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Sarah Palin's Fox News career: By the numbers
From the number of words Palin spoke in her three years at Fox to how much she was paid, one more obsessive look at Palinmania
Palin speaks to Tea Party America in September 2011 in Iowa.
Palin speaks to Tea Party America in September 2011 in Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images
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arah Palin's lucrative contract to provide political analysis for Fox News expired and, as was reported last week, wasn't renewed. Palin sources say Fox offered her a new contract and she declined; Howard Kurtz at CNN says that Fox made her a "lowball offer, and both sides agreed to an amicable separation." Kurtz and others in the media treated Palin's departure as the perfect occasion to write her political post-mortem, reflecting on what she meant and why her influence has declined from the boldest of boldface names to near-irrelevance. Palin fans dispute that — despite all the "phony" reports, "Palin is highly relevant," says Ron Devito at Conservatives 4 Palin. "Her potential reach to markets outside Fox News strikes fear and loathing in the hearts of her enemies, because she remains... an existential threat to the way they conduct business." But, indisputably, her run at Fox is, at least for the moment, in the history books. Here's a look back at her tenure at Rupert Murdoch's cable news juggernaut, by the numbers:

$1 million
The reported price of Palin's annual contract with Fox News

3
Years that contract lasted, starting January 2010

7.2
Average interval, in days, between Palin's Fox appearances during her contract, according to Smart Politics' Eric Ostermeier

151
Total Fox News appearances by Palin during her contract, mostly on Sean Hannity's and Greta Van Susteren's shows

189,221
Words Palin spoke during those appearances

786
Times she mentioned President Obama

41
Times she mentioned Ronald Reagan

2
Times she said the phrase "you betcha," both in the first month of her contract

111
Times she said "Amen"

28
Times she said "heck"

$15.85
Amount Palin earned per word spoken on Fox

$250,000
Palin's reported take for each episode of TLC's 2010 series Sarah Palin's Alaska

3.2 million
Viewers who tuned in, on average, to Sarah Palin's Alaska

$100,000
Palin's speaking fee, as negotiated in 2010

797,955
Copies Palin sold of her second book, America By Heart, in 2010

2,670,000
Copies Palin sold of her first book, Going Rogue, in 2009

747
Days since Palin's defiant "blood libel" video response to the 2011 Tucson shooting that killed six and wounded then–Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) — a reported turning point in Palin's relationship with Fox News chief Roger Ailes and, according to Mediaite's Tommy Christopher, the moment Palin's bright star started fading 

4
Major Best Actress awards Julianne Moore has won for portraying Palin in the 2012 HBO movie Game Change, including a Golden Globe, an Emmy, a Critic's Choice Award, and a SAG Award

3.49 million
Palin's Facebook followers

880,860
Palin's Twitter followers 

Sources: CNN, Conservatives 4 Palin, Mediaite (2), New York, The New York Times, Smart Politics, ThinkProgress, The Washington Post, Wikipedia

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