According to preliminary Nielsen numbers, 26 million viewers tuned into the star-studded opening night of the DNC – three million more than the Republican gathering took in.
With Meet The Press continuing to slide in the ratings, NBC News is starting to realize that the problem might be host David Gregory.
For the second time this year MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has defeated Fox News in the coveted age 25-54 demographic, while Chris Matthews also defeated Fox News with younger viewers at 7 PM.
MSNBC's coverage of the Chris Christie scandal has powered Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell all to wins over Fox News with younger viewers age 25-54.
Fox News lost 34% of their young primetime viewers during the first quarter of 2013, but over at MSNBC, Rachel Maddow's young viewership continues to grow.
Since election day Rachel Maddow has been beating Sean Hannity in the key demo ratings, so Fox News has responded with a juvenile attack on Maddow.
Changing demographics aren't just winning elections, they are reshaping cable news. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell beat their Fox News competition every day last week in the 25-54 demo.
Mitt Romney's convention speech was watched 25 million Americans, which is 13 million fewer viewers than watched John McCain accept the Republican nomination in 2008.
The GOP's Mitt makeover isn't going over well with American television viewers. Compared to night two of the 2008 Republican convention, viewership is down by 17 million.
While CNN and MSNBC both saw their ratings grow in 2011, Fox News saw their ratings drop for a second straight year.
In a year of highs and lows, and plenty of circus like atmosphere and drama, two of the biggest pleasant surprises for MSNBC in 2010 were the late blooming success of The Ed Show, and the immediate success of The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell. Let's take a look at two of MSNBC's bright spots for the year.
The bad news keeps coming for MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. The 2010 ratings data is starting to trickle in, and the news is not so great for the Countdown host. In a down year for cable news where all three networks registered a decline in viewers, Keith Olbermann lost 11% of his total audience, but what is most troubling is that among the coveted age 25-54 demographic Olbermann lost 25% of his audience.
While looking through the past couple of weeks of prime time cable news ratings, I noticed something interesting. Keith Olbermann's Countdown is no longer the dominate show on the network. Olbermann's program is being challenged for in house supremacy by The Rachel Maddow Show. Maddow has been running neck and neck with or defeating Countdown on a regular basis.
It looks like MSNBC has a big hit on their hands with Lawrence O'Donnell's 10 PM program The Last Word. Not only is his audience growing, but on Tuesday, he did something unheard of for new show on MSNBC. He broke into the Olbermann/Maddow rare air of having over 1 million total viewers.
The cable news ratings for the third quarter of 2010 were released today, and Fox News is showing signs of decline as their viewership has decreased by 21%, and their top shows all posted double digit losses, while MSNBC's shows, grew and the network attracted more younger viewers.
The dysfunctional on air talent dynamic at MSNBC reared its ugly head as Ed Schultz, threatened to, "torch this [bleep]ing place," after being ignored for the network's Election Night promos. It seems the Ed is feeling little unloved and a bit jealous of Olbermann and Maddow.
A Christian watchdog group complained in 2007 that they "see shorter skirts on the women of Fox News than...on the prostitutes being arrested on cop shows." The thighs and breasts remain. The Family Values network? No, more of a fund-raising network now - and sex sells.
Since the World Cup began Glenn Beck has been at war with soccer. First, Beck claimed that America hates the World Cup, and then he equated the World Cup with the bubonic plague, so why does Beck hate the World Cup? The answer is in the ratings. Almost 3 million Americans are tuning into the World Cup compared to the 1.7 million who watch Beck sinking show.
Since we last checked on the viewership totals for Glenn Beck's Fox News show viewers have continued to flee his program. Last Friday, Beck hit a new all time low of 1.743 million viewers. The new twist of Beck's plummet is that he is now being in the ratings by such Fox News heavyweights as Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren. Even Shep Smith beat him once.
FNC's Glenn Beck continues to flail desperately in an attempt to combat the mass exodus of viewers from his television show. Today Beck cast blame on the media and politicians who don't believe in anything, "Do you know why you are so confused by this show? It is because I believe in something. You don't."