Catching Up ….

Trump Goes To P.R.

Once again the President’s ego leads the way and gets him in trouble. His innate desire to have people praise him and tell him he’s great is incredible. In Puerto Rico yesterday he came across as more interested in how well he was doing than the suffering of the people. His comment that Katrina was a real disaster is beyond defending. He used the number of deaths to illustrate that. Well, Mr. President, this is far from over and before it is the number of dead is going to climb. In fact it more than doubled in the minutes after you made your statement.
This President is incapable of showing true sincerity. He may feel it, but it doesn’t come across in his words or actions. He just comes across as all about “me”.
We think it goes back, as we’ve outlined before, to the fact that all his life he was the boss and in charge. The people around him praised him and told him he was great. He gets into a business people attack and he doesn’t know how to act.

Today he visits Las Vegas, let’s hope he learned something from yesterday and knows it was more than his tweeted “fake news”.

The MSM Doesn’t Need Help

The MSM doesn’t help in attacking the President. Another study was released and showed the constant negative coverage. What a contrast to President Obama was illustrated. Trump 62% negative,Obama 20%. Positive stories for Trump, 5%.

Their bias was clear after the shooting in Vegas and a CBS executive actually tweeted, “I’m actually not even sympathetic because country music fans are often republican gun toters.”
Now they fired the person, but think of the atmosphere that hired the person and made them comfortable enough to tweet this.

Last week the media was on the attack against the President’s tax proposal. It was relentless and loud. We have a few problems with it:
First, no income numbers for the tax brackets were released. How can you use the current brackets and tell us how much it will help the rich and not the middle class? You don’t know the numbers.
Second, the administration has mentioned a fourth bracket of 39.5 (as it is now) “if congress says it wants it”. Obviously a negotiating position was taken in leaving it out. Yet the MSM attacked that the wealthy would win and others lose under the Trump plan.
Third, the estate tax. What a joke. They make it seem like rich people pay the tax. They don’t. They hire tax specialists, create trusts and protect the funds. Stop giving people the impression that they do.

Quick Hits

Remember when the Russians claimed they killed the ISIS leader and the U.S. would not verify? It turns out they did not, as he spoke last week.

The official North Korean Central News Agency, a foreign ministry said Mr. Trump was “again exploiting the death of Otto Warmbier”. Really?

Speaking of North Korea did you see President Trump’s tweet Sunday to “Rex” about “wasting his time”? My first thought was Rex Ryan? Then I realized it was to Rex Tillerson his Secretary of State, and it was to stop wasting his time trying to talk with N. Korea. It was followed with “​Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!​” Wow, nice communication in this administration.

Not much coverage but did you see The Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated $25,000 to a Chicago “direct action” resistance organization honoring a cop killer who escaped prison and fled to Cuba after being found guilty in the 1973 murder of the officer in NJ?
That’s a hero on the left today.

The Ratings

Lot’s to catch up on, but know this. Fox is on a roll with the new lineup and then when Vegas happened on Monday it’s numbers were really big.
Here’s Thursday through Monday and story on the numbers below them.

Total Viewers (Live +SD) THURSDAY. Fox wins, Hannity BIG.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.738 | CNN: 778 | MSNBC: 1.176 | HLN: 220
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.830 | CNN: 944 | MSNBC: 2.124 | HLN: 244
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.378
Five:
1.984
Baier:
2.133
MacCallum:
1.991
Carlson:
2.616
Hannity:
3.715
FNTonight:
2.159
Carlson:
2.159
CNN Tapper:
860
Blitzer:
830
Blitzer:
795
Burnett:
943
Cooper:
921
Cooper:
970
Lemon:
930
Lemon:
763
MSNBC Wallace:
1.053
MTPDaily:
1.167
Melber:
1.225
Matthews:
1.703
Hayes:
1.751
Maddow:
2.549
O’Donnell:
2.068
Wlms:
1.336
HLN MichaeLA:
78
Hunt:
101
Hunt:
104
S.E.Cupp:
118
Banfield:
227
Files:
247
Files:
258
Files:
330

Total Viewers (Live +SD) Friday. Fox and Hannity win the night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.573 | CNN: 765 | MSNBC: 1.144 | HLN: 193
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.372 | CNN: 963 | MSNBC: 2.078 | HLN: 170
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.199
TheFive:
1.939
Baier:
1.929
MacCallum:
1.707
Carlson:
2.495
Hannity:
2.983
FNTonight:
1.636
Carlson:
1.097
CNN Tapper:
914
Blitzer:
950
Blitzer:
860
Burnett:
927
Cooper:
1.119
Cooper:
986
Lemon:
781
Lemon:
666
MSNBC Wallace:
1.043
MTP:
1.228
Melber:
1.237
Matthews:
1.553
Hayes:
1.768
Maddow:
2.725
O’Donnell:
1.736
Williams:
1.281
HLN MichaeLA:
75
KillingMe:
77
KillingMe:
111
KillingMe:
146
KillingMe:
209
KillingMe:
145
KillingMe:
156
Files:
265

Total Viewers (Live +SD) Saturday — As per norm, Fox dominates 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.151 | CNN: 715 |  MSNBC: 638 | HLN: 300
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.633 | CNN: 656 | MSNBC: 515 | HLN: 408
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
697
NewsHQ:
799
NewsHQ:
860
Report:
917
Watters:
1.596
Pirro:
1.835
Gutfeld:
1.470
Watters:
1.047
CNN Nwsrm:
740
Nwsrm:
815
Smerc:
814
AxeFiles:
684
Nwsrm:
801
Declass:
607
Bourdain:
560
Bourdain:
465
MSNBC News:
748
News:
719
AMJoy:
650
Maddow:
664
O’Donnell:
587
Velshi:
622
Lockup:
337
Lockup:
277
HLN Files:
258
Files:
305
Files:
333
Files:
386
Files:
395
Files:
397
Files:
432
Files:
495

Total Viewers (Live +SD) Sunday  — Another Fox News weekend win

  • Total day: FNC:  984 | CNN: 643 |  MSNBC: 516 | HLN: 254
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.059 | CNN: 694 | MSNBC: 396 | HLN: 369
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
722
Gutfeld:
713
NwsHQ:
790
Report:
1.040
Levin:
1.113
Hilton:
1.010
FNSunday:
1.054
Levin:
726
CNN Nwsrm:
520
Nwsrm:
648
Nwsrm:
617
Nwsrm:
803
Bourdain:
641
Bourdain:
809
Ling:
633
Bourdain:
365
MSNBC News:
507
News:
569
News:
605
MTP:
693
Dateline:
537
Lockup:
343
Lockup:
307
Lockup:
316
HLN Files:
224
Files:
241
Files:
215
Hunt:
266
Hunt:
405
RllyHpnd:
336
RllyHpnd:
366
Hunt:
339

Total Viewers MONDAY AMAZING Fox News numbers. Las Vegas Breaks

  • Total day: FNC: 2860 | CNN: 1706 | MSNBC: 1370 | HLN: 262
  • Primetime: FNC: 3564 | CNN: 1961 | MSNBC: 1891 | HLN: 224
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
2.750
Five:
3.387
Baier:
3.857
MacCallum:
3.472
Carlson:
3.837
Hannity:
3.731
FNTonight:
3.116
SpclRpt:
1.923
CNN Tapper:
1.935
Blitzer:
2.100
Blitzer:
2.261
Burnett:
2.164
Cooper:
2.050
Cooper:
1.854
Lemon:
1.974
Lemon:
1.343
MSNBC Wallace:
1.444
MTPDaily:
1.458
Melber:
1.395
Matthews:
1.689
Hayes:
1.529
Maddow:
2.278
O’Donnell:
1.867
Wlms:
1.215
HLN MichaeLA:
168
Spcl:
179
Spcl:
192
S.E.Cupp:
182
Banfield:
245
Hunt:
179
Files:
249
Files:
347

Fox News is Cable’s Most-Watched Network in Total Day; Hannity is No. 1 on Cable News

By A.J. Katz Comment

It was a significant week for Fox News. Not only was it the No. 1 basic cable network in total day, but it showed off a revamped prime time lineup, with Sean Hannity assuming the network’s 9 p.m. slot. Hannity, with help from some high-profile guests, got off to a very strong start. He defeated new time slot rival Rachel Maddow both in total viewers and the key news demo, en route to becoming cable news’s No. 1 show of the week.

Fox News was the second-most-watched basic cable network in prime time, finishing behind ESPN and its NFL-heavy lineup. Fox News posted a -29 percent decline in total prime time audience versus the same week last year. Why such a large year-over-year decline? The first presidential debatehappened to take place in prime time that week.

CNN delivered a top 10 finish in total viewers this past week, both prime time (No. 7) and total day (No. 6). Similar to Fox News, CNN also posted double-digit prime time audience declines versus the same week last year, due to the debate.

MSNBC finished No. 3 across basic cable in prime time, and No. 4 in total day. Unlike its cable news rivals, MSNBC did not experience a year-over-year audience drop off. The network was actually +4 percent in prime time and +12 percent in total day versus the same week last year.

Here’s a look at basic cable’s five-most-watched networks for the week of Sept. 25:

Basic Cable Top 5 – Prime Time (total viewers)

  1. ESPN (3,142,000)
  2. Fox News (2,290,000)
  3. MSNBC (1,676,000)
  4. USA (1,364,000)
  5. HGTV (1,160,000)

Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (total viewers

  1. Fox News (1,351,000)
  2. ESPN (1,038,000)
  3. Nickelodeon (979,000)
  4. MSNBC (921,000)
  5. Adult Swim (738,000)

Elsewhere in the cable news landscape, CNBC was a top 40 basic cable network in prime time this past week. The network posted +9 percent prime time viewer growth, and +1 percent total day viewer growth versus the same week last year.

Fox Business Network continues to lead CNBC in total Business Day viewers, and it won the category this past week: 192,000 to 150,000.

That said, FBN fell short to CNBC in total day, in prime time and in the Business Day demo.

HLN struggled relative to last year. The network was -20 percent in prime time viewers, and -8 percent in total day viewers.

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