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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:10 AM

26. I highly recommend to anyone who likes seeing this story that they dig into the numbers behind

 

the words in the article. Most people when thinking of TV ratings think of a mass audience scenario and thus 'number one in cable news' sounds as if the viewership must be huge...the article says 'everything is relative in cable news' and it is correct about that. Few Americans watch cable news at all relative to broadcast news, relative to cartoon reruns, relative to anything else on TV. Bill O' Reilly is their top draw and his peak is just over 3 million people watching. NBC Nightly News with Williams, Dec 2012 numbers average 9.133 million viewers, ABC "World News’" 7.944 million, CBS "Evening News’” 6.951 million. So over 24 million Americans watch the network newcasts, about 1.6 watch Shep Smith on Fox, 3 watch Billo. 11.5 million watched 'The Big Bang Theory' last week, for some non news perspective. Same hour another 15 million watched Idol.
The actual 'number one basic cable channel' is TBS, by a large margin.

Interesting that many will say 'no one watches network news anymore' and 'America gets it's news from Fox' when clearly those things are not and have never been true.

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