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There were some requests recently in our cable news ratings comments for a comparison of the Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly ratings since Beck joined Fox News. I think the comparison is extremely apples to oranges because of the different timeslots (plus, they’re not competing with each other, except perhaps in an A-Rod/Jeter way), but Reader Dave was motivated to produce the chart, so take it for what it’s worth.
The trend lines above are 30 day moving averages.
This is a collaboration between two of our readers. Reader Dave created the chart using the data patiently assembled by reader MikeS.
For complete information on all cable news ratings check our daily cable news ratings posts.
Anybody else wanting to produce trend charts of any of our other data, drop me an email.
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.