Fox News Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers
Fox News trivia questions with answers.
What is Fox News?
A: Fox News is a United States pay television news channel.
Who owns Fox News?
A: It’s owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
In May 1985, Australian publisher Rupert Murdoch announced that he and American industrialist and philanthropist Marvin Davis intended to do what?
A: Develop "a network of independent stations as a fourth marketing force" to compete directly with CBS, NBC, and ABC.
In July 1985, 20th Century Fox announced Murdoch had done what?
A: He completed his purchase of 50% of Fox Filmed Entertainment, the parent company of 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.
A year later, 20th Century Fox earned how much in its fiscal third period ended May 31, 1986?
A: $5.6 million.
This was in contrast to a loss of how much in the third period of the previous year?
A: $55.8 million.
Prior to founding FNC, Murdoch had gained experience in the
24-hour news business when News Corporation's BSkyB subsidiary began Europe's first what?
A: 24-hour news channel (Sky News) in the United Kingdom in 1989.
Murdoch announced on January 31, 1996, that News Corp. would launch what?
A: A 24-hour news channel on cable and satellite systems in the United States.
In February 1996, Murdoch asked Roger Ailes to start what?
A: Fox News Channel.
Ailes demanded five months of 14-hour workdays and several weeks of “what” before its launch on October 7, 1996?
A: Rehearsal shows.
At its debut how many households were able to watch FNC?
A: 17 million.
It was absent from which media markets?
A: New York City
Rolling news coverage during the day consisted of what?
A: 20-minute single-topic shows such as Fox on
or Fox on Politics, surrounded by news headlines.
What did interviews feature at the bottom of the screen about the topic or the guest?
What was the flagship newscast at the time?
A: The Schneider Report, with Mike Schneider's fast-paced delivery of the news.
During the evening, Fox featured what type of shows?
A: Opinion shows: The O'Reilly Report (later The O'Reilly Factor), The Crier Report (hosted by Catherine Crier) and
From the beginning, FNC has placed heavy emphasis on what?
A: Visual presentation.
Graphics were designed to be what?
and gain attention.
Fox News also created the "Fox News Alert", which interrupted its regular programming when what happened?
A: A breaking news story occurred.
To accelerate its adoption by cable providers, Fox News paid systems up to how much money per subscriber to distribute the channel?
A: $11per subscriber.
During the September 11, 2001 attacks, Fox News was the first news organization to run a what?
A: A news ticker on the bottom of the screen to keep up with the flow of information that day.
The ticker has remained, informing viewers about what?
A: Additional news which reporters may not mention on-screen and repeating news mentioned during a broadcast.
FNC presents a variety of programming, with up to how many hours of live broadcasting per day?
A: 15 hours.
Where are most programs broadcast from?
A: Fox News headquarters in New York City (at 1211 Avenue of the Americas).
Fox News Channel has how many studios at its New York City headquarters that are used for its and Fox Business' programming?
In 2003, Fox News saw a large ratings jump during the early stages of what?
A: The US invasion of Iraq.
At the height of the conflict, according to some reports, Fox News had how much of an increase in viewership?
A: As much as a 300%.
In 2004, Fox News' ratings for its broadcast of the
National Convention exceeded those of what?
A: The three major broadcast networks.
During President George W. Bush
's address, Fox News attracted how many viewers nationally?
A: 7.3 million.
NBC, ABC, and CBS had a viewership of how many?
A: 5.9 million, 5.1 million, and 5.0 million respectively.
Between late-2005 and early-2006, Fox News saw what happen to their ratings?
A: A brief decline.
FNC ranked #8 in viewership among all cable channels in 2006, and what in 2007?
On the night of October 22, 2012
, Fox set a record for its highest-rated telecast ever, with how many viewers for the third U.S. presidential debate?
A: 11.5 million.
In prime time and total day ratings for the week of April 15 to 21,
, Fox News, propelled by its coverage of the
Marathon bombing, was the highest-ranked network on U.S. cable television, for the first time since when?
A: August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States.
marked Fox News's 145th consecutive month as what?
A: The number one rated cable news channel.
During that month, Fox News beat CNN and MSNBC combined in overall viewers in what?
A: Both prime time hours and the total day.