Fox News Makes Iowa Debate Their Own

By SteveK 

The Lost Remote newsletter brings you the the best in streaming news, from staffing changes to premiere dates to trailers—to the latest platform moves. Sign up today.

Frank Luntz‘ people-meters are in full effect on FNC during the GOP Iowa debate. Taking up almost half of the right side of the screen, Fox News displayed “Voters Voice,” a real-time response by 28 Republican voters and their people-meters, reacting positively or negatively to the responses. The use of “Voters Voice” is making FNC’s coverage of the GOP face-off unique, since the same debate is also airing on CNN and MSNBC.

The real-time chart gives a second-by-second account of how the voters, described as conservative and moderate, respond to each part of a candidate’s answer.

Interestingly, the “Voters Voice” chart shot way up as the candidates banded together and refused to answer a climate change question with a show of hands.

CNN did something similar during a recent debate, with real-time people-meter responses airing on CNN Headline News.