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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:20 AM
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'Countdown’ on Current TV Drops 30% in Week Two
Not surprisingly, the revamped “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on Current TV dropped -30% in week two on the cable channel. The program averaged 93,000 viewers in the key adults 25-54 demo, and 253,000 total viewers according to Deadline.com. Of course, where the ratings will settle are still unclear.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/countdown-on-current-tv-drops-in-week-two_b74824
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:22 AM
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1. well, it was a summer vacation week
I am guilty. I haven't been watching every day.

He may have to up his game and let David Shuster do some investigative reporting to get audience share rolling.
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krawhitham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:40 AM
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8. summer vacation week did not seem to bother anyone elses ratings
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 12:39 PM
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18. how do you know?
lots of programs are on hiatus this week.

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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:25 AM
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2. Love Keith..not a big fan of all of the graphics and ....
it seems like there is more self promoting ad type materiel. We record it so we usually skip the crap but for some reason it seems like there is more of it on the new show.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 12:52 PM
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20. I liked it best when he had the blackout background
the other night as he read sarah's emails./. I don't like the "busy" background either.

If this experiment fails it will be because they did not "roll out" a whole block of liberal programming. They could have premiered 3 shows.. 1 hour each after Keith or better yet scheduled a 3 hr morning show opposite Morning Dead Aide Show. Keith probably does not "do" early AM, but surely they could have rounded up an early am crew that could have challenged them
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:28 AM
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3. They didn't count me...
I really don't trust those figures but :shrug:
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:33 AM
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6. really. i have watched it streamed through online sites. wonder if they count that way of watching
justin tv doesn't seem to have it anymore. ready-tv has it. but not sure if that counts towards the numbers or not.
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krawhitham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:39 AM
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7. If it is a legal site and has commercials then nielsen counts it
the same commercials as the version on TV
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 12:11 PM
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16. How do you know they didn't?
Programming today doesn't need to watched by "Nielsen families" to be tallied. Your cable box can report the programs its tuned to as well. So, for that matter can your computer (a website can record the number of unique IP addresses streaming or downloading video).
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 12:38 PM
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17. I don't have a cable box, I have satellite
I don't know if it can send a signal back to them or not. I really don't believe it can but :shrug:
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:29 AM
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4. Not me...haven't missed a show yet...
...so glad to have him back on the air...
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:31 AM
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5. i'd love to watch it but it's hard for me to wach if I can't watch online at my convenience.
I watch rachel when I have the time not when it is on. Most everything I watch is on my schedule not around the tv's schedule. That was one of the troubles i had trying to watch keith before. he was on at 8... when I put kids to bed. I would try to watch it when it was on at 10. When I dumped satellite and got a roku, I would watch it on there the next day. Now that I can't do that, I am trying to find time to get it when I can. If he had a podcast I could make time to fit it in. I know he doesn't. Someone had it on youtube so I caught part of it this morning. But that doesn't help his numbers.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:42 AM
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9. Probably doesn't count repeat airings or online viewers. n/t
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:46 AM
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10. I'm one who didn't tune in during the second week.
But I don't have one of those rating boxes, so no one should have known. Also, I don't watch nearly as much teevee during the summer months as I do other times of the year. I would have watched had I been home, but I don't spend much time indoors during the summer.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:48 AM
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11. Oh, are it?
B-)
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Zax2me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:49 AM
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12. Ouch...that's low.
Maybe it is summer ratings?
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:50 AM
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13. Let's try to predict the demise of our pundits, yay us.......
:eyes:
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:50 AM
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14. This makes total sense. I bet KO's ratings will be on a rollercoaster for a while, and then it will
stabilize. Alot of people tuned in during the first week just to see his new program.

Keith will always have his own niche in the news.

I'll be more interested to see what his ratings on his first anniversary then to see where his ratings are now.
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kctim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:52 AM
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15. Not a surprise
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 12:40 PM
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19. It may take time to build an audience
who are willing to look there instead of at the safe channels.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 12:57 PM
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21. Probably.
Keith does have an advantage in that he's got name recognition, and that he's virtually duplicating his previous show, but at the same time, it's still a new show, they're trying out new segments and such, and he's on Current TV, which some viewers have trouble getting.
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Springer9 Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:31 PM
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22. Probably the freepers and baggers tuning in the 1st few days
out of curiosity to see if Keith would melt down right away. I'll most likely check out GBTV for that reason if I can find it free.
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