Are we seeing?

Editors note: Thanks for your notes and messages on the storm. We decided not to chase it. Trip postponed to a later date!

Are We Seeing?

Are we seeing the making of a president? The growth and maturation in the job of Donald Trump? It’s way too early but since his second visit to Houston we have seen a difference.

On that trip he was with the people, and seemed to interact with more ease. Since then he has been limited, measured and careful in his tweets. He hasn’t provided the media fodder to attack him. He provided clear leadership in the hurricane situations in Texas and Florida. He has been more careful in his words on N. Korea and other volatile situations. He diffused the DACA decision with his comments. Did you notice how the protests eased up after a day? Then he showed the Republican leadership team he was going to make deals and left them hanging as he dealt with the Democrats.

Did you notice that the MSM had trouble attacking him the past week? Now they had the storms to cover, but that hadn’t stopped them the first seven months of his presidency. Let’s monitor this, but it just might be a change and it would be so welcome.

Did the public notice? Too soon to tell, but we see a lessening as the days passed on the anti Trump stuff in social media too. Now that will never go away, as some will never see any good and others are not bright enough until someone tells them. Remember his popularity as reported in the MSM was in the 30’s. Let’s track that if he continues down this path.

Some News:

Remember the voter fraud issue that Donald Trump raised? Well not to the numbers he said, but an interesting development yesterday in NH that you probably didn’t hear.
The Speaker of the New Hampshire House announced Thursday that 6,540 people voted using out-of-state licenses in New Hampshire on Election Day.
Since then the vast majority have neither obtained an in-state license nor registered a motor vehicle.
Here are the numbers:
As of Aug. 30, 2014, about 15 percent had been issued N.H. license.
Of the remaining 5,526, only 3.3 percent had registered a motor vehicle.
Over 80 percent, 5,313, who used non-N.H. driver’s license to vote, had neither a state licenses nor had registered a motor vehicle.

Now consider this:
Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in News Hampshire by 2,736 votes.
Sen. Maggie Hassan defeated Republican Kelly Ayotte by 1,017 votes.

Consider that in light of Obamacare losing repeal by one vote.

When Life Is Not Life:

One of the liberal arguments against the death penalty is that life in prison is a harsher penalty. Except that a life sentence is not a penalty that they uphold. The latest example is Leslie Van Houten, the youngest of Charles Manson’s murderous followers. She was granted parole by a California state board this week. (The Gov. can step in and not approve).

Van Houten, was 19 when she killed for Manson in two especially savage Los Angeles crimes in 1969 including a husband and wife and a pregnant Sharon Tate.

So Van Houten may get out, but Tate and the other victims are still dead, and the baby denied a chance at life.

The Ratings:

Here’s Tuesday and Wednesday numbers as a cable recap for the week of Aug 28.

Total Viewers TUESDAY  — FOX WINS DAY (BY 450K) AND NIGHT (225K)

  • Total day: FNC: 1.737 | CNN: 917 | MSNBC: 1.282 | HLN: 229
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.536 | CNN: 1.115 | MSNBC: 2.333 | HLN: 259
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.566
Specialists:
1.599
Baier:
2.133
MacCallum:
2.008
Carlson:
2.556
Five:
2.442
Hannity:
2.608
Carlson:
1.536
CNN Tapper:
1.112
Blitzer:
1.040
Blitzer:
996
Burnett:
1.038
Cooper:
1.205
Cooper:
1.043
Lemon:
1.092
Lemon:
1.029
MSNBC Wallace:
1.118
MTPDaily:
1.323
Melber:
1.383
Matthews:
1.879
Hayes:
1.946
Maddow:
2.744
O’Donnell:
2.304
Wlms:
1.485
HLN MichaeLA:
134
Files:
96
Files:
165
S.E.Cupp:
102
Banfield:
175
Files:
267
Files:
336
Files:
387

Total Viewers WEDNESDAY. FOX WINS DAY (+550K) AND NIGHT (+420K)

  • Total day: FNC: 1.832 | CNN: 1125 | MSNBC: 1.286 | HLN: 235
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.868 | CNN: 1.818 | MSNBC: 2.440 | HLN: 271
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.893
Specialists:
1.864
Baier:
2.234
MacCallum:
2.008
Carlson:
2.991
Five:
2.934
Hannity:
2.678
Carlson:
1.501
CNN Tapper:
1.249
Blitzer:
1.253
Blitzer:
1.194
Burnett:
1.486
Cooper:
1.752
Cooper:
1.891
Lemon:
1.804
Cooper:
1.326
MSNBC Wallace:
1.216
MTPDaily:
1.358
Melber:
1.243
Matthews:
1.581
Hayes:
1.834
Maddow:
3.026
O’Donnell:
2.442
Wlms:
1.570
HLN MichaeLA:
127
Files:
139
Files:
162
S.E.Cupp:
95
Banfield:
220
Files:
274
Files:
320
Files:
402

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 28TH RECAP:

Per Nielsen data, Fox News finished the week of August 28th as the most-watched basic cable network in total day for the 35th consecutive week, posting +12 percent year-over-year total audience growth in the process.

FNC was also the No. 1 basic cable network in total prime time viewers for the 15th straight week, though it posted -1 percent audience loss versus the same week last year (Aug. 29, 2016).

Basic Cable Top 5 – Prime time (total viewers)

  1. Fox News (2,169,000)
  2. MSNBC (1,801,000)
  3. ESPN (1,761,000)
  4. USA (1,543,000)
  5. HGTV (1,360,000)

Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (total viewers)

  1. Fox News (1,449,000)
  2. Nickelodeon (1,029,000)
  3. MSNBC (973,000)
  4. CNN (841,000)
  5. Adult Swim (802,000)

 

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