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    Huck fails to #StopRush

    Huck fails to #StopRush

    Mike Huckabee was going to be the hammer used by anti-Rush Limbaugh forces both competitive and political to unseat Limbaugh once and for all.

    During the height of the anti-Rush fever, I highlighted how Cumulus Media sought to leverage the anti-Limbaugh boycotts by holding Huckabee out as a viable conservative replacement.

    Readers here weren’t buying it, and the readers were right.  Via The Radio Equalizer (h/t HotAir):

    With mainstream media expectations so high, Mike Huckabee’s new radio talk show was probably bound to disappoint. But newly-available hard data reveals a gaping donut hole where the audience should be….

    According to newly-released Arbitron audience data, the Huckster is off to the kind of start that makes Air America Radio appear downright successful.

    That’s despite enjoying an avalanche of free publicity upon his debut.

    And that’s even before we compare him to Rush, as Huck doesn’t stand on his own, either:

    In New York City, where he currently airs evenings on WOR-AM, Huck ranked just 20th overall in the broadest audience demographic, listeners six and older.
    Houston’s KSEV registered a tiny 0.1 overall audience share during his timeslot, good for 43th place in what should be a friendly environment.
    In Seattle, heard from 4-6pm local time, Mike drew a 0.2 on KCIS-AM, for a 36th place finish.
    A similar story in Cincinnati: 0.2 overall and 31st place on WQRT-AM.
    Hartford: 0.0 at WDRC-AM

    Adding markets where Huckabee goes head-to-head with Limbaugh only underscores the futile nature of this battle:

    In San Francisco, where Mike’s heard on KSFO, Rush has a 143.4% larger overall audience.
    In Dallas, where Cumulus seeks to remove Limbaugh from his longtime home at WBAP, El Rushbo is CRUSHING the Huckster with eleven listeners for every one fried squirrel fan. Mike ranks 40th in the Metroplex.
    Portland Oregon: Rush’s ratings are 1444% higher. Huck ranks 27th there, heard on KUFO-AM.
    Salt Lake City: Rush beating Mike by 13900%. The latter ranks 40th at KKAT.
    Providence / New Bedford / Fall River: Huck stuck in 44th, Rush with 766% higher ratings.
    Jacksonville: Rush beats by 8500%, Huck takes 27th place.

    Between the infiltrator at StopRush and data confirming that Huckabee is flopping, June has been a pretty good month for Limbaugh.


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    H H , a suggestion. Anytime it calls to gift the fair charmer make it a donation to say , Ducks Unlimited. My understanding is it is still run by duckhunters but also supported by some enviros. You might as well have fun with your situation.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to secondwind. | June 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion. Ducks Unlimited, eh? Heard of it/them, but don’t really know a thing. Re: enviros, I’m an enviro, but a *scientific* enviro, as opposed to political enviro. As for my niece, my fun is in torturing her with not quite veiled critical comments concerning President Kardashian, coupled with not at all veiled appreciative comments concerning Luke Scottwalker, Governor of Wisconsin and superhero. That one truly makes her gag.

      One of her tactics is the old “for the children” thing, that if you are against anything the NEA wants, well, you must hate children. I’m now 60 miles from Raleigh, capital of NC, but worked there for two decades. I still travel there once or twice a week. Whenever my uberliberal schoolteacher niece goes on about how NC public schools are falling apart and need major, ahem, “investments”, I take out my photos of the NC Dept of Public Education building, inside and out, which is a freakin’ palace. Inside, even the secretaries have… secretaries. She resists the idea that schools need not more money, but to allot it more carefully.

      NC’s state congress went full Republican in 2010. This fall, it is almost certain we’ll have a Republican governor as well (Pat McCrory, former mayor of Charlotte, moderate, but team player). The NC NEA is just gonna love the next four years.

        punfundit in reply to Henry Hawkins. | June 24, 2012 at 11:20 pm

        And he’ll have Govs Walker and Christie to fall back on.

        Sounds like you’re doing fine. Another suggestion. ln her name donate to the Professors Cherokees. Be sure she knows the full story.

        LukeHandCool in reply to Henry Hawkins. | June 25, 2012 at 12:55 am

        I’m guessing you’re probably a hunter, Henry.

        I caught a little of Greg Gutfeld’s “Red Eye” when I came home late from work one night and couldn’t go to sleep.

        He had some lefty guest who started bitching about Republicans/conservatives not caring about the environment nearly as much as people on the left. I tuned in after they’d started, but the topic had something to do with guns and the NRA.

        Then another guest interjected (paraphrasing) “The greatest environmentalists in this country are hunters!”

        At the end of the argument it was clear the hunter had by far won the argument.

    […] conservative-sounding blogger sounds positively delighted that early results on the Mike Huckabee radio show indicate he’s not harming Rush […]

    Are you serious? Huck tak out Rush? They really do live in a bubble. A bubble that needs to be busted! Huck is a loser and who listens to him anyway?

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