Fox News ratings hit 12 year low

The network had a 12-year low in the coveted 25-54 demographic in primetime and fell to its lowest total day ratings since 2008, a press release from rival cable channel MSNBC stated on Tuesday.

And January marked the worst month ever for Fox’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” among the 25-54 demo, as well as the channel’s lowest total viewership in the 10 p.m. hour since July 2008.

At note at MSNBC, the cable network saw its ratings go up 11 percent in the 25-54 demo compared to January 2012. And “The Rachel Maddow Show” topped CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” this month, and also ranked number one among the 18-34 demo.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • schreib

    Really? According to politico? That says it all———liberal rag. Fox has out performed most other news outlets–especially the cable news channels

    • Neiman

      That was my impression – this is Politico and MSNBC promoting MSNBC and trying to disrespect FOX with made up statistics. I want more proof.

  • ec99

    I find it humorous that any of these networks think they have any association with “news.” No matter which political slant, they are all feature little more than over-paid, egocentric talking heads, enamored with their own voice.

  • spud

    It’s called repercussion. When your two-bit commentators predict landslide election for your candidate and it turns out to be total bs your viewers get quite angry. Most of them were banking on Romney landslide LOL and they are upset with fox. In a couple of month’s some will be back and other’s will still be on there break from the political scene.

  • devilschild

    My question is … Why did CNN pick Piers Morgan to take Larry King’s place? That guy is irritating.