OT/MISC Drudge Report Continues Historic Readership Collapse, Down 40% Year Over Year In August

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon

Drudge Report Continues Historic Readership Collapse, Down 40% Year Over Year In August
Sprott Money's blog
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Matt Drudge's Drudge Report website continues what has been a historic crash in viewership in August.

The site's traffic in August fell to 63 million readers, down from 66 million in May, according to True Pundit. Just months ago, in September 2019, the site was regularly garnering 95 million readers.

Comscore data also put Drudge's viewers at 1.488 million unique visitors in July, down 38% from July of 2019, according to The Wrap.

About a year ago, in August 2019, the site was posting "well over 100 million" readers. The site's recent numbers mark a steep 40% decline year over year. They also mark Drudge's lowest numbers in decades.

The slide comes after many conservatives, including President Donald Trump, have asserted that the site had given up its long held conservative ideology. Recall, just hours ago, President Trump tweeted that his people have "all left Drudge," referring to the media mogul as a "confused MESS".

“Such an honor! Drudge is down 40% plus since he became Fake News. Most importantly, he’s bleeding profusely, and is no longer “hot”. But others are! Lost ALL Trumpers,” Trump wrote in another Tweet.

“Matt Drudge is now firmly a man of the progressive left," Tucker Carlson said at one point. And - not unlike the NFL - the change in Drudge's proverbial game plan is starting to show up in the ratings.

Recall, it was reported by Rasmussen in 2019 that Drudge had sold the site and was "no longer involved in its operations", though details around his involvement remain fuzzy.

But think TruePundit said it best when they concluded: "Obviously. Drudge — if he is even still running the site himself at this point — remains uninterested in slowing the bleeding. And the site isn’t just bleeding out, it is hemorrhaging."


Has No Life - Lives on TB
Half dozen times over last decade I'd spent $3000 each time running a banner ad atop his page.

I'd usually do it when there was nuke news breaking and I'd be promoting our 'Good News' article.

Was really hoping to get news media coverage of it, like to of seen them run with it, was the goal.

Anyways, won't go near Drudge again, since he'd gone over leftist cliff, sorry now I ever did...

Panic Early, Beat the Rush!
- Shane


Veteran Member
The Soros Report now. Who else is as interested in putting out a certain message and can afford to do it until the Report can't be financially sustained?