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Blog or No Blog, Olbermann’s Taking a Beating

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I’ve been struggling with my health lately, so I’m behind the times on this note (and the whole blog actually). But I thought I’d share this.

Here’s Keith Olbermann defending his ratings last week:

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Olbermann doesn’t have nice things to say about blogs, and the people who use them to gather information for their own publications. I must say I’m guilty of that, as I have a regular job, a family and not much time to make independent phone calls to sources. I just don’t get paid for this.

But Olbermann does. The funny thing about his show is that it’s usually just a rehash of the Daily Kos. Basically, I’ve stopped watching Olbermann because I have usually read most of the materials hours ago … on a blog.

Be that as it may, here’s the latest cable news ratings, from (I’m sorry … the blog TV Newser).

If you look at them, Olbermann is having his lunch served to him in both the 25-54 demographic and the total viewer demographic. Now, I know it’s a blog, but the source cited is Nielsen.

In January, Olbermann fell behind Nancy Grace! The numbers were as follows: The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 983,000; Nancy Grace Headline News 282,000; Countdown With Keith Olbermann MSNBC 263,000; Campbell Brown CNN 233,000.


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February 7, 2010 at 12:43 pm

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