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‘Talkers’ magazine publisher: Limbaugh likely ‘has the biggest audience he’s had in years’
The Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2012 | Caroline May

Posted on 03/14/2012 8:11:49 PM PDT by Hojczyk

There has been no measure of his listenership since the Fluke flap. But nonpartisan radio expert Michael Harrison told The Daily Caller that Limbaugh’s numbers likely are going nowhere but up — despite the anti-Limbaugh push.

Harrison is founder and publisher of Talkers magazine, the industry’s leading trade journal.

According to Harrison, even if all the publicity is negative, it is a “good bet that Rush is enjoying pretty high ratings” last week and going into this week.

“The irony is that he probably right now has the biggest audience he’s had in years, and the double irony of all this is sponsors that are fleeing, they’re missing out on the best advertising buy in radio,” Harrison told TheDC in an interview, explaining that Limbaugh incites passion on all fronts.

Limbaugh’s fans, said Harrison, will galvanize around him, not abandon him. Many of his detractors are listening because they feel vindicated, he explained, and still others are tuning in to hear what the fuss is about.

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1 posted on 03/14/2012 8:11:56 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Couldn’t happen to a better guy!


2 posted on 03/14/2012 8:13:25 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Hojczyk

Of course Rush’s audience just grows and grows as more and more people realize just how hypocritical and dissimulating the Leftist media are. Once a person wakes up to the blatant lies being packaged as news, they can’t ever watch the lame street media again. They become grateful listeners to those who actually have facts and teach something worthwhile.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 8:25:25 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Hojczyk
Earlier.
4 posted on 03/14/2012 8:29:38 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Hojczyk

Truth resonates. The people who listen to Rush have always been working-class lunch-hour folks with a job. They are emboldened by hearing someone who echos their thinking.

The lunch hour is an escape back to sanity.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 8:32:55 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: Hojczyk

Backfire!

snicker, snicker


6 posted on 03/14/2012 8:43:12 PM PDT by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Yup. The first two times I ever heard the name “Limbaugh” were from liberal sources carrying on about how horrible Rush was. The third was when I hunted down a station that carried him and tuned in to find out what the fuss was about. I’ve been listening ever since.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 8:45:46 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hojczyk

Somewhere, Dale (SleepTrain) sobbs, head in hands....!

GOOD ON RUSH...!!!


8 posted on 03/14/2012 8:49:13 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: One Name

I hope Rush does NOT retire, even if he does achieve his goal of having 98% of his listeners agreeing with him;)


9 posted on 03/14/2012 8:50:45 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Hojczyk

10 posted on 03/14/2012 8:54:06 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Hojczyk
Sleep Train & the Betrayal of Rush Limbaugh
11 posted on 03/14/2012 8:57:03 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Hojczyk

YYYYeeeeeeeeeeessssssss!


12 posted on 03/14/2012 8:57:34 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Frank_2001
I hope Rush does NOT retire, even if he does achieve his goal of having 98% of his listeners agreeing with him;)

Rush simply can never retire, he's a national treasure and cannot be replaced.

13 posted on 03/14/2012 8:58:43 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: All

Rush was hinting on today’s show that his audience has almost doubled since he got Fluked.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 9:12:05 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: All

Rush was hinting on today’s show that his audience has almost doubled since he got Fluked. So I guess in this case, getting Fluked was a good thing.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 9:12:31 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: Hojczyk

ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN et al can eat their hearts out. None of them comes even remotely close to the audience Rush commands. Rush often plays audio clips of the MSM wherein the same EXACT keywords are each news anchor’s “story.” It’s despicable and clearly scripted from whatever liberal or WH source they use. No wonder these media propagandists are irrelevant in today’s news world. They are responsible for their own demise.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 9:18:22 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: navymom1
He also happened to “mention” that he had to record five new Voice-overs for five new Sponsors that start next week.

To paraphrase my Father, Rush could fall in a Cesspool and come out smelling like a Rose.

Good for him.

17 posted on 03/14/2012 9:41:04 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Hojczyk
despite the anti-Limbaugh push.

What a benighted phrase. It is obviously because of the anti-Limbaugh push. It has happened several times before and will happen again. And again. There are some subjects that Leftists are incapable of understanding.

18 posted on 03/14/2012 9:58:44 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Hojczyk

I hope he makes the most of it both financially and politically.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 10:01:48 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Hunton Peck

“Yup. The first two times I ever heard the name “Limbaugh” were from liberal sources carrying on about how horrible Rush was. The third was when I hunted down a station that carried him and tuned in to find out what the fuss was about. I’ve been listening ever since.”

The people the Left organize to demonize are the ones they’re a afraid of. The people they attack and try to get the public to hate are the extraordinary smart people who are exposing the true agenda and methods of the Left. That’s a truth we’ve witnesses time and time again and you can take to the bank.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 11:34:25 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Kickass Conservative

And we both know, that when it comes to business, Rush does not speak lightly. I hope the liberals that Rush has “Fluked” are eating their miserable hearts out. Okay, that’s mean. I hope the libs that wanted Rush gone have taken to listening to his show (for whatever reason) and come away conservative and happy.


21 posted on 03/15/2012 7:50:39 AM PDT by navymom1
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