During last night’s Countdown, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann attacked those “crazy” conservatives for what he perceives as a right-wing conspiracy to convince Americans his show’s ratings are plummeting and his popularity is fading. Of course, the origin of his latest fanaticsm is none other than the uber-liberal L.A. Times. This particular piece appears to have Olbermann bent out of shape:
Where they are, as Jeff Bercovici points out over at Daily Finance, is way behind the big boys over at Fox News, Bill O’Reilly and gang. In fact, Keith is so far behind Bill, he can’t even make out the state of the license plate, let alone the numbers. Bercovici thinks Americans may be outgrowing Olbermann’s schtick.
In the most desirable TV demographic of 25-54, which Keith will soon outgrow himself, “Countdown” lost 44% of its audience from the beginning of President Obama’s term until this year. It could have been worse — say, 45%.
Olbermann averaged 268,000 viewers last month in that sector. That’s just several thousand sets of those eyes more than Campbell Brown over on CNN. According to one count, Keith even finished in that time slot behind Nancy Grace. Nancy Grace!
Hey, Olbermann! Get a clue. If it weren’t for conservative bloggers watching your show to get material, you’d have no viewers outside of your own mind. Exploring the small picture is fine, but two segments on this in one show? Is that really necessary?