All of Bill O’Reilly’s hypocrisy, Sean Hannity’s idiot logic, Laura Ingraham‘s nasty comments, and Glenn Beck’s fearmongering have done the unthinkable: Not only made Fox News the top rated cable news network, but made it the second-most watched channel of any cable network. It’s the type of thing even Rupert Murdoch should be ashamed of.
Fox News Channel continued its ratings tear last week, coming in second place again among all cable channels in primetime. This is the fifth straight week that Fox News has placed second in cable and more emphatic proof that the network is thriving under the Obama administration.
Fox News averaged 2.15 million viewers in primetime for the week ending March 22, 2009. Only USA (3.16 million) averaged more. CNN came in 21st with an average 914,000 total viewers, and MSNBC placed 23rd with an average of 886,000 total viewers. All figures are according to Nielsen Media Research. [HuffPo]
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