Fox Business Network vs. CNBC, Ready to Rumble!

Categories: TV Business

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October 15th, 2007

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Fox Business Network launches today. Currently available in about 30 million homes vs. approximately 90 million for CNBC, it faces an uphill battle in the television business news market. While CNBC has a stable of advertisers lined up, some worry that advertising dollars in that segment may not grow much.

However, the industry knows better than to count Fox out early. When Fox News Channel launched against CNN in October, 1996 it was available in only 17 million homes and we can see how that battle has turned out.

Whatever happens, we'll have the numbers for you as soon as we get them.

 
  • Robert Seidman

    When FBN is in more homes and the deal CNBC has with the Wall Street Journal runs out it doesn't seem like a huge leap to think FBN will become the dominant player.

  • Robert Seidman

    When FBN is in more homes and the deal CNBC has with the Wall Street Journal runs out it doesn’t seem like a huge leap to think FBN will become the dominant player.

  • http://yahoo.com Eva G.

    Fox Business Network is a scary channel. They have promised to be more “friendly” to companies, and profits than CNBC, so already they won't be giving objective, un-biased financial information to the average viewer, which is very misleading.

  • http://yahoo.com Eva G.

    Fox Business Network is a scary channel. They have promised to be more “friendly” to companies, and profits than CNBC, so already they won’t be giving objective, un-biased financial information to the average viewer, which is very misleading.

  • Ed Albanoski

    I believe Eva G. is smoking crack. She's obviously a liberal making unsubstantiated false accusations against a network she'll never watch. That won't stop her though, because most critics of The News Corp. are people who have no idea about the quality of their programming because they never sample it.
    FBN will kick CNBC down the tubes as they have MSNBC and the other socialist networks that are so far left that “fair and balanced” only seems like it's coming from the right. The end of liberal news is coming to an abrupt end because it's wholesale lying and the majority of American people are smarter than that. Just take a look at FNC vs. everyone else. Enough said.

  • Ed Albanoski

    I believe Eva G. is smoking crack. She’s obviously a liberal making unsubstantiated false accusations against a network she’ll never watch. That won’t stop her though, because most critics of The News Corp. are people who have no idea about the quality of their programming because they never sample it.
    FBN will kick CNBC down the tubes as they have MSNBC and the other socialist networks that are so far left that “fair and balanced” only seems like it’s coming from the right. The end of liberal news is coming to an abrupt end because it’s wholesale lying and the majority of American people are smarter than that. Just take a look at FNC vs. everyone else. Enough said.

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