Fox News Intensifies Its Pro-Trump Politics as Dissenters Depart

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.

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Oscars Ratings Plummet, With Fewer Than 10 Million Tuning In

Sunday night’s pandemic-restricted telecast drew 58 percent fewer viewers than last year’s record low.

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CBS News Will Try to Reinvent Itself, Again

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.”

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Ellen DeGeneres Loses 1 Million Viewers After Apologies for Toxic Workplace

“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.

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Grammys television audience shrinks to a new low.

Viewership fell 53 percent drop compared with last year’s show, to 8.8 million viewers.

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Can We Put Fox News on Trial With Trump?

Even if we can’t impeach media companies, we can do more to hold them accountable for sowing sedition.

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Biden’s Inauguration Scores Bigger TV Ratings Than Trump’s

The opening moments of both presidencies did not attract as large an audience as Barack Obama did in 2009.

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Fox News to Add Another Hour of Right-Wing Talk as Biden Takes Office

The anchor Martha MacCallum will be replaced by a conservative host at 7 p.m., and CNN will expand Jake Tapper’s afternoon show.

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As Trump Reels, Fox News Has a Message for Viewers: Stick With Us

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.”

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CNN and MSNBC Fret Over Post-Trump Future

Ratings have hit new highs, but executives and journalists at both networks are uneasy about the year ahead.

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TV Ratings for Many Sports Are Down. Don’t Read Too Much Into It Yet.

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.

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Biden Town Hall Leads Trump in Ratings Battle

Nielsen figures showed Joseph R. Biden Jr. drawing 15.1 million viewers, against 13.5 million for President Trump, a ratings obsessive.

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NBC Faces Backlash Over Trump Town Hall

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.

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As Trump Recovers, He Retreats to a Conservative Media Safe Space

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.

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Indian Police Accuse Popular TV Station of Ratings Fraud

Republic TV has torn down critics and bolstered the Indian government. Now it is under a criminal investigation.

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In TV Ratings, Trump vs. Biden Was No Match for Trump vs. Clinton

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.

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Shepard Smith, Fox News Apostate, Is Starting Over at CNBC

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.’

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Flat Polls. Weak Ratings. Do Political Conventions Have a Future?

Ratings were down and polls barely budged. Did the August conventions offer a road map for saving a flailing political institution?

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TV Ratings for Biden and Trump Signal an Increasingly Polarized Nation

Fox News dominated ratings for the Republican convention, and MSNBC was the clear No. 1 for the Democrats’ gathering.

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G.O.P. TV Ratings Fall Below Democrats, Despite Fox News’s Big Night

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.

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The TV Divide: Convention Ratings Surge on MSNBC as Fox News Dips

Live television viewership for the Democratic National Convention fell 17.6 percent from 2016, but many Americans watched online.

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TV Audiences Dip for First Night of Democrats’ Virtual Convention

Nielsen ratings were down from 2016, though younger viewers watched online and MSNBC nearly doubled its usual audience.

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Boycotted. Criticized. But Fox News Leads the Pack in Prime Time.

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.

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After Dismissing Coronavirus Surge, Trump Will Resume Briefings

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.

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What Counts as a Streaming Hit? A Start-Up May Have Answers

Unlike Nielsen, which measure audience size, Parrot Analytics says it can track viewer enthusiasm. That’s more important to subscription services.

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Lockdown TV: Netflix Dominates, News Surges and Bea Arthur Is Still Golden

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.

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Tucker Carlson Beats Sean Hannity as Trump Briefings Give Fox News a Boost

The network’s ratings surged in April, but “Hannity” missed its top spot for the first time since 2017.

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