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Signs and Wonders: Hannity ratings drop, debt ceiling, minimum wage hikes, spirituality
World ^ | Jan. 2, 2013 | Warren Cole Smith

Posted on 01/02/2013 7:35:01 AM PST by MuttTheHoople

Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity predicted a Mitt Romney landslide in the presidential election. When that didn’t happen, Hannity’s audience abandoned him in droves. According to Nielson numbers, Hannity has lost about half of his audience since the election. This sort of drop is not unusual. News shows generally have higher ratings in the months leading up to elections. But compare Hannity’s numbers to Fox colleague Bill O’Reilly’s. O’Reilly lost about 30 percent of his audience. Both Hannity and O’Reilly still have numbers that top 2 million viewers per night, so they’re still cable powerhouses. But Rachel Maddow on liberal MSNBC will now occasionally beat Hannity. This ratings reversal would have been unthinkable just a few months ago, when Hannity regularly had an audience two or even three times that of Maddow’s.

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I saw the news that Hannity's rating are in the crapper. This article is the only one that's not from a radical far-left Regressive source.

In my opinion, the reasons for Hannity's plunge are simple- he's repetitive, he's good buddies with "good friends" Bob Beckel and Juan Williams or "The Architect" Karl Rove. Even John Sununu "The One Man Romney Wrecking Crew", turns out he didn't wreck much of anything.

Finally, he kept on saying "this election is the most important election of our lifetimes". However, the next day he was carrying on like it was no big deal. Then I remembered- 2004 "was the most important election of our lifetimes", then 2008 "was the most important election of our lifetimes.....

Finally, he needs to stop driving trains. In 2006, he had the "stop Pelosi Express", in 2008 he had the "Stop Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi Express"...same thing in 2012. Turns out all those trains got derailed.

Maybe next time, he needs an AC-130 Gunship.

1 posted on 01/02/2013 7:35:08 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: MuttTheHoople

Several syndicated radio shows like Hannity were running best of shows yesterday. I tuned into a couple of times to hear them discussing how Romney was going to landslide Obama. It made me sick to my stomach.


2 posted on 01/02/2013 7:39:32 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: MuttTheHoople

I am sure ratings for shows about the NFL drop after the Super Bowl. Good grief.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 7:39:34 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: MuttTheHoople

He had a pile of liberals on as guest hosts the other day.
It was like listening to NPR.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 7:39:40 AM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I haven’t watched the TV show for years, it really was the same show every single night.
The radio show, has horrible callers, weird guests, and incoherent blather. If anything said is good it is almost identical to what Limbaugh said the hour before.


5 posted on 01/02/2013 7:40:34 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Lightweight copyist. I wish Mark Levin would finally diss him. Mark thinks Savage copies him but boy Hannity is the worst.


6 posted on 01/02/2013 7:44:56 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I use to listen to Hanity.. but I just could not take his GOPe style.

Rush does not do much for me either.

I never miss The Great One though.


7 posted on 01/02/2013 7:45:21 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Well, quite frankly, there are quite a few conservatives out there who realized after the election that they had been getting their a$$es pumped full of sunshine and bull$hit by the Hannity/Morris/Rove trio for the past couple years and also realized the we do ourselves no favors by sitting in an echo chamber 24/7 where we can delude ourselves into believing everybody supports conservative ideas and agrees with us and Obama 2008 was just a fluke.
8 posted on 01/02/2013 7:45:48 AM PST by apillar
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To: MuttTheHoople

He has more liberals on his show than MSNBC.


9 posted on 01/02/2013 7:45:48 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Actually, part of the reason I seldom watch Hannity anymore is that I seldom watch FoxNews anymore. I, like you, am tired of being forced to endure lies in the name of “balance.”

I look at a balanced argument as two or more sides stating their positions based on facts and honest (fact-based) opinions. But Fox really doesn't force it's liberal voices to back up what they say with fact. So, what we end up is conservatives trying to argue based on fact, while liberals simply make up crap as an opposing argument.

Juan Williams is the “poster child” for straw-man arguments and inane, fabricated “facts.” Beckel is no better.

I want arguments based on facts. And while Fox is better than most networks, the liberal liars on Fox are no better or different than the liberal liars on MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, et al.

10 posted on 01/02/2013 7:46:07 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: MuttTheHoople
the reasons for Hannity's plunge are simple- he's repetitive,

I quit listening to him years ago (pre-2008) for that very reason. Same ole 3 hours a day, every day.

More recently, I have been listening to Levin in the late afternoons. He is getting to be the same way.

Many of these talkshows hosts have a small universe of material they use. That is okay for occasional listening, but becomes tedious when it is the same old stuff day after day.


11 posted on 01/02/2013 7:48:35 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: MuttTheHoople

Basically the whole tax cuts are going to make us all equal shtick is dead.


12 posted on 01/02/2013 7:50:03 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Repeating talking points is boring and insults viewers intelligence. He’s also a weak debater.


13 posted on 01/02/2013 7:50:43 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo ( Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: svcw; All
If anything said is good it is almost identical
to what Limbaugh said the hour before.
i call 'em, "(sean) the drone"..
listen Micheal Berry (on I-Heart Radio)
740AM KTRH..great/funny stuff.
It's good to think & laugh again.

14 posted on 01/02/2013 7:50:43 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: TomGuy

I agree. Hannity just parrots what is on before, and repeats it ad nauseum. He also tolerates the most obnoxious callers and tries to reason with them. Some people are beyond reason, and should be told off the way Boortz and Levin tell them off.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 7:51:20 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I have gotten sick of listening to him, same crap everyday, same guests all the time. How often can you hear the same show over and over. He claims to be a “Conservative” and big supporter of the TEA Party but when is the last time someone from our side was on his show? It’s like groundhog day with his show.


16 posted on 01/02/2013 7:51:57 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: MuttTheHoople
I don't think the ratings just fell all of a sudden..I for one stopped watching his show when he got to full of himself..Same with O’Reiley both let the popularity get to big for them..

It was not just this man that predicted Romney would win by a land slide if some admit it thought Romney would beat the Muslim..The cheating liberals had it all set up and lots of dead, and felons, illegals, etc..voted so the Communist Muslim got in the white house again..I won't say won because he didn't he cheated his way in again and will do so again if he could..

17 posted on 01/02/2013 7:52:02 AM PST by PLD
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To: MuttTheHoople

Hannity’s ratings stink because he’s the voice of the GOP, and people have had enough of both him and the Party. As far as I’m concerned, he and “The Architect” can go Boehner themselves.


18 posted on 01/02/2013 7:52:22 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: Utah Binger; All
Lightweight copyist...(sean)
I wish Mark Levin would finally...
agree...Mark is better than Sean by any measure...

19 posted on 01/02/2013 7:53:39 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Hannity. like all the other Conservative mouthpieces - including Rush - need to step away from their microphones and run. Run, that is, for public office.
Time to put their money where their mouths have been. If Al Franken can do it - so can they.
20 posted on 01/02/2013 7:56:02 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MuttTheHoople

It’s mostly due to his guests and Hannitys personal lack of raw talent. The same idiots over and over with the same drivel about “how we can get the GOP back on track” crapola. They’re always selling a book and are now in the “no credibility” category. Hannity has never been an entertainer, which is paramount.

Mark Levin and Rush are a different story. They actually have something of substance to say and contribute, and they do it with a comedic flare. You actually learn something from Rush Levin.

Glenn Beck same way. He’s entertaining and doesn’t rely on guests.


21 posted on 01/02/2013 7:56:21 AM PST by albie
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To: RavenATB

Hannity lost me many years ago when the guy in NYC took a plunger to the arse from a crazed cop. Hannity kept saying it never happened and had the cop’s dad on for the entire time that the story unfolded. When it turned out to be true, the story disappeared from his show.


22 posted on 01/02/2013 7:56:21 AM PST by sakic
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To: cableguymn

“I never miss The Great One though.”

Same here. As an expert in Constitutional law, he is awesome!


23 posted on 01/02/2013 7:57:04 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: TomGuy

No one is expected to listen to Levin every day!


24 posted on 01/02/2013 7:58:12 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: svcw
"I haven’t watched the TV show for years, it really was the same show every single night."

Roger that, I'm the same. It's the same revolving door cast of characters, night after night, screaming and arguing over the same things. In other words, a bore. If you've seen one Hannity show you've seen every Hannity show.

25 posted on 01/02/2013 7:59:55 AM PST by circlecity
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To: skinkinthegrass

And the high school football toss.....childish.


26 posted on 01/02/2013 8:00:51 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: RS_Rider
He had a pile of liberals on as guest hosts the other day.

Personally I have zero tolerance for any liberal these days, and have to question the ideological commitment of anyone who does.

Rush stopped using liberal hosts years ago. I cannot imagine Levin allowing Tamara Holder to guest host his show.

27 posted on 01/02/2013 8:01:19 AM PST by skeeter
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To: MuttTheHoople

Hannity is not smart but he used to have it in him to really go after someone on his show. He can be a pitbull. Ten , fifteen years later, millions of dollars later, kids, etc and now he is a very comfortable guy with a lot to lose. Not what is needed anymore. We need warriors preferably ones with brains. See Mark Levin and Andrew Wilkow.


28 posted on 01/02/2013 8:02:40 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Turned off Hannity months ago.

Rush will be next unless he gets back to what he used to do best... using humor to show the utter vapidity and sleaze of the left.

Right now, Mark Levin is my man!!

Sock it to ‘em, Mark.


29 posted on 01/02/2013 8:06:28 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: apillar

bINGO


30 posted on 01/02/2013 8:19:23 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: MuttTheHoople

And then there’s Michael Medved.


31 posted on 01/02/2013 8:20:23 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I believe that viewers are dropping off of Fox for the same reason I have. We have just witnessed the most massive voter fraud in history and we don’t hear a peep about it. Obama’s plan to make himself ‘El-Presidente for Life’ can now not be stopped. There is nothing that will be done about it, so it’s time to plan for when TSHTF.


32 posted on 01/02/2013 8:21:18 AM PST by chopperman
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To: MuttTheHoople
Not a fan of Hannity. He gets good people to interview, then makes every question about himself. It's a wonder he can fit his ego into the studio.

Beck is too much the showman, O'Reilly is too much the jerk. I just like Rush....dunno what I'll listen to when (if) he ever retires.

33 posted on 01/02/2013 8:22:01 AM PST by wbill
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To: Da Coyote; holdonnow

Lately Rush doesn’t move along like he used to. He repeats himself far too much as if he doesn’t prepare as well as he did before.

And the constant drumming on the desk gets irritating.

Still little Sean repeats everything Rush had just said.

holdonnow is the man!


34 posted on 01/02/2013 8:25:15 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: apillar

In all fairness, it was not Hannity that said that Romney was going to win in a landslide. It was Michael Barone and Dick Morris. Rove and Rassmussen said it was too close to call. You can dismiss Morris, but when Barone said that Romney would win big, you had to pay attention, because Barone is supposed to the smart one. Barone said Obama would win in 2008.


35 posted on 01/02/2013 8:27:48 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Rush used to call David Bonior the “Pit Yorkie” of the left.

Hannity is the Pit Yorkie of the Right. Constantly yapping, occassionally nipping, but in the end, he is of no true consequence.


36 posted on 01/02/2013 8:30:47 AM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Agree completely with everything you stated. That “train” crap is utterly pathetic, as is his unbelieveably irritating habit of repeating his inane points: “It’s not enough to X, it’s not enough to Y, it’s not enough to Z, it’s not enough to (blah, blah, blah).”

I’m actually listening to all of these shows much less nowadays, as they only appear to be stating the obvious and there is nobody actually doing anything to reverse the trend; they just complain about it and rant that things should be different.


37 posted on 01/02/2013 8:33:16 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Repetitive is exactly right. I feel like I am listening to a parrot when he’s on the radio.


38 posted on 01/02/2013 8:34:18 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Hannity has been a joke since around 2005.

I call his shows, “Conservatism for Beginners.”

Things come and go. There’s nothing new about that. It says more about Hannity than the public, at large.


39 posted on 01/02/2013 8:35:24 AM PST by Noamie
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To: MuttTheHoople

Something happened to me when Obama was re-elected. I was stunned. It felt like I had been fed a bunch of hype.

I have not watched any tv news since November 6th. All I used to watch was FOX, but I can’t listen to it any longer. I feel like it’s over - the good guys have lost. I have no doubt that enough people feel the same way, thus the drop in all FOX ratings.


40 posted on 01/02/2013 8:35:58 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: MuttTheHoople
I used to occasional catch Hannity on the radio if I was driving when he was on. Always found him to be a weak GOPe cheerleader. Since the election debacle, I don't listen to any talk radio or watch any news at all. I had a subscription to Rush 24/7 that I let lapse. I don't watch Fox or Beck's channel anymore. Last time I watched Beck, he and a panel all predicted a comfortable Romney win. Those guys don't know diddly; and they refuse to address the issue of voter fraud.
41 posted on 01/02/2013 8:39:52 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Don’t watch Fox, it’s not a conservative news station. Have subscribed to The Blaze and enjoy Glenn Beck.


42 posted on 01/02/2013 8:46:03 AM PST by MontanaBeth (Born Conservative)
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To: PLD

“I don’t think the ratings just fell all of a sudden..I for one stopped watching his show when he got to full of himself..Same with O’Reiley both let the popularity get to big for them..”

I’ve “taken the cure” since the election. I realized that “fair and balanced Fox” wasn’t a whole lot better than any of the rest of them. So I’ve turned off the TV insofar as national news is concerned. I got tired of all the sis boom bah music and all the “theatrics.” It was taking entirely too much of my day. Now I can see what’s happening on sites like FR without all the commercialism and I have three or more more hours a day do do something more productive. The only one I miss is Judge Napolitano and we all know how his show turned out.


43 posted on 01/02/2013 8:47:08 AM PST by vette6387
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To: MuttTheHoople

He also said 2008 was the most important...actually he says a lot of stuff is the most important ever...


44 posted on 01/02/2013 8:49:57 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: jaydubya2

those kinds of shows are a good way to hear God laugh...


45 posted on 01/02/2013 8:51:54 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: stuartcr
"He also said 2008 was the most important...actually he says a lot of stuff is the most important ever..."

LOL...every day on his radio show, he plugs his TV show for that night indicating it will be a "special edition of Hannity," and he will have the same guests he had the night before.

46 posted on 01/02/2013 8:54:40 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: chopperman
I believe that viewers are dropping off of Fox for the same reason I have. We have just witnessed the most massive voter fraud in history and we don’t hear a peep about it.

Agree, although I've not watched FoxNews (Hannity or anyone) in years. His rinse and repeat lib guests (Juan and Beckel) format grew old. No doubt that Hannity (or ANY other host who predicted a Romney win) has lost viewers/listeners for not addressing the issue of why they were so wrong...FRAUD.

Maybe Fox won't address the FRAUD because of how their Benghazi investigations went...completely ignored and then swept under the rug by this *administration*. Maybe they figure any attempts to uncover the truth, these days, are futile.

Until they begin to stand strong for the truth, I won't be tuning in.

47 posted on 01/02/2013 8:55:51 AM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: vette6387
I might glance at the News if my husband has it on but it is not one of my favorite things..once the election was over I gave up on news I figured out there was none..Just Obama and his ilk feeding the morons what they wanted to hear..

I have to say here I do watch Glenn Beck but not as much as when it first came on..So I don't want to lie here..Just none of the Me.me crowd..

48 posted on 01/02/2013 8:56:20 AM PST by PLD
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To: wbill

He does like the sound of his own voice, doesn’t he?


49 posted on 01/02/2013 8:58:09 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

My new year resolution in 2008 was to not watch any cable news show anymore, except momentarily maybe as I go through the channels. It’s been great.

Surprisingly, I found that stuff still happens, whether I know about or not!!


50 posted on 01/02/2013 8:59:15 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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