Accuracy in Media

Presidential Primaries Juice Cable News Network Ratings

Cable news network ratings soared in February, thanks largely to viewer interest in the 2016 presidential race. CNN led the way in the all-important 25-54 demo, beating perennial leader Fox News thanks to a series of candidate town halls and debates, though Fox still had the most total viewers. Fox was the most watched cable […]

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Trump-less Debate Ratings Sink

What Donald Trump giveth, he taketh away—sort of. Fueled by Trump’s presence in the Republican presidential race, the ratings for the GOP debates have soared through the roof, making the networks and the Republican National Committee very happy. Those record ratings took a big hit last Thursday when GOP frontrunner Donald Trump noisily dropped out […]

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Trump Ditches Fox News GOP Debate

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has pulled off yet another public relations coup by deciding to skip Thursday night’s GOP debate on Fox News. Trump, who has been feuding with Fox since the first debate the network hosted in August, has apparently decided that he doesn’t need to be present for the final debate before the […]

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Fox News Blew Away the Competition (Again) in 2015

Another year, another ratings win for Fox News Channel. For the 14th consecutive year Fox News Channel has finished as the top-rated cable news network by a wide margin, with gains in every major segment except for the total-day demo, which fell 3 percent compared to 2014. CNN posted significant gains—albeit from a low base—and […]

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Truce? Donald Trump Thanks Megyn Kelly on Twitter

Donald Trump, who has publicly berated Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly for what he felt was unfair treatment during the first GOP debate and negative treatment of his presidential campaign, reversed course, at least temporarily, last week when he thanked Kelly for defending his wife Melania. Thank you @megynkelly for the nice things you said […]

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Megyn Kelly ID’s Liberals at Fox News

In a wide ranging interview with Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles at Advertising Week XII in New York, Fox News Channel’s budding superstar anchor Megyn Kelly opined about the political leanings of her colleagues, naming two of them as liberals: Kelly did so after after being asked only about Fox’s conservative leanings: It’s not that Fox […]

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July 2017

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

August 2016

8/4/2016 - Murdoch Seeks to Calm Investors after Ailes’ Departure at Fox News

March 2016

3/30/2016 - Record Breaker: Fox News Tops All of Cable in First Quarter

3/4/2016 - Presidential Primaries Juice Cable News Network Ratings

February 2016

2/1/2016 - Trump-less Debate Ratings Sink

January 2016

1/27/2016 - Trump Ditches Fox News GOP Debate

December 2015

12/31/2015 - Fox News Blew Away the Competition (Again) in 2015

November 2015

11/5/2015 - Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Defends CNN Reporter Attacked by Trump

October 2015

10/5/2015 - Truce? Donald Trump Thanks Megyn Kelly on Twitter

September 2015

9/30/2015 - Megyn Kelly ID’s Liberals at Fox News

9/2/2015 - Donald Who? Megyn Kelly Tops All of Cable News in Key Demo for August

July 2015

7/23/2015 - MSNBC to Shake-Up Daytime Programming—Goodbye Ed Schultz, Hello Chuck Todd

April 2015

4/30/2015 - MSNBC, NBC Revenues Decline Amid Disarray, Ratings Plunge

March 2015

3/9/2015 - Poll: Fox News Channel Most Trusted Network

February 2015

2/18/2015 - CNN Prez Jeff Zucker: “We’d be Thrilled to Have Fox’s Numbers”

2/5/2015 - MSNBC’s Daytime Ratings Lowest in Nearly a Decade

January 2015

1/9/2015 - Fox News’ Roger Ailes Praises Staff—Urges Them to Maintain Commitment

1/4/2015 - Dish Network Fills Fox News Void with Glenn Beck’s ‘The Blaze’

1/2/2015 - No Unlucky Number as Fox News Remains Top Cable News Network for 13th Consecutive Year

December 2014

12/31/2014 - Dish Network CEO Accuses Fox News of ‘Extortion’ in Carriage Fight

November 2014

11/6/2014 - Fox News Tops Cable, Broadcast Networks in Midterm Election Coverage

October 2014

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

10/3/2014 - Piers Morgan: Ted Turner Didn’t Care About Ratings and Neither Should Jeff Zucker

10/2/2014 - MSNBC President Phil Griffin Says Network Has Had a “Tough Stretch” as Ratings Sink to 7-Year Low

10/1/2014 - Fox News Soars—Finishes Third Quarter As Top-Rated Cable Network

July 2014

7/1/2014 - Fox News Hits Milestone: No. 1 for 50 Quarters

June 2014

6/13/2014 - Megyn Kelly Beats O’Reilly in Demo

6/12/2014 - Survey: MSNBC Has Trust Issues

November 2013

11/1/2013 - After One Month, Megyn Kelly is Number Two in All of Cable News

September 2013

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

April 2013

4/24/2013 - Boston Bombings Propel Fox News to First Place

May 2012

5/2/2012 - CNN’s Ratings Plunge in April, Worst in Over a Decade

February 2012

2/12/2012 - Conservative Group Launches Campaign to Bring Glenn Beck Back to Fox News

2/7/2012 - Fox News Now Worth $12.4 Billion

December 2011

12/31/2011 - CNN Crows About Ratings Jump, Ignores Overall Ranking