I stopped producing these charts this spring because of lack of interest (some on my part, some on the readers), but energetic reader MikeS wanted to produce them, and I think they look better than mine did! Anybody else wanting to produce trend charts, drop me an email.
Long Term Trend of O'Reilly vs. Olbermann TV Ratings:
The trend lines above are 30 day moving averages.
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Nielsen Cable Network Coverage Estimates (as of September, 2009)
CNN/HLN: 99.10 million HHs
CNBC: 96.78 million HHs
FNC: 96.26 million HHs
MSNBC: 92.64 million HHs
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.