Ahem. But most of us get defensive of our favorite things. Still, if Maddow's MSNBC show gets, say, 1.4 million viewers for her first-run show on an odd Wednesday. . .does the same amount of listeners to The Rush Limbaugh Misogyny and Racism 3-Hour Radio Hate-stravaganza equal "no listeners?" Because I don't see the difference.
Rush Limbaugh's Audience May Be Much Smaller Than You Think
As Rush Limbaugh's show enters a second week largely without advertisers -- except, ironically, for government-sponsored public service announcements -- it's worth asking how big a sacrifice it is for brands such as AOL and AllState to stay away from the show.
. . .So there is it: Absent better data, only 1.4 million people listen to Limbaugh at any one time.