#1 MSNBC is in serious trouble by Cincinnatus 26.03.2014 14:24

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And why not? Their only viewership is the brain dead, perennially angry, miserable, and unhappy Liberal.



This is the story of MSNBC in a nutshell: It rose to prominence on its criticism of George W. Bush, peaked during Barack Obama's historic 2008 campaign, and, by criticizing Republicans and championing liberal causes, sustained its viewership in the years that followed.

Until now.

MSNBC suffered harder loses in 2013 -- in terms of both viewership and revenue -- than either of its competitors at Fox News and CNN, according to Nielsen data featured in a new Pew Research report. Prime-time viewership declined by a staggering 24 percent (nearly twice the loss sustained by CNN and four-times that sustained by Fox News). Daytime viewership fell by 15 percent, even as it rose at both of the other networks.

On the revenue side, MSNBC was projected to decline by 2 percent, while both CNN and Fox News were projected to experience growth of 2 percent and 5 percent, respectively. MSNBC was expected to bring in $475 million in revenue: less than half what CNN will make and roughly one-quarter of what Fox News will make...

MSNBC isn't seeing that growth, and it's not clear how it will. In a world where liberals wanted to be outraged by George Bush every night, or celebrate the rise of Barack Obama, MSNBC had a theory of the case. But now Obama's presidency has turned into a slog, and MSNBC isn't compelling. Prime time is just hours of what often seems like feigned outrage. And the daytime strategy -- giving shows to kids in their 20s and 30s, in an apparent bid to reach the youths -- is comically bad, and rendered absurd at every commercial break when the catheter ads come on.

2016 will help MSNBC, as it will help all cable news networks, but that's not a long-term business strategy. The network needs to figure out what it's going to do in the off years. There are a few powerful brands that are worth maintaining -- Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Morning Joe -- but the rest is in need of a restart.


http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014...ble-185770.html

#2 RE: MSNBC is in serious trouble by Frank Cannon 26.03.2014 14:33

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2016 will help MSNBC



Wishful thinking. I predict it will be the All Hitlary, All The Time channel and even more Leftists will abandon that sewer. She isn't compelling in the least.

#3 RE: MSNBC is in serious trouble by Cincinnatus 26.03.2014 14:37

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NBC is first and foremost a business, or is supposed to be. I wonder how much longer shareholders are going to tolerate the management losing money by using MSNBC as their soapbox on which they promote their Liberal agenda.

#4 RE: MSNBC is in serious trouble by Frank Cannon 26.03.2014 14:45

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #3
NBC is first and foremost a business, or is supposed to be.


LOL. That's rich. NBC is a DNC propaganda tool payed for through crony capitalism and crooked deals between the Regime and GE. Hell, the stock price has gone from 16 and change in 2009 up to 25 and change now. Stockholders are not going to say boo.

#5 RE: MSNBC is in serious trouble by Eglman 26.03.2014 15:30

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Well it really does not matter to MSNBC as long as the Cable companys continue to bundle programing--even if nobody watches they still get a percentage of the revenue--it is a price to pay at MSNBC to push an agenda rather than score ratings--when cable companys offers plans that let the viewer pick the programing than bye-bye MSNBC but until then no such luck that is why I don't have Cable

#6 RE: MSNBC is in serious trouble by ThirstyMan 26.03.2014 15:48

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"There are a few powerful brands that are worth maintaining -- Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Morning Joe -- but the rest is in need of a restart."

Looking for the problem ...in a nutshell? If those are your "powerful brands" look no further.

#7 RE: MSNBC is in serious trouble by Rev 26.03.2014 20:07

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #6
Looking for the problem ...in a nutshell? If those are your "powerful brands" look no further.



Right!

With those three as an A-Team, I wouldn't blame anyone for forfeiting the rest of the schedule.

#8 RE: MSNBC is in serious trouble by Frank Cannon 26.03.2014 23:04

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How dare this elitist snob overlook the comic stylings of Sgt. Schultz. He carries that channel day in and day out. Without him the whole place would collapse....

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