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edhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:54 AM
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How big is Limbaugh's audience?
From the Wasington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

When reading this remember, Arbitron counts someone as a listener if they tune in for just 15 minutes. There are a lot of folks (some here) who might tune into Rusho for 15 minutes any given week, but I wouldn't consider them part of his Dittoheads. So how many people really follow Limpball? My guess is less than 5 million, that's sizable but nowhere near the 20 million he likes to site.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:57 AM
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1. Arbitron couldn't care if you're a dittohead of not. If you listen, you count.
And there are plenty of DUers who are avid listeners of The Pig.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:01 PM
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2. KO was talking about that last night.
Rush was bragging about "14 million listeners" but as it turns out, it's a bit exaggerated.

KO mentioned the difference between TV Nielsen ratings and radio Arbitron ratings, and suggested to get a number comparable to Nielson ratings, you actually divide the Arbitron number by ten to get a rough order-of-magnitude approximation.

So if you go by the same standards as the Nielsen ratings, Rush's numbers are 1.4 million, roughly.
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edhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:19 PM
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4. I wouldn't doubt that.
But Rush loves to pull all sorts of thing out of his ass. He certainly has pulled one over on the idiots who are paying him $400 million (which might also be a made up number).
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Screwball Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:18 PM
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3. You mean someone can actually listen to this gasbag for 15 minutes?
You mean someone can actually listen to this gasbag for 15 minutes?
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:48 PM
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5. Scientifically?
You take the girth of his waist and multiply it by his weight and then his age.
Comes to near 750,000.
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