Jon Stewart’s Ratings Are Now Higher Than All Of Fox News
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Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 3:42 pm
The thing that bugs me about FoxNews is it doesn’t matter if you like it or not watch it or not it doesn’t matter what they do. When that cable bill comes you pay for it.Cable T.V. is all or nothing.They have a huge a advantage 150,000,000 people paying for it every month.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 5:37 pm
I did not know there were so few..What is all the fuss about so few people listening to a gaggle of liars!
More people than that watch cartoons! Adults included! Why all the coverage?
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:03 pm
There’s an easy solution for that. Drop your cable provider until they get rid of Fox. And be sure to tell them why they lost your business. I did!
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:42 pm
I like that idea…if enough ppl did that maybe, just maybe things would change…but I don’t see it happening…we are so programmed to put up with all their garbage….
Keith Alan Burrows
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 7:40 am
And, sadly, almost every store one goes into (be it Kroger’s, Hotel lobbies & bars, Best Buy, restaurants, etc. where there is a television) invariably it is set on Faux News in Dayton, Ohio. Quite revolting if you ask me. Sadly I would have no TV reception if I left cable, as our Dish services have Fox too. It is everywhere! What was once a blue state in the 70’s is now going red. *sigh*
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 11:31 am
We used to pay over $100 per month for COX cable internet + TV.
Then we got a $60 ROKU box and a $9 per month Netflix subscription, dropped everything from COX except for the Internet. Now our bill is $60 per month and we get everything we care about. Just a thought.
Good for you, Craig! I would love to, but I haven’t had cable for several years now. >chuckle<
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 11:55 pm
nice! i haven’t had cable either for at least 5 years now.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:24 am
I also cancelled my cable last year. Fox and Disney were key reasons. There are other ways to get decent programming nowadays.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 11:19 am
I don’t have cable. I have an xbox (Gold 10.00 a month) and internet (34.00 a month) I subscribe to Hulu Plus (7.99 a month) and Netflix (8.99 a month) I rent current movies from Youtube movies (99 cents to $3). No Fox News but I get all the John Stewart I want. Can watch on my IPhone, on my T.V., and my laptop. A bargain at $60.00 a month. Cable T.V will be dead in the next generation.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:58 am
That makes absolutely no sense. If you read the article, you would see that there are tons of people who still watch the FNC and cable channels are not put out there individually. FNC is typically part of an expanded tier consisting of up to 50 channels. Most people only view a limited amount anyways. I can’t stand FNC and so I dont view it, but I am not going to become just like them by calling for bans and attacking things that are not the problem.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 8:02 am
I like this idea too… but… I like watching MSNBC. Rachel Maddow is awesome!
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:59 pm
Then watch her on the web. I watch her on my Android.
Cable TV is dead.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:40 pm
It affects their advertisers. The lower the numbers and less income they make from ad revenues. These ratings are crucial for gauging the monetary value of the AD slot. So if Jon Stewart is taking their viewership away, then he is costing them money.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:45 pm
average age of the fox viewer is 65, that explains all the adult diaper ads
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:31 am
Well some of us “Seniors” are life long Democrats or Progressive types and know what liars and posers Fox pundits are. We got rid of Glenn Beck and now we are after the entire Network. GRANNY POWER!!
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 5:14 am
It doesn’t matter what person or network you get rid of,we have to get rid of the whole capitalist system.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 11:29 am
I am 67 and I only need to use those adult diapers because of Fox news. Sometimes their programming is so absurd that I am laughing so hard I can’t make it all the way to the bathroom.
Actually, I did watch Fox up till about 2 years ago, along with MSNBC and CNN ( when you’re retired, you have a lot of time). And, Fox didn’t seem substantially more crazy than the other networks. In the last two years, however, they tell lies so totally past reason that I can’t believe that anyone seriously can believe them. Even those who defend them, I believe, know that they are being lied to, but are drunk on the Fox koolaid that whatever lies we may be telling you, at least we are saving you from the Democrats.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm
comedy central is on cable tv
fox news and comedy central are both owned by viacom
so how does fox have a huge advantage of people paying for it every month when they also pay for comedy central, and both stations belong to the same company?
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm
Fox is owned by NewsCorp, not Viacom.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm
Fox News is not owned by Viacom, it’s owned by NewsCorp.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:28 pm
FOX News is owned by Murdoch’s News Corp. not Viacom, a completely different company that has nothing to do with Murdoch.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 5:28 am
Fox News and Comedy Central are both owned by Murdoch which is quite ironic.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:36 pm
What are you talking about? Three of those so-called “lazy liberals” corrected the original post within five minutes. That’s hardly careless or lazy.
Maybe if you weren’t so careless with your reading comprehension, you wouldn’t be asking for a brain.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 3:31 am
You’re all missing the point.
This has nothing to do with people’s monthly cable bills.
The sponsors pay for it by purchasing ad time.
The amount they are willing to spend on it depends upon viewership (not just total numbers, but demographics too).
In other words, it is all about the ratings.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:04 pm
Fox gets paid by cable customers. If you want to watch your local Fox TV channel via cable or satellite, you have to pay Rupert Murdock.
And he will not sell the Fox local channels (which are free to people with rabbit ears) unless you also buy Fox News. Most cable systems also have to bundle the Fox business, sports and movie channels in, too.
There is NO POSSIBLE WAY in the United States of America to subscribe to MSNBC without also paying for Fox News Channel. The cable thieves call it bundling, I call it antitrust and unconscionable.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:43 pm
Wow is this the worst thing in your life right now? Getting a channel you don’t want? Nobody’s forcing you to buy cable.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 8:10 am
FOX News is partially owned by a Saudi Prince, run by an Aussie who’s married to a Communist Chinese National. And they have the balls to call it “America’s Newsroom”…keep watching and believing the seditionist rhetoric. The Chinese and the rest of our enemies love FOX News!
Oh come on people… all of you are missing the point. Fox & Stewart are BOTH on cable. Can’t drop one for the other. The point is that we should be able to have one without the other. More choice in our ability to choose which channels we WANT to subscribe too. That could work against us too…
Wow… liberals… better “fact check” before you comment… let’s stay focused now…
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:07 pm
Wow … conservatives … better fact check.
It’s not liberals who favor the current cable bundling laws, it’s the cable companies and broadcasters. Like Fox. Like Comcast.
If you say it is “conservative” to demand that cable companies offer “a la carte” subscriptions, why don’t you do some research to see how the NAB, NCTA and other giant corporations feel about that?
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 5:49 am
You overlooked that ComedyCentral, the channel airing The Daily Show, is in the same boat as Fox News. They’re both basic cable.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 8:47 am
That is disturbing, maybe sometime in the future we can pick and choose our own line-up of cable channels ( or better yet ), the shows we are willing to pay for verses most of the garbage that is now presented on all television networks. I know my list would
be small and definately not include any fox channel shows!
Harold Miller 4 mayor of San Francisco
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 10:41 am
The high cost of Cable is why I switched to rabbit ears, and now with H/D It’s like watching Cable again…
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 10:56 am
Most cultures respect older people for the wisdom they have accumulated. Here you wait for them to “die off” so that correct thinking will be unhindered by the wisdom of our elders. This abandonment of established wisdom will have dire consequences in the long run.
I quit my cable company too, but because they were too expensive. I don’t see the point in whining about Fox, especially to the TV providers. They are never going to remove a major network and I don’t hear any of you crying about the totally worthless stations that abound on cable/satellite lineups.
Fox news is popular because a lot of people like it. CNN had its day before there was any serious competition. Every news source has a bias. Jon Stewart is a comedian who plays faux journalist and jumps on all things conservative, so what makes him any less biased and unfair than Fox or any other staion? G
Grow up people.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
The difference is simple. Jon Stewart doesn’t pretend to be a newsman, he’s straight forward a comedian. The “fair and balanced” act at Faux hides their opinion panels in such a way you can’t tell they aren’t intended to be news.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:13 pm
The differece is, Jon Stewart is more intelligent than Fox News’ conservative “journalists”. Conservatives are backward thinking, and are 99% of the reason nobody in this country can get along.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 11:01 am
Not to worry though. Our cable bills isn’t all that is paying them. They also get paid through their advertising. The lower the ratings, the less they can charge advertisers. So that hurts them too.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 4:17 pm
and your point is?
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 4:46 pm
FoxNews is NOT news, it is NOT factual and many of us would rather not be paying for it! I don’t mind paying for things I don’t watch to get the entire package of programming, but I do mind paying for them to LIE and to promote the Repuglican Party!
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 5:48 pm
Would you go as far as saying it’s socialist!? You may find that you enjoy some of the things on fox if you are truely complaining about paying for something in a package that you dont entirely subscribe to…
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:07 pm
Stop the red-baiting. This is America, where we are free to hold our political/economic beliefs as we see fit. Socialism is not anti-democracy, it is an alternative to capitalism. Let’s see, capitalism has given us the Wall Street debacle (which includes the housing mess and the high unemployment we are facing), environmental destruction, an enormous gap between the rich and the poor (the rich and the middle class, for that matter), and on and on. Our minor foray into socialism might bring us a little bit closer to universal health insurance. Hmm..
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:43 pm
I like your views…Mary and agree…
Richard Paul, DD
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:48 pm
I jsut wanted you to know that the GOVERNMENT didn’t mandate this recession, but rather they mandated banks taking monies to stop a depression.
Companies aren’t hiring right now because there is a lack of people buying things (consumer confidence). Consumer confidence isn’t high right now because there are no jobs. There are no jobs because of the lack of incentive to create jobs. There is a lack of incentive to create jobs because the taxes are low and the tax breaks for creating jobs isn’t there.
HaveNObrains, a simple Economics 101 course would tell you this. Had you invested as much time into educating yourself as you do attacking people, then you probably would understand these things.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:56 pm
Not to mention that the GOP blocked bills that would prevent what happened. Just like they blocked bills to stop speculation on the gas prices
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm
Wall Street did exactly what the government told them to do?
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 8:24 am
People seem to forget that “capitalism” is NOT a political system… it’s an economic one. Socialism cannot be an “alternative” to democracy. See how our politicians manipulate us? Do you see that twist? Scary…
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 7:58 pm
I got news for you buddy, everything the government does by definition is socialistic in nature. Socialism is pooling resources for the common good. By that definition, even military spending, which the loves, is socialist.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:13 pm
Mr. (Don’t)”HaveABrain,” that’s simply not true! Whether you realize it or not, you just defined communism, *not* socialism! Those are two very, VERY different things!
There’s a difference between forced communistic regime, and socialistic policy. I’m guessing you’re a big fan of the 50’s, right? Well, what made the 50’s so great WAS SOCIALISM! If you don’t believe me, search YouTube for this one interview done w/Ayn Rand in 1958. I forgot who was interviewing her, but you’ll be able to recognize the video because they’re smoking and it’s in black and white. (Yay ’50’s! lol)
Anyway, the interviewer is absolutely appalled at Rand’s “altruism is evil” bullshit, and he even talks about how altruism *AND SOCIALISM* are the fundamental cornerstones of society today [in the ’50’s], and what makes it so great! I’m paraphrasing, of course, but you really should watch it. You may find it thought-provoking and life-changing for you.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm
They’re not socialist. They’re fascist.
In case you don’t understand the concepts underlying the three forms of economic systems which deal with ownership and incentive:
• Free Enterprise, where capital goods are owned by private owners and controlled by private owners,
• Fascism, where capital goods are owned by private owners and controlled by the state,
• Socialism, where capital goods are owned by the state and controlled by the state.
These are separate construct from the four forms of government:
• Anarchy (rule by no one,)
• Dictatorship or Monarchy (rule by one person,)
• Oligarchy (rule by a few persons,)
• Democracy (rule by the majority [also called parliament by consensus.])
They are NOT mutually exclusive in the larger context of a political systems.
It is necessary to combine the three because there are features of each which complement and fill in the bid spots in each.
A successful country is one where the systems are successfullyblended.
An unsuccessful country is one where there is an unnecessary bias towards any one form.
For example, that is why we have a unified power grid but each utility/corporation cooperates in maintaining the unified power grid while trying to minimize the costs, possibly to maximize their profitability.
This cooperative feature is arrived at regardless of the economic system or political system.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 8:18 am
Look, this is about the fairness doctrine not being used/enforced. It you don’t want to be lied too, this is the “policy” and/or standard that should be in place across the board for all news channels. Look at the Sunday morning political programs on ABC, NBC, CBS. Republican talking heads out number Democratic ones on an average of four to one. THAT is not fair and balanced… and it’s not even cable news!?
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 4:51 pm
My point is if there was pick and choose ala carte cable T.V. FoxNews would drop like a box of hot rocks.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 11:36 am
Actually, that’s what I’d like to lobby the cable/dish companies for. I bet they would have a huge increase in customers if one company allowed us to order a la carte– but I would actually still want to have Fox. I love to watch them squirm when they announce the improved economic news, the Osama kill, etc. Stewart is supposed to be the comedian, but he could never come up with anything as funny as the pain they have to go through to try to figure out how nothing good that happened has anything to do with Obama.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:37 pm
How naive people are.
Apparently, the only reason people watch Fox News is because it is on basic cable packages and the TV automatically turn on to Fox News and people are forced to watch them because they can’t change the channel.
If you give people the choice to choose their cable channels, no one will pick Fox news and they will dissapear, and of course everyone will choose Comedy Central.
I am in Canada and am not sure if pbs is part of basic cable, but I wonder how many people don’t like paying for that channel as part of their package.
I am on satellite and as part of my basic package, I have to pay for channels that I don’t want to. I agree that a person should be able to buy the channels they want, but I am not dumb enough to say that those channels I don’t want to buy will dissappear just because I don’t like them.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 4:21 pm
Can’t wait for the Fox fanboys to come stormfronting in here to try to defend America’s corporate propaganda network.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm
Just laugh at them, long and hard. They are pathetic blowhards who don’t even tell good jokes.
Nobody takes them seriously anyway.
They’re just blowing wind from Rupert Murdoch’s butt.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 4:28 pm
Jon Stewart, first of all, is a comic genius. True, his writers deserve a great deal of credit, but his delivery and all-around likeability is what makes him so popular. Five years ago, I wouldn’t have said The Daily Show was my favorite, but now I can say that with all sincerity. It’s only in the past five years that I have taken a keen interest in politics (thank you, Dubya). Stewart’s show is the “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in a most delightful way” answer to helping people make intelligent decisions at the ballot box by exposing the frauds and idiots who are trying to take over our country. Thank you Mr. Stewart; we are forever in your debt.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 5:54 pm
I couldn’t have said it better! A big thumbs up to Jon stewart and Colbert.
That is a great way to put it, the spoonful of sugar analogy. Perfect. The country sucks and there is little we can do about it, but at least we can laugh while we try to fix it.
Guy who doesn't want to give his name
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 7:20 pm
The thing is, Jon Stewart actually knows what he is talking about. He almost never goes blindly into saying things. He researches topics, and talks about them. This becomes glaringly obvious when he goes on as an interviewee and makes the host look like a glaring idiot when they try to challenge him on things. The writers and staff deserve credit, sure, but don’t try to subtract Jon out of that picture.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 7:50 am
I agree with all of you (Tulsa, Windy, Peg) and just love Stewart (and Bill Maher & Colbert too!). My families have been here since 1629 & 1630 and what a mistake it was to leave the UK! I am saddened by what could be a great country that has turned into one governed by nut jobs as America falls further behind in education. Hell around Ohio, many people don’t even speak English properly and it is their FIRST language! The ‘rednecking’ of America is what is the norm here.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 4:45 pm
Bill Moyers quote on The Daily Show June 1: “The truth goes down better in a democracy when it’s marinated in humor.”
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm
An even better Moyer quote was when Stewart asked him why he was the first person in Moyers book. Moyers response; “Because we couldn’t get Mark Twain”. I don’t think you could have a better complement than that.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 4:47 pm
This is great news. I love Jon Stewart, but like you said he attracts the younger crowd and that is important.
Slightly off topic, just heard that Dean told the Democrats that Sarah Palin could win over Obama and that the republicans should not dismiss her. What is going on? Are the Democrats shooting themselves in the foot?
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 4:55 pm
No….He is obviously pushing for her for a reason:-) But let’s not get complacent.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:21 pm
Think about it, if Palin runs it could split the Rep. Party and make it easier for Obama to win. Do wish Ron Paul could win – at least he is getting ideas out in front of people
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm
Dude, Palin is the best hope for the democrats if she runs her own candidates.
The Republicans are crapping their pants over the thought of Palin doing exactly that.
She’d seize the bottom of the barrel voters right out from the republican machine and split the vote and the party into a version of the fractious democrats.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 4:56 pm
jon stewart brings so much intelligence and research to his programs. bless his team and jon, they are inspirational, thank goodness.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 5:15 pm
While this is excellent news, I hope we never hear about ratings from Jon Stewart. FOX (particularly O’Reilly) is always going on about their ratings. One reason Jon Stewart is so likable is that he never brags.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 5:58 pm
Jon Stewart does not look at ratings I don’t think. He also does not consider himself a news show. It’s funny that O’rielly is the only one that beats him out since he has stated that he likes o’rielly so much and goes on his show so often.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 5:30 pm
I wonder what the numbers are when you count viewership on thedailyshow.com as well.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 5:47 pm
As well as The Daily Show on Hulu.com, and Bittorrent downloads via The Pirate Bay and other torrent sites.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:49 pm
On the digital front, show sites for “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” were the top two sites among all late night show sites in Unique Visitors and Total Minutes/Time Spent during April 2011 (the last full month of data reported by comScore MediaMetrix), with thedailyshow.com dominating the field with 2.6 million Unique Visitors and 21 million minutes Time Spent on the site, three times the amount of time spent on third-place TeamCoco.com and triple the combined total time spent on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “Lopez Tonight.” (source: comScore MediaMetrix, 4/1/11-4/30/11; see chart below for detailed data)
“In addition to their linear and digital dominance, “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” also boast the most affluent viewership with “The Daily Show” viewers earning a median household income of $78,000 to rank #1 among all late night talk shows, broadcast and cable. Viewers of “The Colbert Report” place second with a median income of $73,000. (source: Nielsen Media Research; see chart below for detailed data)” from the link above
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:59 pm
Damned good point. I get mine from thedailyshow.com. Haven’t had cable in years.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 9:13 am
Because it conflicts with my schedule, I never watch Jon Stewart live. I always tape his and Colbert’s shows and watch later. Did the ratings people take that into consideration?
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 9:23 am
I dont think they can know who is taping it and who isnt at this point. Although I very well could be wrong about the ratings system and how it is derived
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 5:45 pm
Jon Stewart is the face and humor for the ‘rest of us’.
Cannot imagine 2001-2008 without him.
T.Y. Daily show.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:33 pm
I also cannot imagine 2011-2012 without Stewart and Colbert. This will be a brutal campaign year and those two will keep showing us the lies and hype that the candidates throw at us.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:01 pm
Were very lucky to have the daily show team on our side. Proof positive that integrity and honesty win in the end. If theres anything i can do for you mr. Stewart please dont hesitate to ask.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:05 pm
I think hannity will be next. His ratings are down around where Becks were. Which might be good, they could take his picture out of the dictionary next to “Liar”
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:09 pm
most young people like to watch the Jon Stewart show because they do not follow politics and do not care. They enjoy the comedy. They also watch since they are basically liberal. I think Winston Churchill stated that if you are not a liberal when you are young, you do not have a heart and if you are not a conservative when you are older, you do not have a brain. If the shoe fits, wear it.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:47 pm
Wrong, watching Stewart without having an idea of what is going on would be pointless. His jokes REQUIRE you to have a fair understanding of politics and the news. And notice the ratings for Jon are up in EVERY Demographic- even the 34-49 group.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:31 pm
I’m 58 and NEVER miss Jon’s show. I also traveled from Arizona to D.C. for the Sanity Rally.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:35 pm
You are right, a joke is not a joke when you have no idea what the person is talking about.
When I was very naive (a long time ago) I could not get many jokes, because I did not know what they were talking about.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 7:04 pm
No. Churchill did not say that quote, though it has frequently been misappropriated to him.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:22 pm
so how would this fake winston churchill quote explain the fact that Fox News has lost viewers in the 55+ range as well as in all other demographics? That somehow those conservatives suddenly lost their brains?
and how does fake winston churchill explain that stewart gained in ALL demographics, from age 18 to 65?
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm
The quote is from Lord Chesterfield, and you need to drink more Yuengling.
Conservative Winston Churchill spoke more like this: On Health Care
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:11 am
Just for that snarky little comment Mr. Nasty Liberal I have subscribed to you. This ought to be a lesson for you if you post that kind of stuff on YouTube! :P
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm
I’m 53 and I try never to miss Jon Stewart or Colbert. They make me laugh out loud. And as a big time news junkie the reason I love them both is because they expose the lies and hypocrisy of the regular “news” media such as Fox, but to a lesser degree CNN and MSNBC. Stewart has single-handedly parodied Beck into Ridicule-Land. He’s a huge reason why people are taking a second look and wondering why they’re listening to Fox. Stewart skewers pomposity and bias and spin.
BTW, I’m waaay more liberal now than I was at 19 thanks to all my life experiences and my work as a trial lawyer. Please stop quoting Churchill about liberal versus conservative. Traditional conservatives may have been sensible, reasonable, grounded types in the old days, but now they’re wacky nutburgers who go around giving speeches about how what we really need is prayer in the schools and cuts to all our social programs. They are utterly without factual support of their positions.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:14 am
Yes and (with the exception of the old school paleocons and more libertarian leaning conservatives)in many cases worship people who are good at war making. Quotes from people like Churchill certainly helps!
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 3:48 am
“He’s a huge reason why people are taking a second look and wondering why they’re listening to Fox.”
I find it doubtful that many Fox fans even watch Jon Stewart, let alone taking a second look.
There seems to be a fairly strong division between the fans of Fox and Daily Show fans. I really doubt that either side is going to persuade the other about anything.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 8:25 am
There was no cable TV when Churchill was alive. Stop trying to paint everyone with one brush totally ignoring psychology, sociology, cultures, economic differences, human nature and the fact that news and information changes a thousand times faster on a daily basis. During Churchill’s time it was the radio or a newspaper and word of mouth. And young people like to watch Jon Stewart because he delivers current events, politics, news, in a satirical and entertaining way. You HAVE TO KNOW what’s going on in the world to get it. Not be spoon fed lies and seditionist rhetoric from FIXED NEWS. Owned by a Saudi prince and an Aussie who is married to a Chinese national. That’s America’s newsroom???
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 6:57 pm
And just as importantly, he has much more credibility than FAUX News.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 7:40 pm
According to the article, O’Reilly’s show gets more viewers than Jon Stewart. So how can he have higher ratings than all of Fox News? The headline itself is BS.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 7:46 pm
Oh come now, read the article. Stewart averages more than Fox averages
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm
Then the headline should read: “Jon Stewart has higher ratings than the Fox News average”, Not “higher than all of Fox News”.
Reading comprehension, logical thought progression – why use them when you get your news from Comedy Central and they just tell you what to think?
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm
The problem is this. You cannot read the article and comprehend what “Jon Stewart’s Ratings Are Now Higher Than All Of Fox News” means. Please do not complain about it. Have someone tell you what it means
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:23 pm
Math, Reading Comprehension, Logical Though Progression – why use them when you got Fox News to tell you what you should think…then you don’t have to worry about the petty facts and details.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 7:52 pm
>>This is why Fox News both hates and fears Jon Stewart.<<
Suggestion – if you're going to write articles about this you might try, you know, *watching* the shows you're yapping about. Stewart and O'Reilly appear on each other's shows regularly. The banter between them is intense but also funny and respectful. They *like* each other. In fact, Stewart usually gets two segments on Bill's show. He *very* seldom does that for anyone else. That doesn't sound like hate and fear to me.
So, O’Reilly is the only person on Fox News, he is, in fact, in charge of the entire thing and the one who deals with profit and making money? Interesting theory, speaking of knowing things….
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:27 pm
Bill’s show is not Fox News. It is one segment of Fox News. While Bill and Jon appear amiable, that does not represent how Fox feels about itself having lower ratings than Stewart
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm
bill has him on for ratings, he knows he’s always wrong and will never be considered the victor in their debates.
BILLO, Jon’s coming. He’s coming to your house. http://bit.ly/CominToYourHouse
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:45 pm
Things are surely moving in the right direction. But every time the Democrats, liberals etc. move a step forward, the other side doubles down and triples down and screams a little louder.
I do have a little trouble with the Democrats, they hardly speak any more or defend themselves any more. What on earth are they afraid of? Is it November 2010?
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:40 am
The Democrats aren’t afraid of saying anything when they have Jon Stewart to talk for them. And people are listening to him, so no matter how loud the Republicans yell, Stewart will be talking in his even-mannered humorous tone, and people will be listening to him.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:48 pm
Hey, one more thing. If you actually watch Jon Stewart, he pokes fun at a lot more than just Fox (they are the highest rated news network, so they get a lot of hits off them).
So I don’t think Fox sees Jon Stewart as their “biggest threat” as the article implies. Believe it or not, there’s an awful lot of people who watch BOTH.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm
Implies? Or you assumes?
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:04 pm
What FOX news really fears is an educated public.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm
What I really fear is people who are educated by a comedy show.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm
A comedy show that makes more sense than all 3 netowrks
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:34 pm
Pretty impressive considering a good portion of fox news viewers is military installations, ready rooms, break rooms and ships. Where fox stays on 24/7.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pm
Fox News just isn’t funny and people like funny. See? very simple.
Just another part of the reason the Republican party in general is freaking out these days. They are seeing a massive shift in what this country wants and they know they could be on the way out. Rise in minorities is another part of that, with many schools being made up of 30-50% of minorities in a lot of places, and its growing.
And instead of trying to find a better way to play the game, they try to change the rules instead.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
You know, the only reason the media focuses on Fox’s blunders and not any other news networks is because they’re conservative.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 9:02 am
A typically conservative knee-jerk response. The ‘media’ is not a coherent whole and ‘it’ focuses on nothing but ratings. This article is about The Daily Show. The Daily Show exposes misrepresentations of facts by so-called news organizations across the board. MSNBC and CNN and NBC are targets. Still, since Fox is not a news channel at all, but basically a propaganda outlet for the Republican Party, it gives Stewart far more misrepresentations of facts to work with. When they start telling the truth, they will disappear from The Daily Show’s radar.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm
Fox News will be completely unable to tap the young adult demo. Conservatism is something that comes after becoming old and angry if you’re not born into it, and too many of the ones born into it tend to go out into the world around that age to learn about life outside of the trailer. And even then, when we get Fox News-aged I’m guessing what we consider liberal politics now will be the new conservative. I mean, sure politics have been scooching to the right every since the red scare, but once the Fox News generation dies off, I think we’ll see a general shift to the left on both sides. You can’t stop progress.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm
This is by far the lamest comparison ever. I hate fox news as much as the next guy but when you say AVERAGE, it means that you include daytime and primetime #s. John Stewart’s show only runs ONCE during primetime, and you even said that O’reilly gets more viewers than stewart!
But what you didn’t mention was that FOX news actually has higher ratings than all the other channels! terrible article.
Seriously. If you’re going to bash conservatives, be my guest, but at least do it correctly!
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm
You certainly do not understand the article. And here you are acting like a 2 year old.
Stewart’s 1 hour show averages more viewers in a day than all of Fox news averages in a day.
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:50 pm
Fox News problem is that they are Fox News, a machine telling people how good are Republicans so people keep believing in them, so the 1% of the American people can own more than 90% of AAA-LLLLL-LLLLL the American money.
What is the people going to do when that 1% own 95%?
what when they own 98%?
what when they own 99.5%?
This 1% is addicted to MONEY. Wall Street is addicted to money. Maybe more than drug addicted people are to crack. Markets need to be regulated. Fox News says no. I wonder why…..
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm
You do know a real media is supposed to be impartial
Sat, Jun 4th, 2011 at 11:35 pm
So much ranting about Fox News.
Jon Stewart actually respects many aspects of Fox News.
He appears on Oreilly often and engages in respectful debate with him. To those bitching about paying for Fox News on your cable bill, conservatives are stuck paying for MSNBC and other liberal propaganda channels. The only ones bitching about their cable bill are liberals.
Victor the Crab
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:00 am
Apart from Shep Smith, NAH-NAH-NAH-NAH-NYAH-NYAHHHHH Fox News!!!!!
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:34 am
Jon Stewart is NOT a news program. It’s an entertainment show with a smattering of news. Apples to oranges.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 2:05 am
Actually, Jon Stewart’s viewers are more informed that Fox News viewers according to Pew research studies. O’reilly’s viewers fall close behind Stewart, but the rest of the news on Fox is a fail for information.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:58 am
if you found this interesting, i bet you’ll like this!
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:04 am
So as I understand the Nielson ratings noted, Both O’Reilly and Hannity each had better ratings than the average of all of Comedy Central or CNN or MSNBC or Fox as did John Stewart.
He Just Wrote This
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 5:54 am
Wait. It meant NOTHING when Fox was beating everything in site. Now it means something that Jon Stewart, a comedian, is getting high ratings?
So which is it? Ratings mean something or they don’t?
And ultimately, who cares about Fox or Comedy Central? What is this extrapolation that is giving you tingles?
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 6:47 am
What does this tell you about O’Reilly? He admits it is all about ratings and if selling out America to leftwing media people like Stewart then so be it. Quit watching O’ Reilly and watch him do an about face like he has done so often when his ratings start slipping to get viewers back. He is disgraceful and we should shun him like the plague to teach him a lesson on how intelligent we are as to his game. He thinks we are too stupid to know the game he is playing.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 9:48 am
I don’t know i this speaks well of Stewart or only keeps pointing out how bad fox is.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 10:05 am
So this means what? Let’s pick apart some of the other news channel, person by news person. Let’s see how much they have gone down in viewers. Stewart is not a news channel, he is comedy.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 10:18 am
Stewart is also competing against Conan in the same time slot. So he’s beating Fox News, even when much of his potential audience is split between him and O’Brien.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 10:33 am
Jon is my main source of News… smile :-)
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 11:18 am
Why exactly is this trumpeted as something good? First off, Fox’s ratings are higher than all the other news shows/channels combined. So that means that Jon Stewart’s ratings are higher than CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and MSNBC–combined. Congratulations, the bulk of America get their news coverage from a comedy show. I guess we really do get the government we deserve. Let’s all celebrate.
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 11:23 am
Stewart averages more watchers in one hour than Fox does all day. O’Leily gets more viewers, but once you average O’Leily in with the rest of Fox, its a wash. O’Leily himself gets more viewers in One hour than Fox averages in a day as well
Sun, Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:40 pm
I wonder what are the average daily rating for Comedy Central. After all, if you are going average O’Rielly’s veiwers with the rest of Fox, should you not do the same with John Stewart and Comedy Central?
If someone has the numbers, let us know and then we can see who is more popular.
But of course this would not happen as that would once again show how illogical the left is.
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