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News Flash: Rush Limbaugh's Ratings Collapse In Major Markets......Is The Advertiser Boycott Working ?

Che Guevara - Hero 2012/05/23 10:54:30
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Rush Limbaugh's ratings have dropped sharply in several major markets following the firestorm over his comments about Sandra Fluke, Politico reports.

Limbaugh called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" for her birth control advocacy, sparking condemnation from President Obama on down and causing many advertisers to flee his show. (One major radio CEO recently admitted that the controversy had cost him millions of dollars.)

Yet, a month into the controversy, Limbaugh crowed that he was doing better than ever. "The advertisers who hung in here are going gangbusters, yes," he said, adding, "On the range of all 600 radio stations, our ratings are up anywhere from 10% to 60%, depending on the station."

On Monday, though, Politico's Dylan Byers got an early look at the latest ratings report from Arbitron:

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.

Sources told Byers that it was possible that a bubble has burst: Limbaugh saw a spike in listeners due to the controversy, and now those people have stopped tuning in. Limbaugh's ratings were also up in other markets, such as San Francisco.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/21/rush-limbaugh-rating...

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  • Bill G53 ~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/23 15:17:29
    NO, The Advertiser Boycott Is NOT Working
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    +50
    Turns out you liberals are wrong..... AGAIN! LOL. What a bunch of dorks you guys are.

    The internet was all abuzz Tureday when the numbers were leaked but as usual you guys had to distort and spin to mischaracterize the data. After the Fluke story came out, a lot of people tuned in to Limbaugh to hear what al the fuss was about. Since then, those people left and went back to watching American Idol I guess, accounting for the decline you idiot liberals are having a wet dream about. Limbaugh's ratings are pretty much where they were before any of this came up.

    In the meantime, Fluke is still considered the slut she is ....

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  • gr8punkin 2012/05/24 14:12:29
    NO, The Advertiser Boycott Is NOT Working
    gr8punkin
    +13
    It sounds like they have just returned to pre Fluke controversy levels, which is still pretty darn high for a day time talk radio show.
  • Sheila 2012/05/24 13:53:22
    NO, The Advertiser Boycott Is NOT Working
    Sheila
    +17
    Silly rabbit. Tricks are for libs. His advertisers learned a lesson all right. They learned that Rush's audience spends money and that it does benefit the companies to advertise with him. But hey, y'all go for it! Capitalism rocks doesn't it?

    "Major markets" are notoriously lib and not really his audience anyway. You should look into how many people who live in the major markets who now listen to him on XM or the computer....just like Beck's audience.
  • dominic... Sheila 2012/05/24 15:44:47 (edited)
    dominic garcia
    +7
    Sheila...........nice one! ;o)
  • Sheila dominic... 2012/05/24 17:16:48
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/05/24 06:01:16
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    Inquisitve Kat
    People are sick of his nonsense.
  • aneed2know 2012/05/24 04:22:37
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    aneed2know
    +5
    Yeah for people power .
  • MO.gal 2012/05/24 04:18:08
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    MO.gal
    +6
    It's time that old big mouth learned a lesson from the women of this country. We don't take B.S. from drug addicted blowhard's like him. Rush Limbaugh scumbag
  • oldlady MO.gal 2012/05/24 12:03:14
    oldlady
    +2
    You got that right! I don't where he was raised or by what but it's time for sexist morons like him to grow up and understand that this is 2012 not 1950. That the majority of woman in this entire world don't take kindly to any man referring to a woman as a slut. Best for him to keep those thoughts in his head with the rest of the trash :/
  • Drake oldlady 2012/05/28 15:44:49
  • oldlady Drake 2012/05/28 16:00:30
    oldlady
    Your a hoot!

  • Bob, the reasonable one 2012/05/24 04:17:25
    NO, The Advertiser Boycott Is NOT Working
    Bob, the reasonable one
    +32
    He's still on the air, still has over 600 stations, the mainstream media doesn't care about Fluke anymore....the only people who care are the tiny, loud, annoying, agitators trying hard for any kind of diversion to divide the american people....and so it goes...

    he's been at this radio game for over 20 years...and every year the libs and agitators tell their followers that he is on the way to oblivion....the only thing that has happened is that MSNBC is still a ratings loser, Olbermann is fired....again, Air America went bankrupt and out of business, The Dems lost in 2010 (and will lose more in 2012)
  • Che Gue... Bob, th... 2012/05/24 04:59:30
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +3
    Glenn Beck used to be on the air too until he ran out of advertisers. Isn't capitalism great ? lol
  • Bob, th... Che Gue... 2012/05/24 12:11:05
    Bob, the reasonable one
    +22
    Glenn Beck is doing just fine with his website and his radio show...btw, isn't Algore doing just great with his cable show? His hiring of Keith Olbermann was a ratings winner wasn't it? Isn't capitalism great? LOL
  • dominic... Bob, th... 2012/05/24 15:52:12
    dominic garcia
    +14
    I just love it!!!!! Che-P has been hanging out with Obama a little too much. Remind him how cocaine burns brain cells. That might be the problem, with his lack of understanding.
  • Bob, th... dominic... 2012/05/24 22:20:01
    Bob, the reasonable one
    +7
    che can't believe half the stuff he says....any person who actually believed the line of reasoning he espouses would be committed to an asylum!!!! :)
  • dominic... Bob, th... 2012/05/24 22:24:00
    dominic garcia
    +6
    Funny.........yep he is a crazy guy, he and Obama are certainly the same kind of radical people.
  • seadog6... Che Gue... 2012/05/28 16:51:29
  • oldlady 2012/05/23 23:19:55
    NO, The Advertiser Boycott Is NOT Working
    oldlady
    +8
    The woman has been working and her money will not go to ignorant advertisers who back up ignorant men. If he was my son I would personally slap him into last week :/
  • MO.gal oldlady 2012/05/24 04:03:42
    MO.gal
    +4
    I agree with you!
  • C. C. R... MO.gal 2012/05/24 13:22:21
    C. C. Rider
    +2
    Me too!!!
  • C. C. R... oldlady 2012/05/24 13:22:12
    C. C. Rider
    +3
    Seems you got your wish...he was slapped way into no more sponsors!!
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/05/23 22:18:27 (edited)
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    **StarzAbove**
    +8
    Yay, people are realizing what a real scumbag this druggie is. He's on his way out.
  • luvguins 2012/05/23 21:37:50
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    luvguins
    +9
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  • David (oYo) 2012/05/23 21:26:21
  • BOOGIE-WOOGIE-MUSIC-MAN-ROC... 2012/05/23 20:54:13
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    BOOGIE-WOOGIE-MUSIC-MAN-ROCK-N-R
    +7
    He's never been good for anything all he has ever accomplished was to upset truck drivers and good honest hard-working citizens as they travel back and forth to work. to be a Republican, he is conservative as a screen door on a submarine. the road rage of the air waves
  • Lana 2012/05/23 20:19:50
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    Lana
    +9
    Could not happen to a nicer person but the work is not done yet. What a blow hart he is.
    Will he run to the ACLU for help again as he did when he was busted for his major drug habit which I understand he still has !
  • LindaM 2012/05/23 20:14:21
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    LindaM
    +10
    well, it's obvious that it is working. Oh, poor Rush.. He deserves every bit
  • 2468 2012/05/23 19:27:53
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    2468
    +9
    People may be waking up to the nonsense.
  • Starman 2012/05/23 18:11:35
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    Starman
    +10
    That is excellent news. It is always gratifying when people wake up to how horrible this kind of rhetoric is.
  • LindaM Starman 2012/05/23 20:14:55
    LindaM
    +7
    Sure does give ya a good feeling, doesn't it?
  • Lana LindaM 2012/05/23 20:21:02
    Lana
    +7
    Sure the hell does !
  • #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT... 2012/05/23 17:20:57
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +7
    I would venture to say when the Rush Limbaugh controversy became part of the news cycle in the main stream media he picked up listeners who were curious to see what he was all about. When they discovered he was a loudmouth blowhard they decided he wasn't worth listening to.
  • sjalan 2012/05/23 16:04:58
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    sjalan
    +8
    And on top of that Bain Capital earnings are down for the second quarter in a row.

    Yeah I think the Advertiser Boycott is working.
  • LindaM sjalan 2012/05/23 20:24:33
    LindaM
    +7
    Now, that just breaks my heart. lol. Not...
  • Samantha 2012/05/23 15:24:20
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    Samantha
    +10
    Limbaugh is the worst of the worst among conservative talk radio telephone operators.
  • C. C. Rider 2012/05/23 15:19:00 (edited)
    YES, The Advertiser Boycott IS Working
    C. C. Rider
    +16
    As we speak more advertisers join in, and really, some of his listeners have walked away from him too. They have daughters, wives and Sisters that need health care and no way are they what Rush called all women seeking this.

    With Beck taken off the air, O Ranter fading into the background it was only a matter of time this lard ass female hating pervert be taken off the air and a beating in his wallet.


    cartoons on rush limbaugh http://blog.chron.com/txpotom... cartons on rush libaugh
  • LindaM C. C. R... 2012/05/23 20:26:43
    LindaM
    +8
    Beautifully said. I agree. What scum..
  • C. C. R... LindaM 2012/05/24 00:23:12
    C. C. Rider
    +8
    Thank you Linda, it is rare I am that lucid. LOL
  • LindaM C. C. R... 2012/05/24 00:40:39
    LindaM
    +8
    Well, you did wonderfully. Raves to you..
  • MO.gal C. C. R... 2012/05/24 04:21:30
    MO.gal
    +5
    I wish I could rave you 1000 times! lady thumbs up

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