Keith Olbermann So Popular HuffPo Almost Spells His Name Right!
Yep, you know you've hit the big time
:In the first quarter of 2006, MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann beat CNN's Paula Zahn Now in the 25-54 demographic. "This marks MSNBC's first quarterly primetime victory over CNN in the demo in almost five years (2Q01 MSNBC Investigates beat CNN at 8 p.m. ET)," MSNBC's press release said today.
Countdown averaged 164,000 total viewers in the quarter, up 41% from Q1 2005. Zahn averaged 158,000 demo viewers (down 33 percent), according to MSNBC. Bill O'Reilly averaged 450,000 in the demo (down 24 percent).
Bob Ceska gives high fives
:With a tremendous and well-deserved upswing in his ratings, Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" has surpassed CNN and is inching closer and closer to defeating the self-satirical Bill O'Reilly. Clearly, this is a significant milestone towards television news making a comeback.
Let me make a prediction here. Olbermann's not going to catch up to O'Reilly.And if Olbermann is the professional I think he is, he keeps his personal politics on the sidelines as much as possible and simply reports on the news that we truly need to know.
Uh, Bob, Olbermann is not the professional you think he is.