That MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann would finish the month of January behind Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor in the cable news target adults 25-54 ratings isn’t at all a surprise, but the fact that he finished third behind Headline News’ Nancy Grace is. Even CNN’s Campbell Brown wasn’t far behind him.

Cable News 8pm, 12/28/09-1/29/10

Show Net Adults 25-54 (000)
The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 983
Nancy Grace Headline News 282
Countdown With Keith Olbermann MSNBC 263
Campbell Brown CNN 233

In November, 2008 Olbermann was neck and neck in the adults 25-54 demo with O’Reilly, but now that Olbermann’s ratings are down has he become an easy target of opportunity?

Daily Finance asks “Is America Getting Over Keith Olbermann?“.

The Daily Show’s John Stewart called him out in a mock “Special Commentary“.

Even MSNBC’s own Joe Scarborough called him reckless.

Take care going up the ladder indeed. It’s hell on the way back down.

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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