O'Reilly Caught Lying About His Ratings Again
By: Steve - August 4, 2010 - 9:00am
Okay, here is what happened, Howard Kurtz dared to report the facts about the O'Reilly Factor Ratings. He reported that the O'Reilly Factor gets 3 million total viewers a night, and he is exactly right.
Then for some crazy reason O'Reilly said Kurtz was wrong. On the Monday night Factor O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: Over the weekend CNN's Howard Kurtz claimed The O'Reilly Factor has 3-million viewers. The Factor's Check: "I hope this is the last time I have to do this, but The Factor gets about 5-million viewers a night. For some reason ol' Howard continues to downplay the audience here. On most days we're very close to Katie Couric in overall audience and, as far as influence is concerned, you can make the call."
Now think about this, that was a Factor Reality Check. And he got it wrong, very wrong. Howard Kurtz was exactly right, and here are the facts to prove it. Here are the Factor ratings for the week before O'Reilly took a vacation, from 7-19-10 to 7-23-10.
Monday - 7-19-10 - 3,090,000
Call me crazy, but that sure looks like 3 million viewers a night to me. And btw, I checked the Factor ratings for the entire year of 2010 and not one time did O'Reilly average 5 million viewers a night. It has never happened, he has an average of 3 million viewers a night, and that is a cold hard fact.
Tuesday - 7-20-10 - 3,088,000
Wednesday - 7-21-10 - 3,082,000
Thursday - 7-22-10 - 3,014,000
Friday - 7-23-10 - 2,690,000
Weekly Average - 2,992,000
O'Reilly even said that he gets the 5 million viewers a night by adding the ratings from the 8pm show, to the ratings from the 11pm show. Which is ridiculous, because ratings are only counted for one show, the 8pm show. The ratings for a re-run are not counted, ever, by anyone.
Except Bill O'Reilly, he is the only person in America with a tv show, who tries to count his re-run in his ratings. Even though it is never done in the ratings business, he still tries it anyway.
EARTH TO BILL O'REILLY: YOU GET 3 MILLION VIEWERS A NIGHT.
Now, let's move on to lie #2, O'Reilly also said he is close to Katie Couric. Wrong, once again he was lying. Katie Couric gets between 5 and 6 million viewers a night, which is over 2 million more viewers a night than O'Reilly gets.
And there is one more piece of evidence that proves O'Reilly is a dishonest idiot about his ratings, and ratings for other news shows. When he reports the ratings for a CNN or MSNBC news show, and claims he doubles or triples their ratings, he DOES NOT count the re-run in their ratings total. But he DOES count his re-run in his ratings total. Which is also dishonest, especially when Neilson does not count re-runs, ever, not once, for anyone.
In closing, Bill O'Reilly is a liar, a stone cold flat out liar. Because he does not get 5 million viewers a night, and even if you add his 1.4 million viewers (from the 11pm re-run) it still only adds up to 4.4 million, which is still NOT 5 million, and re-runs are not counted in the ratings business.
O'Reilly has such a big ego, he can not stand it when someone reports his actual ratings of 3 million viewers a night. Even though he is #1 on cable, he still has to lie about it, which is actually pretty sad, and just pathetic.
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