Sunday, October 01, 2006

Good news network

Good news is hard to come by these days, but this certainly brightened up the day:
Fox News Channel will mark its 10th anniversary this week in an unusual position: knocked back on its heels. The network is in the midst of its first-ever ratings slump. Cable news' most stable lineup is being juggled. And the blow-up over President Clinton's interview with Chris Wallace suggests that Democrats are attacking Fox because they perceive the same vulnerability in the network as they do in the Bush administration.

Viewership over the first eight months of the year was down 5 percent compared to 2005, with a steeper 13 percent decline in prime-time, according to Nielsen Media Research. For 12 straight months, Fox's prime-time audience has been smaller than the year before.
Sweet. I'm guessing that people are getting weary of being spoon fed sunshine and daisies about the Bush administration and Iraq while ever more information comes out that almost nothing is going well and that the White House exists as a state within a state; a state of denial.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoo Hoo!!!

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Robb said...

Maybe because they aren't getting enough of their favorite program on Fox. You know, the one where the cameras are mounted in the missiles as they blow shit up.

Or it could just be that the viewers have moved on to something with more intellectual content. Maybe new season of Fear Factor or Dancing with the Stars.

10:32 PM  

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