Summer lull … no way.

An attack in France, a war of words with North Korea, people’s trust, sanctuary cities, healthcare fallout, a drug war and a special election. Does that sound like vacation and recess?

Attack in France:

Not a surprise, just add this one to the list. This time they attacked the protectors to try and eliminate some of them. Europe has an issue that they are trying hard to fix now, but years of failed policy have created a mess.
Think of France, Belgium and England and all they have gone through. Think of what Venezuela is going through. Now think of liberals who kept telling us to be more like Europe and Venezuela.
Do you think the MSM will bring up some of their statements? We don’t either. But here’s a quote from Bernie Sanders a few years ago:
“These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger.”
Case closed.

North Korea:

Failed leadership in the past twenty four years have us in this mess, just as failed leadership on Iran will be passed to our children in the future if we fail to act.
Now the MSM will work hard to make this Trump’s fault, but we repeat, North Korea did not develop these weapons over night. President Obama knew he was passing a power keg but he wanted to known as the “peace president”. Often times appeasement leads to greater conflict.

There are no easy answers as we’ve noted before. President Trump’s continued “this will be handled” comments, are going to come back and bite him. He has to watch his words and rhetoric.
As soon as we heard his “best not” threaten the U.S. any more, saying the U.S. would respond “with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen”, shocked us. What has the world not seen? We have seen atomic bombs, what does he mean? We assume he wants to warn them with a tough stance since nicety hasn’t worked, but the words matter.
Trump has never learned the art of the correct words. A poor choice again yesterday.

The People’s Trust:

Which leads us to the latest polling (from CNN) that shows only 38% approve of his job performance, but more importantly “three-quarters of Americans say they can’t trust most of what they hear from the White House.”
Seven months in that is a very sad number and yesterday didn’t help.

But In Some Places He Is An Asset:

In Alabama as an example there is a primary to replace Jeff Sessions. Both candidates have been competing with each other over who would be most loyal to the president.
In Nevada Senator Dean Heller is up for reelection (a state that Hillary Clinton carried). He has a conservative primary opponent who is promising to be a more reliable ally for President Trump. Senator Heller you may recall vacillated on support for Republican health-care overhaul.
Politics is a funny business.

A Drug War:

Another issue that did not just rise up the past seven months is the epidemic of opioid addiction. We have a nationwide crisis with this and it was another issue not covered before Trump became President.
A White House commission on the opioid crisis led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, recommended that we declare a national emergency in a report released.
It is one thing to set up crisis centers to treat people. It is another to go after the trade and keep the drugs out. Let’s see what tract they follow here, but they promised to cut out trafficking.

Healthcare Fallout:

Hasn’t the MSM been quiet on the issues going on these days with the ACA (Obamacare). As an example.
Nevada announced on Monday that Anthem is leaving the Nevada exchange entirely after initially indicating in June that it would still provide plans in three of the state’s counties. Anthem informed the state about its intent to withdraw on July 28. The decision blindsided the state, which has been in talks with the provider following its earlier decision to pull out its exchange plans from most of Nevada’s rural areas starting in 2018. Gov. Brian Sandoval called it “a significant blow to the state’s individual marketplace.”

The ACA is facing continual insurance company cancellations to the point we are already down to a single insurer in many counties. Rates are going up double digit. Yet the media is quiet.
Why is that?

Sanctuary Cities:

We heard about Chicago saying the are going to sue the federal government to get their funds and maintain their sanctuary status. On the other side of the coin MiamiDade went the other way and changed it’s policy. Shortly after President Trump took office promising an immigration crackdown, Mayor Gimenez ordered Miami-Dade jails to begin honoring requests by immigration officers to extend the detentions of people in local custody who are also being sought for possible deportation. They will get funding now and we’ll watch the Chicago case, which will likely end up in the Supreme Court.

Speaking of Chicago we told you about the soda tax they added last week. Did you know they also have a tax on disposable plastic bags? It’s seven cents apiece. Shopping in Chicago is pretty expensive.

The Ratings:

Lot’s of ratings to catch up on. Here’s an overview:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday — Fox wins the night.
Week of July 31 below: Morning and evening news winners and top cable channels:

Total Viewers (Live +SD)  FRIDAY  FOX WINS THE NIGHT.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.522 | CNN: 732 | MSNBC: 1.641 | HLN: 247
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.198 | CNN: 873 | MSNBC: 1.641 | HLN: 247
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.309
Specialists:
1.551
Baier:
1.827
MacCallum:
1.715
Carlson:
2.349
Five:
2.035
Hannity:
2.208
Carlson:
1.222
CNN Tapper:
867
Blitzer:
854
Blitzer:
757
Burnett:
765
Cooper:
866
Cooper:
1.021
Special:
727
Cooper:
578
MSNBC Wallace:
1.032
MTPDaily:
1.253
Melber:
1.248
Matthews:
1.540
Hayes:
1.680
Engel:
1.663
O’Donnell:
1.567
Williams:
1.313
HLN Files:
169
Files:
185
Files:
200
Hunt:
188
Hunt:
220
Hunt:
254
Hunt:
265
Files:
259

Total Viewers (Live +SD)   SATURDAY  FOX DOMINATES

  • Total day: FNC: 1.149 | CNN: 593 |  MSNBC: 538 | HLN: 266
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.651 | CNN: 545 | MSNBC: 482 | HLN: 288
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
804
NewsHQ:
881
NewsHQ:
918
Report:
961
Watters:
1.610
Pirro:
1.847
Gutfeld:
1.495
Watters:
1.167
CNN Nwsrm:
669
Nwsrm:
621
Smerc:
541
Nwsrm:
612
Nwsrm:
631
Declassified:
467
90s:
538
90s:
482
MSNBC News:
579
News:
586
AMJoy:
614
Hayes:
574
O’Donnell:
578
Williams:
606
Lockup:
261
Lockup:
307
HLN Files:
266
Files:
225
Files:
239
Files:
240
Files:
274
Files:
282
Files:
309
Files:
360

Total Viewers (Live +SD)  SUNDAY  FOX WINS THE DAY AND NIGHT

  • Total day: FNC: 981 | CNN: 692 | MSNBC: 504 | HLN: 325
  • Primetime: FNC: 1.091 | CNN: 881 | MSNBC: 506 | HLN: 471
  4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NewsHQ:
724
Gutfeld:
732
NewsHQ:
920
Report:
1.068
Watters:
1.155
Hilton:
1.073
FNSunday:
1.044
Watters:
868
CNN Nwsrm:
509
Nwsrm:
514
Nwsrm:
606
Nwsrm:
623
90s:
664
90s:
1.003
Comedy:
976
90s:
546
MSNBC News:
524
News:
545
News:
466
MTP:
536
Engel:
534
DtelineXtra:
644
Lockup:
341
Lockup:
354
HLN Files:
253
Files:
266
Files:
298
Files:
342
Hunt:
484
Hunt:
489
Hunt:
442
Hunt:
432

Total Viewers (Live +SD)  MONDAY FOX WINS 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.613 | CNN: 749 | MSNBC: 1.132 | HLN: 254
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.611 | CNN: 1.027 | MSNBC: 2.040 | HLN: 2322
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.419
Specialists:
1.771
Baier:
2.253
MacCallum:
2.182
Carlson:
2.625
Five:
2.527
Hannity:
2.681
Carlson:
1.316
CNN Tapper:
934
Blitzer:
889
Blitzer:
834
Burnett:
877
Cooper:
1.004
Special:
1.119
Lemon:
958
Lemon:
789
MSNBC Wallace:
1.036
MTPDaily:
1.162
Melber:
1.146
Matthews:
1.503
Hayes:
1.665
Maddow:
2.322
O’Donnell:
2.130
Williams:
1.440
HLN Files:
137
Files:
111
Files:
157
Files:
173
Banfield:
303
Hunt:
262
Files:
402
Files:
462
WEEK OF JULY 31:

Numbers for the week of July 31, 2017: EVENING NEWS:

ABC NBC CBS
• Total Viewers: 7,689,000 7,417,000 5,708,000

 

 

Numbers for the week of July 31: Morning News:

Total Viewers: ABC: 3.945M/ NBC: 3.695M  / CBS: 3.169M

OVERALL THE WEEK OF JULY 31: 

Led by Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Bret Baier, Fox News topped the basic cable landscape in total day viewers for the 31st consecutive week. Fox News also finished No. 1 in total prime time viewers for the 11th straight week.

FNC was – 3 percent in total prime time viewers, but +3 percent in total day viewers versus a year ago.

Tucker Carlson Tonight made up four of the top 12 cable telecasts while FNC programs made up 11 of the top 25 programs for the week of July 31, including various presentations of The Five, Hannity and Special Report.

MSNBC, the second-most-watched basic cable network of the week, posted +44 percent growth in total prime viewers, and +28 percent growth in total day viewers. With Joy Reid filling in for Rachel Maddow on Wednesday and Thursday, and Richard Engel filling in on Friday, MSNBC’s 9 p.m. hour was still No. 1 across cable news in the ad-friendly A25-54 demo.

CNN posted +6 percent growth in total prime time viewers, and a -1 percent decline in total day viewers from last year. The network beat MSNBC in the total day demo.

Fox Business was +13 percent in prime time, and +24 percent in total day versus last year.
CNBC posted +8 percent growth in prime time, but was -28 percent in total day versus last year.

Basic Cable Top 5 – Prime time (Total Viewers)

  1. Fox News (2,186,000)
  2. MSNBC (1,760,000)
  3. USA (1,489,000)
  4. HGTV (1,473,000)
  5. TBS (1,210,000)

Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (Total Viewers)

  1. Fox News (1,314,000)
  2. Nickelodeon (1,206 ,000)
  3. MSNBC (969,000)
  4. HGTV (822,000)
  5. Cartoon Network (810,000)

 

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