Skip to comments.Glenn Beck’s Last Day On Fox Slated for June 30
Posted on 06/02/2011 8:32:53 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Glenn Becks Last Day On Fox Slated for June 30 By Alex Weprin on June 2, 2011 10:58 AM
Fox News host Glenn Becks last day at the channel is currently slated for June 30, according to Mediaite. As we reported yesterday, Beck had a rough month ratings-wise in May, slipping -17% in total viewers and -33% in the adults 25-54 demo compared to last year. That said, he still handily topped his competition on CNN and MSNBC.
As TVNewser first reported last week, Beck is planning to launch a web-based TV network called GBTV after he leaves FNC. No launch window has been given for the new service, but as we reported at the time former FNC executive Joel Cheatwood is already developing programming for it.
FNC has not named a permanent replacement for Beck, though one name that we have heard in conversations is Megyn Kelly, who went on maternity leave after having her second child earlier this year.
Was he really getting as looney a people say? We killed cable here in our house almost a year ago, and the last time I saw him, he was going on about Soros like people used to talk about David Rockefeller back in the Seventies—eeeevillll incarnate.
Glen Beck is a modern day Cassandra.
His assessments and predictions are correct ... but ... it’s hard to listen to him ... so ... few do.
Vaya con Dios
you may have nailed it, right there. His style appeals to a very small sliver of the commercial market, which is what Fox News is in the business of serving. Without regard for his views, intelligence, philosophy, etc - he’s not a viable platform for advertizing, and that’s the ballgame.
His ratings are amongst the highest on cable tv. His style both attracts viewers and turns off others. The only person on earth I can think of that would pull a larger tv audience in that time slot would be Limbaugh. Whoever takes the slot will be lucky to pull 50% of the audience.
Remember, Limbaugh was a total failure on television. Even back when he was funny, his spiel played to a radio audience, and not television.
And he’s even losing the former, now. (I haven’t listened to him in a long while, so I can’t speculate or address the possible reasons.)
I'm getting to the point were I can't stand watching Fox all together because they keep promoting Charles Krauthammer and Carl Rove. I can't stand those Rino pushing idiots. And Ted Baxter, O'Reilly is a waste of time to watch.
I’m glad I killed my cable, then. I’ll stick to the internet for news.
Glenn’s going underground like his rival Alex Jones and also PJ TV. Glenn is planning a web only internet tv channel, just as Alex Jones is planning one. Glenn said he wants to leave New York, Just like Rush Limbaugh did. Alex Jones is from Austin, Texas. So it seems a push is underway to leave NYC. If thinks get worse I wonder if Mark Levin would be the next to leave New York.
Sort of a surprise. I thought he was to stay until around the year’s end. It’ll be interesting to see what Beck does after June 30th, and also interesting to see if the official explanations for his leaving hold up.
Meant If things get wrong. Wrote Think.
He's not in NY
Yes, a bit, but here is why(IMHO): He is seeing the patterns of world that many of us saw building a few years before he did. And that will drive you looney over time. And the MSM actually abets it.
Beck has said and brought up a lot of issues that others on T.V. won’t ..........................
What a great opportunity to allow him to sign off of FOX with a few shows showing how the birth certificate is a fake.
He’s got nothing to lose, and if someone can lift the fog around this fraud, it’s Beck.
Mark Levin lives in Virginia.
I do not think he liked TV...He would be good on a panel..where he does ten minutes...maybe he could replace Krauthammer..they really need a good tea party person on that panel
Megyn Kelly should replace BOR
Yeah, but he hasn’t been funny since Clinton left office. (I really miss the “Jocelyn Elders moments.” Those were hilarious. And, as you can see, I HAVE been a listener.)
I can get my information elsewhere, and, since I don’t need exterior validation for my own beliefs, he’s just more noise in my life.
Also, until he explains why he had illegal Viagra with him on a trip to the Dominican Republic...I’ve got my doubts. I’ll forgive him abusing painkillers—that can happen to anyone—but the Viagra thing was a tetchy deal for a single “Christian” man. You know?
Also, his ratings are down 30% since last year, when they were down 12% from the year before. My local station has dropped him in favor of Clark Howard, who I will listen to.
Always been my take on it too.
“The problem is he thinks he can stop Armageddon. It’s coming and nobody can stop it. He should say two things...
It’s almost here and you need to prepare.”
You are right and he kind of did that about at week ago. He had a bunch of food sitting out on a table and he devoted the first few minutes of the show to preparing. Of course Beck is very careful about what he says and I guess I don’t blame him.
Something wicked this way comes and you will not hear it on TV. We figured that out about 2 years ago and have taken appropriate steps.
Best on TV and he will be sorely missed.
As for looney? I can count on one hand the number of his shows that I didn’t watch.
I’ve been both watching some guy at youtube who posts 40 minute clips of the current Glenn Beck Fox News tv show and I joined Beck’s insider extreme which has really nice condensed clips of his radio program in mp3, like Limbaugh’s site. Sounds much much better. The website radio podcasts take out commercials and promos and news updates and music. The youtube video is well put together. Then on insider extreme they have good videos including some documentaries and they also have cams and the S.E. Cupp Show. Much better than I expected. Now he will roll out a tv feed, but it has its own site like the Blaze.
Even super-high ratings cannot protect a commentator who dares to expose George Soros.
Watching his shows doesn’t make him NOT looney. It just means you’ve watched a lot of his shows. Watch your reasoning.
And I point out that I haven’t seen his show since we killed cable. I’ll admit he was interesting, then, though the religious blather he wove in out of his narrative got old pretty quickly.
Still, he was a lot of fun, and the videos he used to back up his arguments were illuminating.
Well, I hope his new channel is included in basic cable because I’m not going to pay another dime to Comcast.
Unlike Bill “I’m lookin out for the folks (that agree with me)” OReilly, Beck has always said not to take his word for anything.
His assessments are often correct, but his insistence on peaceful solutions are inconsistent, naive, and perhaps cowardly.
IMHO, Beck was very informative on current events, but when he talked about religion, I ran for the dial.
I don’t like being preached to by someone who believes the Garden of Eden was in Missouri, that Jesus and Satan are brothers, and that people can be gods.
Speaking for myself, I am so sick and tired of all those bleached blonds with the same hairdos and extra tight very low-cut bodices which would get them a big pinch in the ass if they walked around in them in public. Those extra tight bodices are what are cutting the blood flow to their little very tiny brains.
Beck had a rough month ratings-wise in May, slipping -17% in total viewers and -33% in the adults 25-54 demo compared to last year.
how much of that decline is related to the weather. warm weather = people spending time outside at that time of day instead of watching tv. also wonder how much of the decline is caused by people knowing beck is leaving so they just stopped watching and investing their time in something that is going away soon.
Ah. I last heard he was in Long Island and went and did the show from WABC studios. Guess he moved.
In Houston, Rush's show didn't come on until 11:30 pm.. and, it STILL had more viewers than anything else that came on after the late news.
My reasoning is just fine, thankyouverymuch. I gave you my opinion. Glenn Beck is not looney. He’s smarter and more insightful than all of his detractors combined.
Glenn Beck laughs at all those who question the birth of Obama on a regular basis. He will never fight the “birther” issue. I wish he would, but he won’t.
I’ll give him credit for intelligence and creativity. I tend to think there’s no worldwide conspiracy of evil, tho.
Back in the Seventies, people went on and on about the Trilateral Commission and David Rockefeller and how all our presidents were members. And it was all true. Constant repetition still made for boredom.
Not ragging on Beck, though. Like I said, I haven’t seen him or his show in a long while. Just mentioning what I saw a year ago.
Well..I will miss his shows, but his leaving will free up a lot of space on my DVR.
I’ve learned a lot from GB on that show over the years.... plenty of stuff I NEVER heard anywhere else in my life. And, when I researched it for myself, I’ve always found it to be true.... occasionally with a bit of “Beck-slant”... but, that’s to be expected.
We’ll catch you on the flip side, Glenn. :-)
Rush's TV failed because one half of the show was spent schlepping his ties and the other half spent on innuendos as to the hot celebrities he was getting close and personal with.
Well, I am listening to Rush now, so I am distracted. I wish you could have seen Glenn’s recent shows because I think you would see his thinking now and likely be on board. George Soros and the collapse of our dollar, massive debt, the Islamic caliphate, China and Russia,. Maybe you can subscribe to his newsletter to merely read his daily updates?
I never got caught-up in the NWO, Tri-Lateral Commission etc. Too busy raising children, working, making my fortune...lol, ya know?
I wonder, on Beck’s last show, if the RED PHONE, the direct line to the WH, will ring...? Imagine Obama calling him....
The main reason his show went down the tubes was the network allowed the local stations to place it in the time slot they wanted.
Since most TV stations are liberal they placed his show at the worst hours. Around here I could only see him after midnight.
Also, the local station that carried him moved the times around without notice so I could not record it or create a schedule where I could watch.
It was all done on purpose and Rush addressed this issue not only when he canceled his TV show but for a few years after when enough people would ask him to again get on TV.
“Watching his shows doesnt make him NOT looney.”
His ideas are only looney if you reject what he is saying. I have been amazed at the accuracy of Beck’s information on his show.
Glenn Beck has his own way of presenting himself and the information he wants to tell his audience. Either you like his style or you don’t; but, I wouldn’t dismiss his accuracy or what he trying to tell the American People.
I thought he was courageous to take on Soros and the Obama administration.
Glenn Beck is a Patriot.
> Yeah, but he hasnt been funny since Clinton left office. (I really miss the Jocelyn Elders moments. Those were hilarious. And, as you can see, I HAVE been a listener.)
Oh my, I remember that, if we’re thinking of the same thing. An Elders’ speech would be playing, and Rush’s head was be in a little circle in the corner, like the old hearing-impaired local newscasts. Every time she said something stupid.baffling, he’s look “up” with a complete “WTF” face. It was priceless. esp when she’s say “this is the root cause of...” but root would sound like “rut”.
Which is precisely what he does say. You must not watch him.
Well it was a little hard to watch when the stations put him on a 2:00 in the afternoon or 3:00 in the morning.
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