Fox News viewers “burned up the phones and fired off thousands of emails” to vent their frustration over the cable network’s blackout on Dish Network, TVNewser reports.
“On Sunday alone, Fox News recorded 36,000 emails to Dish via Fox’s ‘Keep Fox News’ website, which allows visitors to immediately fire off an email to Dish, make a phone call, or find a new television provider,” the story reports. “The site has resulted in a total of 116,000 emails and 156,000 phone calls — 32,000 alone just on Sunday.”
A Fox News post on Facebook about the blackout has received 85,000 likes and 37,000 shares, as well as 27,000 comments, the piece adds. Many of those comments threaten to drop Dish service if Fox News isn’t restored.
Fox News went dark Sunday after negotiations between Fox and Dish failed to produce an agreement late Saturday.