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Olbermann, Maddow ratings = abysmal

September 17, 2009

Olbermann and Maddow

Drudge reports the following up-to-date audience numbers in the cable news race:

FOXNEWS O’REILLY 4,039,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 3,451,000
FOXNEWS BECK 3,421,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,785,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,273,000
FOXNEWS SHEP SMITH 2,201,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,395,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,369,000

Apparently there isn’t a very big market of people eager to hear blowhards like Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow ceaselessly trumpet the hackneyed, old canard which says that any disagreement with President Obama’s far-left policies must necessarily be rooted in racism.

On what, pray tell, do Olbermann and Maddow blame their own pathetic ratings? Certainly they can’t blame racism. I humbly suggest that their dismal numbers are a result of the fact that comparatively few Americans — of any skin color — can stomach the sight or sound of a hateful, raging, smug, intolerant, glib, closed-minded white ideologue, any more than they can stomach a black ideologue of similar description. That said, presumably this pair of non-entities can find solace in the fact that Americans’ utter lack of interest in them has absolutely nothing to do with race.

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61 Comments
  1. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 17, 2009 3:54 am

    Can someone explain to me what keeps these people on the air? They are failures NBC Sunday night football had people refusing to watch it because they had Olberman there so I believe they dumped him from that. Does NBC not care that there network is going down the tubes because of this fringe element.

    • September 17, 2009 6:12 am

      I’m a Republican who gave up on O’Reilly ( boring) and switched to Olbermann who I find entertaining. He rants, he sputters, he salivates, he pontificates, he rants, throws tantrums and papers, breaks glass, spews invectives and spins ( to use a Bill-0 term) like a dreidel on High Holy days. Do I agree with him?..of course not… but I believe in that adage..keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

    • In the know permalink
      September 17, 2009 7:44 am

      Why do they need viewers? They have OUR tax money!!!!!

    • Swemson permalink
      September 17, 2009 5:47 pm

      Their ideology means more to them than their profits…

      Yes… they’re that sick..

    • Kenny Coskey permalink
      September 22, 2009 8:26 pm

      GE, the parent company of NBC could care less over MSNBC’s ratings. Quid Pro Quo .. MSNBC serves as the liberal rubber stamp network and hypocritical defenders for the Obama/Pelosi/Reid/Frank/Conyers/etc policies, GE receives the huge “Green” energy contracts “sole source” .. It’s about the money..

  2. Julie Trevor permalink
    September 17, 2009 4:31 am

    We have got to keep the pace going…whether its the media, the scientists, the huge not-profit scammers i.e. ACORN and other Leftist pawns…as soon as the $ dries up the will either change their tune or they will become obsolete.

    As you will likely see unfold in the next few weeks/months with ACORN. We infuse millions of tax-payer dollars into these “not-for-profit” “social service organizations (or provide tax relief/incentives) and look at what the do with the money…

    Also, try to get the auditors report from your state. They are charged with monitoring the “pass-through” funds from US Agency of Human Services (AHS) to social service agencies in your state…you will be shocked!

    Join Guidestar.org (free) and look at the IRS paperwork for these “not-for-profit” organizations…the pay/benefits for their top people will astound you…all for the good of the people of course.

    And then if you don’t have time to get overly involved at least write letters to your congressmen, representatives and esp. local media

  3. fiftyfifty permalink
    September 17, 2009 4:43 am

    Two hypocrites nothing more just the facts

    • Julie Trevor permalink
      September 17, 2009 7:22 am

      Hey 50/50, are you referring to Oberman & Maddow or Jack & Julie (the two who posted before you)? LOL
      Julie

      • fiftyfifty permalink
        September 17, 2009 8:11 am

        all==== msnbc/nbc/abc/cbs/pbs/ congress / President / and

  4. betty permalink
    September 17, 2009 4:52 am

    MSNBC staffers are fed up with these clownish antics on MSNBC.

    Staffers are working long hard days only to see all their effort go towards nothing because of Olbermann, Maddow, Matthews, Schultz, and the pathetic handful that sub for them like Schuster, O’Donnell, etc.

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 17, 2009 8:57 am

      Looks like you watch, Betty, you know all their names. 🙂

      • Swemson permalink
        September 17, 2009 5:50 pm

        If you have nothing to say other than to insult people, why don’t you just SHUT UP !

  5. David Forsmark permalink
    September 17, 2009 6:19 am

    What about Chris and Ed?

  6. John Work permalink
    September 17, 2009 6:25 am

    Be this all as it may, I notice that Olberman and Maddow are still on the air. So, someone above them in the MSNBC hierarchy is pleased with what they are putting out there.

    And that’s all tha matters.

    Don’t look for any change in the big networks in their slants and spins leftward in the newscasts. I do not believe they care about ratings or profits. It’s about ideology.

  7. carterthewriter permalink
    September 17, 2009 6:44 am

    MSNBC is the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party and is funded indirectly by our government.

    As Julie stated above, if the news media wasn’t as currult as our government has become, we would have been made aware of what has transpired over a very long period of time.

    And, of course, we wouldn’t have to be yelling about it through this media.

    Are people just now waking up? Let’s hope so!

  8. Prudent Man, CFA permalink
    September 17, 2009 7:27 am

    The advertiser pay on the basis of viewership. If GE continues to subsidize MSNB and CNBC, the business anti-Free Enterprise network, the stockholder and advertisers should, an hopefully will. Saul Illowsitz’s “proxy” tactic will hopefully to hang the Left on their own petard.

  9. Prudent Man, CFA permalink
    September 17, 2009 7:30 am

    Appolgize for the sloppy presentation but for some reason it got printed before I could check it.

    Of course, it is Saul Alinsky (“Rules for Radicals”)and it is MSNBC.

    Sorry about that.

  10. pbrauer permalink
    September 17, 2009 8:52 am

    Obermann and Maddow do very well for themselves seeing as MSNBC is not on the first tier on many Satellite/cable networks as are CNN and Fox.

    BTW, a blowhard is someone who boasts about their accomplishments. Something neither do. Here are your candidates.

    • carterthewriter permalink
      September 17, 2009 9:06 am

      A long time ago, they were first tier, but you are right, the have become second rate across the board, expecially since Tim Russert passed away–no credibility anymore.

  11. September 17, 2009 10:35 am

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 17, 2009 1:09 pm

      I love the video, Hal, thanks for sharing it. I really had a big chuckle.

  12. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 17, 2009 11:10 am

    John Work
    They are there because GE owns NBC and they openly are in the tank for the democraps and this administration they stand to make billions off of crap&trade and of course they are true belivers. I do not have a GE product in my home nor will I buy any Progressive Insurance. Money spent with these people a good portion goes right into the democrap pockets.

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 17, 2009 1:15 pm

      Jack,
      GE is one of the largest capitalist enterprises our nation has, it funny that you don’t want to “support” them. They are also one of the largest defense contractors, so it think your outrage is misguided. Oh well!

      • carterthewriter permalink
        September 17, 2009 8:34 pm

        They’re becoming socialist rather than capitalist. They are in bed with the Dems. (I don’t know if that will rate as a gay slur, but give it your best shot, funny man!)

  13. David Forsmark permalink
    September 17, 2009 12:11 pm

    MSNBC is a “first tier” channel on every cable system I buy ads on. They have moved down the list, but are still on a channel number below 100, so that on most cable systems people who don’t have a cable box or just get basic cable still get them. That’s not the excuse, it’s that they stink.

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 17, 2009 1:27 pm

      We have Comcast cable. CNN, HLN, CNBC, FOX are on 44, 45, 46, 48 respectively. MSNBC is on 128.
      We have another house on the coast where we use Dish Network. Since we are not there that often we subscribe to the first tier. Both CNN and FOX are there, but MSNBC isn’t.

  14. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 17, 2009 12:43 pm

    Maddow and Olbie are absolutely vile. But they will not be on the air much longer. Maybe Maddow will move in with Rosey.

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 17, 2009 1:28 pm

      I can tell you don’t like gay people.

      • Swemson permalink
        September 17, 2009 5:54 pm

        It’s just you who we don’t like..

        • pbrauer permalink
          September 17, 2009 6:52 pm

          Swemson: It’s just you who we don’t like..

          Why should I care if like me? Are you trying to give me an inferior complex or something? 😉

          • Swemson permalink
            September 17, 2009 7:19 pm

            No… you obviously have one already…

            And in your case, it’s well deserved.

  15. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 17, 2009 1:20 pm

    Pbraur are you a shill for GE? We spend our own money where we want. I do not want a dime of mine going to NBC.

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 17, 2009 1:36 pm

      LOL. I don’t know how old you are, Ronald Reagan was a “shill” for GE.

      • Margret Casiraghi permalink
        September 22, 2009 1:39 pm

        Ronald Reagan would be about as happy with GE now as Sam Walton would be with Walmart…

        • pbrauer permalink
          September 22, 2009 2:52 pm

          ?????

      • Sue permalink
        September 25, 2009 9:47 am

        So?

  16. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 18, 2009 3:44 am

    Pbrauer
    where I live FOX is 350 and NBC, CBS,ABC, are on channels 6,8, 12 Now MSNBC,CNN are on 260 and 261.

  17. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 18, 2009 3:47 am

    pbrauer
    What do homosexuals have to do with the discussion? I do not understand that off the wall comment.

    • Julie Trevor permalink
      September 18, 2009 4:24 am

      Jack, I think pbrauer was referred to your comment “Maybe Maddow will move in with Rosey.”
      Julie

  18. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 18, 2009 3:51 am

    Yep
    I remember Reagan working for GE also a soap company. But GE was a much different company at the time. Tehy were not openly in the tank for a sitting president or do I believe they were sending parts for explosive devices that helped to kill my fellow soldiers in Vietnam or put me in the hospital for three months. You can buy all the GE products you wish I will not try and talk you out of it however I am not. Get a grip

    • Swemson permalink
      September 18, 2009 9:52 am

      Hey folks..

      Re Pbrauer

      ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY !

      Will you please just ignore this moron,,,

      This is how idiots like this get their kicks… and when you keep debating him you just encourage him to post more and more ignorant and insulting nonsense… designed to outrage and frustrate you even more….

  19. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 18, 2009 6:10 am

    Is he calling Maddow a homosexual? My comment had nothing to do with homosexuals. But she does look kind of masculine now that you mention it. How do we really know that is a woman? Might be a dude trying to sneak into the ladies locker rooms. Well at least chivalry is not dead.

    • Julie Trevor permalink
      September 18, 2009 6:40 am

      Jack,
      I don’t know what he’s thinking, but when you made the comment re Maddow moving in w/ Rosie, that’s what I though you were referring to. I guess I was wrong? What did you mean by that comment?
      Julie

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 18, 2009 8:05 am

      Jack,

      Both Rosie and Rachel are lesbians, I thought your comment disparaged them.

  20. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 18, 2009 6:51 am

    Julie
    I was referring to them being leftwing kooks I was not really thinking about any kind of diviant conduct.

    • Julie Trevor permalink
      September 18, 2009 6:58 am

      Jack,
      Got it
      Julie

  21. Bobb permalink
    September 18, 2009 8:58 am

    You really should read Glen Becks book called “You can’t argue with idiots”.

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 18, 2009 9:25 am

      Why would anybody want to read a book by a race baiting idiot such as Beck?

    • Margret Casiraghi permalink
      September 23, 2009 3:23 pm

      Bobb,

      I think Glenn’s book IS ABOUT pbrauer, but I admire your faith in the possibility of rehabilitation!

      • pbrauer permalink
        September 23, 2009 3:45 pm

        Margret,

        I have more CLASS than to insult you. I hope you feel better for expressing your honest opinion and thanks for your participation. 🙂

  22. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 18, 2009 11:25 am

    pbrauer
    Well think again. Now I do not approve of deviant behaviour by anyone but that is there business unless they put it out for discussion. I was thinking of nut balls in general and they fit the bill.

  23. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 18, 2009 12:26 pm

    pbrauer
    What a racist thing to say. I believe you are the racist a dog that has been bit barks first. Your comment is exactly why this administration and it’s supporters are in so much trouble and teetering on collaspse. You and your accolites have screamed race so much it no longer has the sting it did. You need to look in the mirror and examine your own heart before accusing anyone of racism. It makes you small and petty you cannot demonstrate in any fashion racism by Beck and I am not really one of his audence. I just deplore race baiters like you. It does not work anymore. People have caught on.

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 18, 2009 1:33 pm

      You can believe anything you want, Jack, but it was YOU who wrote that Rachel “was vile” and should move in with Rosie. You may disagree with her, but what make her vile in your mind other than her homosexuality? She has had conservatives on her show and treated them very respectful. In fact in her intros, she outlines her guest postions, and then asks them if there was anything she said that misrepresented anything.

      She quite fair.

  24. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 18, 2009 12:28 pm

    Swimson I agree done.

  25. Rob M. permalink
    September 24, 2009 8:50 pm

    Mr Obermann is the most greasy, opinionated, bigoted blowhard who thinks he knows what’s right for America and all Americans. Otherr tan that he’s an ok guy.

    • Rob M. permalink
      September 24, 2009 8:56 pm

      Other then that… I guess I need a spell check.

  26. topkick permalink
    September 30, 2009 8:34 pm

    These two and the likes of Ed Schultz will do for MSNBC what their comrades did for Air America.

  27. Al Dente permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:28 am

    You have to think in terms of demographics. While O’Reilly and Hannity have much larger audiences, Olberman and Maddow appeal to younger, more educated and more affluent audiences. While MSNBC has the smallest audience it also has the one most valuable to advertisers.

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      November 2, 2009 12:36 pm

      Al Dente
      Sorry but you are wrong every poll shows that the most educated are watching O’Reilly and more professionals listen to Rush because of the hugh numbers.

    • fiftyfifty permalink
      November 2, 2009 12:56 pm

      Al dente you should be proud you blurred the facts and lie as good olbermann and maddow.

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