From a March 23, 2011 NY Daily News article by Aliyah Shahid:
There are several indications that the whiteboard-loving host and Fox soon could be parting ways.
One of the network’s senior execs, Joel Cheatwood, is expected to join Beck’s media company, Mercury Radio Arts.
And Beck and his fiery rhetoric have created a rocky relationship with Fox advertisers.
A source told the Daily News that the number of advertisers currently boycotting Beck’s program is now closing in at 400.
According to Nielsen Media Research, during the first quarter of 2011, Beck lost more than a third of his audience over last year–more than one million viewers.
Those advertisers More >
In short, the New York Times reports that Glenn Beck is contemplating two options, if Fox News lets him go: 1) developing his own cable channel; or 2) expanding his online media projects. The article notes Glenn Beck’s lost advertisers.
From the March 22, 2011 New York Times, Brian Stelter reports:
The possibility that Glenn Beck will exit the Fox News Channel at the end of the year has prompted a big question in media circles: if he leaves, how will he bring his considerable audience with him?
Two of the options Mr. Beck has contemplated, according to people who have spoken about More >
Earlier today, DailyFinance published a piece examining the “lack of A-list advertisers” on Glenn Beck’s show.
TVNewser’s Alex Weprin follows up on the DailyFinance piece and offers some insight into the significance of Glenn Beck’s advertiser for Fox News:
The advertiser issue comes as Beck’s ratings continue to decline from their peak last year, and after his fill-in, Andrew Napolitano, maintained his ratings when he was on vacation.
Advertisers on cable news do not typically buy into individual shows, with most of the larger buys made in time periods. If an advertiser does not want its ads to appear on a specific program, like Beck’s, then it can have More >
From a March 22, 2010 DailyFinance article by Aimee Picchi :
Fox News is considering breaking up with Beck when his contract ends in December, according to a story in The New York Times. Even though the program still shows a hefty lead over its 5 p.m. competitors on CNN and MSNBC, “Glenn Beck” has shed almost 1 million viewers from a year earlier, according to data from Nielsen.
Glenn Beck “is not bringing in the blue-chip advertisers,” notes Brad Adgate, the director of research for Horizon Media. “He’s lost exactly one-third of his audience. That’s a cause for concern at Fox News.”
But the “Glenn Beck” More >
As with other advertisers, participants in the StopBeck effort reached out to Match.com. We kindly requested that they follow the responsible action of hundreds of other advertisers and refrain from advertising on Glenn Beck’s show.
Well, your efforts paid off!
In a statement sent to the StopBeck effort, Match.com confirmed they were removing their ads from Glenn Beck’s show:
I have reached out to our agency. Match runs on FOX News but doesn’t purposefully run in that particular programming. We will put in a request to not More >
Glenn Beck on Boycotts Against Him: “I Don’t Know How This Year Ends, Because They Could Just Destroy Us”
From the March 16 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Glenn Beck Program: (more…)
Media Matters Ben Dimiero discussed Glenn Beck’s reaction to the tragic earthquake in Japan. In short, Beck claimed that it was a message from god.
From Glenn Beck’s March 14 radio show: (more…)
Consistent with the recent news about Glenn Beck’s decline, Beck is reportedly losing his morning time slot on Kansas City’s KMBZ “due to declining ratings.” His show will be moved to the significantly less desirable late evening slot and local talker Chris Merrill will take over Beck’s current slot.
Bottom Line Communications reports:
Due to declining ratings, nationally syndicated talk show host Glenn Beck has lost his morning time slot on NewsRadio 980 KMBZ, and will be replaced by Chris Merrill from 9-11 a.m.
The change is effective Monday (3/14).
Beck’s show will now be extended for its full three hours and air from More >
Columbia College (Missouri) was advertising on Glenn Beck’s radio show in Chicago, which is broadcast by Salem Communications’ AM 560 WIND.
As with television advertisers, participants in the StopBeck effort reached out to Columbia College. We kindly requested that they take the responsible action by refraining from financially supporting Glenn Beck’s vitriol.
In a statement sent to the StopBeck effort, Columbia College’s marketing communications partner confirmed they were removing ads from Glenn Beck’s radio program (emphasis added):
The previous media buying company did purchase time on the station on behalf of Columbia College. However, More >
Steve and Angelo discussed the origins of the StopBeck effort, Glenn Beck’s lost advertisers, Angelo’s role in Media Matters‘ DropFox campaign, Fox News’ political machinations, the recent New York Times report that Fox News is contemplating parting ways with Glenn Beck and more…
Listen to the interview: (more…)