|"What did I do?"|
Olbermann announced at the end of Friday's "Countdown" that he and MSNBC were parting ways, effective immediately.
MSNBC then released a statement:
"MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have parted ways. This time we really mean it. It won't matter how many petitions and angry emails all twelve of his viewers send us. We've had it with this goofball.".
According to MSNBC, "The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell" will move to 8 PM, with Ed Schultz moving to 10 PM. Rachel Maddow will remain at 9.
It is widely speculated that this move was made due to Olbermann's abysmal ratings. While Fox News' Bill O'Reilly was getting over 3 million viewers in the same time slot, Keith Olberman was down to only 1159 viewers. And only 350 of them were in the all important 25-54 age demographic group.