Glenn Beck's rating are up 89%, Rachel Maddow down 40% - why is that?

Did Van Jones group's boycott backfire on him? Beck is more popular since the boycott. What will color-of-chapped-azzes do now since they've failed? Fox News Dominates 3Q 2009 Cable News Ratings "The O'Reilly Factor" led all cable news programs with an average of 3.295 million total... show more Did Van Jones group's boycott backfire on him? Beck is more popular since the boycott. What will color-of-chapped-azzes do now since they've failed?

Fox News Dominates 3Q 2009 Cable News Ratings

"The O'Reilly Factor" led all cable news programs with an average of 3.295 million total viewers for the quarter, up 12% over the previous year.

"Hannity" (2.603 million, up 9%),

"Glenn Beck" (2.403 million, up 89%),

"On the Record with Greta van Susteren" (2.150 million, up 16%), and

"Special Report with Bret Baier" (1.997 million, up 20%) rounded out the top five.

Meanwhile, flagship programs at MSNBC and CNN did not sustain their growth from 3Q 2008:
At MSNBC,
"Countdown with Keith Olbermann" averaged 1.087 million total viewers, down 12% from the previous year and

"The Rachel Maddow Show" averaged 996,000 total viewers (Maddow began the program in September 2008, so a comparison for the quarter would be inaccurate; compared to September 2008, though, Maddow's September 2009 total viewer average is down 40%). At CNN's

"Anderson Cooper 360" averaged 1.005 million viewers, down 17% from the previous year and "Lou Dobbs" averaged 658,000 total viewers, down 24%. Larry King and Campbell Brown were both down just slightly in total viewers.

CNN in particular had a rough quarter in the primetime Adults 25-54 demo: the network dropped 39% compared to 3Q 2008, averaging 287,000 viewers.


Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/30...
Update: To Anarch:
Then by your logic we can disregard the masses voted for Obama and that were wrong. Glad you see that, now.
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