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XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX WED DEC 17, 2003 17:06:32 ET XXXXX
YEARENDER: CONTROVERSY SWIRLS AROUND O'REILLY BOOK SALES CLAIMS
FOXNEWS's top-rated host Bill O'Reilly recently claimed that he is "running against Hillary for most copies of nonfiction books sold this year!"
But numbers obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT show a dramatically different sales scene for 2003 than O'Reilly's TODAY show comments.
NIELSEN's BOOKSCAN placed O'Reilly at #6 for the year on the nonfiction charts, trailing rival Al Franken by nearly 30%!
The number represents scanned, purchased, sold and bagged copies at AMAZON, BARNES AND NOBLE, BORDER'S, COSTCO and other outlets.
[BOOKSCAN is generally considered to capture about 70-80% of total sales of all books sold in USA.]ï¿½
With two weeks of sales to go for 2003:
1.ï¿½ South Beach Dietï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Dr. Arthur Agatstonï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ 2,304,608 [units scanned]
2.ï¿½ Purpose Driven Life ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Warrenï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 1,507,902
3.ï¿½ Living Historyï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Clinton ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 1,084,520
4. Ultimate Weight Solutionï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ McGrawï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 836,043
5. Lies and The Lying Liarsï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Franken ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ 674,024
6. Who's Looking Out for Youï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ O'Reillyï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 430,407
7. Benjamin Franklinï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Isaacsonï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 384,137
8. Dude, Where's My Countryï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Mooreï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 365,519
9. Treasonï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Coulter ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 364,848
10. Fly Boysï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Bradley ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 222,685
11. Short History of Nearly Everythingï¿½ Brysonï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 217,591
12.ï¿½ Moneyballï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Lewisï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 210,108
13.ï¿½ Royal Duty ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Burrell ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 159,261
14.ï¿½ Who's Your Caddy?ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Reillyï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 151,978
15.ï¿½ Every Second Countsï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Armstrongï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 145,183
16.ï¿½ World According to Mr. Rogersï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 141,405
17.ï¿½ Madame Secretaryï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Albrightï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 122,167
18.ï¿½ New Cookbook, BH&G Better Homes & Gardensï¿½ 118,230
19.ï¿½ Merriam Websters Dictionaryï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 115,185
20.ï¿½ Bushwacked ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Ivansï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ 110,000
As a comparison, Harry Potter fiction has scanned 7,908,391 units; DaVinci Code moved 3,023,336.
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