.
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2 5th July 16:29
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How many times does it need to be stated that popularity means
nothing?


Did you know that for a while there (may still be true), professional
wrestling was American's #1 most popular spectator sport?


'Nuff said.

A.D.
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3 5th July 16:30
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The same can be said about the popular vote in a Presidential
election.

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"Tolerance is the virtue of people who do not believe in anything" -
G.K. Chesterton
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4 5th July 17:14
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Ouch..................

mrcid.
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5 5th July 17:14
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I mean really. Arnold Scharwarznegger is going to run for Govenor. Poor
Californina.
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6 5th July 17:14
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Folks enjoy being entertained........Fox is something like watching "Saturday
night live"
Its funny!!!! Its entertainment!!! Of course, it has NOTHING to do with news,
for that
folks watch CNN, NBC, anything but Fox. Only a total asshole would watch Fox and

think it has anything to do with news...........
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7 5th July 17:14
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Give an example of CBS, ABC, or NBC "leftward slant."
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8 5th July 17:15
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CB allegedly said:

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LOL....Fox has a "micro-dot" audience.

Fox gaind 130,000 viewers in a year - to a grand 753,000 - in a country with
291 million million people.

Meanwhile.....24 million - 25 million are watching more credible fare.
Twenty five times as many.

So Fox's market share is the 0.26% (753,000 of 291,000,000 Americans) looney
fringe who have no idea what "Fair and balanced" means.

I'd thought it was worse than that......but it would seem Fox is just the TV
equivalent of looney-tune talkbacks grumps and hoons.
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9 5th July 17:15
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A.D.2003 allegedly said:


753,000 people watching Fox out of 291,000,000 is very close to nothing.
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10 5th July 17:15
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"Larry Gantz" <LarryGantz@xuppa allegedly said:

One can say any silly thing.

Where is the TV news electoral college. :-)
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