How bad was 2014 for MSNBC?
So bad, the left-wing cable news network lost the 2014 ratings war to CNN. Yes, that CNN.
According to Deadline, MSNBC is hemorrhaging viewers, especially in the all-important news demo (viewers aged 25-54):
[T]hrough December 22, MSNBC lost 17% of its primetime news demo viewers, clocking a worst-since-’05 169,000 of them. To put this in perspective, this is roughly the size crowd as that of the Porcupine Caribou Herd in Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories, according to a recent photo census (which, unlike MSNBC, represents an increase in number — the largest population for the Porcupine Caribou Herd since the early 1990s.)
For the 13th consecutive year, Fox News annihilated its left-wing counterparts at CNN and MSNBC. In total viewers, Fox beat MSNBC and CNN combined.
In some areas, MSNBC barely beat Headline News:
2014 total day viewers — total and news demo viewers, respectively:
Fox News: 1,052,000 – 214,000
CNN: 399,000 – 126,000
MSNBC: 347,000 – 108,000
HLN: 257,000 – 105,000
2014 primetime viewers — total and news demo viewers, respectively:
Fox News: 1,756,000 – 301,000
CNN: 516,000 – 181,000
MSNBC: 590,000 – 169,000
HLN: 334,000 – 117,000
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