Accuracy in Media

Friday Night Fox News Ratings Massacre

Fox News hit a low point for the year on Friday night as MSNBC beat the top-rated cable news network in the 25-54 primetime demographic, which is what advertisers use to decide where to spend their ad dollars. Fox did better in total viewers, losing only the 9 p.m. slot–which they have done consistently since […]

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Lawrence O’Donnell’s Days at MSNBC May be Numbered

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnel’s contract is about to expire, and according to The Huffington Post, the network isn’t looking to keep the longtime host: “Four well-placed sources tell HuffPost that MSNBC has not been in contact with O’Donnell’s team of representatives to negotiate a new deal. The absence of active negotiations weeks before a contract […]

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CNN: Rachel Maddow is Beating Fox News with ‘Long, Informative Monologues’

Huh? Rachel Maddow and ‘long, informative monologues’ sounds…like a liberal echo chamber. But, CNN wrote a puff piece highlighting Maddow’s rising ratings compared to Fox News and attributed it to Maddow’s anti-Trump segments that attract viewers. The article barely mentioned how Bill O’Reilly, her main competitor, was on vacation for a part of the month […]

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July 2017

7/13/2017 - Led By Tucker Carlson, Fox News Remains Top Cable News Network

June 2017

6/20/2017 - Friday Night Fox News Ratings Massacre

May 2017

5/23/2017 - Fox News’ Primetime Ratings Unravel, MSNBC Claims No. 1 Spot for the First Time Ever

5/16/2017 - Post-O’Reilly Fallout, MSNBC Beats Fox in Weekly Demo for the First Time Since 2008

5/15/2017 - Lawrence O’Donnell’s Days at MSNBC May be Numbered

April 2017

4/26/2017 - Bill Who? Fox News Posts Strong Ratings on First Night of Post-O’Reilly Era

4/26/2017 - CNN: Rachel Maddow is Beating Fox News with ‘Long, Informative Monologues’

March 2017

3/29/2017 - Fox News Rides Trump Interest to Top of Cable Ratings

3/21/2017 - Conservative Websites Mislead Readers on Rachel Maddow Ratings

3/17/2017 - Rachel Maddow’s Fake News on Trump’s Tax Returns Dupes 4 Million Viewers

3/16/2017 - Maddow Punks Viewers on Trump Tax Returns

3/16/2017 - Ouch: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Criticized for Hyping Trump Tax Returns

3/16/2017 - The Bias Buzz Podcast- Maddow’s Trump Tax Reveal Dud, GOP Obamacare Repeal, Kellyanne Conway’s Microwave Cameras, Sanctuary Cities and More

January 2017

1/11/2017 - Megyn Who? Tucker Carlson Slaughters the Competition in Primetime Debut

July 2016

7/27/2016 - MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: First Part of Bill Clinton Speech was “Shocking and Weird” [Video]

May 2016

5/18/2016 - Gun Control Advocate Rachel Maddow Says “Shooting is Fun”

February 2016

2/22/2016 - Embarrassing: DNC Chair Can’t Explain Super Delegates to MSNBC’s Maddow

2/5/2016 - Rachel Maddow Hugs Hillary, Bernie after Debate

January 2016

1/21/2016 - Hillary Clinton: Networks Preferred Weekends for Democratic Debates

August 2015

8/29/2015 - Dan Rather Floats Trump-Fox Conspiracy Theory [Video]

June 2015

6/12/2015 - WATCH: Rachel Maddow Apologizes for saying Billy Graham is Dead, but He’s Not

May 2015

5/1/2015 - MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Labels Russian Propaganda Cable Channel a “Conservative Media Outlet” [Video]

April 2015

4/16/2015 - Liberal Media Say Clinton Campaign Lacking “Substance”

March 2015

3/3/2015 - Even the Liberal Media can’t Defend Hillary’s Use of Private Email Account While at State Department [Video]

February 2015

2/11/2015 - Rachel Maddow: “Awkward” that No One from NBC Will Talk to us About Brian Williams [Video]

2/3/2015 - Morning Joe Flops in Primetime Experiment

October 2014

10/14/2014 - MSNBC President Phil Griffin Blames Washington Dysfunction for Low Ratings

December 2013

12/11/2013 - Washington Post Announces Rachel Maddow Column

12/5/2013 - Megyn Kelly is Killing the Competition

September 2013

9/17/2013 - Fox Unveils New Lineup: Greta Moves to 7 p.m., Hannity to 10 p.m.

July 2013

7/17/2013 - “Brother Roger” and the Racial Agitators

7/10/2013 - Cat Fight on the Left Over “Fake IRS Scandal”

December 2012

12/5/2012 - White House Opens Its Doors to MSNBC Hosts

May 2012

5/11/2012 - MSNBC Mashup: Bullying Mitt Romney

March 2012

3/8/2012 - Kucinich Loses Primary, But Could Wind Up on Cable

3/4/2012 - Fox Chairman Praises Rachel Maddow’s New Book

February 2012

2/1/2012 - MSNBC Slips to Third in Primetime Ratings Behind CNN

January 2012

1/12/2012 - Fox Wins N.H. Primary Coverage, MSNBC Finishes Third [Video]

September 2011

9/28/2011 - MSNBC Is Losing Viewers to CNN

August 2011

8/6/2011 - Maddow Gets Caught Using Old Limbaugh Birther Clip, Apologizes

June 2011

6/24/2011 - MSNBC Wins, Olbermann Backs off Extending Program

6/7/2011 - Tough Day for the Left, Weiner Admits He Lied

April 2011

4/26/2011 - Maddow: ‘No Political Agenda at MSNBC’

4/25/2011 - The Four+ Fallacies of Lean Forward, 2.0

4/25/2011 - Maddow on HuffPo: ‘Used To Be Liberal, But Who Knows Anymore’

December 2010

12/27/2010 - Larry King: Hannity and Maddow Are “Preachers of Their Own Opinion”