With lots of cable news shows, the feast of the 2008 election has lead to famine in 2009.
Countdown with Keith Olberman's ratings are in the famine range as well, with October year over year ratings down 53% in the cable news target adults 25-54 demo, and down 53% in average viewership. Although I don't have a trend chart, October is also Olbermann's lowest rated month so far in 2009 in both 25-54 and average viewers.
P2+ = average viewers aged 2 and older.
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