Skip to comments.Signs and Wonders: Hannity ratings drop, debt ceiling, minimum wage hikes, spirituality
Posted on 01/02/2013 7:35:01 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
Fox News Channels Sean Hannity predicted a Mitt Romney landslide in the presidential election. When that didnt happen, Hannitys 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 Hannitys numbers to Fox colleague Bill OReillys. OReilly lost about 30 percent of his audience. Both Hannity and OReilly still have numbers that top 2 million viewers per night, so theyre 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 Maddows.
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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.
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.
I am sure ratings for shows about the NFL drop after the Super Bowl. Good grief.
He had a pile of liberals on as guest hosts the other day.
It was like listening to NPR.
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.
Lightweight copyist. I wish Mark Levin would finally diss him. Mark thinks Savage copies him but boy Hannity is the worst.
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.
He has more liberals on his show than MSNBC.
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.
Basically the whole tax cuts are going to make us all equal shtick is dead.
Repeating talking points is boring and insults viewers intelligence. He’s also a weak debater.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
“I never miss The Great One though.”
Same here. As an expert in Constitutional law, he is awesome!
No one is expected to listen to Levin every day!
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.
And the high school football toss.....childish.
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.
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.
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.
And then there’s Michael Medved.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Repetitive is exactly right. I feel like I am listening to a parrot when he’s on the radio.
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.
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.
Don’t watch Fox, it’s not a conservative news station. Have subscribed to The Blaze and enjoy Glenn Beck.
“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 OReiley 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.
He also said 2008 was the most important...actually he says a lot of stuff is the most important ever...
those kinds of shows are a good way to hear God laugh...
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.
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.
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..
He does like the sound of his own voice, doesn’t he?
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!!