Olbermann’s ratings beat O’Reilly’s; film at 11.

The story is actually over on HuffPo, and we quote:

“MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” beat Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” in the key Adults 25-54 demographic for the first time ever last week.

“Countdown” averaged 477,000 viewers (A25-54) vs. O’Reilly’s 472,000 (excluding Tuesday’s primary coverage). This marks the first time that MSNBC has beaten Fox News in O’Reilly’s 8pm time slot since June 2001.

Even now that I’ve become accustomed to Olbermann’s routine, and have some minor quibbles with it, I still enjoy the show. Where was it eight years ago when we might have needed it most? We’ll have to watch it live tonight, as our DVR died last night. The good news is that in doing so, it freed us from Time Warner’s supposed “upgrade,” which has done little but make the DVR slow and unreliable. But now it’s dead. Blargh. Commercials. Bah!

Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.