Schadenfreude

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Nielsen ratings: Week ending 8/25/13

  • FoxNews 1,574,000 viewers
  • MSNBC      509,000 viewers
  • CNN           450,000 viewers
  • AJAM          54,000 viewers <– first week on air

“AJAM’s (Al Jazeera America) launch ratings were pretty low by traditional cable news standards. … Some of the shows had so few viewers, Nielsen could not accurately calculate how many people actually watched.”

Source:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/28/here-are-the-really-bad-ratings-for-al-jazeera-americas-first-week-on-air/

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  1. MSNBC’s ratings tumble continued with a poor August showing, with some programs seeing nearly a 50-percent drop in viewership from a year ago.
    http://freebeacon.com/msnbc-ratings-down-double-digits-from-a-year-ago/

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  2. Twitchy comments:

    I believe MSNBC’s ratings are just below The Velcro Channel now.

    “Al Jazeera debuts with ‘dismal’ ratings.” “Silence! I keeeeel yoooo!”

    If ratings don’t pick up, HEADS WILL ROLL!

    MSNBC, CNN and AJAM fighting it out in the ratings basement. Life is good.

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  3. Obama cautioned we not have “elevated expectations” for his MLK 50th speech. Not that we would but … wow has he sunk low. 6 years ago it was “Today is the day the planet begins to heal” to “Don’t expect much.”

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  4. My expectations for Obama:

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  5. MLK: “I have a dream…”
    Obummer: “If I had a son…”

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  6. GP

    Maybe one day. one of the alphabets will realize that putting a couple of conservatives on a morning or evening news cast will make their ratings soar, and actually be brave enough to do it.
    But of course, we don’t think Fox has much to worry about.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Speaking of stupid alphabets, I read a news blerb today that the GOP kicked the conservative Heritage Foundation out of its think tank.

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      • Oh, for the love of Pete! I think that probably means that for all intents and purposes that they have kicked me out, too.

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          Also me. But I’m only registered R cuz I want to vote in the primaries and it’s required in NYS.

          Dh is active with the local GOP, which is a GREAT group of people and I respect his work, but it’s not for me.

          Our local Dems are like clones of the national ones … seriously, it’s creepy. I think they must work at it. Any weirdo, far leftie thing you read about … they’ll do it here too.

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