If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Mediabistro)   For perhaps the first time ever, MSNBC actually beat Fox and CNN in viewership for a night   (mediabistro.com) divider line 87
    More: Cool, CNN, MSNBC, Reagan Library, political conventions, DNC  
•       •       •

1004 clicks; posted to Politics » on 06 Sep 2012 at 11:53 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



87 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-09-06 08:19:45 AM
Perhaps people are tired of Fox's crap, for once.
 
2012-09-06 08:45:08 AM
This is the first political convention night and first head-to-head programming win for the network since it launched in July, 1995.

Noice!
 
2012-09-06 09:18:49 AM
Good for them.
 
2012-09-06 09:23:20 AM
I watched on C-Span (Hell Yeah C-Span) so I can only assume that after Bill Clinton spoke, Wolf Blitzer sat there for five straight minutes with an overwhelmed look on his face, and that Fox had switched to old Dennis Miller shows halfway into Bill's speech.
 
2012-09-06 09:33:38 AM

BunkoSquad: I watched on C-Span (Hell Yeah C-Span) so I can only assume that after Bill Clinton spoke, Wolf Blitzer sat there for five straight minutes with an overwhelmed look on his face, and that Fox had switched to old Dennis Miller shows halfway into Bill's speech.


You would think Fox would be all "errmagerd, Clinton, blow job, HURRRRRRRR" but they were, for the most part, at a loss to find anything to b-b-b-but Clinton about.
I really think their analysts have accepted an Obama victory in November.
 
2012-09-06 10:02:56 AM
This does not shock me.
 
2012-09-06 10:10:03 AM
* MSNBC last won primetime Sept. 7, 2011 when the network aired a GOP primary debate from the Reagan Library. This is the first political convention night and first head-to-head programming win for the network since it launched in July, 1995.

Subby gets partial credit.
 
2012-09-06 10:11:17 AM
n the 10pm hour, NBC led the way followed by MSNBC, which drew a combined 9.1 million viewers. MSNBC was the only network to grow vs. 2008, with NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and FNC down.

10pm, Sept. 4, 2012. Night one of the DNC:
NBC: 5,021,551 viewers (1,929,345 in A25-54)
MSNBC: 4,106,622 viewers (1,431,929 in A25-54)
CNN: 3,887,789 viewers (1,367,998 in A25-54)
ABC: 3,236,553 viewers (1,142,927 in A25-54)
CBS: 3,268,520 viewers (1,056,844 in A25-54)
FNC: 2,397,710 viewers (550,149 in 25-54)

22 million watched the 10pm hour on the commercial broadcast and cable networks last night. In comparison, night one of the RNC a week ago was watched by 20.5 million, mostly on Fox News Channel, which averaged 5.15 million viewers in primetime.

10pm, Aug. 28, 2012. Night one of the RNC:
FNC: 6,878,804 viewers (1,679,763 in 25-54)
NBC: 4,770,050 viewers (1,725,282 in 25-54)
CBS: 3,118,927 viewers (938,237 in 25-54)
ABC: 2,862,656 viewers (920,346 in 25-54)
CNN: 1,473,885 viewers (413,467 in 25-54
MSNBC: 1,468,348 viewers (411,738 in 25-54)


Very interesting.... other than FNC, which dipped way down from RNC to DNC night 1 coverage... every other network was up RNC to DNC, especially MSNBC.

% of audience that the supposedly "partisan" cable channels had of their own sides convention coverage:
FNC on RNC: 33.5% of the total audience.
MSNBC on DNC: 18.6%

I guess people would say that Fox is the only channel for the RNC, and all of the other channels are liberal leaning for the DNC, so, that is how that would be spun.

But, in general.. more interest in general for the DNC over the RNC on TV... we'll see how that plays out over the next two months. There have been many articles about how the pollsters are basically making the race "tighter" than it really is for the benefit of the news networks.... a race that is essentially as "in the bag" as something like the 1984 or 1996 elections felt is not what those networks want for the month leading into the election.
 
2012-09-06 10:18:01 AM
At the end of the day it's still shiatty 24 hour news network. People should listen to NPR and watch public television for info, and read the rest on the internets.
 
2012-09-06 10:28:00 AM

dletter: a race that is essentially as "in the bag" as something like the 1984 or 1996 elections felt is not what those networks want for the month leading into the election.


"In the bag" for who?
 
2012-09-06 10:28:55 AM

MeinRS6: dletter: a race that is essentially as "in the bag" as something like the 1984 or 1996 elections felt is not what those networks want for the month leading into the election.

"In the bag" for who?


That's funny
 
2012-09-06 11:32:53 AM

Lionel Mandrake: MeinRS6: dletter: a race that is essentially as "in the bag" as something like the 1984 or 1996 elections felt is not what those networks want for the month leading into the election.

"In the bag" for who?

That's funny


I hate to admit it, but he's right.

I know its a media driven narrative that this is a close race, but the reality is that this race comes down not only to a few states, but a few regions within those few states.

It is only September. Romney has lots and lots of money; way more than the dems. If Obama supporters start kicking back with an "its in the bag" mentality at this point, they are likely going to wake up the day after the election to President Romney.
 
2012-09-06 11:35:44 AM

BunkoSquad: I watched on C-Span (Hell Yeah C-Span) so I can only assume that after Bill Clinton spoke, Wolf Blitzer sat there for five straight minutes with an overwhelmed look on his face, and that Fox had switched to old Dennis Miller shows halfway into Bill's speech.


Fox put Bill in a split screen and turned down his audio, and in the other screen was a scroll of the people Bill Clinton "personally murdered" read by a crying, behandstanded Victoria Jackson
 
2012-09-06 11:38:05 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Fox put Bill in a split screen and turned down his audio, and in the other screen was a scroll of the people Bill Clinton "personally murdered" read by a crying, behandstanded Victoria Jackson


If she was doing a handstand while she read the list, what was she using to play the ukelele?

Wait, don't answer that. I'd rather not know.
 
2012-09-06 11:52:36 AM
The MSNBC pundits were beside themselves with glee-and rightfully so. Chris Matthews was even more animated than usual: Between needling a clearly discomfited Michael Steele at every opportunity and feeding off the energy of the crowd,I was afraid he'd keel over in ecstasy.
 
2012-09-06 11:56:16 AM

BunkoSquad: I watched on C-Span (Hell Yeah C-Span) so I can only assume that after Bill Clinton spoke, Wolf Blitzer sat there for five straight minutes with an overwhelmed look on his face


What like this face?

cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2012-09-06 11:56:28 AM
CNN is twittarded
 
2012-09-06 11:57:29 AM
Not me, I listened to David Brooks whine all night on PBS.
 
2012-09-06 11:57:47 AM
Do you think Fox viewers are interested in viewing/listening to anything that isn't a right-wing opinion piece? That audience wouldn't know what to do with themselves without someone telling them how they should feel about what is being said. Much less even understand most of what is being said...
 
2012-09-06 11:58:01 AM
Wait, you mean liberals are going to be more apt to watch the Democratic National Convention on their own channel? Like conservatives were more apt to watch the Republican National Convention on their own channel?
 
2012-09-06 11:59:24 AM

gilgigamesh: Lionel Mandrake: MeinRS6: dletter: a race that is essentially as "in the bag" as something like the 1984 or 1996 elections felt is not what those networks want for the month leading into the election.

"In the bag" for who?

That's funny

I hate to admit it, but he's right.

I know its a media driven narrative that this is a close race, but the reality is that this race comes down not only to a few states, but a few regions within those few states.

It is only September. Romney has lots and lots of money; way more than the dems. If Obama supporters start kicking back with an "its in the bag" mentality at this point, they are likely going to wake up the day after the election to President Romney.


That's even more impressive considering President Romney would normally be sworn in on January 20th. I guess the time machine would get passed along.

/I know what you meant and I agree
//I just like being snarky and pedantic
 
2012-09-06 11:59:42 AM
That's nothing -wait until November when Obama will beat Romney like a drum for a whole day.
 
2012-09-06 12:00:22 PM

DarnoKonrad: Not me, I listened to David Brooks whine all night on PBS.


Brooks is why I switched from PBS to MSNBC (though, the latter also has Chris Hayes). David Brooks is truly horrible, both analytically and stylistically. He is the personification of BSABSVR.
 
2012-09-06 12:00:23 PM

WTF Indeed: Wait, you mean liberals are going to be more apt to watch the Democratic National Convention on their own channel? Like conservatives were more apt to watch the Republican National Convention on their own channel?


I watched the RNC on the liberal channel. What channel were conservatives watching the DNC on?

I guess when you already formed your opinions based on what you imagine your opponent to be there's no point in watching them speak.
 
2012-09-06 12:00:25 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: CNN is twittarded


Candy Crowley looked like she needed a nap last night.
 
2012-09-06 12:00:41 PM
Viewership compared to 2008 is what actually caught my attention...

"Enthusiasm gap" my arse!
 
2012-09-06 12:02:07 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: DarnoKonrad: Not me, I listened to David Brooks whine all night on PBS.

Brooks is why I switched from PBS to MSNBC (though, the latter also has Chris Hayes). David Brooks is truly horrible, both analytically and stylistically. He is the personification of BSABSVR.


I usually like his banter with Sheilds, but last night he was being pretty farking insufferable.
 
2012-09-06 12:04:51 PM

xsive: Viewership compared to 2008 is what actually caught my attention...

"Enthusiasm gap" my arse!



About 4 million more people watched the first night of the DNC as compared to the RNC.
 
2012-09-06 12:05:15 PM

CPennypacker: WTF Indeed: Wait, you mean liberals are going to be more apt to watch the Democratic National Convention on their own channel? Like conservatives were more apt to watch the Republican National Convention on their own channel?

I watched the RNC on the liberal channel. What channel were conservatives watching the DNC on?

I guess when you already formed your opinions based on what you imagine your opponent to be there's no point in watching them speak.


Fox News basically beat Clinton's speech into the ground in what I can only assume was a critique based on a speech nega-Clinton gave in another dimension of reality. They had talking points at the ready, talking about Bill's crooked fingers. Stuff like that is really not far off from the type of propaganda certain European factions used in the 1930s to talk about certain ethnic groups. Yes I went there.
 
2012-09-06 12:06:53 PM
I watched everyone up to Bill Clinton on msnbc and watched Bill Clinton via xbox live.

Don't even try to poll me, suckas.
 
2012-09-06 12:08:23 PM

DarnoKonrad: xsive: Viewership compared to 2008 is what actually caught my attention...

"Enthusiasm gap" my arse!


About 4 million more people watched the first night of the DNC as compared to the RNC.


yes that was expected, what Im talking about though, is the "he's not got that new car smell anymore" type line that i keep hearing about the 2008 voter's opinion of obama, however if we're seeing more viewership than last year it might not be so true.
 
2012-09-06 12:08:54 PM

gilgigamesh:
It is only September. Romney has lots and lots of money; way more than the dems. If Obama supporters start kicking back with an "its in the bag" mentality at this point, they are likely going to wake up the day after the election to President Romney.


Confidence begets confidence, and people want to go out and vote for a winner.

Things are looking pretty bad for Romney right now: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/romney-gop-michigan-pennsylv ania-pull-out.php?ref=fpa

He has given up on Pennsylvania and Michigan, he will literally have to win every other swing state to win the election (well maybe there is a scenario where he could lose one of them and still win). Ohio is looking bad for him too, games almost over folks unless they can do some serious turning around.
 
Ehh
2012-09-06 12:09:07 PM
I flipped channels. I may be libby lib lib, but I still don't really want to hang out with Al Sharpton.
 
2012-09-06 12:10:19 PM
I liked how FOX had a ticker running the first night repeating how many gay delegates there were.
 
2012-09-06 12:10:49 PM
I watched it on C-span. They had this smoking hot, chubby little blonde anchorwoman roaming the convention floor talking about fire marshalls and shiat. Was nice.
 
2012-09-06 12:11:14 PM

CPennypacker: I watched the RNC on the liberal channel. What channel were conservatives watching the DNC on?

I guess when you already formed your opinions based on what you imagine your opponent to be there's no point in watching them speak.


So as a liberal who is interested in politics you choose to watch it on the channel that most reflects your beliefs. Just like I'm sure conservatives interested in politics were more apt to watch the DNC convention on Fox News. It's almost like basic sociology plays are part TV viewership.
 
2012-09-06 12:12:11 PM

xsive: DarnoKonrad: xsive: Viewership compared to 2008 is what actually caught my attention...

"Enthusiasm gap" my arse!


About 4 million more people watched the first night of the DNC as compared to the RNC.

yes that was expected, what Im talking about though, is the "he's not got that new car smell anymore" type line that i keep hearing about the 2008 voter's opinion of obama, however if we're seeing more viewership than last year it might not be so true.




Was that expected? Obama is a known entity. Presumably after 4 years voters don't need more information about Obama, they do need to know about this Romney fella however.

I'm somewhat surprised the RNC had lower ratings than in 2008, much less lower than the DNC this year.
 
2012-09-06 12:12:41 PM
What are the numbers for online viewing??? It must be pretty easy to poll. Why not include them???

I bet more people watched it on CSPAN online than any other- No boring commentary, no ads, no cutaways. The BBC had some interesting numbers from online viewing of the Olympics why can't the networks in Am'urica do the same???
 
2012-09-06 12:12:44 PM

WTF Indeed: CPennypacker: I watched the RNC on the liberal channel. What channel were conservatives watching the DNC on?

I guess when you already formed your opinions based on what you imagine your opponent to be there's no point in watching them speak.

So as a liberal who is interested in politics you choose to watch it on the channel that most reflects your beliefs. Just like I'm sure conservatives interested in politics were more apt to watch the DNC convention on Fox News. It's almost like basic sociology plays are part TV viewership.


Right. But the point is I watched it
 
2012-09-06 12:14:17 PM

wotthefark: What are the numbers for online viewing??? It must be pretty easy to poll. Why not include them???

I bet more people watched it on CSPAN online than any other- No boring commentary, no ads, no cutaways. The BBC had some interesting numbers from online viewing of the Olympics why can't the networks in Am'urica do the same???


I think they'd rather pretend the internet is not killing their business model.
 
2012-09-06 12:15:02 PM

gilgigamesh: Lionel Mandrake: MeinRS6: dletter: a race that is essentially as "in the bag" as something like the 1984 or 1996 elections felt is not what those networks want for the month leading into the election.

"In the bag" for who?

That's funny

I hate to admit it, but he's right.

I know its a media driven narrative that this is a close race, but the reality is that this race comes down not only to a few states, but a few regions within those few states.

It is only September. Romney has lots and lots of money; way more than the dems. If Obama supporters start kicking back with an "its in the bag" mentality at this point, they are likely going to wake up the day after the election to President Romney.


I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. No need for you to even vote.
 
2012-09-06 12:17:41 PM

StinkyFiddlewinks: I liked how FOX had a ticker running the first night repeating how many gay delegates there were.


I'm surprised they didn't have a Gay Clock showing how many more people in the US declared they were gay since 2 seconds ago.
 
2012-09-06 12:17:50 PM

DarnoKonrad: xsive: DarnoKonrad: xsive: Viewership compared to 2008 is what actually caught my attention...

"Enthusiasm gap" my arse!


About 4 million more people watched the first night of the DNC as compared to the RNC.

yes that was expected, what Im talking about though, is the "he's not got that new car smell anymore" type line that i keep hearing about the 2008 voter's opinion of obama, however if we're seeing more viewership than last year it might not be so true.



Was that expected? Obama is a known entity. Presumably after 4 years voters don't need more information about Obama, they do need to know about this Romney fella however.

I'm somewhat surprised the RNC had lower ratings than in 2008, much less lower than the DNC this year.


The RNC wasn't about Rmoney, it was about the RNC. After listening to Rinsed P3nis had enough shiat.

You think with a name like that he could wash his dick better alas it's not soap and p3nis it's only rinsed.
 
2012-09-06 12:18:21 PM
Crazy! Next you'll tell me last night's convention ratings were very low in Dallas and New York. Proving Obama is losing red states and the wealthy wall streeters!
 
2012-09-06 12:20:26 PM

Ehh: I flipped channels. I may be libby lib lib, but I still don't really want to hang out with Al Sharpton.


The guy is almost disturbingly skinny now. He almost looks like some sort of Jeff Dunham puppet.
 
2012-09-06 12:20:38 PM

DarnoKonrad: wotthefark: What are the numbers for online viewing??? It must be pretty easy to poll. Why not include them???

I bet more people watched it on CSPAN online than any other- No boring commentary, no ads, no cutaways. The BBC had some interesting numbers from online viewing of the Olympics why can't the networks in Am'urica do the same???

I think they'd rather pretend the internet is not killing their business model.


+1 Smart
 
2012-09-06 12:21:38 PM

wotthefark: What are the numbers for online viewing??? It must be pretty easy to poll. Why not include them???

I bet more people watched it on CSPAN online than any other- No boring commentary, no ads, no cutaways. The BBC had some interesting numbers from online viewing of the Olympics why can't the networks in Am'urica do the same???


Becasue the American news media's current business model is "CLAP LOUDER!"
 
2012-09-06 12:21:49 PM

DarnoKonrad: wotthefark: What are the numbers for online viewing??? It must be pretty easy to poll. Why not include them???

I bet more people watched it on CSPAN online than any other- No boring commentary, no ads, no cutaways. The BBC had some interesting numbers from online viewing of the Olympics why can't the networks in Am'urica do the same???

I think they'd rather pretend the internet is not killing their business model.


The smart thing to do would be embrace the internet model. Throw an ad in the top corner every once in a while but don't cut away. These are network executives though, all over 60 and less use of the computer box with the "tubes".
 
2012-09-06 12:29:19 PM
I admit it. I kinda wish Olberrmann had been there.

OT: I'm glad this happened, always liked MSNBC just because they've got good pundits for this kinda thing.
 
2012-09-06 12:34:32 PM

Straight to doom: I admit it. I kinda wish Olberrmann had been there.

OT: I'm glad this happened, always liked MSNBC just because they've got good pundits for this kinda thing.


I was pleasantly surprised with Steve Schmidt. He's got some chops and didn't go all herpy on anything. I sort of expected some iota of resentful backlash, being in the same room with Maddow, Hayes and Schultz.
 
Displayed 50 of 87 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report