Keith Olbermann ratings at all time low on Current TV

Keith Olbermann left MSNBC with a legacy he’s finding hard to fulfil over at Current TV, but is his ‘all time low’ really that big of a deal?

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After his promising debut on Al Gore’s network it would seem the host is struggling to keep his audience as his weekly average fell from 319,000 viewers in the first week on air to 142,000 for the 2nd week of September.

Ratings battles are nothing new but the Current TV show may have struggled in the past 2 weeks due to news events taking place elsewhere, Obama’s job speech, and competing channels with far higher distribution. Current TV is after all not a mainstream outlet for programming and can only reach roughly 60% of American households compared to CNN and MSNBC.

Countdown was much hyped ahead of its launch and with all the controversy surrounding Olbermann, his ban on CNN and his own FOKnews channel which he launched online soon after he stepped down from MSNBC.

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