Rush Limbaugh Leads the Race Against Liberal Talkers in Austin, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Memphis - Numbers Don't Lie -



    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, San
 Antonio, and Memphis -- the numbers are in and Mr. Rush Limbaugh still
 dominates liberal talkers in the ratings.  According to the Arbitron Spring
 2005 ratings survey, The Rush Limbaugh Show is #1 in its timeslot for Persons
 12+ in Austin, New Orleans, and San Antonio.  The show also gained significant
 audience in Austin and Memphis.  In Austin, for Persons 12+, the audience is
 up 28 percent from the Winter Arbitron 2005 ratings survey and is up 20
 percent from one year ago.  In Memphis, the audience grew 43 percent from the
 Winter Arbitron 2005 ratings survey, and 10 percent from one year ago, for
 Persons 12+.
     Heard Monday through Friday on KLBJ-AM from 11 a.m. -- 2 p.m. in Austin,
 The Rush Limbaugh Show scored, among Persons 12+, a 7.5 share with an average
 quarter-hour audience of 16,400 listeners.  Among Adults 25-54, he has a 5.5
 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 7,700 listeners.  Mr. Franken,
 who airs at the same time on KOKE-AM, has a Persons 12+ share of 2.4 with an
 average quarter-hour audience of 5,200 listeners.  With Adults 25-54, he has a
 3.1 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 4,300 listeners.  Mr. Ed
 Schultz does not have an affiliate in this market.
     In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, below are numbers for Mr.
 Jerry Springer who broadcasts in a different timeslot:
 
 
 
            Host              Share          Avg. Quarter       Rank (all
                          (Persons 12+)          Hour             AM/FM
                                            (Persons 12+)      programming-
                                                               persons 12+)
        Rush Limbaugh          7.5              16,400               1
         Al Franken            2.4               5,200              16
       Jerry Springer          0.7               1,600             2.6
 
            Host              Share          Avg. Quarter       Rank (all
                          (Adults 25-54)         Hour             AM/FM
                                            (Adults 25-54)     programming-
                                                               adults 25-54)
        Rush Limbaugh          5.5               7,700               5
         Al Franken            3.1               4,300              12
       Jerry Springer          0.8               1,100              25
 
 
 
     The Rush Limbaugh Show, heard Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 on WJBO-AM in Baton Rouge, scored a 7.5 share among Persons 12+, with an
 average quarter-hour audience of 7,200 listeners.  Among Adults 25-54, he
 holds a 3.9 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 2,100 listeners.
 Mr. Franken, who airs at the same time on WYNK-AM, has a Persons 12+ share of
 1.3 with an average quarter-hour audience of 1,200 listeners.  With Adults
 25-54, he has a 1.3 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 700
 listeners.  Mr. Springer does not broadcast in Baton Rouge.
     In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, below are numbers for Mr. Ed
 Schultz who broadcasts in a different timeslot:
 
 
 
         Host                 Share        Avg. Quarter        Rank (all
                           (Persons 12+)       Hour              AM/FM
                                           (Persons 12+)      programming-
                                                              persons 12+)
       Rush Limbaugh            7.5            7,200               3
       Al Franken               1.3            1,200              21
       Ed Schultz               0.9              800              25
 
         Host                 Share        Avg. Quarter        Rank (all
                          (Adults 25-54)       Hour              AM/FM
                                          (Adults 25-54)      programming-
                                                              adults 25-54)
      Rush Limbaugh             3.9            2,100               8
       Al Franken               1.3              700              22
       Ed Schultz               1.0              500              25
 
 
 
     In New Orleans, The Rush Limbaugh Show, heard Monday through Friday from
 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on WWL-AM scored, for Persons 12+, a 11.2 share with an
 average quarter-hour audience of 25,100 listeners.  Among Adults 25-54, he has
 an 8.7 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 11,500 listeners.  Mr.
 Franken, who airs at the same time on WSMB-AM, has a Persons 12+ share of 1.6
 with an average quarter-hour audience of 3,600 listeners.  With Adults 25-54,
 he has a 1.1 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 1,500 listeners.
     In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, below are numbers for other
 liberal talkers who broadcast in a different timeslot:
 
 
 
            Host              Share          Avg. Quarter       Rank (all
                          (Persons 12+)          Hour             AM/FM
                                             (Persons 12+)     programming-
                                                               persons 12+)
        Rush Limbaugh         11.2              25,100               1
         Al Franken            1.6               3,600              17
         Ed Schultz            1.5               3,500              20
       Jerry Springer          1.5               3,300              17
 
            Host              Share          Avg. Quarter       Rank (all
                          (Adults 25-54)         Hour             AM/FM
                                            (Adults 25-54)     programming-
                                                               adults 25-54)
        Rush Limbaugh          8.7              11,500               3
         Al Franken            1.1               1,500              20
         Ed Schultz            1.3               1,700              22
       Jerry Springer          1.2               1,600              18
 
 
 
     The Rush Limbaugh Show, heard Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 on WOAI-AM in San Antonio, scored a 10.6 share among Persons 12+, with an
 average quarter-hour audience of 33,200 listeners.  Among Adults 25-54, he
 holds a 7.7 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 13,700 listeners.
 Mr. Franken does not have an affiliate in this market.  For Adults 25-54, Mr.
 Springer does not meet minimum reporting standards set by Arbitron.
     In addition to Mr. Limbaugh, below are numbers for other liberal talkers
 who air in a different timeslot and station:
 
 
 
            Host              Share         Avg. Quarter        Rank (all
                          (Persons 12+)         Hour              AM/FM
                                           (Persons 12+)       programming-
                                                               persons 12+)
       Rush Limbaugh          10.6            33,200                1
        Ed Schultz             0.1               400               48
      Jerry Springer           0.1               200               51
 
           Host               Share         Avg. Quarter        Rank (all
                         (Adults 25-54)         Hour              AM/FM
                                           (Adults 25-54)      programming-
                                                               adults 25-54)
        Rush Limbaugh          7.7            13,700                2
         Ed Schultz            0.1               200               46
       Jerry Springer          0.0                 0              n/a
 
 
 
     Heard Monday through Friday on WREC-AM from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Memphis,
 The Rush Limbaugh Show scored, among Persons 12+, a 7.9 share with an average
 quarter-hour audience of 18,400 listeners.  Among Adults 25-54, he has a 5.3
 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 7,200 listeners.  Mr. Franken,
 who airs at the same time on WWTQ-AM, has a Persons 12+ share of 1.2 with an
 average quarter-hour audience of 2,700 listeners.  With Adults 25-54, he has a
 0.7 share with an average quarter-hour audience of 900 listeners.  Mr. Ed
 Schultz does not have an affiliate in this market.
     In addition to Mr. Limbaugh and Mr. Franken, below are numbers for Mr.
 Jerry Springer who broadcasts in a different timeslot:
 
 
 
            Host              Share          Avg. Quarter       Rank (all
                          (Persons 12+)          Hour             AM/FM
                                            (Persons 12+)      programming-
                                                               persons 12+)
        Rush Limbaugh          7.9              18,400               2
         Al Franken            1.2               2,700              21
       Jerry Springer          0.6               1,400              29
 
            Host              Share           Avg. Quarter      Rank (all
                          (Adults 25-54)          Hour            AM/FM
                                             (Adults 25-54)    programming-
                                                               adults 25-54)
       Rush Limbaugh           5.3               7,200               6
        Al Franken             0.7                 900              26
      Jerry Springer           0.4                 600              31
 
 
 
     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

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