Not So Breitbart: Daily Show vs. Cartoon Network vs. Fox News

The geniuses at Breitbart.com have published another of their astounding revelations that illustrate just how mentally deficient right-wingers can be due to their fixation on bashing anything and everything they regard as liberal.

In a posting that takes obvious pleasure in their analysis of television ratings, the Breitbrats report that Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are not the highest rated programs in the universe.

Breitbrat John Nolte: Just a friendly reminder that less than 1% of the population watch Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. If it wasn’t for the elite media — the same elite media desperate to convince us these two are some sort of national treasures — hardly anyone would watch them at all.

Via TV By the Numbers:

  • TOTAL VIEWERS
    Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. “The Daily Show,” 1.6 million
    Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.3 million
    TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 1.0 million
    Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million
    Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million

Whatever influence Stewart and Colbert have does not come from the people; it comes from the elite. This dynamic duo of left-wing free speech oppressors are about as populist as caviar.

Wow. What a couple of losers. The Comedy Central pair of media satirists can’t even rate higher than Cartoon Network programs. And it serves them right for all that free speech oppressing they are doing [Note to Nolte: Can you provide an example of this?].

What the Breitbrats failed to notice is that their pet network, Fox News, rates even lower than the Comedy Central late night lineup. For the month of February 2012, “In total day FNC placed fifth (vs. news programming) with 1.093 million viewers.”

Ergo: Whatever influence Fox News has does not come from the people; it comes from the slack-jawed yokels. These bombastic right-wing free speech oppressors are about as populist as roadkill.

Do the Breitbrats really think that they are scoring points by attacking Stewart and Colbert, even though those shows have more viewers than Fox News? How stupid do they think their readers are? (Don’t answer that). I reported long ago that Fox had fewer viewers than SpongeBob SquarePants in an effort to demonstrate how the perception of their influence was overly inflated. I also reported that the highest rated program on Fox (O’Reilly) has about half the viewers of the lowest rated broadcast news program (CBS Evening News). But my comparing a news network to a cartoon network actually makes a point due to the contrast. Comparing a comedy network to a cartoon network is really not indicative of anything. Stewart is the first person to say that his program is not a news program and he is not a journalist.

The Breitbrats seem so ecstatic about this that I hate to spoil their fun. But the next time they attempt to characterize a program as irrelevant, they had better check to see if their own TV pals aren’t even less relevant. It is Fox News that is struggling to have an impact on society, and despite their best efforts, they were unable to prevent a socialist Muslim with no birth certificate from getting elected to the presidency in 2008. They aren’t having much better luck in 2012. This is partly due to idiots like the Breitbrats who continue to embarrass what’s left of the reasonable wing of conservatism.

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3 thoughts on “Not So Breitbart: Daily Show vs. Cartoon Network vs. Fox News

  1. Excellent article – particularly like the point on “they were unable to prevent a socialist Muslim with no birth certificate from getting elected to the presidency in 2008″

    Just shows Fixed News and Limbaugh ratings and influence is not what is made out to be. Lesson for CNN stop copying Fox model.

  2. Argg. I hate the way television shows accrue ratings. Shows like the “Daily Show” have multiple time slots and a huge online presence. Just today I’ve seen two clips of Jon Stewart on a science blog. My point is, it’s hard to limit Stewart’s viewership (the blog writer in question has made it clear he doesn’t even own a television set, so he’s obviously viewing clips on the internet)to mere prime time “Daily Show” viewing (I suppose the same can be said of O’Reilly to some extent, though I haven’t seen much online O’Reilly). Stewart’s take on the Limbaugh vs. Mahr debate has appeared on six different blogs I read, and only one of them was a political blog! That’s influence.

    I also find it hard to accept their definition of “elite”. I can only assume “elite” means anyone who watches “The Daily Show”, a “True Scotsman” fallacy if ever there was one.

    • i think what you’re trying to get at is called ‘Media Saturation’
      Stewart/Colbert do have alot of bandwidth across multiple mediums but compare their bandwidth to the bandwidth of the multi-national multi-media conglomerate know as NewCorp.
      I think it says a lot that Stewart and Colbert are beating them in ratings when you consider what they are up against.

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