In a sign that the Democrats’ strategy for 2010 is not gaining traction among the American people, the man on the moon in the media who best embodies their tack is tanking. The Keith Olbermann show is sinking faster than the Titanic. Guess Bush-hatred just doesn’t sell like it used to:
Remember Keith Olbermann?
He was the one-time must-see anti-Bush ranter who helped rescue MSNBC (yes, it’s still on at night) from even worse oblivion years ago.
Well, quietly last month while no one was looking, hardly anyone was watching Keith Olbermann anymore. . . .
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!
Well, there is some good news. More people watch his show than any other show in MSNBC’s prime-time line-up.