Liberal Blogosphere Surpasses Cable News
by Chris Bowers, Tue Jun 07, 2005 at 06:28:58 PM EDT
Total day: FNC: 869,000 / CNN: 352,000 / MSNBC: 186,000
Primetime: FNC: 1,758,000 / CNN: 721,000 / MSNBC: 306,000
Total day: FNC: 304,000 / CNN: 98,000 / MSNBC: 76,000
Primetime: FNC: 416,000 / CNN: 150,000 / MSNBC: 129,000
Granted, this is probably due to the extreme dedication of many who read blogs, as the six million or eight million or however many million page views probably translate into a much smaller number actual people. Roughly 10% of the people who visit blogs are extremely dedicated, and visit numerous blogs and pages on blogs each day. Then again, that blog readers are more dedicated to political news than cable news audiences, yet still comparable in size, would lead one to believe that the blogosphere is far more responsible for determining the political zeitgeist than anything or anyone on cable news.
I guess we are the MSM now. Eventually, politicians, organizations and advertisers are going to have to catch on to this fact, as the ones who do so first will prosper. At the very least, that would make it easier to pay my $475 rent every month.