MSNBC President Phil Griffin Wants ‘Investigation’ Into Fox News’ Great Ratings

MSNBC President Phil Griffin Wants 'Investigation' Into Fox News' Great Ratings

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Sour grapes alert!

MSNBC's demo win over Fox News on Monday night was short-lived — Fox News came roaring back the next day — and now MSNBC president Phil Griffin wants an investigation into how that's even possible.

“Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic, on the night that Fox News debuted their three shows, we either tied or beat them in those hours,” TVNewser reported Griffin said.

Also read: Megyn Kelly's Fox News Show Soars in Day 2 Ratings

“Tuesday – you guys should be doing some investigations – I have never seen it in all my years of cable, same overnight, same everything, and they doubled their ratings in a day?” he added. “It is impossible. I have never seen it, they did election night numbers in the demo Tuesday. Wednesday it came back down. I complained, I was like, what?”

In Griffin's indignation, he seems to have gotten his facts wrong. While “The Kelly File” managed to grab 620,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo on Tuesday's show, Fox News’ election night numbers were far higher: 3.5 million average viewers in the demo from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and 4.45 million during primetime hours.

MSNBC did not respond to multiple requests for comment.



  • Bwinkle J Moose

    Oh what a cry baby. MSNBC your journalist are boring and come off as condescending. Your opinion people are hard to tell from your journalist in substance and delivery. People turn to FOX to get facts and a fairly even handed take on the news.

  • John

    Cry baby, cry baby cry cry cry. MSNBC is a joke. The rating are correct get over it.

  • dcollins22585

    I would question the Monday numbers then. No way Maddow is beating Kelly. Even the lesbians would choose Fox over “her.”

  • Lamar Bodiford

    Should be a investigation, because I can't see Maddow even beating Kelly in demo!
    I say fired Phil Griffin for running such a partial piece of garage of propaganda for progressive white house.

  • bg7

    Sour grapes alert is a really unprofessional juvenile thing to write. This isn't an opinion piece and this isn't high school back in 2005. Bait for traffic.

    There's nothing wrong with ratings being investigated regardless of who's investigating whom. Other measures like box office should be audited too, at least periodically, to keep everyone honest. Can't stand either cable network but this does seem questionable.

  • juan

    if msnbc wants better ratings, they need to fairly give both sides of the story not just the left view, fox is winning not because they are a conservative news organization, which whey are, but because they give both sides of the story, the right and left……

    • John Collins


      • Frank Brandon

        John has had too many Tom Collins

  • Tim Mauch

    People want real news and discussion not whitehouse talking point!

    • John Collins

      People want real news and discussion not Republican talking points!

      • Tim Mauch

        Your comment proved my point.

        ” MSNBC President Phil Griffin Wants ‘Investigation’ Into Fox News’ Great Ratings ”

  • msbets

    LMAO…………….they want an investigation!!!! OF COURSE THEY DO……………what a bunch friggin LOSERS!!!

  • Joe Blow

    Maybe Maddow wants to lick Kelly but she'll never beat her.

  • rridgsr

    try telling the truth on political views and be honest .

  • concern citizen

    msnbc idiots are a bunch of stinking cowards and chumps,these chumps can talk about conservative women but what they should be talking about is how incompetent their wannabe king /dictator is,how bad this wannabe king lies and has never told the truth while he has been in the public life and probbally before as well.this martin donkey dong,and the rest of the msnbc idiots should have someone go to the bathrm in their mouths.hire 1 bill o riely and sean Hannity and your ratings might go up

  • Roger Mills