Cable News Ratings War: Fox News Still the Victor, Al Sharpton not so Hot and CNN’s Big Losses

In the cable news wars, all the cable news networks have lost viewers, but some way more than others. Despite viewer loses, Fox Cable News network is still the King over MSNBC and CNN combined. Al Sharpton gave MSNBC a glimmer of hope in the early days of his program, but he has lost some ground. His 6:00 P. M. cable news rival Bret Baier of Fox News, has almost 3 times the viewers. Poor CNN’s John King has less viewers than Mr. Sharpton. CNN’s HLN network’s  also has bad viewer ratings.

What is happening with CNN? As th0se in charge make more and more changes, the viewer ratings continue to decline. It now has lower viewer ratings than the low rated MSNBC. Bill O’Reilly remains the prime-time cable news king beating the mess out of Ed Schultz and Anderson Cooper. Go here to see what I am talking about.

This Week’s Cable News Ratings: Fox Still on Top

Lately when I listen for about 20 to 30 minutes of Al Sharpton’s radio show, I hear callers complementing him for his TV ratings for his MSNBC cable news program, Politics Nation. Mr. Sharpton is beating the competition, CNN and CNN’s sister station, HLN in the 6:00 P. M. (eastern) time slot. But all one has to do, is look at  all the numbers that represent viewers to see that it should still be pretty embarrassing for those at the non Fox News cable stations. Mr. Sharpton explains it away by saying that Fox News has a strong loyal right-wing base.

Well,  I do think it is true to say that people on the right are far more into news and politics oriented TV programming than people on the left.  MSNBC would love to have a strong left-wing loyal base, but that still has yet to happen. Fox News’s Bret Baier has more viewers by 5 points at the 6: P. M. time slot than CNN’s John King and MSNBC’s Al Sharpton combined. Go here to view the cable news ratings scoreboard for Wednesday, Dec. 21st. Also see The Scoreboard: Tuesday, December 20  and The Scoreboard: Monday, December 19.