Donna Brazile, a Democratic analyst, has left the Murdoch-owned network as some hosts and journalists who questioned Donald Trump have exited or been sidelined.
Sunday night’s pandemic-restricted telecast drew 58 percent fewer viewers than last year’s record low.
In an interview as she prepares to step down as news division head, Susan Zirinsky said, “I feel I have given my entire soul into rebuilding this organization.”
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a sturdy daytime hit, has had a steep ratings decline since the host addressed accusations by former staff members that led to firings and an internal investigation.
Viewership fell 53 percent drop compared with last year’s show, to 8.8 million viewers.
Even if we can’t impeach media companies, we can do more to hold them accountable for sowing sedition.
The opening moments of both presidencies did not attract as large an audience as Barack Obama did in 2009.
The anchor Martha MacCallum will be replaced by a conservative host at 7 p.m., and CNN will expand Jake Tapper’s afternoon show.
As allies abandon the president, his favorite network revives familiar villains for the Biden era. And the prospects for a Trump TV media venture are “greatly diminished.”
Ratings have hit new highs, but executives and journalists at both networks are uneasy about the year ahead.
Incomplete data, a variety of new factors and an odd 2020 mean it’s way too early to know why Americans are watching less of some of the most popular leagues.
Nielsen figures showed Joseph R. Biden Jr. drawing 15.1 million viewers, against 13.5 million for President Trump, a ratings obsessive.
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC criticized the decision to air the town hall opposite ABC’s Biden forum tonight. NBC stars and producers also objected as Savannah Guthrie prepared to moderate.
The president is opting for settings where there is virtually no risk he will encounter an uncomfortable question, but in doing so he is missing a chance to talk to a broader range of voters.
Republic TV has torn down critics and bolstered the Indian government. Now it is under a criminal investigation.
The rise of streaming and familiar characters may have cut into the record viewership of four years ago. Fox News led all networks in audience size, early Nielsen numbers said.
In a new show on a new network, the anchor wants a ‘no pundits’ approach: ‘We’re not interested in helping you know how to think.’
Ratings were down and polls barely budged. Did the August conventions offer a road map for saving a flailing political institution?
Fox News dominated ratings for the Republican convention, and MSNBC was the clear No. 1 for the Democrats’ gathering.
About 17 million tuned in on the Republican convention’s first night, compared with 19.7 million for the Democrats. Close to half of TV viewers at 10 p.m. were watching Fox News.
Live television viewership for the Democratic National Convention fell 17.6 percent from 2016, but many Americans watched online.
Nielsen ratings were down from 2016, though younger viewers watched online and MSNBC nearly doubled its usual audience.
Led by Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, the channel’s pro-Trump lineup outranked every network from 8 to 11 p.m. in June and July.
The president said he would resume the pandemic briefings that he called off in April, a tacit acknowledgment that the public health crisis he had hoped to put behind him was still ravaging much of the country.
Unlike Nielsen, which measure audience size, Parrot Analytics says it can track viewer enthusiasm. That’s more important to subscription services.
But after a peak in March, the audience has started to shrink. “There’s only so much content people can consume,” a Nielsen executive says.
The network’s ratings surged in April, but “Hannity” missed its top spot for the first time since 2017.