Skip to comments.Keith Olbermann: Paid $10 Million to Lose Viewers
Posted on 10/19/2011 11:59:24 AM PDT by CT
Keith Olbermann is not in the witness protection program, but he might as well be. His show on Al Gores Current TV (Americas least watched network) has lost nearly a third of its viewers in four months.
Pretty impressive result for $10 million a year. Thats just his salary.
Countdown with Keith Olbermann was a major draw when it was on MSNBC. On January 21, the network took a big hit when Olbermann announced on air that that would be his last show for them. Then in June, Current launched Olbermann and Countdown.
It was no surprise that Olbermann drew a big audience for its early shows - averaging 106,000 viewers a night. Unfortunately, by August it was down to 79,000. Last months numbers were even worse. Olbermanns average was down to 46,000 viewers and was in no danger of coming close to breaking into the top 30 cable TV news shows. None of the top 30 is all that impressive in terms of audience. For the third quarter of this year No.1 Bill OReilly had 2.8 million total viewers, while No. 30 - the 12 AM showing of Dr. Drew on HLN - had 435,000.
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What else is there to say except Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.
$10,000,000? Tax the rich! Pay your fair share.......
“$10 million a year.”
Hmmmm. That makes him part of the 1%, right?
How CurrentTV pays this is beyond me. iCarly likely draws in more people in reruns.
If a Kieth Olbermann was crushed by a falling tree in the rain forest would anyone care? Apparently not.
Dr. Drew gets at least triple the audience of Keith????
You have to wonder how long Al Gore will pay this loss leader for the Current network.
I wonder how much commercial time costs on Keith’s show?
Gil’s Chicken Shack could buy up a minute, no problem.
actually, whenever the Libs are having a bad day, tuning in to watch Keith’s head explode is well worth the dollar Al is paying him.
Olbermann’s destiny has long been to be an angry, pestiferous barfly, regularly getting the snot beat out of him when he gets drunk then insults some biker’s girlfriend. The owner won’t kick him out because he pays his tab, but the bartenders hate him because he never tips, and accuses them of shorting his drinks and gobbles down the peanuts and pretzels, refusing to share with anyone else.
I don’t get Current TV. 99 and 44/100% of America doesn’t watch it either.
Good ol’ Olbie, always good for a laugh.
I doubt if I do either, but I don't feel like looking...
But he has such interesting guests who have such fair minded views like Janeane Garofalo!
Who wouldn’t want to see that wonderful woman and listen to her fair / balanced and interesting views?
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