Maybe even the Left has a limit to how much mean-spirited bile they can tolerate from one angry man...the favorite show of the mainstream media and Obama-ites of all stripes, MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann is crashing in the ratings:
Comparing Q3 2009 with Q3 2008, the show has lost 21% of its cable news target adults 25-54 demo , and 12% of its average viewership.
How about that other outlet of radical opinionated wackos...CNN? Anderson Cooper, the one-time fresh face of the franchise, is stinking up the joint as well:
Comparing Q3 2009 with Q3 2008, AC 360 has lost 23% of its cable news target adults 25-54 demo , and 17% of its average viewership. Likely because of the lack of an election year, but I’d have thought that Cooper’s ratings would be less effected by the lack of an election than Olbermann’s, not more.
Right, because Cooper is allegedly a straight newsman. But truthfully, Mr. "Teabagger" is as far to the left as Olbermann, and perhaps even more poisonous as both he and CNN try to portray his show as news, rather than opinion. But all he's offering here is opinionated news, and the ratings show it.
And where does the feared and dreaded FOX News stand amongts these two faves of the Left? It towers over them, like a huge conservative giant among mere flawed liberal mortals:
P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 2,515,000viewers
CNN— 595,000 viewers
MSNBC –613,000 viewers
CNBC – 203,000 viewers
HLN – 577,000viewers
So every other news outlet combined is barely 2/3rds of FOX's primetime audience. And yet, they and their viewers are the "fringe" (if you were to believe the TV gurus of the MSM). Note how CNN barely outpulls Headline News, the Reader's Digest of informative reporting...
Check out the gap with older viewers - aka "voters":
35-64 Prime Time
FNC –1,161,000 viewers
CNN – 255,000 viewers
MSNBC –337,000 viewers
CNBC –106,000 viewers
HLN –332,000 viewers
Head to head, hour by hour, it looks even worse:
8PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor– 3,353,000 viewers (873,000) (1,501,000)
Campbell Brown – 655,000 viewers (157,000) (223,000)
Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 726,000 viewers (198,000) (424,000)
Dirty Money– 190,000 viewers (83,000) (96,000)
Nancy Grace – 782,000 viewers (259,000) (427,000)
10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren —1,975,000 viewers (540,000) (926,000)
Anderson Cooper 360 —526,000 viewers (205,000) (277,000)
Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 509,000 viewers (198,000) (262,000)
Nancy Grace –513,000 viewers (267,000) (309,000)
Interesting that Cooper, Olbermann, and their ilk get so much press and praise, while FOX, the huge #1 in viewership (and ratings are the ultimate democracy) get nothing but brickbats and criticism....
Wonder why that is?