The Myth about Faux News popularity. CONS only have it, LIBS have many sources.
Think about it. The right wing CONS only have FAUX News. Libs have many stations to watch. FAUX has divided and demonized all other channels. So all the mindless angry-at-the-world CONS only have FAUX to watch to bolster and brainwash them. Liberals and basically everyone else have many many stations to choose from for actual news. So, take 100 CONS, they'll all watch the same channel- Faux, but 100 normal people will be spread among MSNBC, CNN and many local news channels that actually tell the news. However, Faux News can't even claim superiority for inauguration day either according to Politico's David Byers article:
The Nielsen ratings are in, and NBC News and CNN were the big winners on Inauguration Day.
NBC News was the most-watched broadcast or cable television network, drawing an average of 5.081 million viewers during its 10am - 4:30pm broadcast, according to Nielsen ratings provided by NBC. ABC News averaged 3.922 million,* CBS News averaged 3.671 million.
On cable, CNN scored an average 1.923 million total viewers throughout the day, 3.573 million total viewers in primetime, and 3.136 million viewers during President Obama's address, according to Nielsen numbers provided by CNN. Fox News averaged 1.104 million during the day, 1.666 million in primetime, and 1.316 million during the address. MSNBC averaged 1.095 million viewers during the day, 1.365 million during primetime, and 2.273 million during the speech.
I used to watch Fox but they are so over the top and crazy it has driven moderate Republicans like myself elsewhere. Most people are intelligent enough to figure out how they are more interested in drama than news. My old favorite show O'Reilly has lost 25% of his viewers in 2012. They don't seem to get we are tired of the poor mouthing and whining all the time.