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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:57 PM
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Olbermann Or Couric?
I'm curious as to the ratings Katie is currently pulling in on an average basis, in comparison to ABC & NBC.

More importantly, I wonder how they compare with Keith's hourly show. I know that because he's on Cable, he has a lower viewership than a Network like CBS.

Ultimately, I'm curious as to how someone like Keith would do ratings wise if his show were on a Network. It wouldn't be the same, because the network would cut it down to 1/2 hour. They'd eliminate Oddball and the Musto segments.

But would his ratings surpass Couric's, and especially given her $$$$$$$$$ Salary, would he be a better bargain for CBS, than the clearly overpaid and underqualified Katie?
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:00 PM
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1. She gets about 7 million viewers while
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:01 PM by Eric J in MN
he recently got 673,000.

So she has about 10 times the viewers.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:09 PM
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8. Viewers with probably 1/10 the intelligence.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:00 PM
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2. Nice dream. I don't think CBS can afford to voice a liberal,
or at the very least balanced p.o.v. I think this country thirsts for it though.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:03 PM
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3. An experiment worthy of a try...
...although I doubt anyone at CBS News has the testes to try it. :(
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Dem_4_Life Donating Member (710 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:03 PM
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4. I keep telling more people about KO
and getting him a few more viewers here and there which doesn't add up to Katie's numbers but every viewer counts for KO especially if his show increases in viewers than decreasing.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:04 PM
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5. Katie is the Vichy French , Keith is the French resistance.
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Kingshakabobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:04 PM
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6. I honestly believe he would wipe up the floor with......
....the other two networks. I think his brutal honesty would be a refreshing change for the masses. I think it would only alienate the backwash 30%ers.

Sadly, the network big-shots don't have the balls....
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:08 PM
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7. The network news divisions have become house organs of
large corporations which don't want the truth getting out. GE, for instance, is one of the largest merchants of death in the world.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:12 PM
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9. Which is why the Evil Elf gets all the top people on mtp, a waste
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:13 PM by orpupilofnature57
He let Dick lounge without being disturbed once.
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The Brethren Donating Member (853 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:15 PM
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12. I wish they'd grow
a spine as well. Their lose and their viewers because Olbermann is outstanding.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:51 PM
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16. The network "big-shots" are corporate hacks, and corporations
do not want KO's influence spreading to the masses. It's like expecting the Roman Emperors to cancel the bread and circuses and substitute philosophy classes.

The news divisions at the networks are there to provide light entertainment and generate some advertising income. It's not that they're afraid to take a chance on KO, it's that they loathe his approach and message.
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Kingshakabobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:30 PM
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17. I don't disagree....... nt
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:14 PM
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10. Do You Think They'll Ever Pull The Plug On Katie?
Or will they be happy and content if she continues to pull in Bland 3rd place ratings on a consistent basis?
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:16 PM
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13. They will pull the plug within a year.
Unless she gets a sccop and does a really heavy duty interview.


She has to be seen as a credible journalist.
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:24 PM
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15. She Could Interview george During The Impeachment Trial.
That would be a scoop.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:30 PM
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18. I think they would either lower her pay or let her go, I doubt she would
accept a paycut so she will probably be history - and soon.
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:14 PM
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11. Never Going to happen.
Prime Time is about making money. There is not an opinion oriented show on any of the networks..because they do not make any money.

Truth be told most american could care less about KO or O'Rielly
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Red Zelda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:23 PM
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14. KO is sucking viewers away because...
of NEWS! Katie has no clue. She does, however, have overpriced shoes.
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