Paying subscribers: Tom Leykis vs. Artie

Discussion in 'The Artie Lange Show' started by John Smith, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. John Smith

    John Smith Well-Known Member VIP

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    I see some people were questioning whether Artie really has 9000 paying subscribers. At 6.95 a month that would be $62,550 gross per month or approximately $750,000 a year. Expenses are all but non-existent unless you count the rent he's already paying at his home.

    Anyway, Leykis broadcasts free but also offers the same programming for a fee, the only benefit being that if you pay you can access all his shows on demand instead of just the current daily show on a continuous loop which is free. He says he has 2000 paying subscribers, and another 160,000 who tune in for free. Leykis charges $11 a month to those who pay.

    Artie has had more national exposure than Leykis so unless everyone's lying Artie's numbers don't seem that unbelievable to me.
     
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    Punctured Well-Known Member

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    Art Bell did the same thing with his latest ill-conceived comeback: the live show is free, but the podcast archive is $5/month.

    Not sure what his numbers were, but he had over two dozen affiliates plus the online audience when he re-retired after 5 short months.
     
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    Ipokesmot Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Well here's the deal, I'm not paying to listen to ANY fucking show. If your show is good enough I'll listen to it for free.. maybe.
     
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    Artie is so full of shit who knows how many people actually subscribe. He mentioned a few different numbers in a few different interviews. Artie is a liar.
     
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    This. It wouldn't be unlike Artie to blatantly lie or stretch his version of the truth(like he has had 9000 different subscribers throughout the year but not all at one time)
     
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    motar New Member

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    What responsibility does Artie have to not lie or stretch the truth?

    I don't think Jerry Seinfeld ever called the cops on a cab driver named Amal and then the symbol for Boron.
     
  8. mnkycum

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    Its not a question of responsibility its a question of respectability
     
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    Artie announced he signed a deal for his 3rd book. It will focus n his gambling stories. Hopefully the fact checker will keep some of his lies in line. Especially how he claimed he bet weekday NHL games. Because we all know, how often the NHL plays those Tuesday afternoon games that Art claims he scammed his bookie on. Other than holidays, the NHL doesn't play matinee weekday games. I think Art tells the same lies so often, he starts to believe they really happened.
     
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    Tom is full of shit
     
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    yaddc Well-Known Member

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    guys married 10 xs and his giving advice lololollolololl