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March 31, 2009
FOX News Channel's (FNC's) The O'Reilly Factor has marked a major milestone this month as the program has been number one in cable news for 100 consecutive months, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The O'Reilly Factorled all programs with an average of 3,434,000 viewers in March, commanding the 8PM time slot and beat all the competition combined in that hour. The program posted a 29% year to year growth in viewership and a 43% increase in the 25-54 demo with an average of 755,000. For the First Quarter in 2009, the program again beat all other cable news shows combined in that hour, dominating with 3,387,000 viewers, up 27% over last year. In the 25-54 demo, The O'Reilly Factor averaged 727,000, up 36% over 2008. The repeat hour of The O'Reilly Factor averaged 1,394,000, up 20% over last year, with an average of 452,000 (up 18%) in the 25-54 demo.
Originally posted by miraclerocks
I think its funny, the people who dislike Rush spew even more hate then he does, but their hate is ok because he disagrees with them. All sides have valid points and if you only listen to one side you will never understand the truth.
Cathy Talbot tipped us off to an on-air smackdown that transpired today between Rush Limbaugh and one of his callers, who criticized the talk radio host for hurting the Republican party's fortunes and supporting the practice of torture. The caller, Charles, identified himself as a Republican and a veteran, who "really didn't want to see Obama get in office." From there, he let loose, especially on the torture issue, telling Limbaugh, "We're not supposed to be torturing these people. This is not Nazi Germany, Red China, or North Korea." He then added, "I hate to say it...but I think you're a brainwashed Nazi."
This did not go over well, at all! Limbaugh shot back with a brainwashing accusation of his own, and blamed Charles and people like him for Obama winning the election. "I didn't vote for him," Charles protested, "I voted for McCain. I voted Republican." No matter. Rush signed off by saying, "Charles, Barack Obama is president of the United States today because of stupid, ignorant people who think like you do. You pose -- you and your ignorance are the most expensive commodity this country has."
Media Matters has the audio, so, judge for yourself:
I used to have a special thread for this right here in Above Politics but a moderator moved it to BTS effectively killing the thread. I never got a reason for the move.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
He, (Limbaugh) had already made fun of Chelsea Clinton, as a teenager....comparing her to being a 'dog'.
Originally posted by grover
The big difference is that those of us on the left don't hang on (or often even pay attention) to our talking heads and radio shows...