Angelenos Tuning Out Right Wing Radio

radiotower.jpgArbitron’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.

(via Hoffmania)
Photo Credit: shiner.clay at flickr.

3 Replies to “Angelenos Tuning Out Right Wing Radio”

  1. For one month, thats a pretty dramatic drop, especially all across the board. Makes me skeptical as to the reasons why and legitimacy of the numbers. Was there a new way of tracking ratings installed? While I’d hope this was true, I don’t think the right wingers in LA have suddenly stopped tuning in.

  2. I know I’ve been spending a lot more time with KTLK.

    Stephanie Miller is very enjoyable on the morning drive and I try my damnedest to catch Randi Rhodes as often as I can.

    It drives me crazy that the clippers often pre-empt Randi but I bet being the home of clippers radio is helping KTLK.

  3. Right wing radio Nazis not your cup of meat? Then may I suggest you tune in to KXLU’S BLUES HOTEL program, as it makes it’s semi-glorious return this Wednesday night, from midnight-3am.

    Papa John and Morris Beef are your hosts, and we spin everything from the realest of the real in the blues to brain-spinning jazz to an occasional heaping helping of, ahem!, “rare” recordings no other show would dare touch.

    Perhaps this blurb sounds a bit self-serving to you. If so, we only ask you give us a listen; and what better night to do it than Wednesday night, March 15, from midnight-3am (and all you out-of-towners should know you can find us on kxlu.com, all show times being local California time, of course)

    Real blues; not the plastic new sterile shit your auntie listens to while washing her budgie. Real jazz; the kind of shit your weird uncle used to listen to while smoking weed in the root cellar, before your mother chucked him out on his ass.

    Need I actually tell you what I mean by “rare recordings”?

    Just listen to the BLUES HOTEL as it makes it’s grand return to the L.A. airwaves, the Wednesday night, March 15, from midnight-3am, and decide for your own damn selves.

    If you can’t dig it, just shove a gun in your mouth and pull the trigger…

    You will not be missed.

    chris checkman

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