For the first time in 17 years Fox is not number one in the prime time cable news race. It might have something to do with all of the new faces it Fox. It might have something to do with how the cable news networks cover breaking news like Monday’s bombing in England.
The cable networks held off on wall to wall, coverage of the bombing for about an hour. Instead they continued their continuous Trump coverage. Al Primo created the Eyewitness News format many TV stations use and told KTRH he was stunned.
“The fact is that the news networks have really morphed into talk shows than news shows,” Primo explained. “When a real news story breaks it takes them a lot of time to figure out how to cover it or if to cover it.”
It’s been a year of major changes at Fox. Bill O'Reilly is out. That departure seems to have benefited shows like Anderson Cooper on CNN and Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. Primo says he doesn't see the formula of 'All Trump All the Time' changing anytime soon.
“There’s obviously an opportunity in the tragedy of Fox which has undergone some serious organizational problems,” primo said.
Fox's problems go beyond O'Reilly's departure. The network has also lost Megyn Kelly's highly rated show to NBC, and Greta Van Susteren also left for MSNBC following Roger Ailes' departure.