Ho-hum: Another Nielsen massacre by Fox News
It's getting to be an old story, but Fox News continues to climb upward in the ratings. Nielsen numbers released Tuesday show Fox News had its best quarter ever in total round-the-clock viewers, and its second-best ever in prime-time hours. It had the top 13 programs in cable news, while every show at CNN and MSNBC suffered double-digit percentage drops in either total viewers, the prime 25-to-54 age group, or both. And there are probably some silent alarms going off at MSNBC. Not only did Keith Olbermann's show lose 26 percent of its overall viewers and a whopping 42 percent in the target demographic, but the show's best ratings of the quarter were in March -- when Olbermann, out with a family illness, didn't appear at all.
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