More about Nielson Ratings, from a former industry insider


I got an email today I’d like to share with you:
Hi Kathy …
Your comment today about Glenn Beck’s “falling” Nielsen ratings was bang on, especially when you wondered if the recession has some people cutting off the cable TV.
It does, but it’s a tiny bit more complex than that.
* Nielsen’s NATIONAL ratings are measured via [...]

The Visceral Acid of Cathy Areu, Who Says Palin Lacks Class


Cathy Areu is the quintessential feminist: hopelessly insecure — and just plain mad. Ms. Areu made headlines this week for referring to Sarah Palin as “Larry the cable guy — minus the class and intelligence.” Well, why not. She had to say something to get the spotlight. Areu is a self-described workaholic who craves attention [...]

Fox News Delivers the Progressive Slapdown


When I was a newly-minted journalist we called Ted Turner’s Cable News Network the Chicken Noodle Network. Today that poultry- based moniker seems poised to make a return.  The NY Times reports this morning:
CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, [...]

Compare and contrast: Fox News vs ABC News


Even today, Media Matters is still pushing their tired meme about the “Glenn Beck boycott.” As I’ve explained, this boycott literally cannot work, because cable TV has a different business model than broadcast television.
Speaking of which…
It’s sad to see the George Soros Steno Pool desperately pushing their “boycott” non-story in light of reports like this:

Exhibit [...]

Today’s Glenn Beck Live-Blogs


Our Assistant Managing editor Michael van der Galien did a great job live-blogging today’s episode of Glenn Beck.
You can read them all here:
Glenn Beck Live Blog Part I
Glenn Beck Live Blog Part II
Glenn Beck Live Blog Part III
Glenn Beck Live Blog Part IV
Glenn Beck Live Blog Part V
Glenn Beck Live Blog Part VI
Glenn Beck Live [...]

The Final Countdown? Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 31


Remembering this self-deluding rant last year when Bill O’Reilly dared to mock Keith Olbermann’s ratings?
OLBERMANN:  I hate to intrude with the facts, but ours is the highest rated cable news program [among] viewers 35 and younger, and the highest rated cable news program for all viewers not on Fixed [i.e., Fox] News. And since [...]

John Samples and Ilya Shapiro: Free Speech for All – Cato Institute


Will the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision destroy American democracy? You might think so given the responses of its critics. The Citizens United decision, far from signaling the fall of the republic, strengthens the First Amendment and freedom of speech.Let’s start with the facts of the case. Citizens United, a nonprofit political advocacy group, produced […]

The New Truthers: MSNBC Embraces Crackpot Underwear Bomber Conspiracy.


So who are these ‘new truthers’? The same ilk as the old truthers, except now the conspiracy is a mirror image of 9/11 and they have the help of a major cable news channel to promulgate their theory. They are the same small percentage of Americans who lie so far to the Left of the political spectrum that they’re rubbing shoulders with Michael Moore and Charlie Sheen. In short, they are the ever dwindling audience of MSNBC.

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Democrats launch counterattack to save Harry Reid’s career – Mike Allen and Jake Sherman – POLITICO.com


Democrats are preparing to throw the race card back in the laps of Republicans as part of a counterattack designed to help save Harry Reid’s political career. First, Reid’s allies plan to distribute the NAACP vote ratings of Republican senators who have scolded him. The data will be made available to editorial boards, cable programs […]

Rupert is a FOX but Time Warner was a Weasel – Part 3: Red, White & Football


Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2
New Year’s Day came complete with hangover remedies and football…but no government assistance required, thank you very much. We should thank the gods of television for the latter because John Kerry was willing to invoke Capitol Hill to make sure no American would be deprived of [...]

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