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Despite your politics, Glenn Beck has been a polarizing figure.
We'd like to think that no matter who you are or what you believe, that you realize that he had some pretty absurd views from time to time. We're hoping that his popularity was due to mostly entertainment value instead of as an actual news source, but, we're probably and sadly wrong about that.
This news, that Glenn Beck has agreed to phase out his show and step down off the network as a host, comes with a brand new agreement between he and Fox. Apparently, the relationship will not end, as Beck's production company will continue to help produce and develop content for the station.
A lot of the speculation as to why Beck's ratings have been dropping has to do with that he's at his "best" when he's discussing politics and not harder news, such as the issues in Egypt and the Middle East:
Rumors have been swirling about Beck's television contract with Fox for months — and his ratings have been fizzling much longer. Through March 1, Beck's show was down 35 percent in total viewers in 2011 (averaging 1.9 million over the first seven weeks, compared to 2.93 million last year) and 44 percent in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic (447,000 vs. 793,000 a year ago). And it's seen nine consecutive month-over-month declines in total viewers, and seven among 25-to-54-year-olds.
Beck's ratings slump has been caused by a combination of factors, including a post-election hangover, a cyclical shift to harder news and his absurd views (even for conservatives) on Egypt and the Middle East.
Well, whatever the reason, a lot of people will be disappointed to see him go. A lot of people will equally be pumped up by the news. Either way, we're willing to bet that we haven't seen the last of him!
Are U unhappy or happy to see him leave??
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