FOX Ratings Fail: November Increase For CNN, MSNBC Double That Of FOX News

Confirming the ratings slowdown of Fox News post-election, the November ratings show Fox with a comparatively small increase for November 2012 over their numbers for the same month in 2011. While all three networks rose due to this being an election year, Fox’s unimpressive 55% bump was barely half the leap of either CNN or MSNBC.

Fox News Ratings Nov 2012

Perhaps this what you get when you deceive your audience by leading them to believe that their lame candidate was actually in contention despite all the objective evidence to the contrary. Prior to election day Fox hyped notably partisan polls like Rasmussen, and famously idiotic pundits like Dick Morris, who confidently declared that Romney would win in a landslide.

Then, on election night, Fox continued the charade by hosting Karl Rove, who refused to accept the reality of Romney’s defeat. The spectacle that played out on live television had Rove arguing with Fox’s election desk. This caused Anchor Megyn Kelly to ask Rove “Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?” Only on Fox would someone seriously ask their own paid contributor if what he was saying was real.

Since the election Fox News has struggled to make sense of a world they had tried so hard to pretend did not exist – a world where a socialist, Muslim from Kenya could prevail over the richest presidential candidate ever put forward by a major political party. What has America come to?

The flagrant fallacies tendered by Fox were insufficient to topple Obama from his pedestal. Not his trysts with commies like Bill Ayres, nor his scandalous Fast and Furious gunrunning, nor his sordid embrace of gay soldiers, nor his lack of a birth certificate, and not even his culpability for a devastating hurricane, could prevent the President’s reelection. And since all of these would-be scandals were propagated by Fox News, it’s possible their audience is no longer willing to accept what they say at two-faced value.

It’s still too soon to make any predictions about the future rankings of the cable news market. The Fox audience may yet prove to be as gullible and prone to deception as ever. But for the time being there is a glimmer of hope that the marketplace will make purveyors of faulty products pay a price.

If anyone bought a pair of shoes that were as poorly constructed and uncomfortable as most of the stories on Fox News, that shoe company would quickly go out of business. Now we have just to wait to find out if a significant number of Americans are willing to bear the pain of walking another mile in Fox Shoes.


8 thoughts on “FOX Ratings Fail: November Increase For CNN, MSNBC Double That Of FOX News

  1. We can only hope this trend continues. Fox is a complete joke but has such a following of dimwitted wishful thinkers it will continue as it always has. The only way it will ever change substantially is if their ratings completely collapse and they start losing a lot of money. Perhaps then, the stockholders of the company could step in and exert some pressure for them to at least try to become a real news organization. I do not hold out much hope for that.

  2. Percentages are absolutely meaningless without numbers of viewers as well. Provide the context, or you are just as bad as Fox News.

  3. And you call yourself a Journalist and a news outlet, you’re pathetic with the bias you spew, go away, get out of my country you schmuck you… its unfortunate for you that Fox is still pounding the competition and you just cant stand it…whaa, whaa

    • Well that’s a completely pointless and worthless comment.

  4. If people are really stupid enough switch and listen to the the “State run Media” like MSNBC or CNN, that would explain how this Marxist Muslim and worst president in the History of the Country could be relected. It makes me sad to watch this scum deatroy our Country.

    • Chuck, you make me weep.

  5. Well Hay, your obviously an “Obama Zombie” and what ever intelligence you once possessed, died last November along with our Country when this Septic tank Scum was reelected.

    • Well, your presumption is wrong (big shock there). I did not vote for Obama, as I consider him a war criminal, as well as in direct violation of the Constitution for assassinating American citizens.

      Unlike you, however, my opposition to him based on clear and documented facts. You merely parrot whatever the Hate Media (Limbaugh, Savage, Hannity, et al) is saying. You obviously don’t even know what Marxism is.

      (And just out of curiosity, why wouldn’t have my intelligence “died” after Obama was elected the first time? Why only after his re-election? I’d love to hear your logic on that one.)

Comments are closed.