Comments: Why Fox News thrives

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Seems rather cheap, actually. When I worked at the insurance company, we dealt very heavily with expatriate evacuations from places like Indonesia, Sub-Saharan Africa and, yes, the Middle East. Many policyholders chose to not purchase the evacuation rider, which always made for some very interesting phone calls. In the end, some of these expatriates (many of whom made upwards of $250,000 per year) had to fork over the $10,000 to get them out of the country in a pinch.

Posted by Mike M. at July 18, 2006 11:15 PM

One problem with the headline.

Fox News is in ratings free fall.

Posted by jason at July 19, 2006 07:43 AM

Jase: Three problems w/your comment:

First, your article is over a year old. Second, it deals just w/one age bracket and one timeframe (primetime). Third, when you're already the leader and ratings are already huge, you'll suffer bigger losses, such as the article's theme of post-election viewership.

Find a recent article and compare ratings and total viewership. You can make all the excuses you want; the fact remains that Fox's meteoric rise is due precisely b/c they filled a niche no one else would -- they actually covered the conservative POV.

Posted by Hube at July 19, 2006 08:44 AM

Sorry I googled "fox ratings" a grabbed the first result.

Is June 26th recent enough for you?

Posted by jason at July 19, 2006 10:16 AM

See my "third" point above. They still clobber the cable competition.

Posted by Hube at July 19, 2006 10:38 AM