The Daily Show's fake news steals ratings from the real news

Submitted by admin on November 22, 2005 - 12:58am. ::

Admittedly an old article about TDS (The Daily Show). But it makes one wonder ... what
are the ratings like now?

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The Daily Show's fake news steals ratings from the real news

4-01-2004 -- Fake and scathing 1, fair and balanced 0. CNN and MSNBC have gotten used to losing to Fox News. But during the Democratic primaries, an unexpected foe stole the ratings crown from all three. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, a mock news program airing on Viacom's (VIA) Comedy Central, attracted more viewers at 11 p.m. than any of the cable news channels in the last two weeks of January, outdoing Fox by 20 percent even as the news network was running live campaign coverage. Stewart's fake news show has won ever-growing audiences with help from real politico guests like John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards.

Note: If a fake news show is beating a real news show in the ratings by 20% what does that tell you about the real news show.


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Submitted by PAAMember on November 26, 2005 - 9:00pm.

Admittedly an old article about TDS (The Daily Show). But it makes one wonder ... what
are the ratings like now?

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The Daily Show's fake news steals ratings from the real news

4-01-2004 -- Fake and scathing 1, fair and balanced 0. CNN and MSNBC have gotten used to losing to Fox News. But during the Democratic primaries, an unexpected foe stole the ratings crown from all three. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, a mock news program airing on Viacom's (VIA) Comedy Central, attracted more viewers at 11 p.m. than any of the cable news channels in the last two weeks of January, outdoing Fox by 20 percent even as the news network was running live campaign coverage. Stewart's fake news show has won ever-growing audiences with help from real politico guests like John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards.

Note: If a fake news show is beating a real news show in the ratings by 20% what does that tell you about the real news show.