In The News……

In The News:

The last 36 hours of coverage have been about the Austin Bomber and the Trump women (those claiming to have had relations with him). The Austin bomber deserved the coverage, and with his demise this AM we are as anxious as any to understand why he did this. It’s nice to see the MSM praise the police for once. They normally only cover negative police stories.

On the Trump woman, we still say we don’t care. Whatever he did, in consensual relationships, before he was President is not our business. It is Melania’s, not ours. Why the coverage we don’t understand, well maybe we do, it’s Trump. If anyone thought he was a choir boy before, then you lived in a bubble. If he doing anything in the oval office on my dime, I want to know. As far as we hear, he has been texting and not leaving stains on blue dresses.
Plus since he has not accepted a pay check, we don’t care about ten years ago.
Here’s a poll released on this. Notice who now think that private sex lives of a consensual nature are important.
49 percent overall say these allegations are of “very little importance to the nation”; 68 percent of Republicans, 57 percent of independents and 24 percent of Democrats agree.
19 percent overall say they are of “great importance”; 10 percent of Republicans, 13 percent of independents and 35 percent of Democrats.

A Story Undercovered:

Why has the Baltimore school shooting received little to no coverage? A student showed up at school with a handgun ready to kill. If he had killed ten the coverage would have been enormous. Is it because an officer in the school took out the potential killer? Is it because an armed person in the school prevented a blood bath? Shouldn’t that be big news? Others are alive because we had an armed guard at the school. Why is that not big news? Does it not fit a narrative the MSM wants?
The solution to school shootings is multi faceted as we have outlined numerous times. An armed guard at the school is one. You can’t wait seven minutes for police to arrive. You need immediate action. This shooting illustrates that again.
A 17 year old should not have a gun. We all agree. But if they do and show up, a trained security should be there to take them out. If the media would cover this as much as it would have if many died, and let kids know other schools have the same security, we would see less attacks.
A story missed.

Ralph Peters leaves Fox and Blasts the station

On his way out the door Peters said “Fox has degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration”.  He added “Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed”.

We get that Fox presents a different view of the world and events than CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC.  Ralph now that you have time to watch the others let us know how you view their coverage. You might be surprised, or maybe you already have an offer to join one?

Speaking of Coverage:

Did you see this anywhere?
Three of the 800 illegal immigrants who managed to escape last month’s enforcement sweep in the San Francisco area have already gone on to commit new crimes, notching charges of robbery, drunken driving and spousal abuse, the government’s deportation chief said Tuesday.

Bet you didn’t and won’t see this covered. I wonder if Fox did cover it if Ralph Peters would consider that bias?

Byron York Column

Byron York has a great column today with this headline:
“If Mueller didn’t charge Flynn and Manafort with collusion, then who was colluding”?
Great question isn’t it?  He wrote this:
“None of those charges, at least so far, has involved allegations that Flynn, Manafort, Gates, or Papadapoulos played a role in a scheme of collusion, or coordination, or conspiracy, or whatever it is called. And that could tell the public something about the state of the collusion allegation inside the Mueller investigation.

To put it briefly: What kind of collusion scheme between Russia and the Trump campaign could have existed without Michael Flynn being part of it? What kind of collusion scheme could have existed without Manafort? And Gates? And yet none of them — nor Papadapoulos, either — has been charged with taking part in a collusion scheme.

Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to investigators about what he discussed in a phone conversation with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. (Investigators have always known what the two men talked about, since the call was wiretapped, recorded, and transcribed.)

Manafort has been charged with a daunting number of financial crimes, including fraud and tax evasion, relating to his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.

Gates was charged with most of the crimes Manafort faced, but received a deal from Mueller, allowing him to plead guilty to one count of lying to investigators and one count of hiding profits from his work with Manafort in Ukraine.

The Mid-Terms

Speaker Pelosi as we have been predicting? Here’s a poll yesterday.
A generic ballot, in which participants are asked which party should control Congress. As the 2018 midterm congressional campaign intensifies, the March poll found registered voters picked Democrats by a 50%-to-40% margin, the second time in three months the party has claimed a double-digit advantage.

Ratings

Total Viewers FRIDAY. A close race that Fox wins. CNN continues to lag. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.640 | CNN: 791 | MSNBC: 1.396 | HLN: 236
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.507 | CNN: 968 | MSNBC: 2.408 | HLN: 347
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.143
Five:
1.837
Baier:
1.860
MacCallum:
1.688
Carlson:
2.275
HannitySpcl:
2.539
Ingraham:
2.705
Bream:
1.841
CNN Tapper:
811
Blitzer:
902
Blitzer:
817
Burnett:
937
Cooper:
1.038
Cooper:
941
Tonight:
921
Tonight:
797
MSNBC Wallace:
1.324
MTPDaily:
1.321
Melber:
1.435
Matthews:
1.573
Hayes:
1.929
Maddow:
2.884
O’Donnell:
2.411
Wlms:
1.983
HLN Michaela:
88
Files:
117
Files:
176
Files:
210
Files:
282
Files:
392
Files:
366
Files:
337

Total SATURDAY. Fox wins weekend beating competition combined. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.282 | CNN: 690 |  MSNBC: 801 | HLN: 303
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.806 | CNN: 730 | MSNBC: 812 | HLN: 314
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
875
NwsHQ:
952
NwsHQ:
983
Report:
1.115
Watters:
1.670
Pirro:
2.048
Gutfeld:
1.699
Watters:
1.249
CNN Nwsrm:
649
Nwsrm:
685
Smerc:
636
Newsrm:
737
Nwsrm:
746
Kennedys:
697
Sex:
746
Bourdain:
395
MSNBC News:
822
News:
823
Hayes:
709
Maddow:
740
O’Donnell:
801
11thHour:
817
Wallace:
818
Matthews:
635
HLN Files:
307
Files:
343
Files:
279
Files:
264
Files:
312
Files:
293
Files:
337
Files:
444

Total Viewers CNN wins Sunday with it’s Kennedy and Pope Series Shows. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.034 | CNN: 859 | MSNBC: 607 | HLN: 295
  • Prime time: FNC: 1164 | CNN: 1.276| MSNBC: 489 | HLN: 340
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NewsHQ:
643
Gutfeld:
689
Report:
806
FNSunday:
1.112
WiseGuys:
1.026
Hilton:
1.253
Levin:
1.213
WiseGuys:
776
CNN Nwsrm:
631
Nwsrm:
690
Nwsrm:
675
Nwsrm:
820
Kennedys:
833
Kennedys:
1.772
Pope:
1.223
Kennedys:
752
MSNBC News:
685
News:
722
MTP:
800
KasieDC:
849
KasieDC:
789
DatelineXtra:
428
Lockup:
249
Lockup:
245
HLN DthRow:
302
DthRow:
313
DthRow:
320
DthRow:
375
DthRow:
269
Killer:
318
DthRow:
333
DthRow:
337

Total MONDAY. Another close race Monday with Fox edging out MSNBC.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.708 | CNN: 852 | MSNBC: 1.371 | HLN: 233
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.781 | CNN: 1.177 | MSNBC: 2.515 | HLN: 269
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.384
Five:
2.066
Baier:
2.025
MacCallum:
1.903
Carlson:
2.760
Hannity:
3.110
Ingraham:
2.470
Bream:
1.554
CNN Tapper:
939
Blitzer:
1.041
Blitzer:
926
Burnett:
1.058
Cooper:
1.187
Cooper:
1.160
Lemon:
1.179
Lemon:
877
MSNBC Wallace:
1.282
MTPDaily:
1.326
Melber:
1.539
Matthews:
1.843
Hayes:
2.021
Maddow:
3.171
O’Donnell:
2.353
Wlms:
1.695
HLN Michaela:
98
Cupp:
79
Banfield:
96
Banfield:
171
DthRow:
201
Files:
266
Files:
341
Files:
399
Top 5 basic cable networks for the week of March 12:

Cable Top 5 – Prime time.
TBS and TNT covered NCAA basketball to move into 3 and 4 slots.

  1. Fox News (2,370,000)
  2. MSNBC (2,027,000)
  3. TBS (1,755,000)
  4. TNT (1,695,000)
  5. HGTV (1,469,000)

Cable Top 5 – Total Day 

  1. Fox News (1,384,000)
  2. MSNBC (1,107,000)
  3. Nickelodeon (952,000)
  4. TNT (791,000)
  5. HGTV (789,000)
Business News:

Fox Business News swept the week across business day and market hours (9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET) for the third time in 2018.

Lou Dobbs Tonight and Varney & Co. continued as the two-most-watched business news programs.
FBN also notched 7 of the top 10 business news shows in total viewers, including Dobbs, Varney, Cavuto Coast to Coast, Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman, and The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan.

Business Day (M-F, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET):

FBN: 226,000 total viewers / 31,000 A25-54

CNBC: 182,000 total viewers / 26,000 A25-54

Market Hours (9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET)

FBN: 232,000 total viewers / 33,000 A25-54

CNBC: 186,000 total viewers / 27,000 A25-54

Morning News Numbers for the week of March 12:

Total Viewers:
ABC: 4.025M / ABC: 3.877M / CBS: 3.218M

Evening News Numbers for the week of March 12:

Total Viewers:

ABC: 8,813,000.  NBC 7,857,0006,  CBS 703,000

Network TV:

CBS with NCAA basketball was the most-watched broadcast network last week, averaging 7 million viewers.
NBC had 5.6 million,       ABC had 4.7 million,      Fox had 2.6 million,
Univision had 1.6 million, ION Television had 1.5 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 1 million.

 

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