Fox is still the top-rated news channel, but there are signs it's plateauing. Its ratings started to lag in 2006, and in February, CNN's prime time (boosted by several presidential debates) beat Fox among 25-to-54-year-olds for the first time since 2001. Maybe even more galling, the network has lately faded in the ephemeral category of buzz. MSNBC--with far fewer viewers--has been the political-media obsession of the 2008 primary, largely because of feuds between the Clinton campaign and the network for its perceived pro-Obama bias.
Ratings shmatings: If a Rupert Murdoch network cannot dominate the field of ticking off the Clintons, that has to sting.
So, is the era of "conservative media" coming to an end? Is Fox News losing its influence? Or is a dip in the ratings a sign of decline in TV news as a whole? What are you watching?