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WILL CURRENT BE SHUT OFF?

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The departure of Keith Olbermann from Current TV could pose a devastating complication for the channel itself. Olbermann’s ratings, such as they were, provided Current with an average daily audience that could appeal to some advertisers. But Reuters indicated today (Thursday) that they also may have allowed the channel to meet a minimum threshold for […]

OLBERMANN COMPLAINS ABOUT CURRENT TV; CONSERVATIVES AGREE

January 5, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For once, conservatives appear to be agreeing with the liberal commentator Keith Olbermann. Olbermann reportedly had been complaining about the lack of funding by Current TV for coverage of the Iowa caucus vote on Tuesday. On Wednesday he told the Hollywood Reporter that he had decided not to participate in Current’s coverage because “I was […]

OLBERMANN EXIT COULD HIT NBC-U’S EARNINGS

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Outgoing NBC Universal bosses may have boasted in the past that growing revenue from its cable networks has more than offset sliding revenue from its NBC broadcast network, but the departure of Keith Olbermann is likely to see MSNBC’s revenue drop significantly. “It could bring down the average rating [of the network],” Gary Carr, of […]

PARKER SPITZER: ANY DALLAS NEWSCAST GETS MORE VIEWERS

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN’s hope that the audience for Parker Spitzer will grow as viewers become more engaged with the dueling pair seemed more forlorn than ever this week as Nielsen reported that on Tuesday night, the primetime show attracted just 86,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo, the key demo for news programs. That’s about the same number […]