Olbermann's Return Performance Ratings Bounce Fading Already

As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Keith Olbermann's return performance ratings bounce was less than spectacular at a 35 percent increase over his pre-suspension show.

In his second night back, the "Countdown" host lost almost 40 percent of this gain:

  • Tuesday's total viewers were 1,499,000
  • Wednesday's total viewers were 1,352,000
  • Last Thursday's total viewers were 1,114,000

At this rate, the entire bounce will be gone by Friday. Stay tuned.

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