As pseudolibs run from a fight: In this morning’s first post, we referred to Rachel Maddow’s declining array of viewers.
When one team fights and the other team won’t, viewers may tend to notice! Just so you’ll know, here are the numbers of people who were watching as Rachel made her ridiculous claims about Benghazi last week:
Last Wednesday night, at 8 PM Eastern, 689,000 people watched Maddow make her ridiculous claims about the Benghazi scandal having fallen apart. To review all these data, click here.
Over on Fox, Sean Hannity was driving the Benghazi gong-show forward. He had 2.43 million people watching.
That same evening, Maddow attracted 287,000 viewers to the midnight rerun. In that same hour, Hannity was holding court for 1.10 million viewers.
Total audience for the two airings:
Hannity: 3.52 million viewersHannity’s audience was well over three times as large.
We’re not suggesting that Hannity’s numbers mean that his program was better. We are suggesting this possibility:
When broadcasters 1) refuse to dsecribe reality and 2) abjectly refuse to fight, viewers may start to notice.
MSNBC’s programs have been impossibly dull, in large part because of this corporate channel’s abject refusal to fight. Could it be that some viewers have noticed?
How bad has it been in the 8 PM hour? Last Wednesday, the numbers looked like this:
O’Reilly: 3.12 million viewersThis channel’s programs are very dull and they’ve been losing viewers in droves. Is it possible that liberals don’t watch to watch a bunch of multimillionaire cowards slink off and run from a fight?
Concerning last Friday’s programs: Maddow made her ridiculous claims about Benghazi last Wednesday and Friday nights.
The numbers for Friday haven’t been posted. When they get posted, they’ll be just as bad. Can it be that people don't want to watch a bunch of feel-good evasions which serve the refusal to fight?