O’Reilly Challenges Viewers for Sweeps

Jan 16, 2006  •  Post A Comment

While other TV shows offer fantasy vacations, teary-eyed weddings or harmless peeks behind the scenes in sweeps ratings periods, Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly is offering viewers a chance to debate him face to face on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

“Bloviate With Bill,” as the contest has been dubbed, will get under way Tuesday, when viewers will be invited to submit their chosen topics to Mr. O’Reilly via e-mail by Feb. 8. Six challengers will be chosen to debate him in segments to be taped on “Factor’s” set and telecast throughout February.

As Mr. O’Reilly said in the announcement of the contest: “You want a piece of me? Here’s your chance.”