The numbers are absolutely stunning. Why are people so captivated by her because the numbers don't lie? The thing is she is only a civilian and not in politics anymore. h t t p://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/01/15/sarah-palin-draws-huge-audiences-fox-contributor While mainstream media members continue to belittle her at every opportunity, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin attracted huge audiences in her first two official appearances as a Fox News Channel contributor. Debuting on Tuesday's "O'Reilly Factor," the former vice presidential candidate drew almost 4 million viewers more than doubling the combined total of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and CNN's Campbell Brown. The following evening on "Glenn Beck," Palin attracted over 3 million -- at 5PM! Regardless of what her detractors say, Palin was a smash hit (complete numbers below the fold courtesy TVBytheNumbers.com, Tuesday first): 8PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64) The OReilly Factor 3,954,000 viewers (993,000) (1,786,000) Campbell Brown 999,000 viewers (284,000) (363,000) Countdown w/ K. Olbermann 906,000 viewers (271,000) (510,000) Coca-Cola: The Real Story 179,000 viewers (116,000) (91,000) Nancy Grace 704,000 viewers (271,000) (351,000) 5PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64) Glenn Beck 3,175,000 viewers (852,000) (1,413,000) Situation Room1,310,000 viewers (424,000) (610,000) Hardball w/ C. Matthews 524,000 viewers (101,000) (249,000) Fast Money 257,000 viewers (a scratch w/37,000) (100,000) Prime News 288,000 viewers (126,000) (156,000) nning and she anihilated the competition.