The Most Busted Name In News, Indeed
THR: Premiere of Olbermann’s re-incarnated Countdown beats CNN in target demographic. 179,000 viewers to 89,000.
Keep in mind CurrentTV is carried by few cable systems; as opposed to CNN, which can be seen everywhere.
Of course, 179,000 is not that impressive a number, either. As a TV executive friend of mine once said, “I can open a window and have a bigger audience” (Not really – maybe when I lived in NYC). But this must be something of a humiliation for CNN…