- Fox News spokesman claims many falsehoods in unauthorized biography leaks
FOX NEWS … And Still the Undisputed Ratings Champ of 2013 – More Viewers Than Combined Averages of CNN, MSNBC and HLN
From Variety, FOX News channel is far and away the #1 cable news network in 2013. Just how much have they distanced themselves from the competition? Fox News channeled had more views in prime-time than CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined.
- Fox News Channel: 1.774 million
- MSNBC with 645,000
- CNN with 578,000
- HLN with 403,000
Fox News Channel maintained its grip on the cable-news network ratings prize in 2013, drawing more viewers than the combined averages of CNN, MSNBC and HLN.
It was a down year in terms of overall audience, as every newsie but HLN showed primetime declines from their Presidential Election-driven tallies of 2012.
According to Nielsen data through Dec. 8, Fox News Channel averaged 1.774 million viewers in primetime (down 13% from 2012) and 297,000 adults 25-54 (down 30%). It was followed by MSNBC with 645,000 viewers and 203,000 adults 25-54 (down 29% in both); CNN with 578,000 (down 15%) and 187,000 adults 25-54 (down 16%); and HLN with 403,000 total viewer (up 21%) and 142,000 in the demo (up 27%).
Among all basic cable networks in 2013, FNC ranked sixth in primetime while MSNBC was 29th and CNN was 31st. In total day, Fox ran fourth while CNN was 28th and MSNBC ran 30th; in 2012, CNN finished behind MSNBC. CNN and HLN showed some year-over-year gains on a total-day basis, while FNC and MSNBC were down.
HA, Weasel Zippers adds, Media Matters unavailable for comment. But the LEFTIES live an an alternate universe and believe that they can still keep their healthcare insurance if they like it or any other Kool-Aid that Obama pours.
UPDATE I: Thanks Pirates Cove for for “If All You See” link
Hmm, I Don’t Remember Obama Saying the Following … Obamacare Architect Zeke Emanuel Says, “If You Want to Pay More For An Insurance Company that Covers Your Doctor, You Can Do That”
Can you imagine how the 2012 Presidential election would have turned out if Barack Obama had told the truth and said, if you like your healthcare plan and doctor, you can pay more to keep them?
Barack Obama said to pass Obamacare and to get reelected, “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it, PERIOD! Well, we all know that was a lie. Guess what else was a lie, keeping your doctor if you liked them and paying less. The latest misrepresentation coming to light has to do with individuals being able to keep their doctors. Obama stated, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” But of course that was another Obama lie. Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel said on Fox News Sunday as he was dodging Chis Wallace’s questions to keeping one’s doctor, “the president never said that you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country that you want to go to.” Well, that was never the question.
It’s not that simple. In order to participate in health-insurance exchanges, insurers needed to find a way to tamp down the high costs of premiums. As a result, many will narrow their networks, shrinking the range of doctors that are available to patients under their plan, experts say.
“Many people are going to find out that the second part of the promise — that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor — just wasn’t true,” says Gail Wilensky, who directed the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs under President George H.W. Bush. Factcheck.org labeled the promise “misleading,” noting that while the law doesn’t contain provisions designed to force people to pick new doctors, a switch may be inevitable for some. “The President simply can’t make this promise to anyone,” the site wrote.
Unbelievable, the gall of these people that they are now passing Obamacare off as a choice. The government is forcing people to buy an insurance that they say is okay or face a tax (penalty) and that is a choice? Individuals were perfectly fine with the coverage and doctors they had, but the government as now made it a choice that Americans must pay more to keep the very choice that they already had. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!
The host, Chris Wallace: “President Obama famously promised, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Doesn’t that turn out to be just as false, just as misleading, as his promise about if you like your plan, you can keep your plan? Isn’t it a fact, sir, that a number, most, in fact, of the Obamacare health plans that are being offered on the exchanges exclude a number of doctors and hospitals to lower costs?”
Zeke Emanuel: “The president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want to go to.”
Chris Wallace: “No. He asked a question. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Did he not say that, sir?”
Zeke Emanuel: “He didn’t say you could have unlimited choice.”
Chris Wallace: “It’s a simple yes or no question. Did he say if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?”
Zeke Emanuel: “Yes. But look, if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. This is a matter of choice. We know in all sorts of places you pay more for certain — for a wider range of choices or wider range of benefits.The issue isn’t the selective networks. People keep saying, Oh, the problem is you’re going to have a selective network–”
Chris Wallace: “Well, if you lose your doctor or lose your hospital–”
Zeke Emanuel: “Let me just say something,” said Emanuel. “People are going to have a choice as to whether they want to pay a certain amount for a selective network or pay more for a broader network.”
Chris Wallace: “Which will mean your premiums will probably go up.”
Zeke Emanuel”They get that choice. That’s a choice they always made.”
Chris Wallace: “Which means your premium may go up over what you were paying so that, in other words –
FOX News White House Reporter Ed Henry To WH Press Secretary Jay Carney … It Doesn’t Sound Like ObamaCare Website Is Actually Fixed
This is how the Obama White House defines meeting their Obamacare goals, when site is stressed, instead of getting an error message, they send you off to an overload area and send you an email to try again later.
Yesterday, Fox News White House reporter Ed Henry held Press Secretary
Baghdad Bob Jay Carney’s feet to the fire and questioned whether the Obama administration had actually met the deadline of fixing the Healthcare.gov web site. People are getting a cue message, instead of an error message. The individuals are still not enrolling, they are just getting placed in another line to wait. But this is the governments definition of success. So what did Carney do in his response, got defensive of course. Note to Obama Admin, you have no more “trust” capital with the American people. Either start telling the truth and acting like humans to others who you have consistently lied to for feel their wrath in 2014, 2016 and thereafter.
These people are still playing politics and being disingenuous with the American people even after they have been caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
George Will Says on Fox News Sunday: “All Hell is Going to Break Loose’ When Employers Dump Plans Due to Obamacare
The Obamacare web site is not the problem, Obamacare is America’s problem …
On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor George Will discussed the the self-serving administration’s status report on Obamacare that stated its functionality was still months away. Even though they [Obama minions] declared victory on Sunday that they had met their goals. However, as the liberal MSM focuses on the Healthcare.gov relaunch, George Will points out the the worse is yet to come … even more ominous, with potentially much larger implications, he sees on the 2014 horizon when employers start dumping employees on to Obamacare, Medicare and Medicare and “All’ Hell is going to break loose.”
VIDEO: Fox News via NRO/YouTube
“100 million people get their insurance from Medicare and Medicaid, 171 million get it from their employers,” Will said. “Watch the employers. Because if they start dumping people into Medicare and into Medicaid, and the doctors then say, ‘The burdens are too high, and the reimbursement is too low, we’re not seeing Medicaid patients,’ then all hell is going to break loose.”
Full discussion of Obamacare between Fox News Sunday panel can be read HERE of Fox News senior political analyst, Brit Hume; former Democratic congresswoman, Jane Harman; syndicated columnist, George Will; and former Democratic senator, Evan Bayh.
WALLACE: An ad from Organizing for Action, the advocacy group for President Obama, pitching family talks about Obamacare this holiday season.
And it’s time now for our Sunday group: Fox News senior political analyst, Brit Hume; former Democratic congresswoman, Jane Harman; syndicated columnist, George Will; and former Democratic senator, Evan Bayh.
Well, as of midnight, I was going to say we have a new and improved, but I guess it’s an old and improved Healthcare.gov Web site that the administration is touting made dramatic progress. White House officials emphasize, though, the focus should not be on the deadline, it should be on the continuing process of getting it better and better.
Having said that, Brit, don’t they have a lot riding on how this goes, the next few weeks?
BRIT HUME, FOX NEWS SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: Of course. I think the website is a little better. We were on it yesterday, just to see what, you know, might be out there, what might be available. The site works better. You can get through and check plans.
The #1 Cable News Network just landed a huge get for their Business channel …
From TV Newser comes the following story, after 20 years at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo is leaving and headed to the the Fox Business Network. The “Money Honey”will re-join Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, who first put her on the air when he ran CNBC. Maria over the years has also been called the “Business Babe.” But seriously, Maria Bartiromo is a ground-breaker in the industry, not just for woman, but for reporting on major business stories over the years and making it possible for business channels to succeed. Maria Bartiromo was the first correspondent to report live every day from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. It is hard to believe that I have been watching CNBC that long. Bartiromo will also be joining Lou Dobbs at FBC, who she also worked previously with at CNBC.
Breaking: Maria Bartiromo is leaving CNBC to join Fox Business.
“After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24,” a CNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser. “Her contributions to CNBC are too numerous to list but we thank her for all of her hard work over the years and wish her the best.”
Why I love Maria Bartiromo and have watched her for years on CNBC. Watch the video below and her rip Democrat Senator Ben Cardin a new one for being disingenuous on tax reform and only wanting to tax the rich as an answer. As she says, “its your way or the highway”. And when the senator made the comment, next time let me answer the question, Maria responded and hit him over the head again by saying, “Oh you’ve answered. You have answered quite clearly”.
Maria Bartiromo’s statement on her leaving CNBC:
“After twenty great years of having a front row seat to some of the most important economic stories in the world, it’s hard to sum up the gratitude and appreciation I have for the team that helped make it happen. I am incredibly proud of what we have been able to accomplish. I want to thank all the people at CNBC who have been with me on this journey, and of course the viewers and investors everywhere for making me love every minute of it.”
From The New York Times:
Ms. Bartiromo is expected to work on a program about the day’s developments on Wall Street. Her new deal is also expected to include exposure on the far-more-watched Fox News. (Neither Fox outlet commented publicly on Monday about the hiring.)
The signing is a coup of sorts for Fox Business, which has struggled to establish a profile. Last week, Fox Business averaged fewer than 10,000 viewers in the group that attracts advertisers, those between the ages of 25 and 54. CNBC had more than three times as many with 31,000.
Fox News Announces New Prime Time Lineup … Greta Van Susteren to 7 PM, O’Reilly at 8 PM, Megyn Kelly at p PM & Hannity at 10 PM
FOX NEWS Prime-time shuffles the deck …
FOX News, the kings of prime-time cable news are keeping it fresh and after years of the same time time programming, they have shuffled the deck starting October 7, 2013. As reported at the Politico, FOX News new prime-time lineup will be ‘On the Record’ with Greta Van Susteren at 7PM/ET, Bill O’Reilly and the ‘O’Reilly Factor’ at 8PM/ET, Megyn Kelly will debut ‘The Kelly File’ at 9PM/ET and Sean Hannity moves to 10PM/ET.
Fox announces new lineup: Greta to 7, Bill at 8, Megyn at 9, Sean at 10
Fox News announces its prime-time lineup, starting Mon., Oct. 7: Greta Van Susteren moves to 7 p.m., Bill O’Reilly stays at 8, Megyn Kelly’s “The Kelly File” is at 9 and Sean Hannity moves to 10 p.m. Here is the release:
FOX News Channel (FNC) will unveil its new prime time lineup on Monday, October 7th, marking the 17th anniversary of the network, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, FOX News.
Greta Van Susteren will officially kick-off the new line-up with her signature On the Record with Greta Van Susteren at 7PM/ET. From there, Bill O’Reilly will continue hosting the most-watched cable news program The O’Reilly Factor at 8PM/ET. At 9PM/ET, Megyn Kelly will debut The Kelly File while Sean Hannity will take over the 10PM/ET timeslot with Hannity for his solo hour. Chief News Anchor and Managing Editor Shepard Smith will be available throughout to insert the latest breaking news into the new programming schedule via the FOX News Deck.
CNN and MSNBC can expect further ratings losses.
FOX News Prime Time Shake Up … Megyn Kelly to Take Hannity’s 9 PM Slot … Roger Ailes Says ‘All of Our Stars Will be Back’
BIG SHAKE UP ON PRIME TIME FOX NEWS SCHEDULE … MEGYN KELLY MOVES TO 9 PM.
According to the Drudge Report, FOX News is set to make their first change in their prime time schedule in 10 years. Megyn Kelly has landed the 9 PM time slot, previously held by Sean Hannity. This does not come as too much of a surprise as before Megyn Kelly went on maternity leave, she stated when she returned she would be leaving her day time show and moving to prime time.Well it appears she has landed the coveted 9 PM slot.
What a problem to have for FOX, some much talent and not enough time slots for them. This is also terrible news for the rest of the cable news networks like CNN and MSNBC, who already are a distant second and third. Tak about the rich getting richer. So why is FOX the #1 cable news network? They do not sit on their laurels and just bleed the current model until in fails. They are aware enough to realize that tweaks to their business and viewership model are needed to stay #1. The joke of the day had to be from CNN’s Peirs Morgan. That’s right, who? Megyn Kelly will now be taking Pier’s on in the 9 PM hour which prompted Morgan to Tweet, “Bring it on”. Really? Dude, Piers, get a reality check … “It’s already been broughten”.
But do not let your heart be troubled, according to Roger Ailes, Hannity is going nowhere and all the FOX News stars will be back. So is FOX prime time going to be from 7 to 11? Their line up will most likely be Greta Van Susteren 7-8, Bill O’Reilly 8-9, Megyn Kelly 9-10 and Sean Hannity 10-11.
The first question Cavuto asked was about the rumor, first reported on Drudge Report, that Megyn Kelly will me moving into the 9pmET time slot this Fall. “Generally, I don’t confirm or deny any rumors, and that is a rumor at the moment,” said Ailes, adding “all of our stars will be back.”
As for Hannity, who currently hosts the 9pm hour, Ailes said, “Hannity is a brand that many of our viewers love and want to see, and, as you know, is one of the nicest guys in the building.”
Hot Air has a bunch of possible mix and matches with time slots and who could be going where. It is incredible how with one slight change and so much talent on one cable news station just how much is affected as one domino knocks into the next.
FOX’s Shepard Smith Gives Up on Team Obama … “I Don’t Believe Much of Anything They Say Anymore” … “Honey Boo Boo Tells More Truths”
Barack Obama, They Lying King: WOW, Barack Obama … you know you lost when even Obama apologists like Shepard Smith finally gives up on you and your perpetual lies to the American people.
Looks like Shepard Smith has lost the tingly feeling up his leg as well. Shep Smith said on Studio B that he was fed up with the Obama administration and went off on them. Hey Shepard Smith, welcome to the world of reality that Obama and his minions LIE!!! Shep went on to say that he really can’t believe anything they say anymore. Did Shep finally have an epiphany that Obama was a divider, a liar, dodges the truth and is a community agitator? Really Shep, it took you 5 years to figure this out? It must be sad times for Shep Smith to suddenly realize that “Hope and Change” was a lie. Maybe the best line was, ” …there is nothing worth hearing … maybe Honey Boo Boo … She tells more truths”.
“It’s interesting to me. You know they government reads my email to my father. They know who I’m talking to on the phone. They know everything that is going on in the house. They have the government minders around now. But if you want to know what the charges are on somebody that attacked our embassy. Oh no, you can’t have that… I don’t believe much of anything they say anymore because I can’t figure out which parts to believe.”
Daily Commentary – Monday, August 5, 2013 – CNN and HLN See Their Ratings Plummet Post Zimmerman trial
- CNN and HLN Fall following post-Zimmerman trial, Fox News holds it’s own and remains top of the cable news