Olbermann's Big Ratings Draw: Cameo On NBC's "Surface"

January 2nd, 2006 10:25 PM

Keith Olbermann's MSNBC show drew its highest audience ever tonight, in a very unnatural way: Olbermann did a fictional cameo inside a new episode of the NBC sea-serpent sci-fi show "Surface." (Instead of drawing about one-third of a million viewers, Keith's cameo came in a show that draws ten million or more viewers.) The lead character, scientist Dr. Laura Daughtery, is interviewed for "Countdown" on MSNBC and questioned for her belief in a coming ecological catastrophe through the sea monsters, and she's then mocked by Keith as he ends his show in trademark fashion by throwing paper at the camera.