Without much promotion Keith did very good for the first time on Sunday. This isn't a new day for Countdown yet. NBC wasn't airing the pre-game sho
Without much promotion Keith did very good for the first time on Sunday. This isn't a new day for Countdown yet. NBC wasn't airing the pre-game show "Football Night in America," so a slot opened up and they took it.
The upshot: in total viewers it beat "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" on Fox. But finished behind "60 Minutes" and "America's Funniest Videos." 4,146,000 total viewers watched.
More: An emailer writes, "4M viewers...is one hell of a sampling...I wouldn't kiss that number off." For context: Olbermann averaged 721,000 viewers each night in July. Almost 6 times as many watched last night...
Keith had some very choice words about Rumsfeld's "fascism" comments tonight. Olbermann delivered this commentary with fire and passion while highlighting how Rumsfeld's comments echoes other times in our world's history when anyone who questioned the administration was coined as a traitor, unpatriotic, communist or any other colorful term. Luckily we pulled out of those times and we will pull out of these times.
Remember - Rumsfeld did not just call the Democrats out yesterday, he called out a majority of this country. This wasn't only a partisan attack, but more so an attack against the majority of Americans
Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell both commented on Keith Olbermann's departure from MSNBC. Both praised Keith for his work building a platform for liberals on the network and acknowledged that they would not be where they are now without his Read more...