Never a dull day …

With the Trump presidency there is never a dull day. He’s tweeting, speaking off the cuff, reacting to a perceived slight or like yesterday keeping a promise.

For twenty plus years Presidents made a campaign promise that we would move our embassy to Jerusalem. Add the senate voted unanimously to do so and congress overwhelmingly did. How were we to know they really didn’t mean it? We trusted our leaders and what they told us, but Nancy Pelosi herself yesterday said we were crazy. You see, she voted to move the embassy, but when Trump announced she went ballistic.

So wait, you mean a President’s promise, senators vote, the house agrees but they don’t mean it? I guess it’s kind of like a sanctuary city thing. You pick and chose what to follow. How were we to know that all three branches didn’t mean it?

Guess what Washington? The President we have actually means what he says. He may have an ego too big, a twitter finger that is too quick and a mouth that speaks before thinking, but he means what he says.  Maybe you should start voting for what you believe,too and stop misleading us.

As far as internationally, what does this mean? Well it could drive the middle east radicals to action (not that they weren’t already trying to get us). It may lead some more in the area to be anti American, but the peace process hasn’t exactly made much progress the past 70 years. Who knows, maybe this will show them we are serious and actually lead to some good. It certainly wasn’t working the other way.

One more message from this. Teresa May, the leader of England, is no Maggie Thatcher. Maggie and Ronald Reagan were a team standing side by side. Theresa May immediately said the move was wrong. By the way, you can add  the Pope to that. If three people lead to the fall of the Iron Curtain and our winning the cold war — without a shot being fired — it was Reagan, Thatcher and Pope John Paul. The current Pope immediately went the other way.

Vote To Impeach Trump

They had the vote in the house on the impeachment amendments we shared a few weeks ago. It went down of course, but know that 58 Democrats voted for impeachment.

ABC Is Embarrassed

ABC is really embarrassed about the Brian Ross report. Yesterday they announced upon the end of his four week suspension that Ross would be not allowed to comment or cover the President. What else do you do on ABC? They spend every newscast day and night attacking him. What’s Brian going to talk about?
ABC said they need to be fair. Really? You better fire about 125 more writers and on air personalities tomorrow then.

John Conyers Resigns

As he does, he announces he wants his son to take his seat.
It turns out there is one other person going for the seat. His nephew.
You can’t make this stuff up.

Al Franken

It looks like today he is going. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. His arrogance leads no room for compassion. A phony.
By the way, everyone turned on him yesterday. There is far more to this story. Unless the Democrats think this is a way to impact Alabama’s race. You see, in Minnesota they have a Democratic Governor, and his appointed replacement is locked to be a liberal Democrat.
Alabama would be a true pick up and Republican loss.

The Tax Bill

The NYT had a full analysis and said the blue states will get less of a benefit and may get hit from the tax bill. They, of course, are blaming the President and the bill.
Hey NYT, there’s another side. Tell the blue states to lower their spending, cut taxes. Maybe even stop being sanctuary cities. How about that?

Here’s one example. In Blue NYC the Mayor has increased spending by 20% since he took office (4 years). He added 25,000 employees. When a downturn comes how is he going to pay for this? His solution will be to raise taxes.  You see they don’t save for a rainy day. They spend everything. A surplus? Don’t return it to the taxpayers you overcharged, find a program to fund.
Don’t worry it will be Trump and the Republicans fault.
And, they’ll want people in low tax states to pay for it. In their world the careful state spenders and savers, should pay a higher federal tax because they want to spend.

The Ratings

Below are ratings for the weekend, Monday and Tuesday; as well as the full week rankings and Sunday News Shows.

Total Viewers Tuesday. Fox wins 4-8 while 9-11 are very close races. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.899 | CNN: 846 | MSNBC: 1.428 | HLN: 211
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.946 | CNN: 1.011 | MSNBC: 2.571 | HLN: 287
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.620
Five:
2.458
Baier:
2.622
MacCallum:
2.323
Carlson:
3.156
Hannity:
3.227
Ingraham:
2.449
Bream:
1.500
CNN Tapper:
978
Blitzer:
1.091
Blitzer:
866
Burnett:
923
Cooper:
1.095
Cooper:
972
Lemon:
965
Lemon:
779
MSNBC Wallace:
1.409
MTPDaily:
1.378
Melber:
1.601
Matthews:
1.954
Hayes:
2.038
Maddow:
3.214
O’Donnell:
2.455
Wlms:
1.645
HLN Michaela:
59
S.E.Cupp:
66
Banfield:
93
Banfield:
118
CNNSpcl:
178
Files:
278
Files:
405
Files:
429

Total Viewers. Monday, Fox returns to lead. Win 4-10. Basic tie at 11.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.919 | CNN: 853 | MSNBC: 1.342 | HLN: 193
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.991 | CNN: 1.048 | MSNBC: 2.383 | HLN: 236
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.684
Five:
2.593
Baier:
2.597
MacCallum:
2.334
Carlson:
3.126
Hannity:
3.254
Ingraham:
2.592
Bream:
1.436
CNN Tapper:
981
Blitzer:
1.176
Blitzer:
1.021
Burnett:
1.050
Cooper:
1.172
Cooper:
1.012
Lemon:
956
Lemon:
675
MSNBC Wallace:
1.269
MTPDaily:
1.320
Melber:
1.651
Matthews:
2.089
Hayes:
2.005
Maddow:
2.932
O’Donnell:
2.204
Wlms:
1.453
HLN Michaela:
72
S.E.Cupp:
53
Banfield:
71
Banfield:
140
HowItRlly:
215
HowItRlly:
308
Files:
186
Files:
254

Total Viewers Sunday, Fox wins a low viewing night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.058 | CNN: 709 | MSNBC: 607 | HLN: 241
  • Prime time: FNC: 944 | CNN: 590 | MSNBC: 644 | HLN: 374
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
836
Gutfeld:
811
NwsHQ:
994
Report:
1.099
Levin:
945
Hilton:
945
FNSunday:
942
Levin:
586
CNN Nwsrm:
698
Nwsrm:
833
Nwsrm:
693
Nwsrm:
781
Nwsrm:
743
Bourdain:
492
Bourdain:
537
Bourdain:
454
MSNBC News:
688
News:
816
MTP:
739
KasieDC:
750
KasieDC:
756
Spcl.:
734
Lockup:
442
Lockup:
295
HLN Files:
197
Files:
213
Files:
183
Files:
291
Files:
349
RllyHpnd:
381
RllyHpnd:
392
Cuomo:
315

Total Viewers Saturday, Fox dominates the night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.336 | CNN: 758 |  MSNBC: 671 | HLN: 284
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.705 | CNN: 784 | MSNBC: 635 | HLN: 339
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
987
NewsHQ:
1.105
NewsHQ:
1.040
Report:
1.120
Watters:
1.697
Pirro:
1.858
Gutfeld:
1.561
Watters:
975
CNN Nwsrm:
678
Nwsrm:
858
Smerc:
731
AxeFiles:
867
Nwsrm:
897
TrumpSpecial:
864
Ling:
591
Ling:
525
MSNBC News:
695
News:
745
AMJoy:
717
Maddow:
731
O’Donnell:
699
Williams:
725
Lockup:
481
Lockup:
351
HLN Files:
276
Files:
283
Files:
261
Files:
372
Files:
374
Files:
288
Files:
354
Files:
379

The Week of December 3:

Americans prefer watching Fox News in 2017. Not only was Fox News the No. 1 basic cable network in total day, but it was able to dethrone ESPN this past week in prime time. The top 10 in day parts:

Basic Cable Top 10 – Prime Time (total viewers)

  1. Fox News (2,470,000)
  2. Hallmark Channel (2,261,000)
  3. ESPN (2,231,000)
  4. MSNBC (1,967,000)
  5. Freeform (1,439,000)
  6. HGTV (1,244,000)
  7. History (1,232,000)
  8. TBS (1,204,000)
  9. Discovery (1,197,000)
  10. USA (1,191,000)

Basic Cable Top 10 – Total Day (total viewers)

  1. Fox News (1,530,000)
  2. Hallmark Channel (1,188,000)
  3. MSNBC (1,061,000)
  4. Nickelodeon (1,009,000)
  5. ESPN (847,000)
  6. CNN (762,000)
  7. Investigation Discovery (762,000)
  8. Adult Swim (741,000)
  9. HGTV (668,000)
  10. Freeform (667,000)
On the business news side, Fox Business defeated CNBC in total business day viewers this past week, and was led by Lou Dobbs Tonight, who had the most-watched show on business news for the 67th consecutive week.

The Sunday News Show numbers for December 3:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC Meet the Press  3.568 M
1.015 M
CBS Face the Nation (1/2 hr)  3.421 M 702 k
ABC This Week   3.019 M 783 k
FOX Fox News Sunday  1.485 M 472 k
UNI

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