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Limbaugh crowned No. 1 in talk radio again. Hannity #2, Savage #3. Where's Franken?
UPI ^ | 12/10/2005 12:45:00 PM -0500 | UPI

Posted on 12/10/2005 10:42:51 AM PST by rface

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Talkers magazine reports conservative hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are the most popular radio hosts in the United States.

More than 13.75 million people listen to Limbaugh per week while Hannity draws more then 12.5 million weekly listeners, Talkers reported.

Michael Savage is third with more than 8 million listeners a week.

There is tie for fourth place between shock jock Howard Stern -- soon due to move to Sirius Satellite Radio -- and Dr. Laura Schlessinger with more than 7.75 million weekly listeners, the New York Daily News reported Saturday.

Laura Ingraham filled out the Top 5 with more than 5 million.

Talkers said it used Arbitron data and "other reliable indicators" for its semiannual rankings report.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


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KEYWORDS: drlaura; hannity; ingraham; limbaugh; radio; savage; talkradio; topten
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Limbaugh is better now then he has ever been.....Like fine Scotch, he gets better over time.
1 posted on 12/10/2005 10:42:53 AM PST by rface
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To: rface

More importantly, where is Mark Levin?!


2 posted on 12/10/2005 10:43:53 AM PST by jdm
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To: rface

Where's Franken?....Who's Franken?


3 posted on 12/10/2005 10:44:18 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: rface

I wouldn't even recognize Al Franken if he hadn't written a book that got his face plastered all over television for weeks on end doing fawning interviews on every network.

In fact, the media were obsessed with his bold assertion that conservatives were nothing but a bunch of liars. He almost came off sounding noble... That is, if you believe everything you hear in the MSM.


5 posted on 12/10/2005 10:45:16 AM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Dallas59
The Saturday Night Live years...


6 posted on 12/10/2005 10:45:58 AM PST by jdm
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To: rface

7 posted on 12/10/2005 10:46:12 AM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: rface

I agree, too bad Rush is on in the afternoon during work hours where I live instead of during the drive home.


8 posted on 12/10/2005 10:46:14 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: rface

The White House should take note of these numbers, and the messages conveyed to the audiences.


9 posted on 12/10/2005 10:46:22 AM PST by DTogo (Merry CHRISTmas, and a healthy & happy New Year!)
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To: rface

Rush Limbaugh is a living legend.


10 posted on 12/10/2005 10:46:37 AM PST by Luke21 (Political correctness is the insane religion of our rulers.)
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To: pcottraux

lol!

thats good!


11 posted on 12/10/2005 10:46:48 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: jdm
More importantly, where is Mark Levin?!

Levin is only on in New York and a few other markets. Rush is nationwide.

12 posted on 12/10/2005 10:46:49 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Cuz he's bad......and nationwide - zz top)
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To: jdm

He'd have to spend hours in front of the mirror each morning to get his hair to look that bad.


13 posted on 12/10/2005 10:46:57 AM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: rface
Limbaugh is better now then he has ever been.....

El Rushbo, the Ma Ha Rushie, America's anchorman, talent on loan from God, half his brain tied behind his back just to make it fair BUMP.
14 posted on 12/10/2005 10:47:07 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: rface

"I demand a recount".

15 posted on 12/10/2005 10:47:51 AM PST by Troublemaker
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To: rface

Where's O'Reilly? He's as big a jerk on radio as on TV.


16 posted on 12/10/2005 10:48:09 AM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: rface

Hannity really screwed up on the FL Emanate Domain story. He missed a lot of the facts.


17 posted on 12/10/2005 10:48:13 AM PST by bmwcyle (Evolution is a myth -- Libertarians just won't evolve into Conservatives.)
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To: jdm

it's a nation wide total


18 posted on 12/10/2005 10:48:30 AM PST by rang1995 (They will love us when we win)
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To: rface

Of course Rush is king of political talk - print and media. His shadow hangs over all of the talking heads.

Memo to Rush: Do more parodies!


19 posted on 12/10/2005 10:48:49 AM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: rface
oh oh. I hope Savage is on his medicine when he reads this.
20 posted on 12/10/2005 10:49:14 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: All

21 posted on 12/10/2005 10:50:24 AM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: rface

O`Reilly's got to be annoyed.

He's not even mentioned.


22 posted on 12/10/2005 10:50:48 AM PST by voteconstitutionparty
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To: advance_copy

What always cracks me up is. The fact that Talk Radio is the MSM when it comes to numbers. Just look at those totals.


23 posted on 12/10/2005 10:50:54 AM PST by Liberfighter (A half truth is a whole lie)
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To: rface

Hannity and Savage are virtually unlistenable (combination of boring RNC fax-of-the-day, general ignorance, dead-obvious commentary, lame repetitive topics and lack of debating skills), so everyone below them has to be really bad - do they even speak English?


24 posted on 12/10/2005 10:51:01 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Dallas59

Franken has been picked to play Curious George in a soon to be produced movie. The working title is Curious George and the High Voltage Electric Prison Fence.


25 posted on 12/10/2005 10:51:21 AM PST by em2vn
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To: eleni121

"Memo to Rush: Do more parodies!"

Have you heard "We do run, run, run"? It's absolutely hysterical. End phrase: "Murtha's a fink!"


26 posted on 12/10/2005 10:51:23 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: rface

Where is Franken?


If there is a gloryhole around he has his eye up against it.


27 posted on 12/10/2005 10:51:49 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: bnelson44

Wow, Franken is pitiful at 13...too bad Tony Snow's audience isn't higher. Alan Colmes is even more pathetic.


28 posted on 12/10/2005 10:52:22 AM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: bmwcyle

I agree and I think he made a fool of himself the way he slobbered over Lieberman. That was disgusting.


29 posted on 12/10/2005 10:52:30 AM PST by Mr Cobol (.Liberalism isn't a political philosophy. It's a vile combination of sickness and evil—M Schiller)
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To: rface

30 posted on 12/10/2005 10:52:32 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: rface

Hannity Number 2? Hmmm.

I would have exprected Laura Ingraham and Bill Bennett to come in far ahead of Hannity.


31 posted on 12/10/2005 10:52:41 AM PST by dropzone
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To: advance_copy
What makes my day is O'Reilly being left out. He might rule the cable networks but certainly doesn't attract much of an audience in radio land!!
32 posted on 12/10/2005 10:52:45 AM PST by sinbad17
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To: rface

Franken?? He's like 10^²³ on the list


33 posted on 12/10/2005 10:53:54 AM PST by xcamel (a system poltergeist stole it.)
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To: BunnySlippers

O'Reilly has really been doing a stand-up job lately, especially in his defense of Christmas.
He's on our side a lot more than not. And he has clout.


34 posted on 12/10/2005 10:53:55 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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The White House should take note of these numbers, and the messages conveyed to the audiences

Actually the Whine all the Time Choir should be taking notes. Never here Rush et al spending ANY of their time whining about what their OWN side is, or is NOT, doing. Rush constantly keeps his eye on the ball instead of wasting all his time having Ideological Purity Hissy fits

35 posted on 12/10/2005 10:54:06 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Now the Democrat leadership claims that accurately quoting them is "attack politics")
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To: rang1995

Is it me, or do these latest numbers show that Limbaugh has actaully lost audience? The Cultural Conventional Wisdom always stated he had between 15-20 million listeners (with the latter number always used as his standard benchmark number, by both conservatives AND liberals). If it's less than 14 million now, either the Conventional Wisdom numbers were always over inflated, or they were true and less listen to him now.


36 posted on 12/10/2005 10:54:21 AM PST by antonico
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Frankenidiot is -127!!!

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!


37 posted on 12/10/2005 10:54:23 AM PST by Shaka
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Franken #13. Not too bad for the s**thead that he is


38 posted on 12/10/2005 10:54:37 AM PST by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: bnelson44

Hey, there's Bill O`, tied with four others for seventh place.


39 posted on 12/10/2005 10:54:42 AM PST by voteconstitutionparty
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To: rface

That's interesting and honest.

On the other hand, the Grammy Award nominess for 2006 ("Spoken Word Category") are Franken, Garrison Keilor (!!), and (get ready for this one) Barack Obama (!!!). Obama has been nominated for the audiobook of his autobiography.


40 posted on 12/10/2005 10:55:16 AM PST by indcons (indcons on Rush Limbaugh's show (transcript): http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1535861/posts)
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To: rface

41 posted on 12/10/2005 10:55:40 AM PST by AndrewC (Darwinian logic -- It is just-so if it is just-so)
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To: rface
Limbaugh wears the crown as Fanken sits on the throne. (toilet for those of you in Rio Linda)
42 posted on 12/10/2005 10:55:41 AM PST by fish hawk (creatio ex nihilo)
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To: voteconstitutionparty

O'reilly is tied at number seven.


43 posted on 12/10/2005 10:55:52 AM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: antonico

I think Limbaugh's numbers fluctuate with election seasons.


44 posted on 12/10/2005 10:55:56 AM PST by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: rface

Laura Ingraham at Number Five! Alright!


46 posted on 12/10/2005 10:57:09 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: dropzone
Hannity said that they just added their 500th station/network with Armed Forces Radio - AFRTS .
47 posted on 12/10/2005 10:57:30 AM PST by demlosers
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"Michael Savage is third with more than 8 million listeners a week."

Yoo Hooooooo!!!! Go Michael!


48 posted on 12/10/2005 10:57:31 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: antonico

I think thats in respective to the time of the year involving elections or such. But, with the last Ratings Rush might be alittle lower than normal.

Anyway, the more variety the better. Free Market. Rush will always be at the top, because he is Middle of the Road.


49 posted on 12/10/2005 10:57:41 AM PST by Liberfighter (A half truth is a whole lie)
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To: rface

gotta love it any time libs get their butts kicked...


50 posted on 12/10/2005 10:57:44 AM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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