Megyn Kelly blew out Rachel Maddow in the key demo on Tuesday after losing to her the night before. "I have never seen it in all my years of cable," says Phil Griffin.Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, says there's something fishy about Tuesday's ratings for the Fox News Channel, which were up significantly from a day earlier when Fox News debuted its new schedule. And he wants an investigation."Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic. On the night that Fox News debuted their three shows, we either tied or beat them in those hours," Griffin said at a briefing, according to TVNewser
Since they put her in prime time, a whole lotta folks got a good look at Megyn Kelly and liked what they saw. Then they liked what they heard. If they switched over to Lips, they immediately saw how ugly she is - especially compared to Megyn - and switched right back. Prolly didn´t even stay long enough to decide that Lips was an idiot.
OK...I want to be fair. Megan Kelly is in my small world ..a dolt. She´s cute, but still a dolt. However, Rachel Maddow is the South end of a North bound horse.... One for Fox News..NOTHING for whatever Rachel Maddow represents...
I suggest he replace all the programming with black and white classic movies to increase viewership. Oh, darn, there is already a channel that does that. Well, maybe just show rugby and Australian style football. Anything but what they now show will increase ratings. All the prison stories they show after their prime time is a real turn-off.
One reason Fox is gaining is their new "bing.com/pulse" feature: where if you have a smartphone or computer and want to critique the pundits as they do their nightly 6:40 round table, you have real-time voting every 3 seconds on what each person like Juan Williams, or Dr. K or Steve Hayes is saying. The voting, divided into gender and Party politics, registers on Fox´s screen AND on your smartphone in real-time.
At the end of the program, Brett Baier tells the audience how many votes were cast, whose comments had the lowest and highest rating. It´s a great new feature.
Plus, Megyn Kelly isn´t exactly chopped liver, Lucianne´s right about that.
Add to that a really fair approach to the news and some engaging personalities, and you have high ratings.
(That said, The Five show that preceeds Bret´s program is abyssmal, but hey, that´s just me.)
I´d choose her over Maddow too, but I watched her interview with Ted Cruz Monday night & "good natured" would not be the way I´d describe her. I was mostly paying attention to my senator, but the few times I glanced at her she had a sour expression on her face. Her opening question to him was "How does it feel to be the most hated man in America?" Maybe that was just her being playful but it didn´t come off that way to me.
I read a comment on another blog that said Madcow´s numbers were up on Monday night due to some announcement they´d been hyping, to the effect that she was going to reveal some ´bombshell´ news. Of course it was BS. There was no such announcement.
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save America, 10/12/2013 10:14:23 AM (No. 9562116)
15,I´m with you.Had to turn it off last night.Some snarky thing named Sally Cohn was quite emetic.I do not want to hear these nit wits.They have all the other stations.If I want to hear them I know where to go and make myself sick.
The investigation will further reveal that an aging crone of a woman who is married to a governmental official will always have a following, but not one among them with two brain cells to rub together will believe a word out of her botoxed mouth.
Phil, why did you fire Keith Olbermann? He was your personal friend and ratings machine (in his own mind).
Any network that would hire Al Sharpton - convicted riot-monger, tax-dodger, and accessory to murder, or Alec Baldwin - serial nutcase, and overall know-nothing, needs to seriously analyze their business strategy. However, when the majority of your operating funds come from the DNC and liberal lefties, I guess you don´t have to care.
Bunch of losers. It´s no coincidence that Fox News has such good looking and smart women. Who does MSNBC have? They are left wing hacks and they´re a joke. They have no integrity and no credibility as a news organization. Say what you will about Fox, they are number 1 for many reasons. And Megyn Kelly is one of them. Deal with it. On another subject, my profile was deleted by the Huffington Post, apparnty because they don´t like conservative libertarians posting in their comments section. Spineless wimps.
"Cute?" What an insult. The former Albany law review editor-in-chief and partner at one of the nation´s most prestigious law firms (Jones Day) has among the quickest minds on television. Or anywhere else. And she is drop-dead beautiful. The most complete package I have ever seen. Ratings? This is just the beginning.
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Old Army Vet, 10/12/2013 11:27:34 AM (No. 9562225)
I don´t understand the problem. Look at the lineup on Fox, better yet, listen to the line up. Fox reports the news no matter what party it hurts. That´s called reporting the news. Msnbc and their ilk report on whatever hurts Zippy´s opponents, republicans, conservatives, tea party people or anyone that disagrees with their left wing agenda.
The contrast between Megan Kelly and Rachel Maddow is the clearest manifestation two old ideas.
First Kelly illustrates the idea of "beautiful inside and out" or if you prefer, she possesses both an outer and an inner beauty.
Maddow clearly the concept that "ugly goes clear to the bone."
Actual physical beauty matters less, but is a nice perk on FOX. One thing that stands out is that despite the left´s snarky label, "FOX foxes," virtually all that channel´s female "talking heads" have an impressive educational and professional resume.
The MSNBC lineup (male and female) is impressive in its own right for having been involved in, possibly causing, the demise of Air America, The Daily Show and several others. May MSNBC be so blessed.
I guess I´m not qualified to remark about the difference of Maddow and Kelly. I´ve never watched Maddow. In fact, I don´t watch MSNBC at all. I even have it programed off on my TV so I don´t accidently stumble on it.
And if Griffin wants an investigation, maybe someone should start and investigate wether or not he actually has a brain.
One sentence by #2. Nuff said. But you gotta laugh. Any bets that even Dingy is tuning in Megyn ?!. There have been those funny/ true photo pages of conservative vs. liberal women. The optics speak for themselves.
Fox News Channel and Fox [If you don’t get it, DEMAND IT!] Business Network are both staffed by well-educated, highly accomplished, professional broadcasters. MSNBC is staffed by a cluster of cockamamie, idealistic, change-the-world wannabes. The contrast is palpable.
As a woman, the Sally Cohns and Rachel Maddows and Ellen Degeneris´ of world creep me out beyond belief. That young people view these obvious abberations as acceptable, even likeable, (courtesy of liberal TV Masterminds) makes me despair even more for this nation. We may have reached the point of no return and in that case I only hope for Divine Intervention.
I don´t watch Maddow´s show because there´s nothing there for me that I haven´t heard time and again, but I don´t find her particularly offensive, a´la revrum sharpton and the rest of the msnbc stooge list.
Regarding the ratings jive, I -- and probably everyone else around here -- had the same initial thought as poster #17. My guess is that all ratings on all networks dip a little during Monday Night Football season. phil griffin is obviously a buffoon, and his moronic, failing joke-of-a-cable-thingy proves it.
Look on the bright side! MSNBC is in favor of an investigation! Could there be some actual journalism on the horizon? Ummm, nah. It´s will always be, "whatever pops off the DNC FAX machine". Sorry to get you all excited for nothing.
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