Glenn Beck ratings skyrocket, Olbermann up, Maddow down, has anyone seen CNN?

by editor on March 18, 2009

Note: here’s a more current article on the ratings: O’Reilly-Hannity-Beck go 1-2-3 in cable news ratings again, Fox destroys competition again

The biggest news in cable news this week is the remarkable rise of Glenn Beck at Fox.

Top 10 cable TV shows for 03/13/09His Friday night special drew huge numbers and leapfrogged his show above long-time #2 Sean Hannity. What was CNN thinking when the let this guy get away?

As for the rest of the cable news pack, some were up a little, some were down a little. And Larry King continues to be CNN’s last man standing.

The accompanying chart looks at the top 10 cable TV news shows for March 13, 2009.

Source: MediaBistro, Nielsen Media Research

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Larry Horowitz from Fort Myers, FL
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Larry Horowitz from Fort Myers, FL

Glenn Beck is a (not so) secret faggot.

USN-RETIRED
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Thank you for sharing. Yawwwnnnnn !!

rocketman
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Funny how some people place names and locations on sites when making statements like that. If you Google Larry Horowitz in Ft Myers Florida the top hits include a guy who was arrested for wearing his girlfriends nightgown while he attacked her by ripping off her nightgown then he sat on her. Could that be a coincidence or what?

danybhoy
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So you have proof that Beck is gay? Please present us with the info beyond calling him a fag. Otherwise, STFU!

idaho2run
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Spoken like a true Madam, one like Heidi Fleiss. P.S. Use spell check.

Matt
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Beck is still on, even though some wimpy companies choose not to run commercials on his show because progressives say they’ll boycott their goods. But FOX plays him anyway, some say (people who probably don’t really know, like left wing “news” organizatons) that FOX is taking a loss. But that’s the value of wealth. You can afford to take a hit for the public good. Thank you FOX, for sticking with Glenn Beck. Where would this country be without FOX? Ignorant of any truth. FOX has made errors in the past, like, it seems, they doctored some picutres of the New York Times editor to make him look unshaven and scraggly. That was wrong. But so was MSNBC when they showed a Tea Partier with an M15 slung over his back while commentating (and I paraphrase) “These Tea Partiers are gun toting racists.” Well, Fox played the whole video, and it zoomed out to show that guy was an African American Tea Pariter. They just played the closeup of the gun on MSNBC. We know, from doing the reading, that the real racists and race baters are the Progressives. Sanger, for example, wanted to wipe out blacks in the civilized world. And Wilson segregated the federal government. And the list, and the beat, goes on …

Funny, Hillary Clinton said she was a progressive in the style of the early 1900s in one of her debates. That’s funny, cuz that’s when the Progressives were the most blatantly racist.

thatchickyousawtheotherday
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thatchickyousawtheotherday

You know, I liked Olberman a lot better when he was on ESPN.

GM
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It’s pretty simple, really. Stupid people watch TV. Intelligent people read. Heard of the internet?

Reason of account
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Do you have any facts GM to back that statement or are you just trying to sound smart?

Love to see thoses stats ??

But, I must say Obamanation sure uses you libs and jumps on TV every chance he gets….

Administrator
Admin

GM, I would assume then that you attribute the massive growth and success of this website to intelligent people in action on the net.

Thank you, thank you very much.

I Don't Like Beck
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That data’s a year old. And it sure doesn’t show any “skyrocketing.”

Here are the Glenn Beck’s ratings for every Monday over the last threemonths:
2/01/10 – 3.068 million
2/08/10 – 2.858 million
2/15/10 – 2.790 million
2/22/10 – 2.725 million
3/01/10 – 2.782 million
3/08/10 – 2.775 million
3/15/10 – 2.361 million
3/22/10 – 3.446 million
3/29/10 – 2.155 million
4/05/10 – 2.229 million
4/12/10 – 2.009 million
4/19/10 – 2.032 million

Glenn Beck’s ratings have been going down over the past several months. That’s hardly skyrocketing.

Source data here: http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ratings/

Reason of account
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I look at this, you are only counting Monday?

Look at the rest of the week. You are sad and it was very misleading of you….

Try again!!

rocketman
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OK
Lets play again, except this time lets go back to the same data source and try one of your favorites. How about Matthews or big Ed. Your choice.

Have you ever considered seasonal effects. People are getting out now and doing things like cutting the grass, or maybe playing outside with the kids, etc. How about doing a comparative analysis?

So typical of the naysayers to grab a data point and say See, See, I told you so, nanny nanny poo poo!! Think global warming moron.

We already know what to do come November, so my bet is the “ignorant masses” the the media likes to portray us as will be back with an answer at the polls. Whether or not Beck increases or decreases viewer numbers is irrelevant now. There are enough that have made themselves known or who are staying quetly on the sidelines until the time comes to kick out arrogant representatives and put the smackdown against the will of the elitist media.

rocketman
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I know this is off subject, but I found this comment response on one of the pages that “I don’t like Beck” sourced. What irony. Thanks person who doesn’t like Beck! Even though it’s really not funny, I especially couldn’t help laugh at pork items #6 and #11. Way to spend our tax dollars democrats!!
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As with Bunning, they are now going after Coburn. What he is saying is what is right. He agrees need to do something with these benefits. He directly asked Max Baucus and Debbie Stabenow (sp) of Michigan if this bill they now want was paid for. They both acknowledged no and couldn’t pay for it. They insist this is an emergency and want to waive the “Pay Go” legislation Dem’s just passed and celebrated at a party they held for themselves for this Pay Go.

Following is a list of the things they say can’t be cut to pay for this “emergency” of unemployment benefits.

1. $107,000 for study of the sex life of the japanese quail
2. $1.2 mill for the study of the breeding habits of the woodchuck
3. $150,000.00 to study the Hatfield – McCoy feud
4. $84.000 to find out why people fall in love
5. $1 million to study why people don’t ride bikes to work
6. $1.9 million to study gas emissions from cow flatulence
5. $144,000 to see if pigeons follow human economics laws
6. Funds to study the cause of rudeness on tennis courts and examine smiling habits in bowling alleys
7. $219,000 to teach college students how to watch television
9. 2 Million to construct an ancient Hawaiian canoe
10. 20 million for a demonstration project to build wooden bridges
11. $160,000 to study if you can hex an opponent by drawing an X on their chest
12. $800,000 for a restroom on Mt. McKinley
13. $100,000 to study how to avoid falling spacecraft
14. $16000.00 to study the operation of the komung a Korean stringed instrument
15. $1 million to preserve a sewer in Trenton NJ as an historic monument
16. $6,000 for a document on worcestershire sauce
17. $10,000.00 to study naval communications on a bulls potency
18. $100,000 to study soybean-based ink
19. $1 million for Seafood consumer center
20. $57,000 sent by the Executive Branch for gold-embossed playing cards on Air Force 2

rocketman
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Relax Aileen. You are free to spell words how ever it pleases you. No one really cares. Hope you have a really nice day!!
XOXO

Aileen Walsh
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The only comments I saw on this website that made any sense at all was by”Call me Roy”. Thanks “Roy for the very enciteful words!! Sounds like you are the only one stating the real problem with our nation!!(and for those of you that are only going to read my post and pick up on the fact that I have spelled the word enciteful wrong…..have at me, if it pleases you so!!You seem so readyto put everyone with an opinion other than yours down so….have at me! I’m sure it willmake your day!! Little people have little ways!!

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PLEASE READ
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Please reply to this if you absolutly hate how every picture you see of Obama he is looking majestically into the air with a little smirk.

thatchickyousawtheotherday
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thatchickyousawtheotherday

Yep. I sure do.

RockingHorseGuy
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I can’t stand the sight or sound of the man. I have trouble watching clips of him spewing lies, so I usually read quotes instead. Then I only lose a little bit of my lunch. Smug, arrogant bastard.

John
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Obama SUCKS! plain and simple.

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call me Roy
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Fox has destroyed the competition for ONE reason. If you get out of the big cities in America (which are deteriorating because of the Democratic policies for decades), you instantly see how America feels. Most do not trust this President and his Administration because of his “Progressive” policies which were not “mostly” visible during the campaigns before the election. Look at the states that are failing. Look at the thousands of schools that are failing. Why? The teachers unions have completely failed our children. It will take years to rebuild what they have destroyed. What does the Obama Administration want to do? Make the unions stronger. California is a complete disaster and could cause horrible consequences for our economy. What does everyone think is going to happen when 30 states go bankrupt? Does everyone understand what that means? Our country is in deep trouble and I won’t sugar coat it for you, things may never be the same because of both the Democrats and Republicans failing the people by saving Wall Street. Does everyone realize that Wall Street is trading with borrowed money? Our country is broke and soon China will stop buying our Treasury bills. Both of our worthless parties keep telling the American people that it is protectionism to not have the international trade laws and deals we have. These globalists’ are destroying our country. It is the biggest lie ever formulated in politics. Do you know what the Chinese businessmen think about that? Off the record, they say that are politicians are the dumbest &OB’s they have ever seen. Off the record, they laugh at our politicians. They send us poisonous everything and they buy nothing from us. Then they steal our defense and patent secrets and our leaders make a comment and the dismiss it the next day. How long can this go on before we are so weakened that it will affect our national defense? If the government has no money coming in- soon the gravy train is over, not just for the average guy & gal but also for our elderly, children, disabled, …….etc. Donald Trump was on MSNBS this morning and this is what they were talking about. I don’t care which party Donald belongs to, what does matter is that he is a business man. As a business man he knows what is wrong or right for business. And businesses are companies who hire you and me. Like he said, the Chinese are laughing at us, as they take our money everyday. Wake up America. It’s very simple. If we don’t make (manufacture) anything here in America, no matter what anyone tells you (weather it is the most radical far-right Republican or the most radical far-left Democrat), then there will never be any hi-paying jobs again. Remember, this not a party issue. Demand of your politicians to change the trade laws and let’s kick the globalist’s out of our Congress. By the way, we don’t have long to fix this.

professional woman
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Stupid, stupid, stupid. I guess you are a fan of maddow or olbermann.

culmt
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beck is out there, but if you take notice those he spoke of have left the whitehouse, dont guess its all lies!!!!!

left libertarian
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all i have to say is one this web site… read this all you joe six packs!!
http://www.globalone.tv/group/bellofliberty/forum/topics/day-in-the-life-of-a-joe

k1000
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Really? That’s all you have to say? One joe six pack with a limp and one eye is better than 20 misguided liberals stuck in group think.
Think for thyself soldier and go find John Galt. He has a word for you.

RockingHorseGuy
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I hope everyone knows not to judge libertarians by this lefty moron above. I’m a Libertarian, and I’m NOT on the left. I’m a Libertarian because I love liberty, and the Constitution, and neither of these is being championed by either the Democrats or the Republicans.

Daniel
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face it obama is a marxist, fascist,maoist, communist piece of shit hell bent on the destruction of our constitutional and capitalist way of life that was put in place by the founders. If he persists he will preside over the bloodiest period in American history. Americans are not down with Marxism and will not go into the night quietly. He is not trying to help anyone exept his leftist friends, the entire stimulus package was designed to fund his marxist friends and appointees. Glenn Beck is the only one on the tv that has the balls to point out what is becoming obvious to anyone that can read and has ears to hear and eyes to see. He is telling the truth. Everyone else just prattles on about giving obamo a chance, that would be the equivelent of waiting to see if hitler wanted to kill all the jews as opposed to most of them. Socialism Kills., Oppose it to your last breath. Beware of the democratic revelution, it appears dressed in free shit bought with the sweat and blood of others and when given power it brings destruction of liberty, prosperity, happiness, self determination, and cannot be removed because it always seeks to strip that power from the people, no freedom of speech or ownership of weapons and persecution of dissent. We stand on the brink of a thousand years of darkness if we do not resist these usurping assholes.

Jack
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Hey Daniel, don’t sugar coat it. Tell us how you really feel.

truth
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OK Daniel you just brainwash and crazy i know that i cant present you with no intelligent point of view because you just not right in the head, but yeah every thing the founders did was right of course, african americans was meant to be slaves, women was to suppose to be on a lower class compare to men and there are only 27 amendments yeah they had it right. Bro they was human was great but had flaws like any other man

k1000
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truth, you are hilarious!!
“you just brainwash and crazy i know that i cant present you with no intelligent point of view”

Really?, could have had me fooled!!

Now that is some real comic relief!

truth
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I see that you are an active follower of beck because i have not seen one intelligent comment posted. But since you cant provide any serious comment I just ask you, If socialism and its ideas are so bad why did we use it during the great depression, to create our police force, and our military? I know that you are not going to answer with intelligent facts so I guess that I wish the best for you and hope you use your brain once and a while but that is asking for to much

VinceP1974
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>I see that you are an active follower of beck because i have not seen one intelligent comment posted

Actually, it’s the presence of Leftists that result in the problem that you cite. You see, when all Leftists do is name call, veer off-topic, pretend (or actaully are) to be studid, are ignorant of history, etc etc.. it’s a waste of time to actually talk to you in any meaningful way.

Your comments about the glories of socialism are so incredibly imbecilic that I actually pity you.

k1000
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truth
Just this one paragraph of yours needs more than 27 amendments to make sense.

Just for a little education: The original draft of the constitution WAS right. It did NOT condone slavery nor did it reduce women to a lower class. I challange you to show us where in the original document it states that these were condoned. Look up “condone” in the dictionary if you don’t know what it means. You are confusing “amendment” with “revision”. The 13th amendment was added against the will of some on both the left and right in this country. The majority who resisted were by far from the left, yep Democrats. Look it up. Amendments are to further clarify and add to, via written law, things that were not discussed in the orignal document. A revision would be needed if the original Constitution allowed slavery. That’s the difference. The reality is we would not need amendments if it weren’t for airheads like yourself and your so called progressive brothers who always need the law to guide your every step. It’s usually the left who has to have it hammered on their forheads to remember the right thing to do.

You folks on the left are always trying to rewrite history to fit your own distorted view of life.

I don’t know why I waste my time. It’s like trying to discuss supersymetry with a chicken!

Truth
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K1000 no, no, no, you just prove that you do not have a brain or any sense of knowledge, but its ok because I will share some knowledge for your mind. The constitution was not the first document created by our founders to manage this nation, no the Articles of Confederation was first drafted on November 1777 but it was so good that we kept it right, wrong! Our founders did a great job to help start this nation but they didn’t do every thing right and they had to learn and grow to become better and tried to do better for there nation. The articles of confederations were very weak with a weak base to stand on. The document follows the theory of small government to the extreme, which limited our government role to help guide this nation. Lets see, it kind of sound like that is what you and conservatives really want, damn well it didn’t work then so why should it work now. So ten years later in 1787, the very same founders fix the problem by creating the constitution of the United States. This was an act of progression BROTHER, wow the left want to learn and become more advance to provide a better future which is so scary. Now in the declaration of independence, Thomas Jefferson said that every man was created equally but he sign that document and went home to run his slaves. Now the original draft did not condone slavery but did it outlaw it, HELL NO. So you are wrong again ass, amendments are use to both “revise” and “amendment” the constitution. The eighteenth amendment was created to alter, revise, change, what ever your want to call it, the present of alcohol in our nation. Amendment 18th prohibited the manufacturing, importing, and exporting of alcoholic beverages. So you are telling me that this amendment was use to further clarify the law that already existed in the original document, it was a new law added to the constitution to fix the original document because it was something that was broke. But they really got it right when they repeal the 18th amendment with 21st amendment 14 years later. And yes dumb ass African American supported the republican party over the left because they supported the abolition of slavery but we didn’t like there ideas. So we went back and forth between the two until the 1960s when the republican party didn’t show support for the civil rights bill, that is when we went to the democratic party and never look back.

K1000 I was hoping that you could show me an intelligent side of why the right thinks the way they do but there is really no reason. You and any other crazy right side thinkers, just don’t want advance pass your old ways

Go read a book, learn grow, try to understand things that your weak stupid mind cant. Then maybe just maybe you could be on my level but even then I have move on damn you a dumb ass

idaho2run
Member

Wow. My ten year old writes better than that. You need to quite wasting time and taking up space on this blog and go over to the lefty blogs. You are hateful, uninformed and despite your claims of education, you do not show that you are with the drivel you are posting.
(Waiting for the race card to be thrown….wait for it….wait for it….)

RockingHorseGuy
Member

And this “truth” guy claims to have a GPA of 3.85 on his way to being a pharmacist. If true, that’s scary on a lot of levels.

Tex
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The reason Olberman’s Ratings are as high as they are is because he is always ragging on Glenn Beck.

danybhoy
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BathTubBoy does not have high ratings, but what ratings he has are due to Beck & O’Reilly rants. Also, Bachmann & Palin have replaced Bush & Cheney. But Olby has very poor ratings, particularly when you look at his number vs his actual compitition, which he never beats.

He may be the highest rated host on BSNBC, but that is like being the greatest ice hockey player from Kenya. BTW, same goes for the highest rated liberal radio host, Special Ed Schultz. You might be the #1 lib on radio, but that ain’t exactly a big deal.

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