Fans Tell Francesa 'Quiet Down'--WFAN's Ratings Fall Again...Here Comes WEPN


Here are the latest Arbitron AVG WK Cume results for November 2008 (Oct. 16 - Nov. 12): WFAN falls for the 3rd consecutive month.

Wfan dropped from 1,756,200 in October to 1,660,800 in November.

Wfan's share, which was 2.9 in July while Dog was still around and which dropped to 2.7 in September sans the Mets and the Dog dropped to 2.4 during November. Anyone who has listened to the puke spilled by Francesa the past week knows why. One cannot listen to the Emperor for longer than 20 minutes. You really can't. Unless you like hearing proclamations of what the law is and what it is not that change every few minutes.

But the most interesting rating of note is WEPN-AM 1050. WEPN, which has done a much better job accurately covering the Plaxico Burress situation, has moved within striking distance of WFAN. WEPN's share has steadily climbed from 0.8 to 0.9 to 1.1 while its cume from September through November has moved from 740,300 to 1,048,800. WEPN has cut WFAN's lead over it nearly in half in just 3 months. Wfan's lead in September was 1.1 million. It was 600k in November...Fans getting tired of Mike's tirades?

Now he's resorting to 'guests' in an attempt to prop up ratings. Starting with the king of NY...Lawrence Taylor. Smell that? And obviously - given the kitchen wallpaper - Francesa's wife rules the roost.





3 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Mike Francesa needs a partner . . . he can't possibly deny the fact that he became a hit because of his work as a "team". His solo act is
    pretty unbearable. Come on Mike . . . Chris Carlin was the perfect guy to replace Dog . . .
    How did they let him get away ? Is it too late to get him back ?

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  2. The Ugly11:56 AM

    Mad Dog alone is probably pretty unbearable as well. I wouldn't know since I still don't pay for radio. It's as if Howard Stern and Mad Dog have retired. But if WFAN doesn't hook Francessa
    up with a partner, soon, that station is in trouble.
    I agree that Chris Carlin should have been Mike's partner. Actually Chris and his beautiful blonde female side-kick, Kim Jones, should have been offered the morning show. That bald insufferable idiot working with Boomer has driven me away from the station. The only really enjoyable thing left is Steve Summers. Sadly he wouldn't work as Mike's partner since his style needs room to move. R.I.P. Dog . . . you may be making the big bucks , but I guess I'll never hear you again. As WFAN becomes an also ran, you can hear the brass desperately trying to find a way out of the horrific Francessa contract.

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  3. Frankenstein12:03 PM

    I've noticed that Lord Mike Francessa is losing weight. Probably getting in shape for his new job
    once WFAN goes bankrupt because of poor ratings and Francessa's contract. Imagine
    listening to him last week doing triva questions
    without Dog. It was embarassing , but just for a moment. The station was quickly changed.

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