The State Of The Union Speech …

State of the Union

If you watched the speech this one is easy.
Trump won.
                                               The Democrats lost.

As long as Trump doesn’t tweet something dumb or outrageous today the focus will be on:
1. The positives of his year in office.
2. The demeanor of Pelosi, Schumer, Booker and team.

Even the MSM will have trouble defending the Democratic actions.

The fact that Luis Gutierrez walked out because of the USA chant should be held over their heads.  Does he represent them or will they condemn him?

Seventy-five per cent of those who watched approved of the speech.

Mr. President be quiet today and let the process pass judgement.

That’s it.

Oh yea. Ten minutes before the speech Hillary put out a note about the sexual harassment case in her office. She said “if I could it over I would do something different”. Guess what Hillary, you can’t. You can’t do over the bleach bit, the hammers to the phones, the lying on devices or this. Too many times “you would it different”.  Enough already.

The Ratings:

Lot’s of ratings below.
Check Monday’s numbers as you scroll. Hannity sets records
.
At the bottom are January 2018 top ratings.

Total Viewers WEDNESDAY. Fox continues its dominant run this week.

  • Total day: FNC: 2.028 | CNN: 802 | MSNBC: 1.290 | HLN: 235
  • Primetime: FNC: 3.402 | CNN: 1.004 | MSNBC: 2.467 | HLN: 285
  4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.658
Five:
2.664
Baier:
2.736
MacCallum:
2.564
Carlson:
3.593
Hannity:
3.874
Ingraham:
2.923
Bream:
1.823
CNN Tapper:
747
Blitzer:
872
Blitzer:
870
Burnett:
891
Cooper:
1.191
Cuomo:
1.139
Tonight:
1.063
Tonight:
856
MSNBC Wallace:
1.177
MTPDaily:
1.221
Melber:
1.338
Matthews:
1.708
Hayes:
2.049
Maddow:
3.036
O’Donnell:
2.594
Wlms:
1.769
HLN Michaela:
108
Cupp:
80
Banfield:
105
Banfield:
145
Files:
239
Files:
289
Files:
370
Files:
411

Total Viewers THURSDAY. Fox again drives close to 3.5 million viewers. 

  • Total day: FNC: 2.014 | CNN: 789 | MSNBC: 1.305 | HLN: 222
  • Primetime: FNC: 3.465 | CNN: 1.133 | MSNBC: 2.560 | HLN: 296
 
  4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.783
Five:
2.626
Baier:
2.687
MacCallum:
2.339
Carlson:
3.382
Hannity:
3.866
Ingraham:
2.956
Bream:
1.708
CNN Tapper:
948
Blitzer:
863
Blitzer:
859
Burnett:
854
Cooper:
1.060
Cuomo:
1.025
Tonight:
923
Tonight:
729
MSNBC Wallace:
1.149
MTPDaily:
1.289
Melber:
1.249
Matthews:
1.738
Hayes:
1.963
Maddow:
3.184
O’Donnell:
2.254
Wlms:
1.504
HLN Michaela:
99
Cupp:
82
Banfield:
113
Banfield:
171
Files:
264
Files:
268
Files:
325
Files:
423

Total Viewers FRIDAY. Fox completes a big week of wins.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.838 | CNN: 791 | MSNBC: 1.220 | HLN: 214
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.850 | CNN: 1.024 | MSNBC: 2.123 | HLN: 274
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.510
Five:
2.392
Baier:
2.294
MacCallum:
2.220
Carlson:
2.991
Hannity:
3.091
Ingraham:
2.466
Bream:
1.504
CNN Tapper:
803
Blitzer:
876
Blitzer:
815
Burnett:
914
Cooper:
1.141
Cuomo:
1.031
Lemon:
893
Lemon:
826
MSNBC Wallace:
1.183
MTPDaily:
1.232
Melber:
1.682
Matthews:
1.875
Hayes:
2.565
Maddow:
1.930
O’Donnell:
1.478
Wlms:
934
HLN Michaela:
72
Files:
104
Files:
119
Files:
139
Files:
193
Files:
286
Files:
345
Files:
383

Total Viewers SATURDAY. Another Fox weekend dominant performance.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.414 | CNN: 574 |  MSNBC: 655 | HLN: 323
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.997 | CNN: 453 | MSNBC: 705 | HLN: 428
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
997
NwsHQ:
1.079
NwsHQ:
1.143
Report:
1.274
Watters:
1.968
Pirro:
2.236
Gutfeld:
1.789
Watters:
1.146
CNN Nwsrm:
624
Nwsrm:
642
Smerc:
546
VanJones:
762
Nwsrm:
612
Bourdain:
445
Trophy:
302
Cont.:
231
MSNBC News:
681
News:
750
AMJoy:
664
Maddow:
758
O’Donnell:
673
Williams:
742
Wallace:
699
Hrdbll:
587
HLN Files:
339
Files:
297
Files:
267
Files:
336
Files:
401
Files:
406
Files:
478
Files:
458

Total Viewers SUNDAY. Fox 2-1 over MSNBC and CNN combined. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.274 | CNN: 593 | MSNBC: 543 | HLN: 285
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.627 | CNN: 443 | MSNBC: 450 | HLN: 333
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NewsHQ:
876
Gutfeld:
995
Report:
1.041
Scndlous:
1.328
Scndlous:
2.012
Hilton:
1.555
FNSunday:
1.315
Scandlous:
957
CNN Nwsrm:
549
Nwsrm:
646
Nwsrm:
608
Nwsrm:
537
Nwsrm:
466
Bourdain:
465
Bourdain:
398
Bourdain:
403
MSNBC News:
537
News:
595
MTP:
666
KasieDC:
678
KasieDC:
567
TwnHll:
387
MTP:
395
Lockup:
243
HLN Files:
264
Files:
302
Files:
260
Files:
330
Files:
283
Files:
320
Files:
396
Files:
415

Total Viewers MONDAY. Check out the Fox numbers this Monday. Hannity breaks 4 million barrier.

  • Total day: FNC: 2.171 | CNN: 809 | MSNBC: 1.283 | HLN: 203
  • Primetime: FNC: 3.892 | CNN: 1.144 | MSNBC: 2.563 | HLN: 287
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.722
Five:
2.644
Baier:
2.972
MacCallum:
2.805
Carlson:
3.898
Hannity:
4.365
Ingraham:
3.409
Bream:
1.903
CNN Tapper:
892
Blitzer:
969
Blitzer:
981
Burnett:
954
Cooper:
1.218
Cuomo:
1.119
Tonight:
1.084
Tonight:
880
MSNBC Wallace:
1.113
MTPDaily:
1.172
Melber:
1.548
Matthews:
1.916
Hayes:
2.047
Maddow:
3.229
O’Donnell:
2.412
Wlms:
1.707
HLN Michaela:
70
Cupp:
86
Banfield:
121
Banfield:
187
Files:
219
Files:
273
Files:
358
Files:
341

 

 

MORNING NEWS for the Week of Jan. 22, 2018:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 4.319 M / NBC: 4.311 M / CBS: 3.595 M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC:  1.438 M / NBC: 1.621 M / CBS: 1.012 M

EVENING NEWS Numbers for the week of Jan. 22, 2018:

ABC NBC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,574,000 9,286,000 6,915,000
• A25-54: 2,000,000 2,122,000 1,413,000

Top Basic Cable Top 10 (Prime Time) for JANUARY 2018.

  1. ESPN (2,994,000)
  2. Fox News (2,456,000)
  3. MSNBC (1,862,000)
  4. HGTV (1,515,000)
  5. USA (1,395,000)
  6. History (1,278,000)
  7. Investigation Discovery (1,227,000)
  8. Discovery (1,198,000)
  9. TNT (1,195,000)
  10. TBS (1,091,000)

Basic Cable Top 10 (Total Day)

  1. Fox News (1,494,000)
  2. ESPN (1,167,000)
  3. MSNBC (1,001,000)
  4. Nickelodeon (988,000)
  5. Investigation Discovery (871,000)
  6. HGTV (863,000)
  7. USA (731,000)
  8. CNN (713,000)
  9. TNT (647,000)
  10. History (635,000)

    JANUARY 2018 Cable News Top 10 (Total Viewers)

    1. Hannity (3,269,000)
    2. Rachel Maddow Show (3,033,000)
    3. Tucker Carlson Tonight (2,982,000)
    4. The Ingraham Angle (2,576,000)
    5. The Five (2,545,000)
    6. Special Report With Bret Baier (2,514,000)
    7. Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (2,354,000)
    8. The Story With Martha MacCallum (2,319,000)
    9. All In With Chris Hayes (1,994,000)
    10. America’s Newsroom (1,805,000)

Dueling Charges ……

In a few hours the President will speak at the Davos conference and for an hour or two, at least, divert media attention from the “scandals” they are so fervently covering. The scandals are nothing or deep, depending upon which side of the political spectrum you are on.

On one side has been the 15 month long Russian collusion scandal that the MSM and their print allies have beat a continual drumbeat about. They miss no opportunity to breathlessly report any news that could possibly support their belief that administration wrong doing occurred.

On the other side is the rising news about the FBI bias and what some hosts on conservative media are calling the “real scandal”.

So what is real and what is media hype? Here’s our thoughts:

First, there was no collusion between the President or his campaign and the Russians. If after fifteen months of House and Senate hearings you have nothing, guess what? There is nothing. No collusion took place. The noise was just that, noise.

What you are seeing is a moving away from the year long collusion charges to obstruction charges. Obstruction could only arise if the President, in his haste to end the false investigation, tried to push the FBI and DOJ to end it.
You can see why he would do that. It was a strain on his presidency and news of it was dominating the coverage of his time in office.

So what started with collusion, colluSION, COLLUSION will prove not to be, but lead to other charges because of it. That is a shame.

Now on the other side we have charges that the fix was in for Hillary and in fact it went beyond that. It also went to a plot to get Trump and stop him from serving.

To believe this we have to say the FBI is crooked. That Jim Comey was not an upstanding individual but a devious underhanded person. That the new FBI Director, appointed by Trump, is now part of it. After all, he has not removed to fire anyone. That Robert Mueller is not the upstanding citizen everyone said he was, because he is allowing it to continue. That’s a lot to believe.

Do we think there is something there? We do, but nothing like some are saying. We believe they may find some with a bias to clear Hillary and let her and team off the hook. Just like they let Lois Lerner off, but not the grand conspiracy they are talking about.

In Conclusion:

We think the political climate has created some outlandish false narratives. Some funny stuff? Yes, as always, but not to the extent of Russian collusion and an FBI scandal at the highest level.
We’ll see.

The Ratings:

One thing for sure. The charges have driven cable news viewership.

Total Viewers TUESDAY. Fox again beats MSNBC and CNN combined.

  • Total day: FNC: 2.083 | CNN: 797 | MSNBC: 1.260| HLN: 221
  • Primetime: FNC: 3.243 | CNN: 994 | MSNBC: 2.315 | HLN: 291
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
2.127
Five:
2.773
Baier:
2.865
MacCallum:
2.629
Carlson:
3.311
Hannity:
3.572
Ingraham:
2.843
@Night:
1.717
CNN Tapper:
949
Blitzer:
945
Blitzer:
921
Burnett:
950
Cooper:
994
Cuomo:
1.008
Tonight:
977
Tonight:
816
MSNBC Wallace:
1.200
MTPDaily:
1.275
Melber:
1.398
Matthews:
1.787
Hayes:
1.893
Maddow:
2.851
O’Donnell:
2.202
Wlms:
1.434
HLN Michaela:
110
Cupp:
94
Banfield:
111
Banfield:
167
Files:
189
Files:
259
Files:
420
Files:
409

WEEK OF JANUARY 15.

Without college and pro football to lean on, ESPN fell out of the top 5 among total viewers, and Fox News moved back up to the top of the charts for the week of Jan. 15, 2018, both in total day and in prime time.

Here’s a look at the Top 5.

Basic Cable Top 5 – Prime Time (Total Viewers)

  1. Fox News (2,732,000)
  2. MSNBC (2,009,000)
  3. HGTV (1,491,000)
  4. USA (1,476,000)
  5. TNT (1,350,000)

Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (Total Viewers)

  1. Fox News (1,595,000)
  2. MSNBC (1,091,000)
  3. Nickelodeon (1,051,000)
  4. HGTV (868,000)
  5.  Investigation Discovery (858,000)

Moving to business television – Fox Business defeated CNBC last week in total business day viewers (277,000 vs. 208,000)

News …….

News Catch Up:
  1. Wow, what a surprise Chuck Schumer withdrew his offer to the President for the wall. Makes you wonder if what he offered in the oval office last Friday was real or as the administration said a smoke screen.
    Is dropping the offer that the best way to begin the negotiations he wants?
    Don’t worry the MSM will cover for him.
    x
  2. Bet you didn’t see this on the MSM yesterday. The Clinton Foundation tax return for 2014 was released. Here’s what it said:
    The Clinton Foundation spent less than 6 percent of its budget on charitable grants in 2014. This according to documents they filed with the IRS.
    During the 2014 tax year, the tax-exempt foundation spent a total of $91.2 million, but less than $5.2 million of that money, or 5.7 percent, was granted to charitable organizations They spent more in travel $7.9 million) than charitable gifting.
    Under six percent! Where did the money go? I run a foundation and 97% of what we receive goes to the foundation cause.
    x
  3. The President made a big international move. He placed steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines. This illustrates he is ready to start implementing his “America First” trade policy. Most past Presidents would not have done this. South Korea has announced they are going to protest the move.
    x
  4. Another move about to made by the President is to announce a plan to overhaul The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Think about this. The name was established back in the Prohibition Days. So the plan is to nix the parts about tobacco and alcohol. Overdue don’t you think? One new name possibility:Bureau of Arson, Explosives and Firearms.
    Can you believe this wasn’t done since prohibition?
    x
  5. Put this in the area of we hope they do.
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available”.
    x
    We ask again how can cities and states chose what laws to follow?
  6. Did you like the Fake News Awards? They didn’t get covered by the MSM but were interesting. In case you missed them here they are with color from Infowars:
    https://www.infowars.com/breaking-trump-tweets-2017-fake-news-awards-winners/

    The Ratings:
    Check the Ratings for the shut down days!

    SATURDAY. Another Fox 2-1 over competition weekend night.

    • Total day: FNC: 1.649 | CNN: 1.049 |  MSNBC: 961 | HLN: 328
    • Prime time: FNC: 2.123 | CNN: 990 | MSNBC: 892 | HLN: 372
    4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
    FNC NwsHQ:
    1.374
    NwsHQ:
    1.453
    NwsHQ:
    1.511
    Report:
    1.686
    Watters:
    2.210
    Pirro:
    2.337
    Gutfeld:
    1.822
    Watters:
    1.240
    CNN Nwsrm:
    1.135
    Blitzer:
    1.134
    Blitzer:
    1.185
    Burnett:
    1.029
    Burnett:
    1.073
    Lemon:
    935
    Trump1stYr:
    963
    Cont.:
    897
    MSNBC News:
    1.047
    News:
    1.005
    Reid:
    1.005
    Hardball:
    1.182
    Velshi:
    1.054
    Velshi:
    881
    Hardball:
    742
    Velshi:
    639
    HLN Files:
    306
    Files:
    308
    Files:
    256
    Files:
    336
    Files:
    403
    Files:
    366
    Files:
    347
    Files:
    457

Continue reading “News …….”

Schumer Blinks …

On day three Chuck Schumer blinked and backed down.

He led a government shut down on a non winnable issue. Then tried to make it all about the President in hopes of winning. He failed and ends up looking bad and angering the far left of his party. No two ways to argue this one. Chuck lost.

Now What?

Well here’s our counsel to the administration. The President should go on the air and present his case. This is it:

“I always said we wanted to find a solution for these individuals who came here through no actions of their own. That is why I extended the deadline to March 5th and said weeks ago, I would again if this is not solved.

That said, no one has solved this before. I want to solve it. We have had presidents and congresses saying they really want to fix this. Well, let’s do it. I am going to call members from both sides to an open meeting so we can solve the issue. Here’s what I see.

We all want a solution and do not want people deported who have not broken the law. We are on the same side.

I said I want to solve security as part of this. If we don’t, then we have the same problem in three years. The Democrats say they want security, too. Okay, good. I think we can agree that we just need to do better than past administrations and congresses have done. They clearly failed here.

Now, we all say we want security, and in fact Senator Schumer the past few days has told everyone he agreed to funding for the full wall. So that takes the wall off the table.

We agree on DACA individuals and the wall. We should discuss other security issues, and I ask both sides to bring any additions to the table.

Then I want to discuss chain migration. My position is we must end it. I am not sure where the Democrats are on this issue. I have heard some say they agree and others not. We need to solve this.

Finally, there is the issue of future immigration. I want annual plans and merit based numbers depending on our needs. Employment and skill sets are two examples. Again, I have heard some Democrats say they prefer a lottery system.

Let’s discuss these last two issues in the open so the American people can see us, hear the arguments and witness our government at work. With the same desire for DACA individuals and agreement on the wall, let’s get on with fixing immigration so we as a country can move on and individuals can settle their lives”.

We believe this open approach would do the President much good. It will also put Chuck Schumer in a corner. He either has to agree to the wall, or say he was lying the past three days. Simple.

The Ratings:

Total Viewers FRIDAY. Fox again wins with big numbers. 

  • Total day: FNC: 2.061 | CNN: 967 | MSNBC: 1.454 | HLN: 241
  • Primetime: FNC: 3.289 | CNN: 1.280 | MSNBC: 2.494 | HLN: 318
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.593
Five:
2.537
Baier:
2.617
MacCallum:
2.343
Carlson:
3.257
Hannity:
3.443
Ingraham:
3.166
Bream:
2.387
CNN Tapper:
981
Blitzer:
979
Blitzer:
869
Burnett:
975
Cooper:
1.191
Cooper:
1.202
Lemon:
1.440
Lemon:
1.424
MSNBC Wallace:
1.272
MTPDaily:
1.395
Melber:
1.427
Matthews:
1.853
Hayes:
1.952
Maddow:
2.991
O’Donnell:
2.539
Wlms:
2.480
HLN Michaela:
92
HIRH:
110
Files:
148
Files:
203
Files:
303
Files:
376
Files:
276
Files:
425

 

High Noon ….

The Shut Down:

So exactly why are we in the midst of a government shut down? Let’s see:

Both sides want to find a way to fix and address the DACA issue.
It’s not like one side says deport and the other side says stay.
Both want to find a way to allow them to stay.
Both say they want border security.
Otherwise we have the same issue in three years.
I know one side means it for sure.
One wants a wall. The other I am not sure.
One wants to end family chain migration, the other I don’t think so.
One wants merit based immigration and I think the other wants a lottery.

Now there’s nothing in the rejected CR proposal to extend the government for four weeks that either side rejects. Nothing.
The DACA agreement in place doesn’t end until March 5th.
They are not related.

So what is this about?
If you read the above I guess it’s about what security looks like, what chain migration is and how we open the door to future immigrants.
It can’t be anything else since there is full agreement.

Are you kidding me?
We are doing this over a separate issue that needs a solution on March 5th and over one we are in 90% agreement?
The government is broken and people need to pay a price.

Who do we blame?
Chuck Schumer owns 70% of this in our opinion for leading the Democrats to this position. He’s just lucky the MSM is so liberal and wants to blame the President and Republicans so badly. If the media presented this as they would have if reversed, the country would be in an uproar.

President Trump owns the other 30%. For a man who presented himself as decisive and a deal maker he is proving otherwise in office. We saw on TV that Tuesday how he agreed with Diane Feinstein on a DACA deal outside of security agreement and had to be pulled back by Congressman McCarthy. Either he doesn’t know the issues, or he wants to please, but he does say things that later he changes.
The other part he owns is this. He said over and over he was going to build a wall. He said over and over Mexico is going to pay for it. He said it again last week. So why are we shutting the government over funding for the wall? Build it and let Mexico pay for it. What’s the issue Mr President?
Let’s get to chain migration and future rules for immigration.

On chain migration it seems pretty simple. You want to come, you apply. If you are married, apply for your wife and children. If your cousins want to come, let them apply. We need to vet everyone.

On future immigration here’s a novel idea. We decide each period what we need. If in 2019 we need agricultural workers we open the door for immigration to address that. If in 2020 we need healthcare workers then we lean to that. It doesn’t mean we block everyone. It means we go the legal list and in some year emphasis some needs as well as choose from the top of the list. — vetting everyone. Imagine addressing our nations needs as we allow immigration.

Enough with this ridiculous  shut down. Today they are planning to vote on the three week extension, as opposed to the four week one the was rejected. What? You did all this to agree on the bill for one less week?
It’s time for Americans and the MSM to wake up and report the facts.

The Ratings:

Total Viewers WEDNESDAY. BIG NUMBERS FOR FOX.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.925 | CNN: 824 | MSNBC: 1.414 | HLN: 221
  • Primetime: FNC: 3.059 | CNN: 1.044 | MSNBC: 2.520 | HLN: 294
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.807
Five:
2.586
Baier:
2.800
MacCallum:
2.363
Carlson:
3.106
Hannity:
3.356
Ingraham:
2.711
Bream:
1.514
CNN Tapper:
955
Blitzer:
993
Blitzer:
851
Burnett:
960
Cooper:
1.171
Cuomo:
1.000
Tonight:
954
Tonight:
813
MSNBC Wallace:
1.368
MTPDaily:
1.536
Melber:
1.630
Matthews:
1.976
Hayes:
2.021
Maddow:
3.063
O’Donnell:
2.473
Wlms:
1.642
HLN Michaela:
95
Cupp:
84
Banfield:
108
Banfield:
195
Files:
261
Files:
315
Files:
307
Files:
379

Total Viewers THURSDAY. FOX AGAIN WINS BIG. ALL TIME SLOTS 4-11.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.906 | CNN: 821 | MSNBC: 1.337 | HLN: 239
  • Primetime: FNC: 3.301 | CNN: 1.151 | MSNBC: 2.529 | HLN: 279
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.500
Five:
2.384
Baier:
2.555
MacCallum:
2.379
Carlson:
3.237
Hannity:
3.641
Ingraham:
3.024
Bream:
1.779
CNN Tapper:
883
Blitzer:
946
Blitzer:
881
Burnett:
1.000
Cooper:
1.198
Cuomo:
1.177
Tonight:
1.062
Tonight:
718
MSNBC Wallace:
1.301
MTPDaily:
1.461
Melber:
1.605
Matthews:
1.965
Hayes:
2.082
Maddow:
3.104
O’Donnell:
2.398
Wlms:
1.643
HLN Michaela:
153
Cupp:
85
Banfield:
121
Banfield:
159
Files:
214
Files:
295
Files:
329
Files:
378

Year One — Part 2

Editor’s Note: Yesterday we addressed part one in our first year review of Trump in office — the personal side. Today we look at the policies in place.

Year One — The Policies

If we use the standard President Reagan set in his reelection, how would you answer the question. – “are you better off today than a year ago”? We think most people can truly answer better.

Employment is up, unemployment is down. The market has soared. Everyone with savings, an IRA, 401K or investment is in better shape for the future. We cut taxes and the positive impact is seen daily, most notably by Apple’s action yesterday. Beginning in February workers will have more take home in their paychecks. That will drive spending and help fuel further growth. Black American unemployment is at an all time low. Hispanic unemployment is approaching their low.

The administration took a business viewpoint and is unleashing American enterprise. They have reduced cost and timely regulations. They have cancelled 22 for every new one imposed.

They unleashed an American energy boom by ending Obama-era regulations, approving the Keystone pipeline, auctioning off millions of new acres for energy exploration, and opening up ANWR.

They have kept a promise to appoint more conservative and follow the law judges as opposed to make it the law judges. Neil Gorsuch to the supreme court was one, but many at the federal level will have a long term impact.

Internationally we stopped apologizing and started acting. We are rebuilding the military. We have looked foreign leaders in the eye and said “heretofore we are negotiating with an America First” attitude. We told the NATO members to pay the fair share they agreed to. Additional funding has come in. We are renegotiating NAFTA and withdrew from TPP. Illegal immigration is down. ISIS is truly on the run and losing on the battlefield. We are (finally) confronting North Korea, and Iran is getting renewed heat. He promised to walk from an “unfair” Paris Climate” agreement and did. He was the first President to keep his word and announce the movement of our embassy to Jerusalem.
The world learned that he said what he meant and it shocked them.

There are promises made that still need action. Examples:
The Wall. That was a simply ridiculous promise. Mexico is not going to pay for it.
Obamacare replacement. No one had a plan despite the “ease” with which it would be done.
The clumsy attempt to temporally ban predominantly Muslim country travel here.
Infrastructure. He has long promised to rebuild the country.

There was a lot done in year one and a clear guide for the next one. So on the policy side are we better off because we changed direction?
Our answer is yes. Trump’s policies have impacted individual lives and the country in a positive way.

Final Assessment Parts One and Two

Yesterday we said the President failed in personal conduct and how he handled the office. Today we give him high grades for policies and impacting lives and the country.
Doesn’t that make yesterday’s review so sad? What could be  greatness is being over shadowed by the personal.
Maybe if this can be explained to him and he understands the ultimate judgement on any President is history, his ego will get it.
Mr. President you can go down as an impact President, and have history remember you as such. You have set the direction, done the hard work. Can you fix the part limiting you?

The Ratings

Total Viewers MONDAY. Fox back on top. Win 4-10. MSNBC wins at 11.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.799 | CNN: 843 | MSNBC: 1.295 | HLN: 220
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.94 | CNN: 1.053 | MSNBC: 2.389 | HLN: 321
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.581
Five:
2.523
Baier:
2.491
MacCallum:
2.188
Carlson:
2.913
Hannity:
3.414
Ingraham:
2.504
Bream:
1.404
CNN Tapper:
941
Blitzer:
907
Blitzer:
856
Burnett:
970
Cooper:
1.170
Cooper:
1.042
Tonight:
938
Tonight:
761
MSNBC Wallace:
1.300
MTPDaily:
1.285
Melber:
1.432
Matthews:
1.855
Hayes:
1.885
Maddow:
3.046
O’Donnell:
2.234
Wlms:
1.529
HLN Michaela:
80
Cupp:
93
Banfield:
140
Banfield:
136
Files:
203
Files:
353
Files:
407
Files:
410

The top 5 cable stations for the week of Jan.8.

Basic Cable Top 5 – Prime Time (Total Viewers)

  1.  ESPN (4,683,000)
  2.  Fox News (2,212,000)
  3.  MSNBC (1,992,000)
  4.  HGTV (1,476,000)
  5.  USA (1,269,000)

Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (Total Viewers)

  1. Fox News (1,407,000)
  2. ESPN (1,370,000)
  3.  MSNBC (1,037,000)
  4.  Nickelodeon (951,000)
  5.  Investigation Discovery (844,000)

Business television:

Fox Business defeated CNBC in total Business Day viewers this past week (252,000 to 201,000). Lou Dobbs Tonight marked 73 consecutive weeks as the most-watched show on business news TV.

 

One Year In ….

Editors Note: With two days to go to the one year anniversary of Donald Trump taking the oath let’s do a review. Today we do part one of two.

The First Year — Part One.

It seems to us you have to divide his presidency into two parts. The personal one and the policy one. We see a marked contrast in both and not far different from the predictions of this column a year ago. Let’s take a look.

Side One: The Personal Side

The negative is his wreckless tweeting, endless ego that doesn’t allow for criticism and relentless desire to be told he is doing great and is brilliant.

That character flaw has opened the door to media mocking, competitor attacks knowing they will get a reaction and provoking actions by many that easily draw him in. The political instinct that seemed to help him so much in the election is just not evident in his performance. He takes positives and tweets something that turns the story negative. He will do something that is gathering praise and in answering a question totally turn the narrative.

He came with enemies, made many more with his words and actions and then fed them red meat to beat hm with.

He is not loyal to his people and doesn’t gather loyalty back. No President in recent memory had the combination of a united opposition party against him, and his own party so unsupportive in return. Some of his worst critics have been in his own party. He attacks them, they fight back and thus you can count his loyal friends easily. Try naming them. Who is so loyal they will go down with the President. How many can you get?

Another reason is his constant “I”. His ego forces him to take credit for everything he does. Never is it “them”. He just doesn’t credit others and that trait leads to less loyalty. A mark of great leadership is giving others credit, even for what you do. The opposite of Trump to date.

Think about that in this sense. He was in a media war way back in the primaries. They attack him daily (yesterday’s media report was that 85% of year one coverage was negative, only 5% positive and the reminder just balanced). There are no loyalists to argue his side with vehemence and passion. Remember when we warned “don’t get into a media war with companies that have unlimited ink”? He has and it isn’t working out.

So part one of our review — the personal side — is clear. It has failed, and that failure fed all those who were so against him and led in part to the chaos in the media today. It’s a shame.

Tomorrow we will present Part Two – The Policies of Year One.

The Ratings:

FRIDAY. Trump’s Meeting Comments Drive MSNBC to Number 1. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.718 | CNN: 956 | MSNBC: 1.518 | HLN: 202
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.438 | CNN: 1.089 | MSNBC: 2.563 | HLN: 286
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.548
Five:
2.419
Baier:
2.277
MacCallum:
1.880
Carlson:
2.427
Hannity:
2.551
Ingraham:
2.336
Bream:
1.383
CNN Tapper:
1.231
Blitzer:
1.156
Blitzer:
1.067
Burnett:
1.095
Cooper:
1.165
Cuomo:
1.049
Lemon:
1.042
Lemon:
933
MSNBC Wallace:
1.525
MTPDaily:
1.504
Melber:
1.589
Matthews:
1.980
Hayes:
2.137
Maddow:
3.368
O’Donnell:
2.180
Wlms:
1.666
HLN Michaela:
60
Files:
99
Files:
119
Files:
151
Files:
205
Files:
294
Files:
361
Files:
359

SATURDAY. Fox back on top as the norm on Saturday. Double competition.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.226 | CNN: 680 |  MSNBC: 718 | HLN: 278
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.550 | CNN: 574 | MSNBC: 659 | HLN: 285
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
946
NwsHQ:
879
NwsHQ:
996
Report:
953
Watters:
1.525
Pirro:
1.692
Gutfeld:
1.432
Watters:
979
CNN Nwsrm:
809
Nwsrm:
650
Smerc:
561
AxeFiles:
632
Nwsrm:
682
Bourdain:
489
Bourdain:
551
Bourdain:
432
MSNBC News:
686
News:
612
News:
656
Maddow:
660
O’Donnell:
701
Williams:
627
Wallace:
648
Hardball:
600
HLN Files:
280
Files:
263
Files:
240
Files:
260
Files:
244
Files:
284
Files:
326
Files:
325

Total Viewers SUNDAY, Fox again dominates the weekend night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.006 | CNN: 585 | MSNBC: 555 | HLN: 254
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.063 | CNN: 508 | MSNBC: 496| HLN:
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NewsHQ:
653
Gutfeld:
731
NwsHQ:
820
Report:
758
Watters:
965
Hilton:
1.197
FNSunday:
1.025
Watters:
758
CNN Nwsrm:
460
Nwsrm:
526
Nwsrm:
515
Nwsrm:
424
Nwsrm:
538
CNNFilms:
541
Cont.:
446
Bourdain:
408
MSNBC News:
499
News:
603
MTP:
627
KasieDC:
566
Cont.:
588
Dateline:
550
Lockup:
350
Lockup:
374
HLN Files:
181
Files:
191
Files:
243
Files:
215
Files:
203
Files:
278
Files:
252
Files:
449
                                                    The week of January 8:
 

Morning Show averages for Week of Jan. 8, 2018. NBC Wins again post Matt Lauer.

Total Viewers: ABC: 4.268 M / NBC: 4.363 M / CBS:  3.675 M
A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.375 M / NBC: 1.612 M / CBS: 972 k

Evening News numbers for the week of Jan. 8, 2018. ABC wins total. NBC key demo group.

ABC NBC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,921,000 9,681,000 7,322,000
• A25-54: 2,112,000 2,318,000 1,541,000

After the weekend …..

So after a weekend of what did he say, or not say, the story was front and center. What it appears like to us is that the President said something, used vulgar language for sure and questioned who we were letting in. Whether he said it exactly like Senator Durbin said he did or not, is the question.

Yesterday three people in the meeting, Senators Purdue and Cotton as well as Homeland Secretary Nielsen said he did not. Would they, especially the Senators, risk their careers to lie for the President? We don’t think so. The only other person to comment was Lindsey Graham. He said he made his feelings known to the President and will not comment any further.
All that leads us to some harsh words were said and maybe the term
“s—hole” used, but maybe not exactly as Senator Durbin (the only Demoract in the meeting) said it was.

Speaking of Durbin

Did you see and know of this 2013 report in Politico?

“In a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told [President Barack Obama]: ‘I cannot even stand to look at you,’” Durbin wrote in a post on his Facebook page over the weekend.

However, both the White House and the House speaker’s office denied Durbin’s account of events.

Asked about the post in the White House daily briefing, press secretary Jay Carney said he checked with a participant of the meeting in question.

“I looked into this and spoke with somebody who was in that meeting and it did not happen,” Carney said.

Politico added that Durbin’s office “had no comment on the post and offered no further details.”

“Sen. Durbin’s accusation is a serious one, and it appears to have been invented out of thin air,” said Brendan Buck, spokesman for then-House Speaker John Boehner. “The senator should disclose who told him this account of events, retract his reckless allegation immediately, and apologize.”

Meanwhile Chelsea Clinton Decided To Get Involved:

She attacked the President in a tweet chastising him on Haiti.

Immediately she got attacked back by the general public. They beat her on the Clinton Foundation dollars for Haiti, her wedding funds and much more. Here’s a link to the story, you can see the tweets at the bottom.
http://www.digitalnewsalerts.com/2018/01/12/chelsea-clinton-tries-shame-trump-shole-remark-conservatives-respond-vengeance/

In Other News:

Did you see the pardoned Chelsea Manning, the former Army private convicted of leaking classified government documents to Wiki­Leaks, is running for the US Senate in Maryland?
She is running in the Democratic primary against incumbent liberal Ben Cardin.
What are liberal Democrats to do?

The WSJ reported that Trump’s lawyer arranged a hush payment of $130,000 to a porn star a week before the presidential election. The lawyer and woman both denied it.
Maybe it was $129,999?

Next week the President promises to announce his first Fake News Awards honors. This will go over well with the MSM, don’t you think?

If Mueller Wants Trump To Testify:

Lots of noise that Mueller wants to talk to Trump. Every lawyer says the President should not do it. Every MSM station is already ripping the President for not saying he will do it. Here’s our thoughts:

If Mueller wants to talk about anything but Russian Collusion he should refuse. Mueller was put there to investigate Russian Collusion with the Trump campaign. If there was no collusion then the whole investigation was put together based upon a lie from the Democrats and MSM.  He should refuse any other inquiries.

The Ratings:

Total Viewers: THURSDAY. Close race as Trump’s comments broke.

  • Total Day: FNC: 1.808 | CNN: 942 | MSNBC: 1.425 | HLN: 191
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.937 | CNN: 1.553 | MSNBC: 2.876 | HLN: 220
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.471
Five:
2.423
Baier:
2.456
MacCallum:
2.220
Carlson:
2.901
Hannity:
3.204
Ingraham:
2.700
Bream:
1.565
CNN Tapper:
1.009
Blitzer:
1.156
Blitzer:
1.040
Burnett:
1.164
Cooper:
1.581
Cuomo:
1.535
Lemon:
1.527
Lemon:
1.207
MSNBC Wallace:
1.242
MTPDaily:
1.409
Melber:
1.517
Matthews:
2.052
Hayes:
2.319
Maddow:
3.558
O’Donnell:
2.749
Wlms:
1.767
HLN Michaela:
70
S.E.Cupp:
51
Banfield:
84
Banfield:
157
Files:
190
Files:
212
Files:
261
Files:
395

Really Mr. President ……

After all the progress this week with the tax cuts, companies supporting it with bonuses and raises, the terrific meeting that was televised and put the book charges to bed, the President goes and utters the words he did? Really? Really?

The man is destroying his Presidency and good works with his mouth and tweets. The shame is not that he is leading himself to failure, but that all the progress on the policies that are driving the economy will go with him. He is setting up liberal victories in 2018 and 2020.

The question is why? Why can’t he express himself without the damning words? Why can’t he control what comes out? He wants a merit based immigration policy, most Americans would support that position. Is the way to express it calling the proposed countries “shithold countries”? Who would do that? Who with sensitivity in the country to race would do that, when they are referring to minority nations?  There is a missing link somewhere and we still think it goes back to his life and work. From day one he was the boss and no one would take him on or challenge him because he would discard them. Thus he grew in stature saying what he wanted and had people smile and support him in private. Now the world is watching and he doesn’t have that natural sensitivity instinct.

An absolute shame.

Meanwhile:

Chances for others to look bad get lost in the process. Nancy Pelosi criticized the televised immigration meeting yesterday. Despite her number two person being in there along with other Democrats, she criticized it. She also said it was a disgrace that no people of color were in the room. Her Democratic Whip, Steny Hoyer immediately blasted that statement.
Now imagine that, the Democratic lead (Pelosi) and the Democratic Whip (Hoyer) attacking each other.Did you hear that on the MSM?
If it were Paul Ryan and Republican Whip (Steve Scalise), would it be news?

Did You Know?
That Brian Ross, the suspended ABC reporter who put out the story that turned out to be fake about Mike Flynn meeting the Russians before the election, has returned to work?
However, not to ABC and on air. His false reporting days are over. He has moved down the street from ABC News headquarters to their Lincoln Square Productions. That 
production company that makes unscripted content for the Disney ABC Television Group/ABC News, and other broadcast, cable and digital outlets. So no more Brian in the air. We won’t miss him.
We Wonder:

Since Russian collusion seems to be a non starter, what is Special Prosecutor Mueller doing?  We wonder if he is looking at Trump’s financials. Once a prosecutor begins he follows trails far from the original. If this is occurring here, buckle up for a fight. Trump has guarded his financials and will fight this hard. We have long wondered what he is hiding. He (Trump) will yell loudly that there was no Russian collusion and a lie led to the investigation and he is innocent and this is over.
We hope we’re wrong, but if there was no collusion why does Mueller want to talk to Trump? Why is the investigation ongoing?

Add This:

There was a report this week about the Grand Jury convened by Mueller’s team. Here’s what they said:

The federal grand jury handing down indictments for special counsel Robert Mueller doesn’t appear to include any supporters of President Trump, according to one witness who recently testified before the panel.

“The grand jury room looks like a Bernie Sanders rally,” my source said. “Maybe they found these jurors in central casting, or at a Black Lives Matter rally in Berkeley[, Calif.]”

Of the 20 jurors, 11 are African-Americans and two were wearing “peace T-shirts,” the witness said. “There was only one white male in the room, and he was a prosecutor.” Mueller was not present.

The Washington, DC, grand jury, which meets only on Fridays, handed down its first indictments in October, charging Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, and his partner Rick Gates with money laundering and failing to register as foreign agents. The two are pleading not guilty.

Mueller’s team is expected to bring more charges against Manafort relating to his work on behalf of the Ukrainian government in the years before Trump became a candidate.

Sol Wachtler, the former chief judge in New York, once called for abolishing grand juries because they are so easily manipulated that they would “indict a ham sandwich.”

My source said, “That room isn’t a room where POTUS gets a fair shake.”

The Ratings:

Total Viewers WEDNESDAY. FOX BACK ON TOP — CLOSE RACE

  • Total day: FNC: 1.716 | CNN: 756 | MSNBC: 1.302 | HLN: 220
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.671 | CNN: 1.095 | MSNBC: 2.479 | HLN: 335
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.392
Five:
2.396
Baier:
2.405
MacCallum:
2.133
Carlson:
2.666
Hannity:
3.071
Ingraham:
2.273
Bream:
1.279
CNN Tapper:
836
Blitzer:
741
Blitzer:
746
Burnett:
902
Cooper:
1.161
Cuomo:
1.139
Tonight:
981
Tonight:
709
MSNBC Wallace:
1.214
MTPDaily:
1.442
Melber:
1.522
Matthews:
1.885
Hayes:
2.095
Maddow:
3.063
O’Donnell:
2.276
Wlms:
1.589
HLN Michaela:
98
Cupp:
75
Banfield:
98
Banfield:
168
Files:
275
Files:
320
Files:
410
Files:
429

 

Let’s look at taxes again ……

Since the tax bill passed:

We’ve seen hysteria since the bill passed.
We’ve seen some positives too — not covered much in the MSM. Things like bonuses paid and corporate reinvestment. But here are some other events that show the difference in government between the Democratic liberal idea of tax and spend and conservative reactions.
This is in relation to the SALT aspects of the tax bill.

Two Governors in high tax blue states are proposing tax cuts in their states. Imagine that. They are in Michigan and Maryland, both governors are Republican. SALT reductions cut, let’s reduce our state taxes. Conservative reaction.

Then there are the Democratic blue state governors who are coming up with “ideas” (actually scheme’s).
Check this one:
In New York Governor Cuomo has suggested switching some of his state’s tax collections from personal income to a corporate payroll tax, saying corporations aren’t subject to a cap.

What that means is the companies don’t have a SALT limit of $10,000. So the Governor wants to tax the corporations and not the individuals so the state gets their money and people are not impacted.
Think about that for a minute, and consider this:
He wants to tax companies and have them reduce individual  paychecks so NY can get their money and not worry.
So individuals get their pay reduced by the amount they would have paid in taxes, and the companies pay the bill.
Think of the bureaucratic mess this would create.
Think of the impact on federal taxes, 401K’s, pensions, and elsewhere.
Think about the extra work and cost for the companies.
Would you stay in NY as a CEO or move your company?
This has zero chance to pass and is an embarrassing idea to even propose.

Governor, maybe your tax burden is too high, ever think about that?

He’s not alone. Connecticut, a state that used to be a destination state and taxed itself into a people departing state is looking at the same idea. The Democratic Governor here has seen an exodus of citizens in his eight years.

New Jersey and California have another idea. They are considering allowing residents to pay some of their state taxes as charitable deductions.
Their reasoning,  they can then claim the federal tax deduction for money they’re paying to the state.
Oh this looks easy to do too, doesn’t it? What will they do, ask the people to sign a voluntary charitable deduction to California? Really?

How do they defend these ideas? Here’s what a Democratic State Senator in California running for the US Senate had to say:

“The Republican tax plan gives corporations and hedge-fund managers a trillion-dollar tax cut and expects California taxpayers to foot the bill. We won’t allow California residents to be the casualty of this disastrous tax scheme.”

See it’s not California’s high taxes that are the issue, it’s the national federal tax rates being lowered that is the problem. I guess the government knows better how to spend your earned income.

Gov. Cuomo by the way said, “It is complicated, it is difficult, but it is clear that we must protect New York taxpayers from this assault.”  He also said “they would explore the charitable donation angle California and New Jersey are pursuing”.

Right Governor, it’s not your high state and city taxes, it’s the federal governments lower taxes that are the issue.

These are examples of how Democratic and Republican Governors are approaching the issue. It’s clear there is a difference in the parties when it comes to taxes. It should be an issue in every blue state, but most are so solid in one party rule and with lack of MSM coverage it won’t be. Just imagine though if the MSM were presenting all the facts and allowing people to understand the real issue here. They won’t, they are too busy calling it a tax break for the rich.

The Ratings:

TUESDAY. Fox barely edges MSNBC. Fox wins 4-8. MSNBC 9-11.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.826 | CNN: 748 | MSNBC: 1.328 | HLN: 203
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.691 | CNN: 994 | MSNBC: 2.633 | HLN: 324
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.625
Five:
2.618
Baier:
2.638
MacCallum:
2.409
Carlson:
2.785
Hannity:
2.877
Ingraham:
2.408
Bream:
1.559
CNN Tapper:
918
Blitzer:
940
Blitzer:
803
Burnett:
899
Cooper:
1.046
Cuomo:
972
Tonight:
962
Tonight:
714
MSNBC Wallace:
1.198
MTPDaily:
1.372
Melber:
1.433
Matthews:
1.874
Hayes:
1.986
Maddow:
3.217
O’Donnell:
2.686
Wlms:
1.784
HLN Michaela:
87
Cupp:
71
Banfield:
119
Banfield:
151
Files:
262
Files:
323
Files:
391
Files:
363

 

 

R.I.P. Fire and Fury

Whoever decided to allow the TV cameras to stay live during the W.H, DACA meeting yesterday deserves a raise. The fifty-five minute session was incredible television and showed a President in control. informed and leading. The session showed everything written in Fire and Fury and so happily reported by the MSM was wrong. This President looked every bit the informed leader the book said he wasn’t. Book sales should die today and if you buy it you are wasting your money. It turns out that in the preface where the author said some things were unverified was far truer than anyone thought.

Remember when the author said on TV “The story that I have told seems to present this presidency in such a way that it says he can’t do his job”. Well from what we saw yesterday the only one who can’t do their job is the author Michael Wolff.

If you did not see the meeting here’s a link to the video. It is worth your time to see the government in action and how wrong books and reports in the MSM can be.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?439527-1/president-trump-open-tackling-daca-fix-first-border-wall

By the way the book also cost Steve Bannon. Remember when we said he was the big loser? He “resigned” from Breitbart yesterday. He took on the President and lost. I have no idea where he goes now. Fox already said they are not interested in hiring him.

The Ratings:

Here’s updates for Saturday, Sunday and Monday — with a surprise. Also the week of Jan 1, morning and evening news numbers.

Total Viewers SATURDAY. Once again Fox dominates the weekend.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.270 | CNN: 670 |  MSNBC: 624 | HLN: 302
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.553 | CNN: 515 | MSNBC: 468 | HLN: 304
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
954
NwsHQ:
965
NwsHQ:
942
Report:
1.005
Watters:
1.479
Pirro:
1.732
Gutfeld:
1.447
Watters:
958
CNN Nwsrm:
696
Nwsrm:
725
Smerc:
703
Nwsrm:
586
Nwsrm:
598
N.Korea:
500
Bell:
448
Bell:
395
MSNBC News:
659
News:
729
AMJoy:
657
Maddow:
569
O’Donnell:
551
Williams:
561
Lockup:
291
Lockup:
236
HLN Files:
268
Files:
250
Files:
231
Files:
189
Files:
268
Files:
294
Files:
350
Files:
426

 

Total Viewers SUNDAY. Another Fox weekend dominant win. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.024 | CNN: 587 | MSNBC: 526 | HLN: 322
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.094 | CNN: 446 | MSNBC: 446 | HLN: 415
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NewsHQ:
815
Gutfeld:
691
NwsHQ:
653
Report:
825
WiseGuys:
1.172
Hilton:
1.086
FNSunday:
1.024
WiseGuys:
824
CNN Nwsrm:
524
Nwsrm:
525
Nwsrm:
538
Nwsrm:
408
Nwsrm:
466
Bourdain:
466
Bourdain:
405
Bourdain:
416
MSNBC News:
478
News:
515
MTP:
687
KasieDC:
583
Cont.:
568
PentPapers:
394
Lockup:
375
Lockup:
250
HLN Files:
263
Files:
261
Files:
264
Files:
298
Files:
437
Files:
396
Files:
413
Files:
502

Total Viewers MONDAY. MSNBC wins the night as Fire and Fury Book talk rages . 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.739 | CNN: 750 | MSNBC: 1.297 | HLN: 209
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.134 | CNN: 905 | MSNBC: 2.237 | HLN: 261
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.916
Five:
2.597
Baier:
2.527
MacCallum:
2.318
Carlson:
2.320
Hannity:
2.312
Ingraham:
1.768
Bream:
1.004
CNN Tapper:
923
Blitzer:
950
Blitzer:
890
Burnett:
972
Cooper:
928
Cooper:
819
Tonight:
966
Tonight:
650
MSNBC Wallace:
1.337
MTPDaily:
1.332
Melber:
1.434
Matthews:
1.903
Hayes:
1.708
Maddow:
2.656
O’Donnell:
2.344
Wlms:
1.290
HLN Michaela:
116
Cupp:
84
Banfield:
123
Banfield:
144
Files:
217
Files:
261
Files:
307
Files:
298

Without Matt Lauer NBC is now winning in the AM news race. The numbers:

The averages for Week of Jan. 1, 2018:

  • Total Viewers: NBC: 4.465M / ABC: 4.276M / CBS: 3.606M
  • A25-54 viewers: NBC: 1.576M / ABC: 1.348M / CBS: 944,000
    John Dickerson is replacing Charlie Rose on CBS in the AM.

    Evening News Ratings: ABC wins. The averages for the week of Jan. 1, 2018:

    • Total Viewers: ABC: 10.328M / NBC: 10.093M / CBS: 7.519M
    • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 2.216M / NBC: 2.372M / CBS: 1.557M

 

 

Exactly what …..

As we close in the one year anniversary we want to take some looks back the administration performance and all the noise out there. Let’s start today with this question.

Exactly what is the MSM angry about and why?

First let’s define their role again. The media is to report the news. Report it in a non biased manner presenting all sides and provide public information.
We’ve seen the studies that 90% of the coverage for this administration has been negative. In this blog we have outlined weekly the bias we see in their reporting.
So what exactly is the MSM angry about?

Are they angry about the economy because people are suffering? That can’t be. The economy is growing nicely, jobs are being created, unemployment is down and the stock market is up.
In fact unemployment is close to a rate that the economists consider it full employment. Black unemployment is at an all time low. Hispanic unemployment is down to 4.9%.
What is there to be angry about in the economy?

Are they angry about his America First attitude? It could be, but don’t we want a President making deals with the best interest of America in mind? Didn’t the President tell all world leaders he would expect them to do the same? Would any country want their leader negotiating with another country and not have their country’s best interest at heart?
Are they angry because he wants to renegotiate NAFTA to make it fairer for America? Are they angry because he wants TPP to be better for America? I guess they’re angry because of the Paris Climate control agreement, but their job is to present both sides. The Trump side is we are paying and doing things that others like China are excluded from, and that puts us in a negative position. Plus we are funding it and why is that?
Is the media angry because they have taken a stand and it is anti administration? But wait, their job is to present the facts and not decide policy.

Are they angry about foreign policy? Which part? The demolition of ISIS? The true red line he drew in Syria? The asking of NATO members to pay the funding they committed to? The refusal to continue a failed policy and blink with N. Korea?
Exactly what are they angry about here?

Are they angry about Russian collusion? Since it now appears it didn’t occur exactly what are they are angry about? Wasn’t it the left who made it seem real? So why are they angry at the administration for what didn’t occur?

Are they angry about immigration? What part? We have slowed illegal immigration, what part of illegal was wrong to stop? He wants a wall to protect our borders, just like every country protects theirs? He wants illegals who commit a crime deported, think about that. They came illegally, and then committed a crime and we want them to leave. What part makes the media angry?

Are they angry because he takes advantage of social media? Wait, I thought Obama wanting to keep his Blackberry was an example of a modern President. They disagree with his tweets? Wait, you are the media it gives news to report, not to take a stand on.

Are they angry at the tax cuts? I know it was misrepresented as a plan for the rich, but as we see daily it wasn’t. Are they angry because high state taxes where the media (NY and Calif) are located won’t get as great a cut as low tax states? Shouldn’t they just report the news and if they are angry at anyone it should be those taking their money, not those returning it?

We are wondering exactly what they are angry about. Could it be just their bias?

The Ratings:

Total Viewers FRIDAY. THE BOOK DRIVES VIEWERSHIP. FOX NARROWLY.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.780 | CNN: 856 | MSNBC: 1.357 | HLN: 221
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.558 | CNN: 1.000 | MSNBC: 2.245 | HLN: 318
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.477
Five:
2.437
Baier:
2.460
MacCallum:
2.138
Carlson:
2.675
Hannity:
2.821
Ingraham:
2.173
Bream:
1.532
CNN Tapper:
927
Blitzer:
912
Blitzer:
843
Burnett:
958
Cooper:
1.087
Cooper:
895
Special:
999
Cont./Trmp:
—/676
MSNBC Wallace:
1.414
MTPDaily:
1.443
Melber:
1.443
Matthews:
1.674
Hayes:
2.007
Maddow:
2.846
O’Donnell:
1.880
Wlms:
1.344
HLN Michaela:
63
Files:
90
Files:
170
Files:
277
Files:
312
Files:
317
Files:
326
Files:
362

 

Fire and Fury ……

The weekend and Sunday shows were all the Wolff book:

The author says the book “will finally end the president’s White House tenure”.

Steve Bannon knows he made a mistake and  is trying to make amends. He expresses “regret” to President Trump and praised Donald Trump Jr.
Bannon will never recover from this “mistake”.

The Trump haters in the MSM fell again for a false Trump story. Did you hear this one with MSNBC and others?

A Twitter account (@PixelatedBoat) tweeted out a satirical excerpt claiming to be from Wolff’s book. It said the President “spends 17 hours a day watching the Gorilla Channel and that his aides compiled videos of gorilla fights for Trump”.

Many people, including MSNBC’s Scott Dworkin, author Toure, and intelligence expert Eric Garland  shared the tale before realizing it was a joke.

They believe anything like this about Trump, both because they want it to be true and believe what they hear. It tells you their mindset.

Here’s What We Think:

There are always books written from “insiders” that must contain sensational material to sell.  This is not new.

What is new is the media wants to believe this and a large percentage of the population does too.

What is different is that past administrations downplayed and ignored the books. This President defends himself and gives the stories life.
That is one of the charges in the book. That the President’s ego forces him to defend himself against everything. That he cannot take any negatives and won’t listen to criticism.

All the President had to do when questions about the book arose and his fitness for the office is answer this way:

I have been President for a year. People have seen me deal with the economy, foreign affairs. – when I drew a red line it was real — when I said we would be after ISIS. – it was real. They have seen me deal with jobs here, and the focus to bring businesses back, and drive the economy. If some in the MSM cannot get used to an America First mentality that might be their issue. They keep looking for us to fail, but like their stock market predictions they are wrong.
As for the staff I stand with my people like General Mattis, who when asked yesterday what his number one concern was answered, “I don’t have concerns; I create them”. I am not concerned about books from people I fire, I am concerned with driving America forward for our citizens. That’s my last word on this.

Instead the President continues to allow his ego and inability to stop reacting get in the way. Enough with I went to the best colleges, got high grades, built a business, created a top rated TV show and got elected President. Let your performance in office speak for itself.

The Ratings:

Total Viewers THURSDAY. The Bannon book makes it a close race.

  • Total Day: FNC: 1.826 | CNN: 958 | MSNBC: 1.451 | HLN: 214
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.845 | CNN: 1.239 | MSNBC: 2.643 | HLN: 236
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.446
Five:
2.506
Baier:
2.399
MacCallum:
2.110
Carlson:
2.910
Hannity:
3.142
Ingraham:
2.482
Bream:
1.469
CNN Tapper:
1.185
Blitzer:
1.168
Blitzer:
1.058
Burnett:
1.251
Cooper:
1.505
Cooper:
1.198
Tapper:
1.009
Special:
820
MSNBC Wallace:
1.395
MTPDaily:
1.487
Melber:
1.370
Matthews:
1.622
Hayes:
2.072
Maddow:
3.217
O’Donnell:
2.636
Wlms:
1.728
HLN Michaela:
97
S.E.Cupp:
109
Banfield:
169
Banfield:
202
S.E.Cupp:
142
Files:
226
Files:
341
Files:
328

 

It’s Never Dull ……

Trump Time. It’s Never Dull 

It’s never dull under President Trump. Let’s see the last 24 hours:

The President’s lawyers sue to stop the Bannon/Wolf book from release.
Why?  There is no chance to win that.
So what does the publisher do? He releases it early and today it’s out.
It’s flying off the shelfs.

Next With The Book

Those who despise Trump will love it and believe everything.
The MSM will love it.
Those who support the President will say it’s all a fallacy.
MSNBC ratings will skyrocket (see ratings below for the day it broke).
The authors credibility will be challenged.
He does have a credibility challenge. Here’s what he says at book start:
A number of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradict those of others.
But they were nonetheless included in the vivid account of the West Wing’s workings, in a process he describes as “allowing the reader to judge” whether they are true.

There you go. He is leaving to others to judge. If you are anti or pro Trump you already judged.   Let the noise begin.

Last comment on this.
If this book were about Obama and the author said what he did, how would they present it?

More on North Korea:

The left (and MSM) continue to rail at the President for his tweets back.
Our last word on this is:
For 24 years our leaders appeased Kim Jong-un. He developed and got to the brink of the ability to deliver nuclear weapons. Facts are a tough thing to dispute.
He didn’t get to this point because we were too tough, he got there because we were too weak. What are you arguing?

Trump and the Stock Market:

Do you notice how the MSM has downplayed the amazing market growth? Ask yourself again if Obama or Clinton were President would they be doing that? We think not.
In fact we think that if Obama were President they would nominate him for a Nobel Prize in Economics. After all they gave him one for Peace for far less after three days in office.

The market, jobs and tax cuts are beginning to impact Trump’s numbers a little. All the polling services now have him over 40% approval. (he was in the 30’s). Rasmussen has him at 44 and YouGov at 43 today.

Jobs and Unemployment

The jobs report today was below expectations but contained some interesting numbers.
148,000 jobs were created in December. Forecast was 190,000.
Retail jobs declined (think online buying impact).
Manufacturing jobs were up
Unemployment remained at a 17 year low of 4.1%.
Hourly wage was up.
Black unemployment dropped to 6.8%. A record low.

If people vote on their pocketbook, these numbers combined with the market is good news.

Jeff Sessions:

The whispers that the job is too big for Sessions is getting louder. You may recall we called for his resignation months ago. Yesterday two major congressional Republicans came out for the same.  They were Mark Meadows  (N.C.) and Jim Jordan (Ohio).

We see this drumbeat getting louder despite the news he is investigating the Clinton machine.

The Ratings:

Notice when a story breaks anti Trump, like the Bannon book on Wednesday  how MSNBC and CNN spike.

TUESDAY Jan 2. New Year day one of normal. Fox Wins day and night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.815 | CNN: 675 | MSNBC: 1.153 | HLN: 246
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.783 | CNN: 910 | MSNBC: 2.043 | HLN: 335
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.621
Five:
2.459
Baier:
2.499
MacCallum:
2.434
Carlson:
2.923
Hannity:
2.985
Ingraham:
2.439
Bream:
1.457
CNN Tapper:
787
Blitzer:
775
Blitzer:
715
Burnett:
860
Cooper:
962
Cooper:
878
Cooper:
888
Cooper:
610
MSNBC Wallace:
1.145
MTPDaily:
1.292
Melber:
1.258
Matthews:
1.517
Hayes:
1.522
Maddow:
2.599
O’Donnell:
2.007
Wlms:
1.474
HLN Michaela:
92
S.E.Cupp:
80
Banfield:
155
Banfield:
206
Files:
271
Files:
352
Files:
382
Files:
509

Total Viewers WEDNESDAY. FOX WINS DAY, MSNBC WINS THE NIGHT.

The breaking story of the Bannon Book drives viewers.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.785 | CNN: 829 | MSNBC: 1.389 | HLN: 216
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.594 | CNN: 1.143 | MSNBC: 2.679 | HLN: 288
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.652
Five:
2.609
Baier:
2.711
MacCallum:
2.220
Carlson:
2.716
Hannity:
2.828
Ingraham:
2.237
Bream:
1.435
CNN Tapper:
999
Blitzer:
926
Blitzer:
940
Burnett:
1.140
Cooper:
1.252
Cooper:
1.118
Tapper:
1.058
Cooper:
812
MSNBC Wallace:
1.396
MTPDaily:
1.499
Melber:
1.534
Matthews:
1.840
Hayes:
2.129
Maddow:
3.241
O’Donnell:
2.661
Wlms:
1.912
HLN Michaela:
95
S.E.Cupp:
70
Banfield:
113
Banfield:
176
Files:
263
Files:
264
Files:
336
Files:
439

SUNDAY NEWS SHOWS RATINGS FOR The QUARTER FOUR 2017:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC Meet the Press 3.405 M 952 k
CBS Face the Nation (1/2 hr) 3.538 M 793 k
ABC This Week 2.973 M 833 k
FOX Fox News Sunday 1.398 M 444 k

New Year — Same Chaos

If you thought after a year things would quiet down with the President and White House, you were wrong! Boom the Bannon book leaks.

The impact of the book will be more long term on Bannon than the President. Bannon’s small base, if forced to choose between Trump and him will side with the President. After the Roy Moore debacle, the Bannon train has to go off to the side for a while. His credibility is gone.
The comments he made last night praising the President in a radio interview just lends to added poor messaging from him.  “The President of the United States is a great man. You know I support him day in and day out”, he said. The old saying, “with friends like that …” applies here.
Maybe Bannon and Moore can spend some time together for the rest of the year and give us a break.

Hypocrisy 2018

For months, in fact even before the administrations tax plan was released, the Democrats attacked it as a plan for the wealthy. You remember that rhetoric was a constant drum beat from the left and MSM.
We kept asking how that can be, if they are losing the most with the SALT deduction. They are losing the high mortgage deduction.  You remember, but the left kept saying it.
Well yesterday Governor Cuomo of NY, a probable candiate for the Dem nomination in 2020, gave his state of the state speech. Here’s the opening line in today’s report on his speech:
“Gov. Cuomo in his State of the State Address Wednesday took on President Trump and Mayor de Blasio, proposed a work-around to the federal-tax overhaul that disproportionately affects wealthier New Yorkers ..”
WHAT? How does the MSM allow him to get away with that? After months of daily pounding that this would hurt the middle class and help the wealthy  you are worried about the wealthy leaving your state because the new taxes hurt them the most?

At another point he suggested reducing personal-income tax rates. Imagine that.
That is an impact we hoped would occur. Get the big tax states to stop taxing their citizens at such high rates, reduce spending and allow the working people to keep more of their earned income.
Let’s see what happens.

Trump’s “Bigger Button”

The tweet the President made in reaction to Kim Un Jong’s tweet about a button his desk, set off an unbelievable cry from the left and MSM. Hillary’s former PR person asked Twitter to take away the President’s account, because he was so dangerous. Why? Because he smacked back at Jong saying don’t threaten the U.S., we have more and better weapons.

For the record we found his tweet amusing, and did not think it put my life or yours in danger. We prefer a stronger approach to Jong than Bush and Obama took. After all what did their appeasement approach produce? It produced a nut job leader who doesn’t think the U.S. will do anything.
To the left and MSM, be afraid. But, be afraid of Kim Un Jong far more that your own President. Kim is the threat.

The Ratings

FRIDAY. Fox wins day and night. Win time slots 4-9. MSNBC wins 10 & 11.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.413 | CNN: 541 | MSNBC: 870 | HLN: 218
  • Primetime: FNC: 1.608 | CNN: 549 | MSNBC: 1.240 | HLN: 269
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.237
Five:
1.851
Baier:
1.869
MacCallum:
1.514
Carlson:
2.023
Hannity:
1.429
Ingraham:
1.367
Bream:
989
CNN Tapper:
615
Blitzer:
606
Blitzer:
588
Burnett:
604
Special:
688
80s:
522
80s:
438
80s:
451
MSNBC Live:
718
MTPDaily:
900
Melber:
973
Matthews:
1.274
Special:
1.005
Maddow:
1.251
O’Donnell:
1.463
Wlms:
1.025
HLN Michaela:
42
Special:
52
Files:
124
Files:
256
Files:
313
Files:
256
Files:
239
Files:
323

Total Viewers SATURDAY. A DOMINANT FOX NIGHT.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.143 | CNN: 541 |  MSNBC: 464 | HLN: 317
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.294 | CNN: 365 | MSNBC: 385 | HLN: 364
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
896
NwsHQ:
935
NwsHQ:
965
Report:
1.068
Watters:
1.373
Pirro:
1.306
Gutfeld:
1.203
Watters:
829
CNN Nwsrm:
538
Nwsrm:
582
Nwsrm:
576
Nwsrm:
603
90s:
345
90s:
380
90s:
370
90s:
341
MSNBC News:
556
News:
508
Hayes:
306
Maddow:
405
O’Donnell:
473
Hedlnrs:
347
Lockup:
335
Lockup:
298
HLN Files:
304
Files:
309
Files:
294
Files:
322
Files:
378
Files:
332
Files:
382
Files:
500

Total Viewers. SUNDAY, New Year’s Eve. CNN wins the night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.326 | CNN: 1.063 | MSNBC: 448 | HLN: 288
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.693 | CNN: 1.704 | MSNBC: 440 | HLN: 314
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
809
Five:
1.057
NwsHQ:
1.006
Report:
1.017
AmerNYE:
1.315
AmerNYE:
1.741
AmerNYE:
2.023
AmerNYE:
2.284
CNN Nwsrm:
537
Bourdain:
588
Nwsrm:
542
Special:
674
NYEve:
1.243
NYEve:
1.754
NYEve:
2.116
NYEve:
3.024
MSNBC News:
458
News:
482
MTP:
499
KasieDC:
519
Special:
467
AMJoy:
415
AMJoy:
438
Special:
312
HLN Files:
236
Files:
233
Files:
222
Files:
259
Files:
287
Files:
334
Files:
320
Files:
319

Total Viewers MONDAY. New Years Day. Low viewership. Fox wins close. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.098 | CNN: 564 | MSNBC: 568 | HLN: 259
  • Primetime: FNC: 714 | CNN: 510 | MSNBC: 653 | HLN: 259
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.035
Five:
1.200
Baier:
1.356
Special:
1.019
H.Levin:
723
Hannity:
797
Special:
624
Bream:
781
CNN The 70s:
579
The 80s:
565
Cont.:
The 90s:
574
Cont.:
The 80s:
473
Cont.:
The 70s:
455
MSNBC Yrs10Most:
488
MTP:
536
Melber:
548
Matthews:
819
Hayes:
518
Movie:
720
Cont.:
Movie:
462
HLN KillingMe:
185
KillingMe:
188
KillingMe:
203
Special:
189
Files:
201
Files:
267
Files:
310
Files:
389

The Week of December 25.
Bowl games drove ESPN to first. 

Basic Cable Top 5 – Prime Time (Total Viewers)

  1. ESPN (6,439,000)
  2. Hallmark Channel (2,208,000)
  3. Fox News (1,589,000)
  4. USA (1,481,000)
  5. TNT (1,342,000)

Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (Total Viewers)

  1. ESPN (2,340,000)
  2. Hallmark Channel (1,275,000)
  3. Fox News (1,191,000)
  4. Nickelodeon (958,000)
  5. Discovery (896,000)

It was a relatively quiet week for cable news ratings-wise. While Fox News earned its usual Top 5 spot in total viewers, MSNBC fell to No. 9 in prime time and No. 10 in total day, while CNN fell to No. 18 in prime time and No. 14 in total day.

A Little Post Holiday Catch Up

Let’s do some quick catch ups on stories from the past few weeks:

With all the charges against the administration did you hear that twenty six percent fewer Mexicans repatriated in 2017? About 152,000 Mexican nationals were repatriated from the U.S. according to data from Mexico’s Interior Ministry. That compares with just about 205,000 in 2016.
What happened to all the deportations and separations we heard about?

How come the MSM hasn’t covered the decimation of ISIS?
On inauguration day there were an estimated 35,000 ISIS fighters who held approximately 17,500 square miles of territory in both Iraq and Syria. At year’s end  the U.S. military estimates the remaining 1,000 or so fighters occupy roughly 1,900 square miles. A year ago they were a threat. Trump promised to destroy them. MSM?

Did you see the Gallup Poll on America’s most admired. Obama won the male side and Hillary the female (with Michelle second, Oprah third and Elizabeth Warren fourth).

Iran has protesters in the street. They are protesting the economy, lack of food and general conditions. A large part of this is likely due to the sanctions that were on Iran for years. The same ones lifted last year by Obama to get the nuclear agreement, along with all that cash.
You will hear more about this if the protests continue.

Remember when we warned Baltimore police would back off since the Mayor and DA were against them? Well in 2017 they had a record for killings per capita.
Surprise surprise.

You think that maybe it happens all the time? This broke in the Wash. Examiner.
Russia is accusing the United States of interfering with its upcoming presidential election after State Department officials criticized a decision preventing opposition politician Alexei Navalny from challenging President Vladimir Putin next year.

With more to come. The Trump administration has seen dozens of senior administration officials quit or forced out in the first year. Their turnover rate of roughly 33 percent is triple the pace of previous administrations.

Go away Roy Moore. Really he filed a suit to challenge the election? Now he wants to talk about a private lie detector test he took? Enough.

 

 

 

With a Happy New Year

With wishes for a Happy New Year to our family of readers we forward the year end ratings. Below you will find:
1. The daily ratings from Christmas Day through Thursday.
2. The ratings for the week of December 18.
3. The top rankings for 2017 (Day and Primetime) vs. 2016.
4. The Business News ratings for 2017.

Total Viewers MONDAY. – Christmas Day. 

  • Total day: FNC: 982 | CNN: 516 | MSNBC: 391 | HLN: 288
  • Primetime: FNC: 689 | CNN: 546 | MSNBC: 442 | HLN: 420
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
811
Five:
967
Baier:
1123
Spcl.:
908
H.Levin:
762
H.Levin:
695
H.Levin:
608
Baier:
641
CNN JesusSpcl:
470
JesusSpcl:
503
JesusSpcl:
422
JesusSpcl:
445
JesusSpcl:
526
JesusSpcl:
608
JesusSpcl:
489
JesusSpcl:
450
MSNBC Wlms:
290
Maddow:
304
Hayes:
301
Wallace:
359
O’Donnell:
446
MTPDaily:
466
O’Donnell:
411
Mthws:
357
HLN Files:
238
Files:
215
Files:
200
Files:
268
Files:
385
Files:
413
Files:
462
Files:
403

TUESDAY. Fox beats MSNBC and CNN combined – Day and Night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.512 | CNN: 575 | MSNBC: 911 | HLN: 227
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.014 | CNN: 594 | MSNBC: 1.446 | HLN: 353
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.323
Five:
1.966
Baier:
1.986
MacCallum:
1.715
Carlson:
2.288
Hannity:
2.208
Ingraham:
1.542
Bream:
1.103
CNN Tapper:
718
Blitzer:
764
Blitzer:
608
Burnett:
589
Cooper:
667
Spcl.:
549
Lemon:
563
Cooper:
461
MSNBC Live:
757
MTPDaily:
864
Melber:
1.043
Matthews:
1.261
Hayes:
1.348
Maddow:
1.704
O’Donnell:
1.281
Wlms:
1.016
HLN Michaela:
68
S.E.Cupp:
60
Banfield:
105
Banfield:
134
Files:
279
Files:
387
Files:
396
Files:
427

Total Viewers WEDNESDAY. Another Fox sweep of all slots 4-11.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.465 | CNN: 624 | MSNBC: 992 | HLN: 214
  • Primetime: FNC: 1.905 | CNN: 731 | MSNBC: 1.642 | HLN: 269
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.257
Five:
1.894
Baier:
2.070
MacCallum:
1.562
Carlson:
2.118
Hannity:
2.059
Ingraham:
1.535
Bream:
1.151
CNN Tapper:
718
Blitzer:
783
Blitzer:
629
Burnett:
639
Cooper:
756
Spcl.:
732
Lemon:
703
Cooper:
453
MSNBC Live:
841
MTPDaily:
968
Melber:
1.163
Matthews:
1.357
Hayes:
1.542
Maddow:
1.853
O’Donnell:
1.523
Wlms:
1.140
HLN Michaela:
67
S.E.Cupp:
54
Banfield:
108
Banfield:
108
Files:
223
Files:
247
Files:
339
Files:
480

Thursday. Fox wins day and night. Fox wins 4-8. MSNBC 9-11.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.510 | CNN: 626 | MSNBC: 981 | HLN: 217
  • Primetime: FNC: 1.918 | CNN: 637 | MSNBC: 1.748 | HLN: 276
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.264
Five:
1.891
Baier:
1.877
MacCallum:
1.670
Carlson:
2.147
Hannity:
1.958
Ingraham:
1.649
Bream:
1.166
CNN Tapper:
751
Blitzer:
748
Blitzer:
678
Burnett:
661
Cooper:
774
Special:
545
Lemon:
591
Cooper:
473
MSNBC Live:
733
MTPDaily:
871
Melber:
993
Matthews:
1.300
Hayes:
1.479
Maddow:
2.005
O’Donnell:
1.748
Wlms:
1.232
HLN Michaela:
84
S.E.Cupp:
70
Banfield:
95
Banfield:
171
Files:
190
Files:
265
Files:
372
Files:
416

The Top 5 basic cable networks for the week of December 18.

Prime Time:

  1. ESPN (2,997,000)
  2. Fox News (2,703,000)
  3. Hallmark (2,223,000)
  4. MSNBC (2,071,000)
  5. USA (1,470,000)

Total Day:

  1. Fox News (1,702,000)
  2. Hallmark Channel (1,082,000)
  3. MSNBC (1,044,000)
  4. Nickelodeon (1,015,000)
  5. ESPN (959,000)
2017 BASIC CABLE TOP 10Prime Time  (Total Viewers) / vs. 2016

  1. Fox News (2,421,000) / Flat
  2. ESPN (1,951,000) / +1 percent
  3. MSNBC (1,631,000) +51 percent
  4. USA (1,412,000) / -5 percent
  5. HGTV (1,403,000) / -5 percent
  6. TBS (1,398,000) / – 7 percent
  7. TNT (1,170,000) / -15 percent
  8. History (1,126,000) / -4 percent
  9. Discovery (1,102,000) / -7 percent
  10. Hallmark Channel (1,089,000) / +7 percent

Total Day  (Total Viewers) / vs. 2016

  1. Fox News (1,500,000) / +7 percent
  2. Nickelodeon (1,118,000) / -7 percent
  3. MSNBC (889,000) / +47 percent
  4. HGTV (802,000) / -6 percent
  5. CNN (779,000) / +3 percent
  6. ESPN(779,000) / -4 percent
  7. Investigation Discovery (742,000) / +8 percent
  8. USA (698,000) / -13 percent
  9. Cartoon Network (671,000) / -19 percent
  10. TNT (636,000) / -19 percent

2017 Business TV Ratings: FBN Is No. 1 in Business Day

By A.J. Katz 

Fox Business and CNBC engaged in an intense battle for TV business news ratings supremacy in 2017.

It was FBN that finished 2017 with its first yearly win over CNBC in Business Day viewers, per Nielsen live+same-day data.

Business Day is defined as Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.

FBN saw double digit total viewer growth from 2016 across Business Day, + 28 percent in total viewers (197,000) and +14 percent in the A25-54 demo (25,000), and all of FBN’s programs recorded their most-watched year to date, delivering five of the six most-watched business shows in the process.

The most-watched programs on business TV this year included the Maria Bartiromo-hosted Mornings with Maria, Varney & Co, Cavuto Coast to Coast, Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman, and The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan.

Lou Dobbs led the charge for Fox Business. His program, Lou Dobbs Tonight was the year’s most-watched program across all of business television, averaging 345,000 total viewers (+28 percent from 2016) and 41,000 in the key A25-54 demo.

“From the Dow all-time highs to the SNAP IPO, FBN comes out on top when major business news breaks, proving that we have become not only the most watched, but the most trusted source for business news,” says Fox Business president Brian Jones.