When Glenn Beck took over Fox's 5pm weekday timeslot, Fox's 5pm average viewership was approximately equal to its 3 main cable news competitors combined (CNN, HLN, MSNBC). He quickly opened a gap of about 500,000 average viewers, but in August his viewership began to grow rapidly and his lead over the combined competition is now approaching 1.5 million average viewers (a factor of nearly 2x).
This interesting chart was another collaboration between two of our readers. Reader Dave created the chart using the data patiently assembled by reader MikeS.
Glenn Beck vs. The Combined Competition TV Ratings Since He Moved To Fox News:
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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
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