New May Ratings: FNC Stays On Top

Mediabistro is reporting that for the 77th consecutive month, the Fox News Channel finished first in total day and prime time ratings during May. Even more then that the channel is the sixth highest rated cable network on all of basic cable during prime time for the month. Where are the other you might ask, CNN finished 19th and MSNBC was 26th. The viewers are flocking in droves. They also had eleven of the top thirteen programs on cable in May. The O’Reilly Factor was the highest rated program in cable news This was the 90th consecutive month that this had happened. Fair and balanced maybe the slogan as most on the left think they are totally to far right. If that is the case people just love getting their news from FNC as well as enjoy the hosts, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren was number one, 73 months running so was Hannity & Colmes for their 54th consecutive month. This I believe comes under the same heading as why talk radio is more right wing and left leaning formats like Air America cannot get any traction. To generalize, people listen to talk radio because they want to stay on top of the news and give their own opinion. People on the left would prefer to listen to the top 40 hits of the day or Steve Miller for instance singing “Fly like an Eagle” for the 100,000 time. These same people that listen to talk radio watch news all night, while the people on the left watch prime time shows. I am hoping to make a valid point without sounding crass; the left like popular culture, the right like to be up to date on current affairs. These numbers prove this to be true somewhat.