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Political commentator Sean Hannity was one of the big losers in the 2012 election
New York Daily News ^

Posted on 12/30/2012 6:12:24 PM PST by SMGFan

The right-wing Fox News host lost half his audience in the weeks after Obama's win

In a fitting coda to 2012, we’ve learned that the ratings for rock-ribbed conservative Sean Hannity cratered after Barack Obama won his second term, with viewers tuning out the Fox News Channel talk-show host in droves. According to Nielsen numbers, Hannity lost around half of his audience in the weeks after the election, while his Fox News colleague Bill O’Reilly — who steadfastly refuses to identify himself politically as a conservative — retained around 70% of his audience. So what happened to Hannity? The going wisdom is that viewers who basked in his preelection anti-Obama rhetoric tuned him out when they were stunned to wake up on Nov. 7 and discover that the President had won a second term — a scenario that Hannity had all but promised could never happen.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/sean-hannity-big-loser-2012-election-article-1.1228269#ixzz2GaiHI9BV

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: emptysuit; seanvanity
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Yes, I would have stopped watching after election day if I had not already been without electricity since October 29th. I have watched OReilly more often last few weeks than Hannity. But I do listen to Hannity on radio.
1 posted on 12/30/2012 6:12:31 PM PST by SMGFan
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I stopped watching Hannity years ago(not that I ever watched or listened to him much to begin with). For me, Michael Savage and Dennis Prager are so much more interesting to listen to. They seem to be more intelligent and have a better grasp of what’s going on.


2 posted on 12/30/2012 6:17:32 PM PST by ReformationFan
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I never liked Hannity. Seemed Whiney and repetitive and never really stood up to liberal guests


3 posted on 12/30/2012 6:19:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

Sean has little respect for his guests. Too much “gotcha” radio and TV.


4 posted on 12/30/2012 6:20:07 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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“Adding insult to injury, two of Hannity’s rivals on MSNBC, Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow, held onto huge chunks of their audiences”

That’s impressive. Schultz and Maddow held on to all 8 of their viewers.


5 posted on 12/30/2012 6:20:15 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: SMGFan

The article says that Mark Levin predicted a Romney landslide. No, Daily News, he did not. I do think that Hannity was hurt by having “the Architect” and Dick Morris on so often.


6 posted on 12/30/2012 6:21:25 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: ReformationFan

Rush and Levin are the only ones I listen to. Hannity has become tedious.


7 posted on 12/30/2012 6:21:42 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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But , Wed Nov 28th Sean was still in the lead at 9PM
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/11/29/cable-news-ratings-for-wednesday-november-28-2012/159531/


8 posted on 12/30/2012 6:21:47 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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New York Daily News? I didn’t know there were still mimeograph machines in use.


9 posted on 12/30/2012 6:23:15 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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MSM doing a victory lap in early December after the welfare dependent low information dumb ass voters reelected the mulatto Marxist.

To be expected immediately AFTER the fact.

Things have gone back to normal now and Sean is, as usual, destroying the lying Leftist competition—a fact left out, naturally, by the lying Leftist liars still lying about Sean Hannity here.

10 posted on 12/30/2012 6:23:33 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Outlawing guns because of Adam Lanza would be like outlawing free speech because of Bill Maher.")
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Like maybe his new support for amnesty and the trio of clueless celebrity panelists he has every night also had something to do with it.


11 posted on 12/30/2012 6:25:28 PM PST by oldbill
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a scenario that Hannity had all but promised could never happen.

Sean "I can only repeat my talking points" Hannity is a pussy for quitting FR and bashing us. But I do listen to his lame radio broadcast often enough to say he never said or indicated anything of the kind. He actually went out of his way to say he had no idea who would win.

Just another lying hit piece from the MSM.

12 posted on 12/30/2012 6:26:44 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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What do you call it when someone feels the need to publicly drone on and on about their guy winning? Oh, yeah, childish.


13 posted on 12/30/2012 6:27:18 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Makes sense. Hannity is a RINO cheerleader.
14 posted on 12/30/2012 6:27:36 PM PST by suijuris
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Hannity kept that idiot Dick Morris on all the time. Remember him predicting Romney would win in a landslide; wouldn't even be close. I think conservatives felt like they'd been lied to and turned Sean off just to take a break. I find myself getting tired of his endless self promotion and end up taking a break from him every so often.

Funny thing is I always come back, at least to the radio show. BillO the clown OTOH, I can't even watch anymore.

15 posted on 12/30/2012 6:27:38 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Clint N. Suhks; smokingfrog; Fudd Fan; Biggirl; WorkerbeeCitizen; advertising guy; thouworm; ...

Hannity Audience Crash Ping.

TGO mentioned in SH’s downfall article (NY Daily Leftist Worker’s News; consider the source...), at link:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/sean-hannity-big-loser-2012-election-article-1.1228269

FR thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2973532/posts


16 posted on 12/30/2012 6:28:08 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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Hannity is a loser regardless. Stopped listening to his radio show a long time ago. He’s constantly whining.


17 posted on 12/30/2012 6:29:39 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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He didn’t lose me because he never had me. That said, I wouldn’t watch msdnc on a bet.


18 posted on 12/30/2012 6:30:32 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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“I never liked Hannity. Seemed Whiney and repetitive and never really stood up to liberal guests”

If Hannitys’ radio show was on before Rush, all he could talk about was what Rush said the day before. Hannity hurts the conservative cause though by not having a firm grasp of the facts. I never understood his or BOR popularity


19 posted on 12/30/2012 6:32:10 PM PST by Figment
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He was a RINOmeny supporter.

I no longer have any use for Hannity.

I liked Mitt, but he had no chance, and those of us with a brain knew it.


20 posted on 12/30/2012 6:34:47 PM PST by Da Coyote
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