February 27, 2006 at 9:23 pm in Politics
Arbitron’s latest trends just came out, and here in Los Angeles, things look really bad for the right wing screaming heads who puke all over the AM radio dial:
Limbaugh drew a 4.1 last month. This month he dropped to a 3.3.*
Sean Hannity was at a 2.7 last month. He’s now at a 1.8.*
Laura Ingraham: 1.1 to 0.8.
Dennis Prager/Michael Medved: 1.2 to a 0.7.*
Hugh Hewitt: 1.3 to 0.7.
*These are 10am-3pm ratings. Limbaugh is on 9am-noon. Bill O’Reilly’s on 9 to 11am on the same station Hannity’s on (from noon to 3).
Did all talk radio take a shit? Nope. Just the right wingers.
How did KTLK, the Air America station do? Overall, 0.5 to 0.9, making it the only talk station in L.A. to score an increase. Stephanie Miller (mornings): 0.7 to 1.0.
Franken (9 to noon) and Ed Schultz (noon to 3): 0.7 to 1.0.
Randi Rhodes (3 to 7pm): again, 0.7 to 1.0.
And in what’s called “The money demographic” (25-54 year olds) the trends are even more exaggerated, with right wingers tanking hard, and Air America improving or holding steady:
Limbaugh: 3.3 to 2.9.
Hannity: 1.8 to 0.5. (Ouch)
Ingraham: 0.9 to 0.6.
Prager/Medved: 1.4 to 0.3.
Hewitt: 1.4 to 0.9.
KTLK (Air America):
Miller: 1.1 to 1.1
Franken/Schultz: 0.7 to 0.7
Rhodes: 0.9 to 1.3. (That’s my girl!)
Garofalo/Seder/Malloy/Clippers: 0.3 to 1.0.
I am thrilled to see that so many of us are tuning out Sean Hannity, who is making a great challenge to Bill O’Reilly for King of the Douchebags.
Hoffmania, where I picked up this story, points out that this is not just America-hating libruls in Hollywood. Traditionally conservative Orange County is included in these numbers, too.