MSNBC Closes 2014 In Last Place, Hemorrhaging Viewers


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


John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC