As Twitchy reported the other day, Amanda Marcotte published a Christmas Day piece in Salon arguing that the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies were “fascist propaganda.” A lot of people seem to like them, though, and the ratings for the week before Christmas show the Hallmark Channel beating CNN both overall and in prime time, where CNN has found itself struggling anyway.
Of course, Fox News dominated in prime time as usual with its fascist propaganda.
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) December 27, 2019
Hallmark was watched in 957,000 homes, according to Nielsen, compared to CNN’s 778,000 homes. Hallmark’s schedule that week was an assortment of holiday-themed movies and television shows, while CNN provided ongoing coverage of the impeachment hearings and other political matters.
Hallmark also earned higher figures in prime-time viewership that week, drawing 1.73 million viewers to its movies. The channel placed fourth overall — behind Fox News, MSNBC and sports channel ESPN, but again ahead of CNN, which placed fifth.
… Overall, Fox News had an average of 1.4 million viewers each day, while MSNBC drew an average of 880,000 viewers and CNN had an average of 624,000 viewers.
When we checked on CNN’s ratings last year, the cable news channel had fallen behind TLC, whose prime time fare included “My 600 Pound Life,” “90 Day Fiance,” and “Dr. Pimple Popper.”
One shows made up stories. The other is Hallmark.
— EornomSemaj (@eornom) December 28, 2019
— Jill Warren (@JillWar628) December 28, 2019
I mean it is the holiday time pic.twitter.com/8JdqeTD7cZ
— Edwin W 🏳️🌈 (@Edwinw_1997) December 28, 2019
It’s all those amazing Christmas movies I guess. 🤮
— Every Socialist is an Education Failure (@notafinger42) December 28, 2019
Hallmark’s fiction is better
— jaRED (@therealjbkay) December 28, 2019
Their stories are more believable, which is saying a lot!
— Politics101 (@NBfromLB) December 28, 2019
Fake romance is preferred over fake news.
— just breathe (@halldrew) December 28, 2019
— Tom Thurman (@JTomThurman1) December 28, 2019
"Hallmark: Still 100% @brianstelter-free!"
— C•A•T•M•A•N (@goywithaploy3) December 28, 2019
Both are wryly amusing, pure fiction and vapid.
I'll pick the one with the attractive people. pic.twitter.com/QkSTCWZrUx
— Cranky Gordon (@StillCrankyAF) December 28, 2019
Those darn fascists!
— B.T. Mattison (@BT_Mattison) December 28, 2019
@AmandaMarcotte hardest hit.
— Mike Benedict (@mikeyb3102) December 28, 2019
@CNN is become less relevant each day. Maybe they should resort back to actual news reporting, instead of 24/7 let’s all spread our Trump hatred. So much more going on in the world today.
— Marcus (@greenogre65) December 28, 2019
Bigger take is only 2% even watch network news and most of that is screens left on in places/airports without actual viewers and another portion is other reporters/journalists/bloggers/you tube junkies looking for hot takes. In the end, 1% of Americans watch these shit shows.
— Lord of the cats (@onefuriouscat) December 28, 2019
‘Sh*t like this is why Hallmark Channel is beating you’: CNN’s garbage take on the 2020 census not fit to line a birdcage https://t.co/WPHnTrHLjG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 24, 2019