Fox News Needs to Address it’s Aging Viewership with – TOMI LAHREN
Aging Audience is Bigger Problem than Kelly Exit
Fox News finished 2016 as the most-watched basic cable network in prime time and total day, a first for the network according to TVNewser.
However despite there success in 2016 Fox News has a looming problem it needs to address: an aging audience.
The median age of a primetime Fox News viewer is 68, according to Nielsen. That means half of the channel’s viewers are older than 68. CNN’s median primetime viewer, meanwhile, is 59. Fox News still has more total viewers in the 25-to-54 demographic that advertisers covet, but CNN and others are gaining.
The challenge for Fox News is to attract a younger audience while at the same time preserving its appeal to the older, politically conservative viewers who have delivered record numbers to Fox.
From the Denver Post:
But when it comes to the younger viewers marketers target and other metrics, Fox’s edge narrows. Its lead over CNN in “commercial impressions” among 18-to-49-year-olds is much smaller, according to Wieser, citing a gauge of ad effectiveness. A good chunk of the Fox public is “outside of the core audience demographics for many large advertisers.”
“They will have to change at some point,” Wieser said. “It’s not that their political message changes necessarily, but in terms of appealing to younger audiences, it is probably the case that they would have to evolve over time.”
While she might be a little young and needs some polishing before she is ready for Prime-time, look for Fox News to eventually steal Tomi Lahren away from TheBlaze.
Lahren appeals to a politically conservative audience that is young and she represents the movement against political correctness.
From Dallas News:
Lahren is winning the internet. She has become a culture war phenomenon popping up in Facebook feeds by the tens of millions. Her viral videos are at the nexus of the presidential race, a divided public and the fast-changing world of partisan media. She speaks in buzz phrases that resonate with her base, casting herself as a truth-teller even as she can casually brush aside nuance, context and history.
Officially, Lahren is a commentator for The Blaze, a right-wing media firm based in Irving and founded by former Fox News star Glenn Beck. The Blaze is online and can be streamed through DISH TV. But Lahren’s real audience is on Facebook. She has 3.2 million fans. Her average video is watched 5 million times. Donald Trump is lucky to get 1 million views. That may change. His campaign recently brought her on to help attract millennials.
This year isn’t about a Conservative resurgence, it’s about a hardworking, nation-loving, take no crap, American people resurgence. Get it.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 3, 2017
The American Apology Tour starring Barack Obama ends in 17 days. #MAGA
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 2, 2017