Ratings Soar For Cable News Stations Amid Hysterical Coverage Of Coronavirus – By Eric A. Blair (Gateway Pundit) / March 24 2020
While everyone is hurting from the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the news networks are booming.
Every day, the cable news stations — occasionally accompanied by the main networks — are doing hour after hour of coverage of the virus. In almost every instance, the coverage is hysterical, with anchors hyping up fear and trembling among Americans (ecept for Fox News, of course).
CNN has nearly tripling its primetime audience, but not enough to catch Fox.
“From March 16-20, Fox News saw its ratings climb 89 percent over the same time last year, to 881,000 primetime viewers per day ages 25-54, while CNN was up 193 percent to 790,000 and MSNBC climbed 56 percent to 570,000, according to Nielsen Media Research,” Newsweek reported. “For viewers of all ages in primetime, Fox News saw a 60 percent increase to 4.4 million as CNN spiked 119 percent to 2.2 million and MSNBC gained 37 percent to 2.9 million.”
During the week, Fox News had nine of the Top 10 programs on cable news, No. 1 being Hannity, with 4.6 million viewers. Nielsen Media Research also says Fox News delivered its highest rated Monday-Friday of the year last week. Conservative host Sean Hannity in particular has been on a roll during the coronavirus emergency, two weeks ago having notched his second-highest rated week in his show’s 12-year history.