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Media Matters Cheers Glenn Beck’s Poor Ratings

Media Matters:

You’ll note that aside from a temporary spike that came on March 22, the Monday after the historic health care vote, Glenn Beck has spent the last four weeks with between 2.5 million and 2.0 million viewers, which represents a downward trend. (You’ll also note a low of 1.76 million viewers on March 31, but Beck was off on vacation that night.) 

In terms of the longer trend, Jed Lewison at Daily Kos recently produced this chart, which tracked Beck’s weekly ratings since he signed on to Fox News in January, 2009. Note how the show, for weeks on end, often flirted with the 3 million viewer mark. But no more.

Or, let met put the Beck ratings disaster <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ratings/the_scoreboard_tuesday_april_13_158506.asp“>in slightly different terms: Beck has four times the viewers of MSNBC and CNN; in the key demo for advertisers, the number is more like five or six times greater.

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