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Current TV CEO Not Worried About Keith Olbermannís Ratings Drop (Oberflop Alert)
Mediaite ^ | 7/7/11 | Mark Joyella

Posted on 07/07/2011 5:57:42 PM PDT by jimbo123

As you may have heard once or twice before, it’s a marathon, not a sprint (unless, of course, you’re talking about a sprint, then it’s a sprint, not a marathon). But we digress. Mark Rosenthal, CEO of Current TV, uses the sports metaphor to express his lack of concern over the second-week ratings drop for Keith Olbermann’s Countdown. The show saw its ratings shrink by nearly a third during the week of June 27, averaging 93,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: captainqueef; ceo; countdown; current; currenttv; drop; keitholbermann; markrosenthal; olbermann; ratings; rosenthal; worried
Flop.
1 posted on 07/07/2011 5:57:45 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

WTF is Current TV? I never heard of it.


2 posted on 07/07/2011 5:59:33 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: jimbo123

Hmmmmm.... Neither am I.


3 posted on 07/07/2011 6:00:08 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: jimbo123

Wow, 93,000 viewers. That’s hugh, Keith! Local Cable Access shows on quilting probably net about the same number of viewers.


4 posted on 07/07/2011 6:01:57 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: jimbo123
Current TV CEO Not Worried About Keith Olbermann’s Ratings Drop

I believe the head of CBS News said precisely the same thing when Katie Couric's ratings nosed over into a power dive about three weeks after her first broadcast.

5 posted on 07/07/2011 6:02:10 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: samtheman

Al Gore heads it in some form.


6 posted on 07/07/2011 6:02:36 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: samtheman

Al Gore’s pet project.


7 posted on 07/07/2011 6:04:30 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: jimbo123

He HAD ratings to lose??? huh.


8 posted on 07/07/2011 6:06:03 PM PDT by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: jimbo123

DailyKos has been trying to get their followers to boost the ratings at Current TV and make it an alternative news source to CNN and MSNBC because they are too conservative!

I guess the plan is not working too well.


9 posted on 07/07/2011 6:08:09 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: jimbo123

huh? I thought olbermann was fired long time ago


10 posted on 07/07/2011 6:11:42 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: arkady_renko

93,000 viewers is really sad.


11 posted on 07/07/2011 6:13:50 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Okay, I must sound like a idiot here....I’ve heard about Current TV, but what are they and where are they located?

Are they on cable or the internet?


12 posted on 07/07/2011 6:19:00 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: jimbo123

Yes, it’s sad that there are 93,000 people who would actually watch that yahoo!


13 posted on 07/07/2011 6:19:25 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: jimbo123

How much is Algore paying this clown?


14 posted on 07/07/2011 6:20:52 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: jimbo123

Apparently, Mark Rosenthal is in denial and/or simply loves flushing $10-100 million down the toilet..... =.=


15 posted on 07/07/2011 6:35:02 PM PDT by cranked
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To: jimbo123
Mark Rosenthal, CEO of Current TV, uses the sports metaphor to express his lack of concern over the second-week ratings drop for Keith Olbermann’s Countdown.

This guy is a liar when he says he doesn't care. He and olbermann deserve each other.

16 posted on 07/07/2011 6:37:24 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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Yeah, but it may not cost Current as much as you think. Remember, Olbermann bragged about joining the network as an “equity partner” when he signed on. That means that a portion of his check is going to be based on ratings and the sharing of ad revenue. No ratings = no revenue, so Keith will earn only a fraction of what he was paid at MSNBC.

Hehehe...couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.


17 posted on 07/07/2011 6:48:17 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: NoGrayZone
Okay, I must sound like a idiot here....I’ve heard about Current TV, but what are they and where are they located?

My understanding is that they're located in a van down by the river.

18 posted on 07/07/2011 6:52:13 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: NoGrayZone

Current TV is a high school project which “broadcasts” the Olberdork to 17 eager viewers via the Internet.

It is rumored to have something to do with Albore but no one seems to have any evidence that Albore knows anything about TV or the Internet.


19 posted on 07/07/2011 7:01:35 PM PDT by Enchante (May 1, 2011: Death to Bin Laden, Death to Bin Laden..... al Zawahiri is next!)
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To: cranked

This is a GOOD THING. It flushes more money out of the liberal ecosystem. I think Olberman should stretch out the program for another year - through the election season. The Dems need to be kept in their own echo chamber until it is too late to wake up to change.

This will be the most expensive lesson in the country’s history other than the Civil War, but it must be learnt to get us back to original principles.


20 posted on 07/07/2011 7:02:17 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: samtheman

“WTF is Current TV?”

Apparently a branch of PBS, they don’t have to worry about ratings either.


21 posted on 07/07/2011 7:02:53 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Steely Tom
I believe the head of CBS News said precisely the same thing when Katie Couric's ratings nosed over into a power dive about three weeks after her first broadcast.

You are correct.

Networks really mean the opposite of what they publish when faced with a disaster.

22 posted on 07/07/2011 7:03:40 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: samtheman
A few years ago I had Current TV on satellite. They had one great moment of broadcast excellence--a live 24/7 videocam of the Burning Man Festival. Then I changed satellites and lost it. But I have been tempted to retrieve it just for that eerie countercultural sixtie-ish time warp phenomenon.
23 posted on 07/07/2011 8:11:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Steely Tom
when Katie Couric's ratings nosed over into a power dive

he he. I think they call it a "high speed spiral" otherwise known as "auguring in."

24 posted on 07/07/2011 8:13:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: jimbo123

Apparently Mr. Rosenthal, unconcerned about ratings, is running CurrentTV as a charity for wanna-be-journalists.


25 posted on 07/07/2011 8:15:17 PM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: jimbo123

93,000 viewers is really sad.

True. But for Current TV it represented a huge audience increase.

26 posted on 07/07/2011 10:30:14 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: arkady_renko
Wow, 93,000 viewers. That’s hugh, Keith! Local Cable Access shows on quilting probably net about the same number of viewers.

I understand the underwater basket weaving show draws about the same number viewers.

27 posted on 07/08/2011 12:55:03 PM PDT by dearolddad
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To: samtheman
WTF is Current TV? I never heard of it.

It's that network that is blocked on my DirecTV receivers, along with LOGO and OWN.

28 posted on 07/18/2011 10:01:46 AM PDT by Yankee (Welcome to Obama's Fourth Reich.)
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