Top Talk Radio Shows


Source: Talkers Magazine, Spring 2011.

Rush Limbaugh is still the King of Talk radio, with at least 15 million listeners, one million more than his closest rival, Sean Hannity, at 14 million, and six million more than Michael Savage, who’s broken away from the pack to become the third most popular talk show host in the U.S.

All of the leading top hosts lean toward a conservative, traditional perspective.

SHOW

MILLIONS OF LISTENERS

Rush Limbaugh

15.00

Sean Hannity

14.00

Michael Savage

9.00

Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Dave Ramsey

8.50

Laura Ingraham, Neal Boortz

6.00

Mike Gallagher, Michael Medved, Jerry Doyle

3.75

Jim Bohannon, Doug Stephan

3.75

Bill Bennett, Clark Howard, George Noory

3.50

Alan Colmes, Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller

2.75

Rusty Humphries, Thom Hartmann

2.75

Don Imus, Kim Komando, Dennis Miller

2.25

Hugh Hewitt, Mancow

1.75

Dennis Prager, Lars Larson

1.50

Lou Dobbs, G. Gordon Liddy, Bill Handel

1.00+

Rodger Hedgecock, Gordon Deal

1.00+

The above figures don’t include Internet listeners.

According to Talk Stream Live, among Internet listeners of talk radio hosts, Michael Savage actually comes in second to Rush Limbaugh, followed by Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Tammy Bruce, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, George Noory, Bill Bennett, and Dennis Miller rounding out the top ten.

 

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