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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The New Olbermann Show on Current TV beats CNN, threatens MSNBC




Keith Olbermann
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Keith Olbermann on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

The premiere of the host’s show on Current pulls in 179,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo.

The premiere of Current’s Countdown With Keith Olbermann averaged 179,000 viewers in news’ target demographic of 25- to 54-year-olds Monday at 8 p.m., according to numbers provided by Current.


That’s a big improvement for Current, which averaged 30,000 viewers in primetime for the first quarter.
PHOTOS: Keith Olbermann's Famous Feuds


Countdown also beat CNN in the demo at 8 p.m. – by a wide margin.
Eliot Spitzer’s In the Arena pulled in 89,000 viewers in the demo. But MSNBC’s Last Wordwith Lawrence O’Donnell notched 237,000. Nevertheless, it is a solid start for Olbermann on his new network, which is in about 37 percent fewer households than CNN and MSNBC.
Olbermann has downplayed ratings expectation, but he’s clearly gunning for the competition on his former network.His show will consistently run past the 9 p.m. hour, a tactic commonly employed to stanch channel switching.
 “We’re very pleased,” said Olbermann. “But like I said last week, it’s one night. We’ll need a couple of weeks to know where we¹re starting, and we¹re truly interested in next year and especially 2013.”


Summer and Fall 2011 Teaching Schedule at CSN


Summer - Henderson
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C 228
Second 4 week term
7/5/2011
7/29/2011


Fall - Henderson
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B 213
Henderson
8/29/2011
12/15/2011

Fall - Boulder City
6002
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BC 108
Boulder City
8/29/2011
12/15/2011

6003
12:30p-1:50p
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BC 108
Boulder City
8/29/2011
12/15/2011

2010-2011 Film, TV, Stage Award Season Wrap Up

Company Across the Street

NBC Edits Pledge of Allegiance, Dodgers setback, Cars II a Merchandising Marvel, Keith Olbermann, Warren Beatty, George Clooney


Foul ball. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has rejected a television deal between News Corp.'s Fox and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, which will further complicate an already messy situation. McCourt and his ex-wife Jamie were counting on approval of the deal, which has been valued at anywhere between $1.7 billion and $3 billion, to settle their divorce and keep the team afloat. Selig, however, wants McCourt out of baseball. Details on MLB's squeeze play against McCourt and Fox from the Los Angeles Times.
Pledging to do better. As part of its coverage of the U.S. Open, NBC had a lovely segment with students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as part of a video salute to the nation and its armed forces. Then NBC decided to cut the words "under God" (as well as "one nation" and "indivisible") from the video. All heck broke loose, and the network was blasted for the move. NBC, of course, then issued one of those wimpy we-apologize-to-anyone-who-was-offended statements rather than just a blanket apology. More on the controversy from Broadcasting & Cable.
Ides of August. George Clooney's political thriller, "The Ides of March," will open the 68th Venice Film Festival at the end of August. The movie, which stars Ryan Gosling and Philip Seymour Hoffman, will open in the U.S. in October. More from Variety.
Beatty's back. Warren Beatty has signed a deal with Paramount Pictures to direct his first movie since the political satire "Bulworth," according to Deadline Hollywood. No word on what the movie is actually about or who else besides Beatty will star in it, but I needed more movie news in the roundup, so here you go.
Keeping tabs. On Monday, Keith Olbermann returned, appearing on cable network Current TVwith a new version of his old MSNBC show. While his fans were no doubt watching him rant, his bosses at Current TV are watching something else -- a fight between Comcast and Bloomberg, parent of business channel Bloomberg TV. Why? The fight is over whether Comcast is required to give Bloomberg better distribution on its cable systems as part of the Federal Communications Commission's order approving the cable giant's acquisition of NBCUniversal. The Los Angeles Times explains why.
Free vacation. AETN, parent of cable channels A&E, History and Lifetime, shelled out big bucks to take a bunch of reality producers to Florida to schmooze them in hopes of getting their best products. The move is part of the company's all-out war against Discovery Channel and TLC. AETN has been making it quite clear to producers that it wants to crush its rivals, who are doing quite well lately. More on the getaway from Vulture.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Daytime television deserved better than Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards. Mary McNamara on Keith Olbermann's return and the controversy over the season finale of AMC's drama "The Killing." Disney is pulling out all the stops to drive merchandise connected to its "Cars" franchise.

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Thursday, June 23 · 5:30pm - 9:30pm

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