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Keith Olbermann’s Slide Into Obscurity

What if Keith Olbermann delivered a bellowing Special Comment in a forest and nobody heard it? We might soon find out.

Olbermann’s Countdown on Current TV hit an all-time low last week in the 25-54-year-old demographic. The show pulled in 85,000 viewers in the demo, which is slightly more than the number of people who attended the Washington Redskins’ first pre-season game against Pittsburgh. And Countdown averaged 208,000 total viewers. Olbermann’s summer seems to be going about as well as Obama’s.

Indeed, at the rate things are going, Current TV may be paying Olbermann around $50,000 per viewer.

I hope Al Gore finds it a worthwhile investment.

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