~ Liberal talk KPTK is tanking across the board- down 66% overall.
Stephanie Miller (6-9a) lost 40%; Thom Hartmann (9a-12p) plunged 63%; Ed Shultz is in the bucket 68%; our Rachel Maddow is down 50%, and Randy Rhodes lost 33% of her audience. The only host who got over 1% of the audience was Mike Malloy- and even he dove 64%. Has everyone taken to reading blogs?
~ Konservative KVI: dead man talking between 9a and 6p.
KVI is down 14% overall; Kirby Wilbur (5a-9p) gained a few points but his is the brightest spot in the dim dayparts with a middling 2.6 share. It goes down from there: the Great White Hopes- the The Commentators (John Carlson & Ken Schram, 9a-12p) took another dive- down 45%. GOP Designated Liar Sean Hannity (12-3p) lost 30% pulling a miserable 1.6 share. The Bad Lieutenant Bryan Suits (3-6p) gained slightly, but his share, while barely beating Hannity still stinks- especially in the important afternoon drive. The insufferable Mark Levin (6-7p) is another ray of light for KVI- he gained 47%, but he's only on for an hour. Coast to Coast with George Noory dominates the talk market nights; but the big winner for KVI is Larry Elder who made an 818% jump and kicked everybody's ass, unfortunately, between 3 and 4am. (we hear it's a heckuva show though!)
~ KIRO saw some improvement: up overall 22%- KPTK's losses are their gains...
The Morning News stayed about the same with a slight drop; Dave Ross, (9a-12p) gained some 35% , but has as yet not regained his stature of old (Big Pants (KTTH) beats him soundly. Ron Reagan, (12-1p) who left the air this week, ironically gained 9% in the prelapsarian ratings, and had a respectable 3.5 share. Armageddon is surely nigh: Dori Monson (1-4p) jumped up 70% pulling higher than Dave Ross for the first time in memory and punking his rival neocon, Michael Medved over on KTTK. Tabloid talk with Ron & Don (4-7p) lost 15% this timeand we can only hope their weekdaily hoopah about celebrity toilet habits and pets of the stars will continue to falter. NY Vinnie's now defunct Sportstalk, fell precipitously from its perch in the basement, but we won't speak ill of the dead. Frank "Shudder" Shiers improved 750% between 9p-12a, and 125% between 12-1. That's what it says right here on this here paper, but our guy says: "Don't read too much into that- he was coming in from a very low number last time. Bet it's a fluke, especially with the M's season." The Dave Ross re-runs might should be reconsidered: they pull a perfect 0.0! (not often you see perfection).
~ KTTH, "The Truth" (Pravda) improved overall by 47%!
The KTTH day starts with those over-caffeinated choirboyz Sytman & Boze whose show (5-9a) jumped up out of the ditch by 60%! Thats good: but Kirby, KOMO and KIRO news still beats them. Big Pants, who's rollercoastered in the last couple of years, rules the talk radio morning again, having gained 32%. He's a good lead-in for Michael Medved whose audience has improved in this book by 25%. Monson's kicking his ass, but he blows out Hannity (so to speak) and that's a good thing. Ed Schultz might be helped by the exiting Reagan.
~ KOMO-AM is up overall by 11%.
We have no breakouts for KOMO, though we'd really like to see what they do in the early mornings if someone would like to send us the numbers... It's notable (to us anyway) that KOMO is # 2 in the 12+ ratings for the first time in our lifetime. (We never saw even KIRO get any higher than 3rd place back in the day).