“GBTV is already generating revenues of $27 million a year from subscription fees. …
For the sake of comparison, Beck earned “only” $2.5 million from Fox News in 2010 — a mere 6.3 percent of Mercury Radio Arts’ income for that year.
Beyond the financial leverage inherent in GBTV, Beck is now also free from advertisers threatening to boycott — a specter that long clouded his tenure at Fox News.
At the same time, Beck’s news site, TheBlaze.com, is still growing by leaps and bounds 18 months following its launch. After hosting 3.6 million unique visitors in June, the website’s traffic quickly surged 44 percent and The Blaze set a new record for monthly visitors with 5.2 million apiece in both August and October.