Reading between the lines in the article cited by the second link, one sees how much FNC wipes the floor with the other two dish rags, MSNBC and CNN. Consider my old friend Billy O'Reilly versus the field:
CNN’s performance was worst in the 8 p.m. hour. Bill O’Reilly on Fox News continued his long dominance with the biggest numbers of any host, 881,000 viewers. Mr. Olbermann, with his first-run program, was second with 295,000. Close behind was the first edition of Ms. Grace’s show with 269,000. Campbell Brown on CNN trailed with only 162,000.That he is kicking the crap out of the talking piece of garbage, Olbermann, by almost a three-to-one margin is sweet music to me. As I said, I don't like O'Reilly; I did NOT say others did not. I repeat my assertion: O'Reilly and his insufferable independent stance probably does more to Hoover up more new viewers of Fox that any other opinion show host.
But the hits keep on coming: I am just ecstatic over Greta Van Sustern's success (emphasis added):
Mr. Cooper had 211,000 viewers to 223,000 for Mr. Olbermann’s repeat. That meant Mr. Cooper finished fourth and last in the 10 p.m. hour because, besides being well behind the leader, Greta Van Susteren, who had 538,000 viewers, he was also beaten by a repeat of Nancy Grace’s 8 p.m. show on HLN, which averaged 222,000.I adore her because she does it without the egocentricity of O'Reilly and staccato delivery of canned talking points of Sean Hannity.
But all of that being said, the audience figures for Fox versus the rest of cabledom (and the other networks, for that matter) sure speaks volumes about where America is turning to get its news and opinion fix.
And they haven't even started with Stossel yet.