Keith Olbermann departure affecting MSNBC ratings

Controversial show host Keith Olbermann's departure has done MSNBC no favours as blogs and news outlets continue to analyse the aftermath.

The controversial show host had a huge audience of fans, all of whom may have decided to pull the plug on MSNBC all together.

Whatever the reason for his firing or resignation, the show host has lots of potential to explore other avenues now that he is a free man.

Will MSNBC over time figure out how to compensate for one of their most in demand hosts? Like CNN, replacing Larry King proved a challenge, and has not worked so far.

CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight ratings are low, and the show needs a boost to really take over from Larry King. Does MSNBC face the same problem? Are viewers going to switch off from Keith's abrupt departure?


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