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O’Reilly Trounces Olbermann in Ratings
Newsmax ^ | June 23, 2008 | Jim Meyers

Posted on 06/23/2008 1:45:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The liberal press crowed loudly when cable TV’s Keith Olbermann beat out Bill O’Reilly in a key demographic during a recent week, but Olbermann’s ratings success has been isolated and press reports about it have been much overblown, Newsmax has learned.

MSNBC’s “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 O’Reilly 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 O’Reilly’s 8 p.m. time slot,” the left-wing Huffington Post screamed. But in fact, O’Reilly and Olbermann squared off against each other on only three days that week.

On Tuesday, the cable stations covered that day’s primaries, and on Friday, O’Reilly was on vacation, with Laura Ingraham filling in.

Ratings for “The Factor” dip when O’Reilly is not the host.

The viewership figures touted by The Huffington Post include Friday’s results. But on the three days when Olbermann and O’Reilly 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 O’Reilly continues to trounce Olbermann in total viewers.

For example on those three days O’Reilly and Olbermann went head to head, O’Reilly drew an average of 2,193,000 per night to Olbermann’s 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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Why would ANYONE watch Keith Olbermann?!
1 posted on 06/23/2008 1:45:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The lad is a bit high strung don’t you think?


2 posted on 06/23/2008 1:47:42 PM PDT by Taffini (Mr. Pippin and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why would ANYONE watch Keith Olbermann?!

I don't care much for either one of them.

3 posted on 06/23/2008 1:47:51 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle
I don't care much for either one of them.

Neither do I, but Oh'Really does have decent guest hosts when he is thankfully absent.
4 posted on 06/23/2008 1:49:55 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Olberman is a Hate America First-Hate Israel Second magnet.


5 posted on 06/23/2008 1:50:49 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t Olbermann refer to BOR as “the worst man in the world” or some such?


6 posted on 06/23/2008 1:52:06 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ratings for “The Factor” dip when O’Reilly is not the host.

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.

What?
7 posted on 06/23/2008 1:53:46 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I watched Olberman only to hear Hillary and Bill trashed. When he'd get on another rant I'd leave. Haven't watched him since Hillary dropped out.
8 posted on 06/23/2008 1:55:26 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t be too hard on ol’Keith... ever since his boyfriend left him on the alter he hasn’t been the same.


9 posted on 06/23/2008 1:55:41 PM PDT by avacado
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why would ANYONE watch Keith Uberdouche ?.... the comedy?... the fool is a giant joke
10 posted on 06/23/2008 1:56:11 PM PDT by tophat9000 (:[....)
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To: avacado
ever since his boyfriend left him on the alter he hasn’t been the same.

Source? Can you link me to that?

11 posted on 06/23/2008 2:12:22 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?”


12 posted on 06/23/2008 2:14:33 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Old Sarge

Old Sarge,

I was just joking. I should have put a ‘/sarc’ tag on it. Sorry’bout that.


13 posted on 06/23/2008 2:23:14 PM PDT by avacado
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To: tophat9000

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.


14 posted on 06/23/2008 2:46:18 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have hear of O’Reilly, but who is this guy O’Lieberman?


15 posted on 06/23/2008 2:52:49 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: tophat9000

Olbermann has been refered to as “bathtub boy” by some. Seems to fit!


16 posted on 06/23/2008 2:55:50 PM PDT by WellyP (How much does Huma know?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


17 posted on 06/23/2008 3:20:06 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (McCain / Kerry '08! ************* McCain's Dream Ticket, only the names have been reversed)
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To: PGR88

“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:
“Question Authority”.
“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!!!!


18 posted on 06/23/2008 4:35:35 PM PDT by Grateful One
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm no fan of Olbermann, but to the best of my knowledge, he has never smeared FREE REPUBLIC.

At least he has THAT going for him.

19 posted on 06/23/2008 6:40:02 PM PDT by gubmint cheese (Long haired, maggot infested Conservative dittoes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Olbermann just hates girls who kiss and tell! ;-)


20 posted on 06/23/2008 6:42:53 PM PDT by Sgt Joe Friday 714
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To: WellyP
Well I did get his name wrong

it's not Keith Uberdouche...

it's Kueef Uberdouche

21 posted on 06/23/2008 9:26:38 PM PDT by tophat9000 (:[....)
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