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    The Debate: Media Winners & Losers

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    What channels did people tune to watch the debate?

    From Nielsen...
    NBC 17.2 million
    CBS 13.5 million
    ABC 11.5 million
    Fox News 9.56 million
    Fox (network) 5.2 million
    CNN 4.36 million
    MSNBC 1.19 million

    Me? I watched PBS. No word on their ratings.

    But here's the hot tip... I've read that CSPAN showed the whole debate in split screen, so you could see the candidate's reactions. I guess they didn't sign the debate rules agreement.

    I'll definitely watch CSPAN for the future debates. I want to hear the responses - and see the reactions.

    -JF

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    Re: The Debate: Media Winners & Losers

    Fox News Channel, ranked fourth overall with 9.6 million viewers but was No. 1 among all the cable networks.

    Fox Broadcasting ranked fifth overall, with 5.2 million viewers and was second in the cable news category, ahead of CNN with 4.4 million and MSNBC at 1.2 million.

    Most viewers don't have cable and still use the ol' antenna.

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    Re: The Debate: Media Winners & Losers

    ABC I think. I seem to remember Peter Jennings afterward saying Kerry had knocked it out of the park...

    Hey, Doesn't_Think_About_It, what did Fox have to say afterward?

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    Re: The Debate: Media Winners & Losers

    Quote Originally Posted by Think_About_It
    Most viewers don't have cable and still use the ol' antenna.
    Untrue. Roughly 68% of households have cable. About 13% have satellite TV.

    Only 20.3 million of the roughly 108 million households do not have access to subscription TV.

    Here's a very recent filing from the NAB, whose agenda is to make that number appear as significant as possible. (They don't want to give up their analog spectrum.)
    http://www.nab.org/Newsroom/PressRel...eplies9704.pdf

    Still, Fox got a bunch of viewers. Way more than CNN.

    -JF

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