Ratings blowout: Fox News scores big with tea-party coverage

posted at 5:45 pm on April 16, 2009 by Allahpundit

How big? Glenn Beck’s audience at 5 p.m. was bigger than the combined audiences for Olbermann’s and Maddow’s primetime “teabagging” jamboree. And he was still only the fourth-biggest show on FNC yesterday.

Note that the 11 p.m. rerun of O’Reilly topped Olby’s show by more than half a million viewers.

Follow the link for an equally brutal breakout in the 25-54 demo. One might suggest there’s a lesson in this for certain parties, but that lesson surely will go unlearned: Does anyone think CNN or MSNBC would betray The Cause and tack right even if it was guaranteed to bring them bigger numbers? Why, poor Susan Roesgen would have to quit. On principle.

Via Johnny Dollar, here’s the Red Eye gang paying a very Red Eye-ish tribute to Fox’s competitors on last night’s show. How long before they’re beating Olby at 3 a.m.?

Update: An even more amazing stat from the table above: The only hour in which Fox didn’t beat all three other networks combined was 7 p.m., and even then it barely missed.

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It’s great that Fox is taking cable ratings but the ABC/CBS/NBC leftist news still pulls in 20 million nightly I believe.

Like the lefty newspapers and magazines though, I suspect the alphabet news to die, die, die.

Lies just don’t sell.

I’m converting friends and family by the boatload to more honest news venues.

If nothing else, tell people to “try out HotAir.com and tell me what you think.” This is what I do.

Let’s roll.

ex-Democrat on April 17, 2009 at 12:12 PM

After the CNN tea party treatment they lost what little respect I had left for them. I predect the next group of numbers will leave CNN and thier drunk driver/killer anchors (Rick Sanchez)circling the tank.

sweetcake on April 17, 2009 at 4:44 PM

I work at a new coffee shop that was going to have MSNBC on the TV and switched to FOX after the first month. Even liberals know how to keep a customer.

sweetcake on April 17, 2009 at 4:46 PM