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Keith Olbermann Beats Out CNN In Ratings On New Network

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Boo ya

Not bad!

Keith Olbermann, who was let go from MSNBC earlier this year, has returned to television with stellar ratings!

Although he couldn't quite overtake MSNBC's ratings during the 8pm premiere of his Current version of Countdown With Keith Olbermann last Monday, he managed to attract more target demographic viewers than CNN!

Countdown With Keith Olbermann averaged 179,000 viewers in news’ target demographic of 25- to 54-year-olds, while CNN's In The Arena with Eliot Spitzer only managed 89,000.

MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell nabbed 237,000 viewers, but Rome wasn't built in a day and we can see Keith's new show stealing some of those numbers once it gets going.

He's not letting the high ratings get to his head either, as he modestly commented:

"We’re very pleased, but like I said last week, it’s one night. We’ll need a couple of weeks to know where we're starting, and we're truly interested in next year and especially 2013.”

Looks like Current hooked a big fish!

Do U think the success of Keith Olbermann's new show will continue and possibly attract more viewers than MSNBC in the same time slot?

UPDATE: Eliot Spitzer has been on vacation all week. Should be inneresting to see how Keith fares against Spitzer's In The Arena when he returns!

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10 comments to “Keith Olbermann Beats Out CNN In Ratings On New Network”

  1. 1

    Cox cable needs to add this to their lineup so I can watch it!!!!

  2. 2

    Well, at least you're comparing losers to losers….now, if we compare all those numbers to Fox News, it's no competition.

  3. REPUB says – reply to this


    Olberman is a cancer and needs to go away and just die quietly

  4. 4

    I think this will fade out after his show becomes established at current tv. Not a lot of providers have it. If he ever beats O'Reilly in that time slot then I'd be impressed.

  5. 5

    but he lost 85 % the next night, People just wanted to see what Moore had to say.
    Obama Wars = good, Bush Wars = bad

  6. 6

    Big deal. Infomercials could beat Spitzer/CNN in the ratings.

  7. 7

    Perez, please tell me what you are smoking..you call 189,000 viewers out of a country of 350 million viewers great??????????! If I am not mistaken I believe Bill Oreilly in the same time slot has millions of viewers!!! You are such a joke! I can always count on good humor when I visit your site:)

  8. 8

    yumba1: You're comparing O'Reilly's TOTAL audience to Olbermann's audience age 25-54. Yes, O'Reilly will still be bigger than Olbermann but you've can't compare apples to oranges.

  9. 9

    Re: nycityny – BillO still crushe KeithO by about a million in the age 25-54 and crushed him but about 1.5 the next night

  10. 10

    Yes Keith's show will continue with big ratings.
    He is one of a kind genius and unlike all the others has a sense of humor.
    I have watched and followed him since the days of his sports show.
    I love him and welcome him back.
    Seems MSNBC MADE A VERY BIG MISTAKE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!