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When There's A Big Event, The Nation Watches CNN Over FOX

The right wingers have been so pumped up over the ratings FOX News has been getting ever since President Obama took office. It's as if America immed

The right wingers have been so pumped up over the ratings FOX News has been getting ever since President Obama took office. It's as if America immediately became winguts in their minds, but the numbers don't bear that out.

Let's forget the primaries and speeches during the campaign season, when CNN and MSNBC completely trounced FOX. All we have to do is look at the huge ratings Michael Jackson's memorial garnered. Over 31 million Americans tuned in, so let's take a look at the breakdowns:

Nielsen did not break out averages for the broadcast networks, but CNN was top dog among cablers, averaging 5.3 million viewers -- more than Fox News (2.23 million), MSNBC (1.39m) and HLN (377,000) combined.

Once again, CNN cleaned their clock on cable when a major television event has taken place. (The MJM might not have been your cup of tea) If Americans were so in love with FOX, then why didn't they dominate the MJ ratings? FOX had as much coverage as any other network. Answer: Because average working families aren't as into politics as heavily after a general election and when they do dial in, it's not to FOX.

The wingnuts and teabaggers are tuning in to see the Becks of FOX in greater numbers than normal because it's a freak show/hate-fest, but it's not representative of America. They can shout as loud as they want about ratings, but the numbers don't lie.

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