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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:01:23 PM

Fox News commentator Sean Hannity has lost half of television viewing audience since the re-election of President Barack Obama, a result some critics say is due to his lopsided coverage of the presidential race.

Will Hannity fellow Beck into never-never land.

Post-election, Hannity has lost more than half his audience in the highly-prized 25-54 age demographic. In contrast, Hannity’s colleague Bill O’Reilly, who delivers a social-conservative message yet refuses to identify himself as one – retained 70-percent of his viewership.

The MSNBC shows of progressive commentators Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz held on to most of their viewers, while moderate CNN anchor Anderson Cooper lost none of his rating share.

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btc1
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:00:08 AM

"Viewers Turn Off Hannity" Well, really, he never did care for them anyway.
YDraigGoch
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 10:57:15 PM

Phrasing this another way, a lot of people are turning on Hannity, and putting him in his place.

On the scrap heap. (notice I DID add an S at the beginning of that word.)
e_jeepin
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 5:51:32 PM

Viewers didn't watch Hannity because they needed to adopt somebody else's opinion -- they watched because he was saying what they have always believed.

Madcow is exactly the same, however over the top conspiracy theory and her obsession with "evil" Cheney.

Beck is a little too kooky for me. Colmes was the same way, he is so deep in left field even if the truth is obvious -- he defends that liberal.

So, after this election, people just threw up their hands in the air and gave up hope. Nobody needs Hannity to convince us of the National depression we are are witnessing -- we get it. I dont need Malkin or Coulter to repeat things I already know.

I can't watch his show because he is telling me what I already see -- that Democrats always get off Scot free and we are left holding the bag of crap for them. No charges, no investigations, NOTHING. Benghazi was a National embarrassment and now has transitioned into a cartoon. I already know what Hillary will say "I don't recall" (like she said 15 some years ago)

So I will repeat -- people gave up hope of anything ever getting better under Democrats -- I sure don't need to have Hannity or Rush tell me this daily.

Don't confuse "giving up" with "converting" as I would be embarrassed to be associated as a Democrat. If this were 1963 JFK Democrats, whole different beast!

Lets take a look at frequent Fox Democrat Kirsten Powers -- at least she has the decency to denounce Democrat stupidity when they deserve it! She isn't on the Washington playbook and it is refreshing to see this change.

I dread the day when Wasserman-Shouts starts up again -- GAG!

[Edited by: e_jeepin at 1/6/2013 5:56:14 PM EST]
KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:38:32 PM

""Since liberals don't pay to see him, they think Beck is gone."
True to an extent."

He's definitely gone from my life -- except when "The Daily Show" or "Colbert Report" do parodies on him.
AC-302
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:03:46 PM

Cliffsher said: "AC is Anderson Cooper? Wow. Sweet."

--Shhh!! Don't tell anyone. Actually, I can only wish that I were. Then I'd be able to tap into Vanderbilt family money. Nope, I'm just some poor and obscure guy posting from a laptop here in LaLa land. Actually Cooper is a proud homosexual, whereas I'm a proud heterosexual, granted he does look better than I do, though I don't have gray hair...yet anyway.
gocatgo
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:39:26 AM

I turned Hannity off when Mr Combs left the show except for a few snippets. Con birthers and right wingers that believe dems are commies will stick with Sean.

nose, "how was Hannity's coverage any worse than msm", considering how Hannity called the 2012 election, I rest my case.

101Speedster
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:45:55 AM

What are Sean Hannity's ratings compared to Anderson Cooper's?

[Edited by: 101Speedster at 1/4/2013 10:50:45 AM EST]
sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:42:48 AM

"Since liberals don't pay to see him, they think Beck is gone."

True to an extent.
RNorm
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:02:00 AM

Sean Hannity?

The guy who said he'd be waterboarded to prove its not torture and has run away from that time and time again?

Until he can man-up and keep his own word, I can't be bothered with anything he says.
Panama19
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:14:51 AM


Pard, "Funny, isn't it, that Blaze (a pay-TV service) is doing better than OWN (a basic cable service)"

Since liberals don't pay to see him, they think Beck is gone.

Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:44:37 PM

AC is Anderson Cooper?

Wow.

Sweet.
KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:49:28 PM

"he was talking about Anderson Cooper"

Anderson Cooper-302 or 360?
michaelphoenix2
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:52:18 PM

AC-302 he was talking about Anderson Cooper
btc1
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:50:05 PM

Oh I do not know, AC, I hear from your Amigos you really are fairly moderate...

Have a great time, you tres, Thursday!
AC-302
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:46:18 PM

1Oilman - I take it you mean Alan Colmes, not me..
Pard
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:37:30 PM


Funny, isn't it, that Blaze (a pay-TV service) is doing better than OWN (a basic cable service).

Ya get what ya pay for.

Thanks for making the point, Michiggy.
101Speedster
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:56:18 PM

Do more people watch Hannity than the leading liberal talk show host?
Michiganian
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:54:50 PM

Earth to HotRod10: Blaze TV is a pay service. OWN is a basic service. You're comparing apples to oranges.
HotRod10
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 5:38:33 PM

So he lost a bunch of people that only watched him leading up to the election - happens every election. Where have these people been?

Also, last I checked, Glenn Beck was doing incredibly well on his own. Beck's Blaze TV is expanding by leaps and bounds. Oprah starts a network, that so far has been a flop, and she's a media mogul, but Beck starts a network that, by any measure, is succeeding, and he's in "never-never land". Well, somebody's living in a fantasy, but I don't think it's Beck.
noseatbelt
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:24:03 PM

So how was hannitys so called lopsided coverage any worse then the msm coverage? When are you liberals, going to admit that the msm, does the exact same thing, that you accuse fox of doing. If the msm, had been fair with their reporting on the things obama has done so far, he would never have won the election. Hannity was right obama should have never won re election.

[Edited by: noseatbelt at 1/2/2013 4:28:11 PM EST]
1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:13:37 PM

MSNBC and CNN had no audience to lose. Especially Madcow and Shutzup. AC is about as moderate as the President.
KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:51:31 PM

"Fox News commentator Sean Hannity has lost half of television viewing audience since the re-election of President Barack Obama,"

That sounds like a very fickle audience to me. If his listeners found him entertaining prior to the election results it seems like they ought to continue to enjoy his style of tripe. It would be hard to believe that about half of his TV audience thought he was speaking the truth prior to election night and simply became disillusioned when things didn't turn out as forecasted. They would be confusing real journalism with what is clearly intended to be mere entertainment.
Michiganian
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:06:04 PM

No surprise there. Right-wing talk radio is losing lots of money right now.
AC-302
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:01:37 PM

Sean Hannity has been on TV for, what? 11 years? And he's been on radio for, what? 25 years? I doubt he's going anyplace any time soon. Oh, and just look at his ex-partner, Alan Colmes. Colmes got himself a far-left radio show, but he's on from like midnight to 3AM - one of the least listened to time slots. Nope, I think Hannity will be doing fine. Give him a few months, he'll be back with good ratings.
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