Thursday, February 24, 2005

Media: It took three days for Nancy Grace to top Keith Olbermann in the ratings

"On Wednesday, Nancy Grace averaged 381,000 viewers, compared to Countdown's 290,000. (It was 132,000 to 103,000 in the demo.) When the first three day's ratings are averaged, NG has a 16% advantage over MSNBC (361,000 to 312,000 viewers). Headline News also outperformed MSNBC in all of primetime on Wednesday night: HLN averaged 242,000 viewers compared to MSNBC's 239,000. In the 25-54 demo, HLN averaged 132,000 and MSNBC averaged 104,000. Prime News Tonight also outperformed MSNBC Investigates in both total viewers and the 25-54 demo..."

Ouch and Imus is back to ripping on Olbermann.

At about 7:25am this morning on MSNBC's Imus In The Morning program, Don Imus uttered a mildly flippant comment about the Pope. Imus's cohort, Bernard McGuirk then commented that it was another "Keith Olbermann moment", presumably referring to the tasteless comedy bit about the Pope that KO did on Countdown several days ago. Imus shot back at Bernard, "Don't compare me to Keith Olbermann, or I'll beat the hell outta ya". In the prior incident in which Olbermann's name came up in conjuction with the Pope, Imus had ridiculed Keith for having low ratings."

I repeat, the format is good, but the host has got to go.

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