Hey la, hey la, my Keith kicked ass
We've received the Nielsen fast-national ratings (not the actual national ratings) and have a sense of how last night's Countdown with Keith Olbermann did in its premiere on NBC. 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.
Countdown finished fourth in the 18-49 and 25-54 demos.
Did you hear that? My boyfriend finished 4th on his first night on a Big 3 Network. Over 4 million viewers! I can't wait to take him out for a celebration dinner. ... as soon as I meet him. Shut up.
SIX times as many! Okay, we had to wait until 10 freakin' p.m. to see him. But it was worth it for those numbers.
Aaron Barnhart of that plain-worthy state, Missouri wrote about it in his blog TVBarn.com.
>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.
HA! Take that, Billo!