Fox News host Glenn Beck whose ratings slide created widespread speculation in the mainstream media that he would leave the network and start his own channel has seen a ratings revival this week.
On Tuesday Beck attracted 656,000 viewers in the key A25-54 demo coming within 1,000 viewers of Sean Hannity and 558,000 on Wednesday which beat Hannity by 24,000 viewers and put him in second place in prime time behind only The O’Reilly Factor.
Beck who has denied that he has any plans to leave Fox may be benefiting from the increased attention by the media and fear from his fans that he might leave resulting in this week’s ratings surge.
The liberal media would love to see Beck leave Fox and his very visible cable news presence but as he has proven so far this week he still attracts a significant number of viewers and handily beats MSNBC and CNN and wouldn’t be easy to replace.
If this week’s ratings are any indication Beck will be staying put much to the chagrin of the New York Times and others in the mainstream media.