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    Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop In Several Big Markets

    The conservative radio host's ratings fell 27 percent in the key 25-54 demo in New York City, 31 percent in Houston-Galveston, 40 percent in Seattle-Tacoma, and 35 percent in Jacksonville, according to a selection of the March 29-April 25 Arbitron ratings provided by an industry source.


    Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop In Several Big Markets


    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/...it-124058.html
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop In Several Big Markets

    During the whole Fluke flap, his ratings went up (probably due to people tuning in out of curiosity and because conflict is interesting). That was no more 'breaking news" than this is now.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop In Several Big Markets

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Well, you can't deny Limbaugh's influence when this is considered "breaking news". LOL
    Breaking news blogs...I didnt know where else to put it lol...I was going to put it in partisan politics but then I said it doesnt belong there..so here it is...heheh

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop In Several Big Markets

    But defenders say that what looks like a decline actually represents a leveling out following increased attention from the controversy. In late March, Limbaugh boasted that his ratings had increased by as much as 60 percent in the month since he had called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" on air.

    "On the range of all 600 radio stations, our ratings are up anywhere from 10 percent to 60 percent, depending on the station," he said.

    "The most likely reason for these shifts is that Limbaugh talked about Sandra Fluke at the beginning of March, so it brought in a lot of non-regular listeners," one radio insider told me. "Now that the issue has more or less passed, those people aren't listening anymore."
    So it actually proves that Fluke supporters helped increase Limbaugh's ratings for a limited time!
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop In Several Big Markets

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Breaking news blogs...I didnt know where else to put it lol...I was going to put it in partisan politics but then I said it doesnt belong there..so here it is...heheh
    Sure, 'cause there's nothing partisan or biased about the Huffington Post. Lol.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop In Several Big Markets

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    So it actually proves that Fluke supporters helped increase Limbaugh's ratings for a limited time!
    If some Fluke supporters want to claim this is some sort of backlash from that whole controversy, what does it mean that his ratings are up in other major markets, including San Francisco and Vegas?

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop In Several Big Markets

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    If some Fluke supporters want to claim this is some sort of backlash from that whole controversy, what does it mean that his ratings are up in other major markets, including San Francisco and Vegas?
    That's just a Fluke.
    (sorry I couldn't resist.)
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop In Several Big Markets

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    That's just a Fluke.
    (sorry I couldn't resist.)
    LOL, well played.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop In Several Big Markets

    While I'm not a Limbaugh defender this is a non-story. From your 2nd link:

    Whatever the cause, industry sources caution that the monthly ratings provide only an incomplete snapshot of Limbaugh's performance, and that it is necessary to put the numbers in context.

    Radio uses what's known as the Portable People Meter, or PPM,...This means that when a few listeners change listening habits, it can account for a significant shift in the monthly numbers. As a result, data can swing significantly month to month while actually looking relatively stable over an extended period of time.

    As evidence of those drastic swings, Limbaugh's numbers were actually up significantly in some markets -- by as much as 79 percent in both San Francisco and Las Vegas -- even as he took losses in Dalls-Ft. Worth, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Kansas City, and the cities mentioned above.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop In Several Big Markets

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Sure, 'cause there's nothing partisan or biased about the Huffington Post. Lol.
    Its tons fairer than drudge or breitbart :P

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