Skip to comments.O’Reilly Trounces Olbermann in Ratings
Posted on 06/23/2008 1:45:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The liberal press crowed loudly when cable TVs Keith Olbermann beat out Bill OReilly in a key demographic during a recent week, but Olbermanns ratings success has been isolated and press reports about it have been much overblown, Newsmax has learned.
MSNBCs Countdown with Keith Olbermann did average 477,000 viewers in the age 25 to 54 demographic during the first week of June, narrowly edging out Fox News The OReilly Factor, which averaged 472,000 in that demo, according to Nielsen Media Research.
This marks the first time that MSNBC has beaten Fox News in OReillys 8 p.m. time slot, the left-wing Huffington Post screamed. But in fact, OReilly and Olbermann squared off against each other on only three days that week.
On Tuesday, the cable stations covered that days primaries, and on Friday, OReilly was on vacation, with Laura Ingraham filling in.
Ratings for The Factor dip when OReilly is not the host.
The viewership figures touted by The Huffington Post include Fridays results. But on the three days when Olbermann and OReilly were both on, The Factor won the 25 to 54 demographic with an average of 503,000 viewers compared to 491,000 for Countdown, Nielsen reported. And OReilly continues to trounce Olbermann in total viewers.
For example on those three days OReilly and Olbermann went head to head, OReilly drew an average of 2,193,000 per night to Olbermanns mediocre 1,031,000.
May 2008 marked the 90th consecutive month that The Factor was the leading program on cable news, averaging 2,497,000 viewers a night, while Countdown had less than half that many, 1,098,000.
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The lad is a bit high strung don’t you think?
I don't care much for either one of them.
Olberman is a Hate America First-Hate Israel Second magnet.
Doesn’t Olbermann refer to BOR as “the worst man in the world” or some such?
Gee, Gomer, I wonder why they didn't have a similar statement for the other side?
Ratings for Countdown ___________ when Olbermann is not the host.
Don’t be too hard on ol’Keith... ever since his boyfriend left him on the alter he hasn’t been the same.
Source? Can you link me to that?
I had some non-American visitors to my home recently, who had never seen Olbermann before, nor were familiar with US Television.
We happened to switch to MSNBC for a few minutes as we sat and chatted in my living room.
The first question that came from one of the guests after about two minutes: “why is that man so angry?”
I was just joking. I should have put a ‘/sarc’ tag on it. Sorry’bout that.
Until recently, I worked at a company where my supervisor and the young lady that sat in front of me were both big Olbermann fans. They hated all things FOX and called McCain a “right winger.” Needless to say I won’t even consider returning to that company.
I have hear of O’Reilly, but who is this guy O’Lieberman?
Olbermann has been refered to as “bathtub boy” by some. Seems to fit!
While at the gym, I saw them side-by-side on the monitors above the cardio area.
I’d pay good money to see them in a cage fight.
“why is that man so angry?”....................
George Orwell pinpointed it (late in his life): “The problem with you lefties is that you’re just mad at your daddies”.
Liberals became angry at ALL authority figures in their childhood (especially Daddy and that evil Little League coach). This anger took over their psyches and manifested itself into lives of hatred of everything that represents order and structure, and now it’s time to show Daddy that he was wrong— by tearing down his world!
It’s all in the bumper stickers:
“Do your own thing”.
“If it feels good, DO IT!”.
For further proof, you only need to look into the eyes of most of all the aged liberals you know.
Soul consuming MISERY!!!!
At least he has THAT going for him.
And Olbermann just hates girls who kiss and tell! ;-)
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