Keith Olbermann Comments on CNN Ratings Surge…

Someone from CNN’s PR wing put out a tweet concerning a Mediaite article on CNN’s ratings, which was kind of a response to Bill Carter’s monkey wrench of an article last week.

Mediaite: Rtgs for #CNN in 2011 are still up +57% from the second half of 2010 & +46% compared to 2010 as a whole http://bit.ly/hxqRnU

This brought about an unexpected tweet from one Keith Olbermann…

@BlevinCNN you’re welcome

So, what’s Olbermann saying here? That his departure from MSNBC is the reason CNN’s ratings in prime this year are up from last year? Is Olbermann being serious here of is his tongue planted in his cheek? Just what has MSNBC been doing in prime in 2011 since Olbermann left, especially at 8pm?

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11 Responses to “Keith Olbermann Comments on CNN Ratings Surge…”

  1. wheresthebeef09 Says:

    Can Keith Olbermann explain why Piers Morgan and Anderson Cooper, along with CNN dayside and American Morning are also up year over year? Is that “thanks” to KO as well?

  2. Josh Kalb Says:

    So it was Keith Olbermann that fomented unrest in the Middle East. The U.S. government played old episodes of Countdown over Voice of America and it drove people to the brink. Sounds about right.

  3. Spud tweeted that this is a slow news day. We’re reduced to commenting on the incoherent ramblings of a Current TV employee..and nobody’s commenting. Where’s the outrage?

  4. lonestar77 Says:

    ^It’s outrageous!

    There. 🙂

  5. Teeth. Gnashing.

  6. Josh Kalb Says:

    It was a slow news day. I had trouble figuring out what to talk about on my podcast.

    I hate days like these. I could have talked about the reboot of Law and Order: LA. But no one cares about that, although I was surprised that Alfred Molina is British. He acts like an American pretty well.

  7. mlong5000 Says:

    Whose Keith Olbermann?

  8. Not only whose Keith Olbermann but who’s Keith Olbermann?

  9. Whose Keith Olbermann?

    Current TV’s.

  10. That’s a pretty dick-ish comment.

    (Sorry, Spud… I hope that doesn’t qualify as cursing)

  11. This is interesting because i started tuning in to CNN after olbermann left and wondered if others might be doing so as well.
    Didn’t expect to see any data on that.

    I’ve watched more CNN in this month than all of last year.

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