My running thesis is that Fox News North only survives if it gets enough attention from its detractors. Left alone, the conservative circle jerk doesn't have the JAM or the intellectual appeal to become a ratings success. However, through controversy and fascination from our side of the political spectrum, SunTV is provided the oxygen it desperately needs. Judging from the running commentary I've seen, I'd be willing to wager that any breakdown of SunTV ratings would show an almost curious split in political persuasion.
My only exposure to SunTV is what I read on social media and/or mainstream stories. Today, I see on National Newswatch this item that the CBSC has been flooded with complaints about some interview that was particularly offensive. This worries me in one sense, because flooded translates to viewers, outrage is inconsequential, what has relevance is ad revenue and all that matters is you're watching, approvingly or not. See, I don't think SunTV cares if you make criticize it, it only cares that you pay attention, tsk tsk equates to CHA CHING.
When Fox News North was first floated, I spent a lot of time watching Kory Teneycke flame out, then resisting in my own small way through various minor avenues. However, once it became reality, the dye cast, I've chose to ignore the network, or at least only read or hear via secondary sources. I have a running tally of how many minutes of SunTV I've watched directly since it hit the airwaves. This number isn't distorted or dishonest, this is the "I kid you not" accurate calculation:
If my fellow progressives, centrists, leftists followed suit, I remain convinced people wouldn't have to complain to the CBSC or fret about the latest outrage, we would grin widely when the plug gets pulled. Big picture, rather than rail, bail.