Friday, October 21, 2005

Franken's Ratings Plummet....Again

I've had a number of email exchanges and blog postings challenging my assertion that Franken's audience is diminishing.

"hey, Air America is on 70 stations!"

Wow, a whole 70. And just think, he's been on the air for a year and half.

Franken opened today's show by stating that his audience is growing, and that he has over 1 million listeners. Now there is no way for me to verify or confirm those numbers. But I was able to copy/paste this paragraph from yesterday's Washington Post about Franken's ratings in the very liberal Washington DC:

Air America, the liberal talk network carried on WWRC-AM (1260), went from bad to nonexistent. After WWRC recorded a mere fraction of a rating point in the spring with syndicated shows from the likes of lefty talkers Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo and Stephanie Miller, Arbitron couldn't detect a measurable listenership for the station this time around.


At 1:21 PM, Blogger Big D said...

Actually what he said was "but we get about a million and a half here on the Al franken show, distinct new listeners every week." which he says around 1 minute 45 seconds into the program. I don't know if that's possible, of course Al thinks multi trillion dollar interest free loans are no big deal too.

At 10:17 PM, Blogger Frank Walton said...

I tried listening to Al's and Janeane's show. TRIED but failed. They just don't have the same clout as Limbaugh, Hannity, or Prager. Personally, I think it goes beyond politics. I mean, even Howard Stern has better ratings than Franken, and he's no conservative that's for sure.

Say Alan, your book PANTS ON FIRE practically goes out a few days later than Franken's new book TRUTH. Would you be having a review of that book by any chance in PANTS ON FIRE?


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