The Noise Continues …

Just Thinking Today

Why did Donald Trump go to Alabama to campaign in a primary? He backed the wrong horse and oh what a can of worms he opened there.

The Republican Senate pulled the plug on Graham/Cassidy, so no repeal on Obamacare. What a failure. Mitch McConnell needs to be replaced. Get ready for intense Republican primary battles — ala Alabama next year.

Susan Collins (Me.) voted or was against Obamacare, the Republican bill and now Graham/Cassidy. Exactly what is she for? Certainly not the single payer system. She claims to be a Republican.

Maybe, just maybe you can’t give 30 million free insurance, improve coverage and lower premiums.

You know those Democrats that Trump has touted come from states he won big and are up next year? They may say “I voted with Trump 70% of the time”. BUT, never when it mattered. Never when it was a close vote. You want change, you need supporters in place.

Really? 68% of Democrats in a Rasmussen poll say Donald Trump is a bigger threat than N.Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Can you believe that?

If you haven’t noticed, many in the MSM are saying that, too. They are talking about Trump’s tough words. Yea, appeasement worked, didn’t it?

If you didn’t see what Otto Warmblier’s parents had to say about his condition when N.Korea sent him home to die, find it. A healthy 21 year old, he was blind, deaf, beaten and had his teeth removed by pliers.
(And 68% of Democrats think Trump is more dangerous).

Oh yea, the Mayor of London likened Trump to ISIS. After all that has occurred in London can you imagine that?

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) took to the House floor to kneel in solidarity with NFL players. “I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor,” she said. Today’s Democratic party.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture finally added an exhibit on a black conservative. Clarence Thomas is featured (with Thurgood Marshall) one year after it’s opening.

The Ratings

On night one Sean Hannity won the 9:00 slot by 610,000 over Rachel Maddow. Let’s see how the rest of the week plays out.

Fox won Monday night and won the quarter, but Maddow was the number one quarterly show.

Total Viewers (Live +SD) MONDAY 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.759 | CNN: 947 | MSNBC: 1.263 | HLN: 207
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.645 | CNN: 1.302 | MSNBC: 2.220 | HLN: 165
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.495
Five:
2.342
Baier:
2.430
MacCallum:
2.295
Carlson:
2.619
Hannity:
3.270
FNTonight:
2.044
Carlson:
1.303
CNN Tapper:
1.011
Blitzer:
1.126
Blitzer:
1.095
Burnett:
1.139
Cooper:
1.065
Debate:
1.446
Cont.:
1.335
Lemon:
997
MSNBC Wallace:
1.147
MTPDaily:
1.192
Melber:
1.316
Matthews:
1.982
Hayes:
1.913
Maddow:
2.662
O’Donnell:
2.066
Wlms:
1.477
HLN MichaeLA:
92
Hunt:
76
Hunt:
136
S.E.Cupp:
81
Banfield:
165
Hunt:
143
KillingMe:
187
Files:
318

 

Ad Week story on quarterly rankings:

With its internally calamitous year behind them, Fox News is now closing in on 16 years as the No. 1 cable news network. The streak is now 63 consecutive quarters as the highest-rated cable news channel. FNC also marked five consecutive quarters as the top-rated basic cable network in both total viewers and the demo.

But with a strong Q3 2016 performance, dominated by presidential politics, the network was actually down year-over-year in total viewers, down -3 percent in total day and down -12 percent in total viewers.

The ratings for Q3, 2017 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Prime time (Mon-Sun): 2,154,000 total viewers / 436,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1,365,000 total viewers /298,000 A25-54

During a quarter which saw a new prime time lineup continue to take shape (with changes ahead) FNC did see demo growth for total day viewing, up +8 percent. All daytime FNC programs (6AM-5PM/ET) posted double-digit gains in the demo compared to the same quarter last year.

FNC can claim 13 of the top 20 cable news programs in total viewers and 11 out of the top 20 in the demo. While MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was the No. 1 cable news show overall for the quarter, Tucker Carlson was No. 2 in total viewers and Hannity was No. 2 in the demo.

Among other highlights, Fox & Friends (Pres. Trump’s favorite morning show) is on pace to have its highest-rated year in history, delivering 1.5 million total viewers and 343,000 in the demo. America’s Newsroom at 9 a.m. is up +3 percent in total viewers and up +18 percent in the demo. Outnumbered is up +13 percent in the demo and Shepard Smith Reporting is up +19 percent.

 

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