Murdoch not worried about low ratings for Fox Business
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, speaking on the Fox News Channel Monday afternoon about the company’s earnings, told Neil Cavuto that he is not worried about the low ratings for Fox Business Network.
Chris Ariens of Mediabistro wrote, “During an appearance on Fox News Channel’s Your World with Neil Cavuto, Murdoch talked up News Corp.’s quarterly growth (net income up 1.2%). Then Cavuto ran the gamut with the big boss, talking about the Super Bowl, The Wall Street Journal, the writers’ strike, the 2008 race and FBN:
“‘When word leaked out about ratings people were saying ‘well, they’re off to a very slow start’ and competitors across the river connecting Manhattan and New Jersey said ‘a ha, they’re in deep trouble.’ You do not concur on that?’
“Murdoch: ‘Not at all, we’re very, very confident, and very proud of it and we thank you for your leadership of it.’
â€¢ Murdoch said the planned move of Wall Street Journal staffers from their downtown Manhattan offices to News Corp’s midtown HQ would ‘be for everybody’ and that ‘it would take a year’ to complete. ‘When you take over a company, and you want to make changes,’ Murdoch says ‘you do everything you can to change the culture, and a physical move is a big and useful thing to do.'”
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