Monday, August 20, 2007

Keith Does NETWORK!!!! Whooo HOOO!!!

Countdown On NBC

Countdown with Keith Olbermann is getting a tryout on NBC. The NYTimes reports, Countdown will air before NBC's broadcast of this Sunday's pre-season game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Says NBC SVP Phil Griffin, "The world has changed, and I think people have come in line with the smart, focused approach [Keith] has on the show."

In April, NBC announced Olbermann would be joining the roster of NBC's "Football Night in America" pregame show. And Griffin adds, "It may be the first of several times you see Olbermann on the network."


At 12:48 PM, Blogger Paddy said...


At 1:07 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Doin' the Keith Happy Dance!

What time of day would he be on, exactly? (I'm not a football fan) It's good that he's doing the lead-in, but that may mean his biggest audience that day would be during the last few minutes of the show, which isn't his best.

Or not. I'll be interested to see the overnights (ratings) and the breakdown.

At 2:20 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

I'm soooooooooooooo happy! AND right before an Eagles game!

E-A-G-L-E-S! Eagles!!!!

At 2:29 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Laffy - the game starts at 8:00 pm eastern on Sunday. I may actually not get to see it on my local channel because of a pre-game shoe, but I'm hoping.

At 2:51 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Thanks, Gimme!

Okay, so that means that he'd be on at 7 pm eastern, 4 pm Pacific. Wait, unless there's that pre-game show, right?

So he'd be on, what, an hour earlier than that? Is the pre-game thing an hourlong show?

If that's correct, then I'm guessing the viewership won't be that strong, due to the time slot. A Sunday evening at dinner time for the east, and mid-day Sunday out here.

Hmmmm. But at least he's on, and it's network, and that's major.

So, a cautious "YAY!"

At 3:19 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

I don't care. Keith on network means I get to watch on my TV, on the Spokane channel feed to my cable. Beyond deleriously happy.
Plus, I only have one kid this weekend. Am I in heaven or what!

At 5:22 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

Newshole says the show is on at 7pm EST. Yippee-ki-ay... you all know the rest of that.

At 7:54 PM, Blogger Donita said...

I hope they leave him alone and let him just do his thing. It would really be wonderful if he could reach a larger audience undiluted.

At 9:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Keith will be on the big screen TV durimg prime time.

A "great American" and "wonderful show!"


At 7:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Falafel O'Reilly's head is going to explode!

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