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O'Reilly's ratings continue to freefall

Reported by Chrish - May 5, 2006

We would never gloat, and gloaters will be called for gloating and placed in our Gloaters' Hall of Shame. That said, it appears that the fine folks at TVNewser could be called for smearing Bill O'Reilly because they published the following facts, er, smears:

TVNewser reports

"Young viewers just don't watch The O'Reilly Factor like they used to. April marked Bill O'Reilly's lowest-rated month in the 25-54 demographic since August 2001.*

His 415,000 demo viewers in March was a new low, but O'Reilly managed to lose a few more in April, averaging 412,000 in the demo. Here's his post-Katrina track:

Sept: 1,115 / Oct: 518 / Nov: 468 / Dec: 460 / Jan: 472 / Feb: 458 / Mar: 415

But this trend started long before the hurricane. for O'Reilly, April's numbers reflected his lowest demo rating in almost five years.

Among total viewers, O'Reilly delivered a respectable 2,102,000 million viewers for the month. But that, too, was low -- the lowest, in fact, since July of 2004 (when he had 2,042,000). Click here
to feast your eyes on O'Reilly's monthly averages since 2001..."

* Notable that O'Reilly, like his president "Trifecta", benefitted from the attacks of September 11th.

And in case you're wondering, Keith Olbermann's 25-54 numbers were up to 242,000 for April, continuing to climb. I'm just saying.

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