Originally posted by zeeblebot
Is America Getting Over Keith Olbermann?
By JEFF BERCOVICI Posted 5:57 PM 01/29/10
Ratings for Olbermann's Countdown have been soft recently, and the 8 p.m. shows on CNN and HLN have narrowed the gap. In the important demographic of adults 25 to 54 -- th ...[text shortened]... nd was the only cable news show in the time period to increase its audience, by 55%.
Certainly, Olbermann built up his ratings when the country was angry at Bush. People were willing to watch anything, even if it came in the form of a talentless jerk like Olbermann, to get their anti-Bush fix. It's telling that even during that era, O'Reilly's numbers dwarfed his.
Now, that there's no longer a hate-Bush market, Olbermann's numbers, formerly propped up merely by his vitriol against Bush, have settled back to about what they should be... next to nothing.
I bet MSNBC is thrilled at having given him that long term deal.