I'm partially afraid to start this thread because I absolutely know who's going to come in and majorly derail it (yes this sentence is about you) but I'd like to know why do people think Fox News is #1 in America?
No stereotyping about people who watch it being dumb or unable to think for themselves, just what do you think is appealing about their news format, formulas, and the news stories they choose to present that makes it so popular.
To contrast, depending on who you read CNN and MSNBC are duking it out for top spot for news and information online, while FNC doesn't even ping the radar in its online presence...well maybe with Fox Sports.FNC has been the top rated cable news network for 86 consecutive months, finishing February as the third most watched basic cable network in primetime.
CNN was 15th and MSNBC was 23rd. In primetime (M-F), FNC averaged 2.8 million viewers (657,000 in the demo). CNN averaged 1.3 million total viewers (407,000 in the demo) and MSNBC averaged 1.1 million viewers (377,000 in the demo). Source
Alright, for those who say that it's mostly republicans watching FNC, according to the best data I could find there are more registered Democrats in America than Republicans. Could this possibly be reflected in the fact that CNN and MSNBC dominate digital news? Is there a difference between reading the news vs. watching the news?