Liberals online are all atwitter with the news that Fox News ratings have crashed to their lowest since January 2001 among the "demo" – the desirable 25-54 demographic.
The ratings are at their lowest overall since 2008. The news was highlighted courtesy of a gleeful press release from MSNBC, who saw their own ratings go up 11% among 25-54-year-olds compared to this time last year.
Some left-leaners are heralding the doom of Fox News, claiming that the ratings hit reflects a leftward shift in public opinion. But it's just as likely that many conservatives have simply been avoiding political cable shows since Nov 6, out of disgust with the spectacle of Obama's re-election and inauguration.
Moreover, Fox is a long way from its deathbed by any measure. It's still the number one cable network, and still boasts the top 9 shows, with only Rachel Maddow representing the non-Fox contingent at number 10.