Olbermann's Return Performance Ratings Bounce Fading Already

As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Keith Olbermann's return performance ratings bounce was less than spectacular at a 35 percent increase over his pre-suspension show.

In his second night back, the "Countdown" host lost almost 40 percent of this gain:

  • Tuesday's total viewers were 1,499,000
  • Wednesday's total viewers were 1,352,000
  • Last Thursday's total viewers were 1,114,000

At this rate, the entire bounce will be gone by Friday. Stay tuned.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.