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Jon Stewart’s Ratings Are Now Higher Than All Of Fox News
PoloticsUSA ^ | 6-4-11 | Jason Easley

Posted on 06/05/2011 10:45:14 AM PDT by tcrlaf

According to the May Nielson ratings, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart beat the entire Fox News network in terms of total viewers. Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers, while the Fox News prime time and day time line up averaged 1.85 million viewers.

According to Comedy Central, The Daily Show is dominant in its time slot,

For the month of May 2011, “The Daily Show” averaged 2.3 million total viewers and a 1.2 P18-49 rating. Versus May 2010, “The Daily Show” grew an astounding +19% in total viewers, with incredible double-digit ratings growth across all key demos including P18-49 (up +21%), P18-34 (+22%), P18-24 (+21%), M18-34 (+18%) and M18-24 (+21%).

“The Daily Show’s” 1.344 million P18-49 viewers led all late night talk shows in the demo for the month and, with a 2011 YTD average of 1.25 million P18-49 viewers, “The Daily Show” trails only “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (1.27 million P18-49 viewers) in the benchmark demographic for the calendar year crown.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicususa.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boycotthollywood; dailyshow; defundtheleft; fox; hipsters; idiocracy; stewart; viacommie
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A sad testimony of the media-centric world in which we now live, isn't it.

The primary news source for males under 35 is "The Daily Show", an admittedly fake, and biased news show. As Goebbell's knew, he who control's the message, controls the narrative.

1 posted on 06/05/2011 10:45:20 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

who watches?


2 posted on 06/05/2011 10:48:17 AM PDT by brivette
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To: tcrlaf
I wonder why the article didn't compare how The Daily Show stacks up to CNN and PMSNBC, only Fox News?
3 posted on 06/05/2011 10:48:45 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: tcrlaf

I think they need to look at their numbers again.


4 posted on 06/05/2011 10:49:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: tcrlaf
Jon Stewart is lead clown of the Paparazzi Press.

Big.

Deal.

5 posted on 06/05/2011 10:50:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: tcrlaf

This comparing apples to oranges. His show is a comedy show on Comedy Central. His ratings should be compared to those of Saturday Night Live.


6 posted on 06/05/2011 10:50:12 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tcrlaf
"...while the Fox News prime time and day time line up averaged 1.85 million viewers."

Sort of bogus results comparing an average of many shows to one show.

7 posted on 06/05/2011 10:50:33 AM PDT by avacado
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To: tcrlaf

>> Fox News prime time and day time line up average

They had to average prime time and day time? Most Fox News viewers are at WORK during the day. We’re earning the money so the Daily Show viewers can steal/tax it from us.


8 posted on 06/05/2011 10:50:56 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: tcrlaf

...and we wonder why this nation is in the shape it’s in.

Bunch o’ idiots voting.


9 posted on 06/05/2011 10:51:25 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: tcrlaf

I’ve written on other ratings thread like this that FOX should put RedEye head-to-head with these late night talk/fake news channel line ups

I’d rather watch RedEye than Leno, Letterman or Stewart - for them to stick it at 3am is stupid - IMHO

RedEye can wrestle with the big boy network channels
(Guess Mother Fox won’t let them near the chicken coops)


10 posted on 06/05/2011 10:51:37 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: avacado

and MSNBC and CNN viewers?


11 posted on 06/05/2011 10:52:03 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Big.Deal.”

Unfortunately, it is a “Big. Deal.”.
Ask 100 people who said “I can see Russia from my house!”, and 99 will answer Sarah Palin, not Tina Fey.


12 posted on 06/05/2011 10:52:13 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: tcrlaf
The primary news source for males under 35 is "The Daily Show", an admittedly fake, and biased news show.

All is not lost. First, these younger men are indeed watching political commentary/entertainment. When they compare a source of political commentary to others, eventually, they will have a stark contrast. Second, it is academic from this point as to how many of these men will turn away from the Daily Show.

13 posted on 06/05/2011 10:52:59 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Sarah pisses off all the right people! - FReeper proudpapa)
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To: cripplecreek

The way this thing was phrased is just weirder than weird.

The Daily show is an entertainment type of thing.

Fox news is a cable show. Stewart is on a network show.

And as someone said upthread, why not compare Stewart’s ratings to CNN or better, MSNBC.

It’s obvious they want the viewer to deduce something from this silly headline when all that should be deduced is that journalists today are a joke to the profession.


14 posted on 06/05/2011 10:53:08 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: avacado

Good catch i was trying to figure out how they fudged the numbers..


15 posted on 06/05/2011 10:53:14 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: tcrlaf

What a crock.

But I hope Fox is figuring out they are losing viewers due to their caving to the lefties accusations. They were flying high until they joined the leftist media culture.

As far as Stewart. Dummies like Dumb shows. It feeds their stupidity.


16 posted on 06/05/2011 10:53:40 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: tcrlaf

Who is John Stuart?


17 posted on 06/05/2011 10:54:29 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: tcrlaf
Ask 100 people who said “I can see Russia from my house!”, and 99 will answer Sarah Palin, not Tina Fey.

Most of those 99 won't even leave their Mommie's basements on election day.

18 posted on 06/05/2011 10:54:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: avacado
Only The O’Reilly Factor (2.8 million) drew more total viewers than The Daily Show (2.3 million). Jon Stewart beat everything else on Fox News.

Like it or nor not BOR does beat him.What a lying headline.

19 posted on 06/05/2011 10:55:14 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: tcrlaf
I rarely watch FNC any more, and hardly ever even stop on Stewart.

As a general rule, their commentators have their heads where the
Sun don't shine, and I really gave up on them when they
interrupted a discussion of a breaking story to have a
newsbreak alert to say that the story they interrupted had occurred.

Don't need it any more, even as background noise.

And Stewart's a smarmy, holier than thou lib. His comedy doesn't
appeal to me. He could be a talking head on FNC, for all I care.

20 posted on 06/05/2011 10:55:35 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: tcrlaf
This is good news. The popularity will go straight to Stewart's head and he'll self-destruct. He has no talent and he knows it. I've never laughed at anything I've heard from this no-talent bum.
21 posted on 06/05/2011 10:55:39 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEEBER)
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To: gusopol3

Big deal, Faux News, is terrible, even if they may be not quite as liberal as the other news networks.


22 posted on 06/05/2011 10:56:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tcrlaf

More proof about the dumbing down of Americans.


23 posted on 06/05/2011 10:57:33 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: tcrlaf
Jon Stewart’s Ratings Are Now Higher Than All Of Fox News

Good news for him. For America it's indicative that no one wants to take any news of the obama regime seriously, it's too depressing.

24 posted on 06/05/2011 10:57:42 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: libertarian27

I agree. I don’t know why they bury RedEye. I think it could be very good against Stewart.


25 posted on 06/05/2011 10:58:25 AM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: tcrlaf
"According to the May Nielson ratings"

Yeah, but it's the MAY ratings, the election was back in NOVEMBER, and even the hard-core political junkies have lawns to mow, gardens to plant and baseball games to watch. Politics ia an AUTUMN sport!

Meanwhile, Stewart has been blessed by a Member of Congress tweeting photos of his member all over the internet.

Of course his numbers are higher!

26 posted on 06/05/2011 11:00:39 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Fishtalk

As has been mentioned several times before, why not compare Stewart’s ratings to CNN or MSNBC.

They’re in the same category: Comedy


27 posted on 06/05/2011 11:01:29 AM PDT by thatjoeguy (Wind is just air, but pushier.)
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To: tcrlaf

This comparison is screwy and the source is suspect. How do you compare an “average” of many shows to one particular show? Most of Fox’s daytime line up is non-descript anyway.


28 posted on 06/05/2011 11:02:09 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: gusopol3

Advertisers do not look at the total number of viewers, but instead look at the number of viewers in the 18-49 demographic.

If you are older than 49 you are a less desirable viewer.


29 posted on 06/05/2011 11:02:48 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: tcrlaf

I don’t think the Nielson ratings had anything to do with this bull****. Comedy Central has taken Nielson’s numbers and manipulated the numbers to come up with this crap. This article is commie lib bogus.


30 posted on 06/05/2011 11:03:29 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: tcrlaf

LOL.. I love the way libs do math.


31 posted on 06/05/2011 11:04:38 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: tcrlaf

FOX News has only itself to blame. They have run away from their television audience base and tried to reach out for the liberals who watch CNN and MSNBC.

I can’t watch BOR anymore because he is an apologist for Obama. Hannity is a puppet for the RINOs. The only guy worth watching is Glen Beck and they essentially chased him off.

Roger Ailes has screwed the pooch this time.


32 posted on 06/05/2011 11:05:28 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: SuzyQue

The daily show is on when Fox goes into rebroadcasting. 10:00CST is a rerun of Hannity. So a fair compaison would be stewart vs a rerun of Hannity.


33 posted on 06/05/2011 11:05:39 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - SheÂ’s living rent-free inside the MSMÂ’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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To: tcrlaf

Jon Stewart is nothing more than a jester for moronic dupes who will chortle their liberties away. Fox News is becoming a joke in its own right. Not much to solidly postulate here.


34 posted on 06/05/2011 11:07:12 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: tcrlaf
"PoloticsUSA"? Politics for the polo class?

Comparing Comedy Central's highest rated show with the average number of FNC viewers?

35 posted on 06/05/2011 11:08:47 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Fishtalk

Comedy Central is also a cable network, available in slightly fewer homes than Fox News.

It seems like it is pretty well known that Fox News has higher ratings across the board than CNN or MSNBC, why bother comparing to them?


36 posted on 06/05/2011 11:09:19 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: tcrlaf

The latest ratings I could find were June 2, 2011

O’Rielly 2.887 million
Hannity 2.113
Greta 1.702
Baer 1.672

Daily Show 1.529

Shep 1.395
Beck 1.372


37 posted on 06/05/2011 11:09:30 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: libertarian27
"I’ve written on other ratings thread like this that FOX should put RedEye head-to-head with these late night talk/fake news channel line ups"
I wholeheartedly agree. It's the only thing on TV that I'm anxious to watch anymore. I just hope they wouldn't water it down if they gave it a prime spot.
38 posted on 06/05/2011 11:10:13 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It is a big deal when you have minds full of mush believing what that degenerate says. It is how far we’ve fallen as a nation.

Any piece of trash that would get on national t.v. and say (somewhat paraphrasing here) ‘made me C__ like an elephant’ should be taken out and have his tongue removed. And yet we have citizens eating up his vileness and thinks it all is a big joke.


39 posted on 06/05/2011 11:11:31 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: tcrlaf
Bogus reporting.

Fox News prime time and day time line up averaged 1.85 million viewers.

40 posted on 06/05/2011 11:12:09 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: tcrlaf

Daily show isn’t a source of news, and the folks watching it aren’t in it for news. Their primary source of news is the web, just like most FReepers. TV news, even on Fox, is about the TV first, anybody that has any form of TV news, even Fox, as their primary news source is going to be habitually ill informed. Daily Show only has 2 million viewers, in a nation of 320 million that can hardly be considered controlling the message.


41 posted on 06/05/2011 11:12:57 AM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: Marty62
I hope Fox is figuring out they are losing viewers due to their caving to the lefties accusations.

Don't think that has anything to do with Stewart's increase in audience. Hardly think Fox's former watchers are going over to Stewart, if they're conservative.

42 posted on 06/05/2011 11:13:45 AM PDT by mupcat
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To: EQAndyBuzz

No, I just meant that RedEye can attract (and maintain the attention span of) younger hipsters, who are too cool to watch Hannity. (Like me, except for the younger part).


43 posted on 06/05/2011 11:14:28 AM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: mupcat

True. I know I have pretty much stopped watching Fox.
I watch F&F but as far as evening shows no. I can’t stand the mid day anchors so forget that.


44 posted on 06/05/2011 11:16:37 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: tcrlaf

And wins Emmys every year. And is probably where everyone decides whom to vote for.


45 posted on 06/05/2011 11:18:00 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: brivette

I work with angry white liberal women (Hillary supporters) who dislike Obama, and regard Jon Stewart as a leftist Rush Limbaugh (primarily because of the Bush years). They are generally over sixty, never married or divorced, and childless; did I mention they were angry?


46 posted on 06/05/2011 11:18:36 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: tcrlaf

So! It’s a comedy show. I’m sure Two and a Half Men beats FOX news also.


47 posted on 06/05/2011 11:18:45 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Prokopton; tcrlaf

What an idiotic headline and article. They’re comparing the average for one show with the average for the whole network.

I suppose Greta could claim that her show is more popular than the comedy central network that carries John Stewart.


48 posted on 06/05/2011 11:19:38 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: tcrlaf

FOX news is too liberal for me.. after Beck leaves it will be totally liberal..
O’Really is in the bag for the Unions.. you know like Obama..
Hes worthless.. maybe even worse a shill..


49 posted on 06/05/2011 11:19:49 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: tcrlaf

MORE BS from a nutcase!

Stories by Jason Easley

Why Jon Stewart Is a Huge Long Term Threat to Fox News

Posted on Sep 13, 2010, Source: PoliticusUSA

Stewart educates his young viewers in the ways of Fox news on a nightly basis. Meanwhile, Fox’s primary audience is over 60. Who does the future belong to?

******

Jason Easley

Fox Makes Up Breaking News In Order to Cut Away From Obama

Posted on March 30, 2010 by jmeasley


50 posted on 06/05/2011 11:21:19 AM PDT by kcvl
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