You may remember two weeks ago when I posted on the Leftoid’s attempts to boycott Glenn Beck’s advertisers HERE, which I followed up with an article excerpted from NewsBusters HERE yesterday.
Today The ratings are out for Glenn Beck and Fox News this week, and the results are sad and pitiful (for the Leftoids):
Though a little scandal might alienate advertisers, it’s pure ratings gold. Last night Glenn Beck had over 3 million viewers at 5pm, second only to O’Reilly for the night. But, Beck had more 25-54 viewers than O’Reilly (888K to 876K). I don’t watch or really even care about the cable news wars, but still…wow. Even though Beck airs before primetime, when there are fewer people watching TV, he had the most 25-54 viewers in the cable news world for the night.
5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck– 3,040,000 viewers (888,000) (1,385,000)
Situation Room—688,000 viewers (141,000) (271,000)
Hardball w/ Chris Matthews—536,000 viewers (139,000) (217,000)
Fast Money—215,000 viewers (55,000) (80,000)
Prime News–267,000 viewers (97,000) (109,000)
That leg tingling yet, Chris? Sorry, that’s not a tingle — that’s urine from pissing yourself with fear.
Beck even beat out everyone else at Fox News in the coveted 25-54 year old demographic save Bill O’Reilly, and he’s fast closing in on O’Reilly too:
8PM- The O’Reilly Factor– 3,303,000 viewers (876,000) (1,468,000)
9PM- Hannity –2,592,000 viewers (752,000) (1,158,000)
10PM- On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren—2,104,000 viewers (577,000) (985,000)
6PM- Special Report with Bret Baier– 2,067,000 viewers (463,000) (881,000)
7PM- Fox Report w/Shep Smith–1,590,000 viewers (454,000) (729,000)
And already the screams of indignation can be heard from the Leftoids, as this note at the bottom of the page notes:
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So, Let’s Review, shall we?
- Glenn Beck is the second-biggest thing on cable TV; and actually at least twice as big as his nearest competition.
- Beck is closing in on Bill O’Reilly, the 800 pound gorilla of cable TV. Maybe even passed him in key demographics.
- Since O’Reilly likes to point out he’s bigger than Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News; that would apply to Glenn Beck as well.
And while we’re at it, How’s that “boycott” thing working out for ya, Leftoids?
This week, Color of Change announced that a total of 36 companies had pulled their ads or pledged not to advertise, including Campbell Soup Company, Clorox, Farmers Insurance Group and Johnson & Johnson. But some companies — such Procter & Gamble and AT&T — told the LA Times they hadn’t advertised on the show to begin with. The other companies switched their ads to other time slots on Fox, meaning the network didn’t lose any money.
Big Honkin’ Texas Hat Tip to the Ever-Lovin’ RedState!
Go Glenn Go!