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Talk-show fans still tune in big-time at Rush hour
NY Daily News ^ | October 11th 2007 | DAVID HINCKLEY

Posted on 10/11/2007 7:41:22 AM PDT by rface

Rush Limbaugh remains the most listened-to talk show host in America, according to a semi-annual estimate in the trade magazine Talkers, with at least 13.5 million people tuning him in at some point during the average week.

Sean Hannity is a close second with at least 12.5 million. Then there's a drop to Michael Savage and Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who Talkers says each have at least 8 million listeners a week.

Limbaugh and Hannity are heard locally on WABC (770 AM), Savage on WOR (710 AM) and Schlessinger on WWDJ (970 AM).

Talkers says its figures are based on station reports, Arbitron "and other sources." and are not precise ratings data.

The top 12 for spring 2007:

1. Limbaugh, at least 13.5 million

2. Hannity, 12.5 million

3. Savage & Schlessinger, 8 million

4. Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, 5 million

5. Neal Boortz, Mark Levin, Dave Ramsey, 4 million

6. Mike Gallagher, Michael Medved, 3.75 million

7. Jim Bohannon, Clark Howard, Bill O'Reilly, Ed Schultz, Doug Stephan, 3.25 million

8. Bill Bennett, Jerry Doyle, George Noory, 3 million

9. Rusty Humphries, Kim Komando, Lars Larsen, Jim Rome, 2.25 million

10. Bob Brinker, Dr. Joy Browne, Tom Leykis, Mancow, 1.75 million

11. Alan Colmes, Thom Hartmann, Hugh Hewitt, Lionel, G. Gordon Liddy, Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes, 1.5 million

12. Dr. Dean Edell, Bill Handel, Opie & Anthony, Michael Reagan, 1 million.


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KEYWORDS: rushlimbaugh; talkradio
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1 posted on 10/11/2007 7:41:26 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface

Where’s Air America?


2 posted on 10/11/2007 7:43:11 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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Is FreeRepublic slow for YOU too?


3 posted on 10/11/2007 7:44:37 AM PDT by rface (kooky inside and out)
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To: rface

It’s dragging a bit this morning and I see that the “views” feature is missing, again...


4 posted on 10/11/2007 7:46:34 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The Flyin' Imams Since 11/20/06)
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To: rface

Crush Rush ??? BWA HA HA HA HA


5 posted on 10/11/2007 7:46:53 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: rface
Alan Colmes, Thom Hartmann, Hugh Hewitt, Lionel, G. Gordon Liddy, Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes, 1.5 million

Is that combined?????

6 posted on 10/11/2007 7:47:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: rface
I thought the number was 20 million a week.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 10/11/2007 7:47:09 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: rface

For those who missed it this week, Rush pinned Waxy in two out of three falls.


8 posted on 10/11/2007 7:48:12 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: rface

Do you mean to tell me that only 13.5 million people listen to Rush Limbaugh??? This is dangerously low!


9 posted on 10/11/2007 7:49:56 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: ml/nj
I thought the number was 20 million a week.

I thought so too, but it might be because the listener base has a broader range to choose from than say, five to ten years ago.

10 posted on 10/11/2007 7:50:01 AM PDT by kromike
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To: ml/nj

About a year ago, I heard Rush say that he had 21 million listeners. Why would the number decrease by about a third?


11 posted on 10/11/2007 7:51:44 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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‘I thought the number was 20 million a week.’

Keep in mind this covers the summer months, when listeners have other things to do. Its telling they add ‘at least’.


12 posted on 10/11/2007 7:52:44 AM PDT by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: rface

I like Glenn Beck, but I really do wish that he would stop constantly referring to himself as “the third most listened to show in America”, because he isn’t.


13 posted on 10/11/2007 7:52:55 AM PDT by jpl (Dear Al Gore: it's 3:00 A.M., do you know where your drug addicted son is?)
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To: ml/nj

Personally I don’t know how they could even get a number.....


14 posted on 10/11/2007 7:57:34 AM PDT by Osage Orange (911 is government sponsored Dial-A-Prayer.".)
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To: PhilCollins

These figures probably only account for people listening via radio and not those downloading podcasts or streaming via direct subscription.


15 posted on 10/11/2007 7:58:00 AM PDT by posterchild (If you don't look ahead nobody will, there's no time to kill - Clint Black)
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To: Badeye; ml/nj; Savage Beast; kromike

Those numbers come from “Talkers Magazine”, a publication mostly ignored by the money people in radio, but not by the MSM. Go here for the full story;

DREAM ON, ED
Progressives Use Faulty List, Rush Wrongly Downgraded

http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/2007/10/talkers-magazine-top-talk-radio.html


16 posted on 10/11/2007 8:02:48 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: rface
No way does Rush only have 13.5 million daily listeners.

The number is more like 27 million listeners.

17 posted on 10/11/2007 8:04:34 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: rface

Ellen RATner works for talkers doesn’t she? That’s all I need to know.


18 posted on 10/11/2007 8:06:44 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Thanks.


19 posted on 10/11/2007 8:07:14 AM PDT by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

In Davey Jones’ Locker arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


20 posted on 10/11/2007 8:07:40 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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