Olbermann's NBC Ratings

Keith Olbermann

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...


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