Ratings Gap Between Rush Limbaugh and Liberal Talkers Looms Large

Oct 26, 2005, 01:00 ET from Premiere Radio Networks

    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Arbitron Summer 2005
 ratings survey for New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, Mr. Rush Limbaugh beat
 liberal talkers in the ratings game.  In New York, Mr. Limbaugh's Persons 12+
 audience is more than three times larger than Mr. Franken's audience.  Heard
 Monday through Friday on WABC-AM from noon-3 p.m., The Rush Limbaugh Show
 scored, among Persons 12+, a 4.8 share with an average quarter-hour audience
 of 159,400 listeners.  Mr. Al Franken, who airs at the same time on WLIB-AM,
 has a Persons 12+ share of 1.4 with an average quarter-hour audience of 47,800
 listeners.  Mr. Jerry Springer also airs on WLIB-AM and has a Person 12+ share
 of 1.0 with an average quarter-hour audience of 30,100.
 
     Below are their rankings among all AM and FM programming for Persons 12+
 in New York:
 
 
 
      Host              Share     Avg. Quarter Hour       Rank (all AM/FM
                    (Persons 12+)   (Persons 12+)     programming-persons 12+)
      Rush Limbaugh      4.8           159,400                 3
      Al Franken         1.4            47,800                23
      Jerry Springer     1.0            30,100                27
 
 
 
     In Los Angeles, The Rush Limbaugh Show is heard Monday through Friday on
 KFI-AM from 9 a.m.-noon and scored a Persons 12+ share of 4.8 with an average
 quarter-hour audience of 112,700 listeners.  Mr. Franken, who airs at the same
 time on KTLK-AM, scored among Persons 12+ a 1.3 share with an average
 quarter-hour audience of 29,500 listeners.  Mr. Limbaugh ranks #1 in his
 daypart for Persons 12+ and draws 3.5 times the listeners of Mr. Franken.
     In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, here are the numbers for
 liberal talker Mr. Ed Shultz, who broadcasts at a different time:
 
 
 
      Host              Share     Avg. Quarter Hour       Rank (all AM/FM
                    (Persons 12+)   (Persons 12+)     programming-persons 12+)
      Rush Limbaugh      4.8           112,700                 1
      Al Franken         1.3            29,500                28
      Ed Shultz          0.9            22,900                33
 
 
 
     Heard Monday through Friday on WLS-AM in Chicago from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The
 Rush Limbaugh Show scored a Persons 12+ share of 5.9 with an average
 quarter-hour audience of 96,300 listeners.  Mr. Franken, who airs at the same
 time on WCPT-AM, scored among Persons 12+, a 0.9 share with an average
 quarter-hour audience of 14,900 listeners.  Mr. Limbaugh ranked #1 in his
 daypart and draws 6.5 times the listeners of Mr. Franken.
     In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, here are the numbers for
 other liberal talkers in Chicago, who broadcast at a different time:
 
 
 
      Host              Share     Avg. Quarter Hour       Rank (all AM/FM
                    (Persons 12+)   (Persons 12+)     programming-persons 12+)
      Rush Limbaugh      5.9            96,300                 1
      Al Franken         0.9            14,900                29
      Ed Shultz          0.9            14,300                31
      Jerry Springer     0.4             6,500                42
 
 
 
     Known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with his
 entertaining and informative brand of conservatism, Mr. Limbaugh is also
 widely credited with resuscitating AM radio by many industry experts.
 
 

SOURCE Premiere Radio Networks
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Arbitron Summer 2005
 ratings survey for New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, Mr. Rush Limbaugh beat
 liberal talkers in the ratings game.  In New York, Mr. Limbaugh's Persons 12+
 audience is more than three times larger than Mr. Franken's audience.  Heard
 Monday through Friday on WABC-AM from noon-3 p.m., The Rush Limbaugh Show
 scored, among Persons 12+, a 4.8 share with an average quarter-hour audience
 of 159,400 listeners.  Mr. Al Franken, who airs at the same time on WLIB-AM,
 has a Persons 12+ share of 1.4 with an average quarter-hour audience of 47,800
 listeners.  Mr. Jerry Springer also airs on WLIB-AM and has a Person 12+ share
 of 1.0 with an average quarter-hour audience of 30,100.
 
     Below are their rankings among all AM and FM programming for Persons 12+
 in New York:
 
 
 
      Host              Share     Avg. Quarter Hour       Rank (all AM/FM
                    (Persons 12+)   (Persons 12+)     programming-persons 12+)
      Rush Limbaugh      4.8           159,400                 3
      Al Franken         1.4            47,800                23
      Jerry Springer     1.0            30,100                27
 
 
 
     In Los Angeles, The Rush Limbaugh Show is heard Monday through Friday on
 KFI-AM from 9 a.m.-noon and scored a Persons 12+ share of 4.8 with an average
 quarter-hour audience of 112,700 listeners.  Mr. Franken, who airs at the same
 time on KTLK-AM, scored among Persons 12+ a 1.3 share with an average
 quarter-hour audience of 29,500 listeners.  Mr. Limbaugh ranks #1 in his
 daypart for Persons 12+ and draws 3.5 times the listeners of Mr. Franken.
     In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, here are the numbers for
 liberal talker Mr. Ed Shultz, who broadcasts at a different time:
 
 
 
      Host              Share     Avg. Quarter Hour       Rank (all AM/FM
                    (Persons 12+)   (Persons 12+)     programming-persons 12+)
      Rush Limbaugh      4.8           112,700                 1
      Al Franken         1.3            29,500                28
      Ed Shultz          0.9            22,900                33
 
 
 
     Heard Monday through Friday on WLS-AM in Chicago from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The
 Rush Limbaugh Show scored a Persons 12+ share of 5.9 with an average
 quarter-hour audience of 96,300 listeners.  Mr. Franken, who airs at the same
 time on WCPT-AM, scored among Persons 12+, a 0.9 share with an average
 quarter-hour audience of 14,900 listeners.  Mr. Limbaugh ranked #1 in his
 daypart and draws 6.5 times the listeners of Mr. Franken.
     In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, here are the numbers for
 other liberal talkers in Chicago, who broadcast at a different time:
 
 
 
      Host              Share     Avg. Quarter Hour       Rank (all AM/FM
                    (Persons 12+)   (Persons 12+)     programming-persons 12+)
      Rush Limbaugh      5.9            96,300                 1
      Al Franken         0.9            14,900                29
      Ed Shultz          0.9            14,300                31
      Jerry Springer     0.4             6,500                42
 
 
 
     Known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with his
 entertaining and informative brand of conservatism, Mr. Limbaugh is also
 widely credited with resuscitating AM radio by many industry experts.
 
 SOURCE  Premiere Radio Networks