Sunday, February 05, 2006

Mike leaves competition far behind:

This last week was a crucial one as the Senate vote to confirm Samuel Alito as the Supreme Court Justice was to be made. The best programme was the almost 100 hour filibuster Talk Show programme run by the Young Turks with a help of a few friends. It pushed them to second place last week and they held that place this week.

Mike Malloy did his bit by reading the George Orwell Book, "1984" during his stint. I talked to Brad of the Brad Blog live on air and told him what we in the rest of the world thought of where the US was goning.

But the rage of Mike Malloy on his show the day after the vote was truly historic. It is that raw emotion that keeps him at the top of the Liberal Talk Show ratings.

As a result of the Fllibuster programme, The Young Turks moved into second place. Also, Peter Werbe is off on holiday and hence was not on air last week, and is not rated this week.

However, after the filibuster, the Young Turks have fallen back into their undulating stance and they are likely to fall back down the ratings. It is not uncommon to hear on of the hosts use the phrase "I hear you", when he wants to really say that he hears nothing except his own voice!

The Stephanie Miller Show has vanished from the online live spectrum, and emails sent to Stephanie Miller had some return with mention of change of server. But the programme seems to be still off the air. So also is the case with Lizz Brown.

It is sad that so many Lberal Talk Shows are vanishing off the International Online spectrum. America desperately needs these voices to communicate with liberals around the world, and as each show takes a dive, it really changes the image of US on the world stage.

Bernie Ward and Ray Taliaferro continue to be outstanding.

Ratings for the week ended 4th February 2006:

  1. Mike Malloy Show hosted by Mike Malloy***** 5 shows a week

  2. The Young Turks (Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz and Jill Pike) ** 5 shows a week

  3. Bernie Ward ***** 4 shows a week

  4. Ray Taliferro ***** 5 shows a week

  5. Laura Flanders ***** 2 shows a week

  6. Ring of Fire (Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike Papantonio) ***** 1 show a week

  7. The Randi Rhodes Show ***** 5 shows a week

  8. Thom Hartmann *** 5 shows a week

  9. Mike Webb *** 5 shows a week

  10. Nate Clay ** 1 show a week

  11. The Majority Report (Janeane Garofalo, Sam Seder) ** 5 shows a week

  12. Air America Mornings (Mark Riley 0500 - 0700 and Rachel Maddow 0700 - 0900) ****

  13. Politically Direct (David Bender) **** 1 show a week

  14. Ecotalk (Betsy Rosenberg) **** 1 show a week

  15. John Rothmann *** 2 shows a week

  16. Ed Schultz 5 shows a week

Unrated this week:

See you next week.


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