How Many Listeners Do You Think Stern Has Now?

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  1. BeerCanThick

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    A few years ago, when the show was 4 days a week and had Artie Lange, Arbitron estimated 1.2 million cumulative listeners.

    Not daily, but 1.2 million cumulative listeners. That included anybody who ever tried it out for like a minute as well as people who still listen to the full show.

    Now, if you think daily listenership is down 20 percent from where the show was with Artie and at 4 days a week, that means Howard Stern could be broadcasting to as few as 240,000 people a day, 720,000 for the week.

    Now how in the world does this show justify a 40 person staff and combined salaries in the 80+ million dollar range for that?
    Just what is SXM thinking that its getting out of all that money? Is it ad revenue? The show is a 3 hour commercial with a 1 hour interview in it now, but the show would have to charge like 200,000 dollars an hour for advertising. And they don't have car companies, beer commercials, top video games and movies shilling on them. They've got Fresh Balls and Squatty Potty. So where is this "ad revenue" supposed to be coming from?

    Is Stern just getting his big paycheck for initial subscribers and for things he did apart from his broadcast? Because ad revenue doesn't make it and Stern himself could be out the door and replaced with 10 similar shows from FM with tens of millions of dollars being in their pocket, right?
     
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    Are we including cats?
     
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    I know one that he doesn't have........me
     
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    How many members does SFN have actively participating in the Howard Stern Show forum?
    That would be the extent of his listening base.
    That and Hollywood agents looking to book clients on friendly venues.
     
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    Today there were under 200 posts, and probably many by the same few people. There used to be over 1000 posts every day. I am happy not to be listening anymore.
     
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    I'm pretty sure nemo still listens. And I appreciate his sacrifice.
     
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    :cwl:This board is on FIYYAHH!