Huffington Post | Danny Shea First Posted: 05-18-10 02:00 PM | Updated: 05-18-10 02:00 PM
Glenn Beck has hit a new low for the year — literally.
Beck’s Fox News program saw its worst ratings of 2010 Friday, averaging just 1.776 million total viewers. Of course, that’s more than his competitors — MSNBC’s “Hardball” (528,000), CNN’s “Situation Room” (481,000) and HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight” (197,000) — combined, but it represents a continuation of a trend that began last month.
For the month of April, Glenn Beck suffered his first year-over-year decline since joining Fox News in January 2009, declining 7% in total viewers and 6% in the demo compared to April 2009. Moreover, Beck shed 28% of his audience between January and April in both total viewers and the demo.
Friday’s program was Beck’s fifth worst since joining Fox News.