Media Blog

Trump Wins

In the ratings:

From 10-11 p.m. ET, “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (1.4/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) ranked #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in all key demos (adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54). In its one-hour format, “Apprentice” is currently within 0.2 of a point of last week’s two-hour 1.6 in 18-49 and is running within one tenth of a point of last week’s 1.5 in these preliminary fast-affiliate ratings.In the 10:30 p.m. ET lead-in to local news, “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” delivered a 31 percent margin of victory among ABC, CBS and NBC in the key news demo of adults 25-54 (with a 2.1 rating vs. a 1.6 for CBS’s encore dramas), breaking a tie with CBS during the prior half-hour (2.0 each). “Apprentice” was #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC from 10:30-11 p.m. in all key demos (adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54)From 7-9 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “The Voice (1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key categories. The “Voice” encore from 7-9 p.m.grew from its first half-hour to its fourth by 129% (to a 1.6 from a 0.7). The half-hour track is: 0.7, 0.9, 1.3, 1.6. In total viewers, the rebroadcast increased its overall audience by 67 percent or 2.2 million persons (5.4 million vs. 3.2 million).

So remember MSNBC: When you speak ill of Donald Trump, you’re speaking ill of NBC’s marquee property. Tread gingerly! 

Most Popular


If Amy Wax Is Wrong, Let’s See the Data

Regarding the kerfuffle Jason Richwine addressed here earlier, the economist Glenn Loury has posted an impassioned plea to his Facebook page. Loury, you may recall, hosts the video blog where Wax made her controversial claim that black students at Penn Law School rarely graduate in the top half of the ... Read More
Politics & Policy

San Francisco Bans Fur Sales

San Francisco has banned the sale of fur. From the CBS-SF story: San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of fur clothing and products. Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure that prohibits the sale of fur clothes, accessories, even souvenirs in stores and ... Read More

For the First Time in Weeks, Relief Sweeps over Austin

Making the click-through worthwhile: The Austin bomber is done in by one of his own devices; some new numbers suggest that a small but significant portion of Trump voters are tiring of the chaos and aren’t showing up to support other Republicans in 2018; and the mixed news for conservatives coming out of the ... Read More

The Baleful Effect of #MeToo on Campus

Remember the series of hurricanes that pounded the Caribbean last summer? Something like that has been occurring on college campuses, as they're hit by one destructive mania after another: diversity, Title IX, anti-speech protests. Now it's the #MeToo Movement. In this Martin Center article, British academic ... Read More
Politics & Policy

A Time for Choosing

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was controversial. Invitations to European nationalist populists such as Nigel Farage and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen (the niece of Marine Le Pen) caused many longtime conservatives to question whether they still belong to the conservative movement. Vocal critics ... Read More