Right-wing TV hosts gain viewers since Obama victory.

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foxnews.gif“Conservative talk hosts, or at least those who anchor Fox News Channel’s lineup, are enjoying a solid post-election bump,” Variety reports. Fox News saw its daily viewership increase by 24% last month, compared to Feb. 2008. Bill O’Reilly was up 33% (3.6 million viewers) in February compared to the previous year. Sean Hannity rose 38% (to nearly 2.8 million). And newly-minted right-wing talker Glenn Beck “has doubled his timeslot.” Liberal hosts Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow posted gains of 32% and 134%, respectively, in total viewers since one year ago. “But both programs experienced ratings erosion versus last month.” Olbermann was down 4% and Maddow was down 8%.

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