Turmoil ….

A day of upheaval and turmoil in the White House yesterday.

Do you think it’s just a coincidence that Hope Hicks resigns the day after her testimony before congress? We don’t, and what was with the “white lie” comment? It sounds like she was hiding something.
We wonder if it goes back to the lie about the Donald Jr. meeting with the Russians. Why, we ask again, did they put out a false narrative?

Now Jared Kushner has questions about meetings and loans to his companies. We think that is MSM smoke; but his failure to get a clearance in 15 months tells us there is something someplace. There is something with his financials that may emerge.
Of course the NYT this AM goes too far. Here’s a headline for them:
“Has Jared Kushner Conspired to Defraud America?”

Speaking of financials, we have made it clear we are sure that they will find zero collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia; however, we believe there is something with financials again. The longer the Mueller probe goes and the more we pick up it points to financials.
It seems to weave together. No tax releases. Refusal to criticize Putin during the campaign. He seems less aggressive toward them now than he does any other country and region. He even criticizes his own staff (see Attorney General) but not Putin. Why? The old political saying is “follow the money”. We think that is what Mueller is doing.

Trump has gotten out front of the gun debate. His public meeting yesterday with legislators where he talked of strengthened background checks and raising the age limit to buy rifles was in line with our thoughts and he owned the moment. If he gets that through he will have done more than anyone to address the gun side. Democrats of course will give faint praise but be outraged the guns are not outlawed.
That said, they must also address the mental health and identity issue. We must have databases that identity people like the Florida shooter so we prevent them purchasing. You can’t have 20+ incidents and all the red flags unidentified to protect the person. Protect citizens first.  Liberals must relent here as conservatives do on the above.

The Mid Terms:

Unless we’re misreading things there is a big change coming in November. Democrats continue winning these off year elections and they are winning in strong Republican districts. They are winning local races in areas they haven’t won in decades. The anti people vote and this year they seem especially fired up. We have been saying this for a while now, we expect a Speaker Pelosi next year.
Keep an eye on that Pennsylvania house race in ten days. A strong Republican district the latest polls show has closed to a tie. If the Republicans lose this one, watch out.

PBS Announces:

We’ve long asked how come the MSM, who follow any successful idea on another station to get ratings don’t change their coverage to a little more balanced to the right. We think it’s because they are biased they just can’t.
Well the liberal PBS, which is government funded, announced yesterday they are launching an eight-week prime time conservative politics program called” In Principle”. It will air on Friday nights at 8:30 after Washington Week.
Let’s see how they support it and what conservative means to them.

The Ratings:

Total Viewers SATURDAY. Judge Jeanne interview with President leads the way.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.256 | CNN: 600 |  MSNBC: 660 | HLN: 304
  • Prime time: FNC: 2.043 | CNN: 459 | MSNBC: 644 | HLN: 356
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
867
NwsHQ:
960
NwsHQ:
1.109
Report:
1.332
Watters:
1.904
Pirro:
2.393
Gutfeld:
1.833
Watters:
1.107
CNN Nwsrm:
649
Nwsrm:
673
Smerc:
597
VanJones:
659
Nwsrm:
586
PttyHrst:
373
PttyHrst:
418
DeathRow:
374
MSNBC News:
715
News:
733
Hayes:
590
Maddow:
627
O’Donnell:
668
11thHour:
647
Wallace:
617
Matthews:
589
HLN Files:
277
Files:
312
Files:
273
Files:
283
Files:
294
Files:
357
Files:
418
Files:
443

Total Viewers SUNDAY. Fox again beats competition — combined. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.087 | CNN: 661 | MSNBC: 588 | HLN: 306
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.403 | CNN: 706 | MSNBC: 466 | HLN: 337
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NewsHQ:
709
FNSunday:
817
Report:
950
Scndlous:
1.051
Scndlous:
1.561
Hilton:
1.236
Levin:
1.413
Scndlous:
742
CNN Nwsrm:
494
Nwsrm:
584
Nwsrm:
553
Nwsrm:
584
Newsrm:
597
PttyHrst:
728
Cont.:
793
70s:
490
MSNBC News:
663
News:
594
MTP:
703
KasieDC:
685
KasieDC:
732
DtlineXtra:
399
Lockup:
266
Lockup:
357
HLN Files:
242
Files:
184
Files:
184
Files:
253
Files:
330
Files:
294
Files:
388
Files:
482

Total Viewers MONDAY. Fox wins and MSNBC is strong.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.730 | CNN: 714 | MSNBC: 1.331 | HLN: 201
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.851 | CNN: 937 | MSNBC: 2.499  | HLN: 277
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.236
Five:
2.116
Baier:
2.314
MacCallum:
2.232
Carlson:
3.055
Hannity:
2.943
Ingraham:
2.554
Bream:
1.519
CNN Tapper:
773
Blitzer:
781
Blitzer:
794
Burnett:
831
Cooper:
982
Cooper:
924
Tonight:
901
Tonight:
657
MSNBC Wallace:
1.207
MTPDaily:
1.231
Melber:
1.410
Matthews:
1.748
Hayes:
2.060
Maddow:
3.027
O’Donnell:
2.410
Wlms:
1.730
HLN Michaela:
46
Cupp:
53
Banfield:
96
Banfield:
158
Files:
110
Files:
288
Files:
334
Files:
376

Total Viewers TUESDAY. Fox wins another close one. CNN lags.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.694 | CNN: 726 | MSNBC: 1.293 | HLN: 213
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.667 | CNN: 916 | MSNBC: 2.388  | HLN: 264
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.198
Five:
1.993
Baier:
2.198
MacCallum:
2.006
Carlson:
2.784
Hannity:
2.892
Ingraham:
2.326
Bream:
1.483
CNN Tapper:
899
Blitzer:
941
Blitzer:
799
Burnett:
845
Cooper:
982
Cooper:
826
Tonight:
941
Tonight:
734
MSNBC Wallace:
1.221
MTPDaily:
1.317
Melber:
1.415
Matthews:
1.725
Hayes:
1.928
Maddow:
2.948
O’Donnell:
2.287
Wlms:
1.603
HLN Michaela:
90
Cupp:
65
Banfield:
147
Banfield:
170
Files:
205
Files:
255
Files:
332
Files:
387

                 Cable’s top 5 for the week of Feb. 19, 2018:

PRIME TIME

  1. Fox News (2,280,000)
  2. MSNBC (1,786,000)
  3. NBCSN (1,736,000)
  4. USA (1,374,000)
  5. HGTV (1,362,000)

TOTAL DAY

  1. Fox News (1,365,000)
  2. NBCSN (1,049,000)
  3. MSNBC (999,000)
  4. Nickelodeon (926,000)
  5. HGTV (799,000)
    Cable’s Top Shows for Month of February:
 
Six of top seven and seven of ten are Fox Shows. MSNBC has the other three.
  1. Hannity (3,333,000)
  2. Tucker Carlson Tonight (3,144,000)
  3. Rachel Maddow Show (2,874,000)
  4. The Ingraham Angle (2,602,000)
  5. Special Report With Bret Baier (2,556,000)
  6. The Five (2,471,000)
  7. The Story With Martha MacCallum (2,344,000)
  8. Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (2,106,000)
  9. All In With Chris Hayes (1,907,000)
  10. America’s Newsroom (1,831,000)
Fox & Friends (6 – 9 a.m.) marked 196 straight months as the most-watched morning show on cable news.

Lou Dobbs continued his run as host of the No. 1 business news program in total viewers. He has now held the title for 22 consecutive months, per Nielsen data.

Stuart Varney’s three-hour market-open program Varney & Co. defeated its CNBC competitor in total viewers for the 19th straight month. Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman also placed in the top three most-watched business news programs, averaging 241,000 total viewers in February, and maintaining her status as the most-watched solo female anchor on business television.

Maria Bartiromo’s Mornings with Maria delivered its most-watched month ever and third monthly win over its business news morning show competition.

For Fox News, that’s 194 months, (since January 2002), as the most-watched cable news network.
The Sunday News Shows numbers for Feb. 25 and the month:
Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC Meet the Press 3.646M 1.133M
CBS Face the Nation (1/2 hr) 3.461M 759,000
ABC This Week 3.201M 874,000
FOX Fox News Sunday 1.471M 451,000

The numbers for February, 2018:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC Meet the Press 3.987M 1.201M
CBS Face the Nation (1/2 hr) 3.569M 769,000
ABC This Week 3.091M 831,000
FOX Fox News Sunday 1.509M 477,000
 

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