MSNBC lost more viewers, revenue in 2013 than Fox News, CNN combined

MSNBC lost more viewers, revenue in 2013 than Fox News, CNN combined

According to a new report released on Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, the liberal MSNBC channel’s prime-time audience fell 24 percent to 619,500 during the last calendar year, more than the Cable News Network — which dropped 13 percent to a viewership of 543,000 – and the Fox News Channel, which lost 6 percent but still easily held onto first place with 1.75 million viewers.

As if that weren’t bad enough, the “Lean Forward” network’s revenue in 2013 lost 2 percent to total only $475 million. During the same period, CNN’s income grew 2 percent to reach $1.11 billion, and the revenue for Fox News increased 5 percent to a tidy sum of $1.89 billion.

From Janthrough December of 2013, “the cable news audience, by nearly all measures, declined,” the Journalism Project staff noted. “The combined median prime-time viewership of the three major news channels — CNN, Fox News and MSNBC — dropped 11 percent to about 3 million, the smallest it has been since 2007.”

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