Coverage of Donald Trump-related scandals has been a boon for cable news.
Basically, the ongoing and ever-expanding list of scandals involving the Trump administration - many revolving around Russian Federation - has depressed Fox News viewers while simultaneously spiking interest at CNN and MSNBC, driving Fox into the ratings basement.
Guardian reporter allegedly body slammed by GOP congressional candidate speaks out
Later Thursday, some Fox News commentators offered justifications for Gianforte's behavior in on-air appearances. Writing in a late-night editorial, the Missoulian said Gianforte "should lose the confidence of all Montanans".
But it also comes shortly after the firing of star anchor Bill O'Reilly, as Fox is trying to establish a new prime-time lineup. It averaged 3.45 million viewers in prime time to Fox News Channel's 2.17 million, MSNBC's 1.79 million, ESPN's 1.69 million and USA's 1.45 million. The natural implications of those stories might have driven prime-time commentary viewers to the network that has defined itself as the center of the Trump opposition, or to CNN and its perceived middle-road approach, rather than the network which has defined itself as Trump's apologists.
"Fox News has a problem", O'Reilly said last week on a radio show hosted by Glenn Beck, himself a former Fox commentator.
MSNBC beat out its cable news rivals during primetime last week in the key 25-54 demographic and in total viewership for the first time in the network's 21-year existence, according to Nielsen Research.
1 in the demo for total day, with 353K viewers.
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The reason for the recall is that the mesh in the vehicle seat may not properly hold a passenger in the event of an accident. Due to the My Ride 65 products possibly not properly restraining children during an accident, it will be be fixed by Graco.
For the month of May through the 21st, Fox News continues to lead in the advertiser demo as well as in terms of overall viewers. Bill O'Reilly was ousted last month amid reports of multiple sexual harassment claims, replaced in the timeslot by Tucker Carlson.
MSNBC won across the board, with total viewers and in what TV industry people call the "news demographic": viewers between the ages of 25 to 54 years old.
On Monday, a night when Trump was not the big story, Fox News was in first place in prime time based on preliminary ratings, while CNN led in the 25-to-54 age group.
Miami 'Joker' Accused of Pointing Loaded Gun at Cars
According to the Miami Herald , Sullivan's arrest affidavit says he said, "I have a gun in my pocket", as police patted him down. Cops were responding to multiple calls earlier in the day about an armed man who resembled the Joker .