The news networks not named FOX are having a really hard time over the past year or so.
They went all in on the idea that Hillary would beat Trump and that clearly didn’t work out well for their credibility.
You would think that the networks would realize they were wrong and do their best to start reporting fairly.
Trump delivered a major speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday and look what NBC said about the ratings…
Here’s what NBC claimed (HT to a frequent emailer):
More Americans turned to NBC News and MSNBC combined for coverage of President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress than any other broadcast or cable television network. According to Nielsen Media Research data, the two networks averaged 11.6 million total viewers during primetime coverage of the speech,including an average of 3.9 million viewers in the key news demographic of A25-54.
There’s just one small problem with that.
The problem is that Fox’s broadcast channel carried the speech, and, according to Variety.com, had a large enough audience to enable both primary Fox channels to top NBC’s combined total (Variety’s figure differ from NBC’s by relatively minor amounts, but are consistent with those shown later in a separate table):
Fox News, unsurprisingly, drew the biggest audience for Trump’s speech, with 10.77 million viewers. NBC came in second with 9.14 million, followed by CBS (7.16 million), ABC (6.07 million), CNN (3.94 million), Univision (3.4 million), Fox broadcast (3.08 million), MSNBC (2.68 million), and Fox Business Network (593,000). (CNBC either didn’t broadcast the speech, or didn’t have its audience measured, but its inclusion, or Fox Business’s exclusion, could not possibly have changed Fox’s overall win. — Ed.)
Fox News bested its cable news competition by quite a bit in their target demographic of 25-54, with 2.78 million viewers in that age range, though of all the networks airing the address, NBC had the most viewers in that demo (3.29 million).
More fake news from the mainstream media.