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Sarah Palin Crushes Oprah Winfrey in Head to Head Cable Ratings Monday Night
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/18/2011 11:55:07 AM PST by kristinn

Sarah Palin crushed Oprah Winfrey last night when the two went head to head at 9 p.m. EST on the Fox News Channel and CNN.

Palin appeared on Fox's Hannity to give her first interview in the wake of media attacks on her over the Arizona massacre while Winfrey was the prize guest on the debut of Piers Morgan Tonight, CNN's successor to the Larry King Show.

The New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, New York Magazine and Broadcasting & Cable each gave Piers Morgan the headlines for their articles about the ratings battle, even though his show placed a decisive second. Palin's triumph is mentioned but played down.

The numbers according to Broadcasting & Cable:

Hannity: 2.4 million, 600,000 in 25-54demo.

Morgan: 2.1 million, 521,000 in 25-54 demo.

Rachel Maddow on MSNBC: 1.1 million, 342,000 in 25-54 demo.

Palin's audience was nearly 15 percent larger than those who tuned in to watch Oprah.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: oprahwinfrey; ownnetwork; piersmorgan; sarahpalin; seanhannity
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1 posted on 01/18/2011 11:55:13 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Nobody watches CNN anymore.


2 posted on 01/18/2011 11:57:50 AM PST by dforest
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3 posted on 01/18/2011 11:58:34 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: kristinn

I’ve heard that her political career is over ...


4 posted on 01/18/2011 11:59:13 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: kristinn

Oprah who?.. Isn’t that some black chick?..


5 posted on 01/18/2011 11:59:54 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: kristinn

No one watches CNN anymore..its an utter joke. They could have bozo the clown making balloon animals in Larry King’s time slot and no one would watch


6 posted on 01/18/2011 12:00:44 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ClearCase_guy
I’ve heard that her political career is over ...

Oprah never had much of a political career even if she thought she was a king maker in her own mind.

7 posted on 01/18/2011 12:01:01 PM PST by Netizen (Oh dear me, I was multi-tasking and can't be held responsible for my actions.)
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To: kristinn

2.1 Million is a darned good showing for a new show. Considering most of America doesn’t have a clue who Piers Morgan even is.


8 posted on 01/18/2011 12:01:07 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais is beatha do cheal deanaimh)
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To: hosepipe

Yeah, she’s the one that also sat in Rev Wright’s church for a whole bunch of years and didn’t hear any racist stuff coming out of his mouth


9 posted on 01/18/2011 12:01:32 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: hosepipe
The Oprah phenomena is very September 10th.
10 posted on 01/18/2011 12:01:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: kristinn
Sarah Palin Crushes Oprah Winfrey in Head...

After that headline, look for lefties to go nutz.

11 posted on 01/18/2011 12:01:48 PM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: C210N

LOL. I thought EXACTLY the same thing when I saw this.


12 posted on 01/18/2011 12:03:16 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Danae

Considering that everyone knows who Oprah is and CNN was promoting the heck out this, not so great.


13 posted on 01/18/2011 12:03:29 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Danae
2.1 Million is a darned good showing for a new show. Considering most of America doesn’t have a clue who Piers Morgan even is.

I think they do. A lot of America watches Americas Got Talent and Celebrity Apprentice. The first show alone would get him recognition.

14 posted on 01/18/2011 12:03:47 PM PST by Netizen (Oh dear me, I was multi-tasking and can't be held responsible for my actions.)
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To: hosepipe

That’s racist. /s


15 posted on 01/18/2011 12:04:58 PM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Reuters headline admits Palin victory:

Piers Morgan Gets Big CNN Debut, But Beaten By Palin.

16 posted on 01/18/2011 12:07:00 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: indylindy
Nobody watches CNN anymore.

Last night they did. 2.1 million is 8 TIMES Larry King's average nightly audience for 2010.

17 posted on 01/18/2011 12:07:20 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: hosepipe
Oprah who?.. Isn’t that some black chick?..

A fat, self-adoring, black chick.

18 posted on 01/18/2011 12:08:53 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: kristinn
Piers Morgan faked stories in the UK when he was the editor of the Mirror. They involved Brit soldiers abusing prisoners. This guy is a professional POS. Morgan refused to apologize for this and was sacked.

Morgan was fired from the Mirror on 14 May 2004 after authorising the newspaper's publication of photographs allegedly showing Iraqi prisoners being abused by British Army soldiers from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment. Within days the photographs were shown to be crude fakes. Under the headline "SORRY.. WE WERE HOAXED", the Mirror responded that it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and apologised for the publication of the photographs.

19 posted on 01/18/2011 12:09:10 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: montag813

Had to be Oprah then. i figured there isn’t much new to learn about her. Same old Oprah. *yawn*


20 posted on 01/18/2011 12:10:52 PM PST by dforest
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To: All
L.A. Times headline:

Sarah Palin Upstages Piers Morgan's CNN Premier With Oprah Winfrey.

21 posted on 01/18/2011 12:11:26 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: hosepipe

Oprah who?.. Isn’t that some black chick?..

...yeah that’s her. A little tubbly. Gives away Pontiacs.


22 posted on 01/18/2011 12:12:41 PM PST by albie
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To: Lazlo in PA

So when is he having John Kerry on his show?


23 posted on 01/18/2011 12:12:48 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

Oh no. Doesn’t this make Palin a racist?

The very day that Palin announces, she is going to suck the air out of the world of politics.

Palin 2012.....


24 posted on 01/18/2011 12:13:12 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: kristinn

Employees at “O” magazine love working there! No stress on who to put on the cover month to month.


25 posted on 01/18/2011 12:13:56 PM PST by albie
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To: Lazlo in PA

So ole Piers is a cohort of the war slut Amanpour.


26 posted on 01/18/2011 12:14:15 PM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: kristinn

Rachel Maddow has 1.1 million. Geez that is DISTURBING


27 posted on 01/18/2011 12:15:08 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: indylindy

“Rachel Maddow on MSNBC: 1.1 million, 342,000 in 25-54 demo”.

...there’s good ‘ole Rachel. Bringing up the carpet, err uh rear, er umm...


28 posted on 01/18/2011 12:15:23 PM PST by albie
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To: montag813
"Last night they did. 2.1 million is 8 TIMES Larry King's average nightly audience for 2010. "


Does anybody know how the 2.4 million compares to Hannity's average 2010 audience? The headline makes it look like a Sarah vs. Oprah clash and ignores the Fox vs. CNN factor.
29 posted on 01/18/2011 12:15:55 PM PST by rob777
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Yeah, she’s the one that also sat in Rev Wright’s church for a whole bunch of years and didn’t hear any racist stuff coming out of his mouth

Nope, she's the one who heard what was being said and stopped attending. (I sure she knew it would be bad for ratings) 0bama OTH, continued to attend.

30 posted on 01/18/2011 12:16:00 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Carley

Piers has Howard Stern on tonite, I think.


31 posted on 01/18/2011 12:17:59 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: kristinn

You mean Oprah Obama?


32 posted on 01/18/2011 12:21:30 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: kristinn

A 300,000 viewer difference isn’t crushing CNN. If memory serves an average Hannity show beat Larry King by a larger margin than that most days.


33 posted on 01/18/2011 12:21:45 PM PST by K-Stater
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To: kristinn

sarah palin is awesome.


34 posted on 01/18/2011 12:26:16 PM PST by exist
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To: K-Stater

We’re talking Oprah, not CNN.


35 posted on 01/18/2011 12:26:19 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: rob777
Does anybody know how the 2.4 million compares to Hannity's average 2010 audience?

Apparently it was up a bit. Link

36 posted on 01/18/2011 12:26:29 PM PST by K-Stater
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To: K-Stater

Larry had Maddow numbers. CNN improved alot with this new show.


37 posted on 01/18/2011 12:26:57 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: kristinn
We’re talking Oprah, not CNN.

Oprah was on CNN.

38 posted on 01/18/2011 12:27:27 PM PST by K-Stater
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To: rob777
Does anybody know how the 2.4 million compares to Hannity's average 2010 audience?

Slight bump up...my fault, as I usually don't watch Hannity, but tuned in for Sarah. Won't happen tonight...

39 posted on 01/18/2011 12:30:16 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: hosepipe

Good thing for Oprah that Harpo was her parent’s favorite Marx Brother. Otherwise, her name might have been Ohcuorg, which just doesn’t roll off the toounge as well. I’m just sayin’.


40 posted on 01/18/2011 12:31:28 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn

Guess Oprah’s confidence in America’s intelligence slipped a little with this news.


41 posted on 01/18/2011 12:31:36 PM PST by trustandobey (GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN!)
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bttt


42 posted on 01/18/2011 12:34:36 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: GoCards
Larry had Maddow numbers. CNN improved alot with this new show.

We'll see how long that lasts.

43 posted on 01/18/2011 12:35:45 PM PST by K-Stater
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To: kristinn

With props to Ricky Gervais...who the heii would prefer the fat cow to lovely Sarah?


44 posted on 01/18/2011 12:37:46 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: K-Stater

The ratings match was between Palin and Oprah, not Fox and CNN. Palin crushed her by about 15 percent.


45 posted on 01/18/2011 12:39:42 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn
The ratings match was between Palin and Oprah, not Fox and CNN. Palin crushed her by about 15 percent.

Or if you want to look at it another way, Palin caused a less than 10% bump in Hannity's viewership while Oprah appears to have tripled the viewers in the 9PM slot on CNN. Who had the more impact?

46 posted on 01/18/2011 12:44:55 PM PST by K-Stater
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To: kristinn
"The ratings match was between Palin and Oprah, not Fox and CNN. Palin crushed her by about 15 percent."


Since Sarah was on Fox and Oprah was on CNN, it is illegitimate to ignore the Fox vs. CNN factor. Doing so would be like insisting that a Super Bowl matchup is strictly a one on one battle between the starting quarterbacks. I have never watched Oprah and am not at all interested in doing so, but a valid argument could be made that she helped to provide CNN with a bigger bump than Sarah helped to provide Fox. Of course their are other factors as well, so that comparison would only have limited validity.
47 posted on 01/18/2011 12:48:51 PM PST by rob777
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To: GoCards

LOLOL........waiting with bated breath.

not


48 posted on 01/18/2011 12:51:50 PM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: kristinn

Sean Hannity with Sarah Palin on Fox News received approximately 15% more viewers than Piers Morgan with Oprah on CNN. This is notable but not shocking. It’s predictable that those who support Sarah Palin will be pleased and those who don’t support Palin will be slightly annoyed and attempt to downplay and explain away the higher ratings for Hannity (with Palin). Still, the numbers remain what they are and belie the canard that Sarah Palin is ‘toxic’ and should forget about seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination - exactly what the left wants us to think. I don’t buy it - and I suspect a majority of Americans don’t, either.


49 posted on 01/18/2011 12:53:58 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: K-Stater
Palin had more impact than Oprah. Palin crushed Oprah head to head and in the key demo by about 15 percent.
50 posted on 01/18/2011 12:54:38 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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