It looks like “Fair and Balanced” is in…
Dan Rather and CBS News continue to sink further in the TV news ratings war. Rather’s ratings on election night were down 27% compared to election night 2000! This is the biggest decline, by far, of the Big Three liberal broadcast networks. Fox News Channel, meanwhile, saw its ratings soar by 235% in that time. See a pattern here?
But with NBC’s Tom Brokaw retiring before year’s end, CBS News executives think they will be able to pick up new viewers from NBC to allow Dan Rather to stop the hemorrhaging and show that his brand of bias and forgery can make lots of money for CBS/Viacom’s shareholders.
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Collectively, the broadcast networks fumbled about 8 million of the viewers who had watched their prime time on election night in 2000. Ironically, the only broadcast network that can boast an increase is Fox, which doesn’t even have a news division. Fox broadcast network clocked an average of 4.7 million viewers from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday with election coverage provided by Fox News Channel and helmed by Shepard Smith. (Fox News Channel’s own coverage was helmed by Brit Hume.)
It looks like CBS may have a hard time recovering from their “Rathergate” scandal. If you want to keep the heat on, click on “Vote or Die II” and cast your vote!