Meet the new Countdown, same as the old Countdown

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    Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    ...which is not a bad thing. :)

    Well, maybe not exactly the same. Keith Olbermann professed a great deal more freedom to say what he wants without being censored by his supervisors. (It might be an amusing aspect for the show, if he put a sort of asterisk up in the corner of the screen during every story which he knows would've gotten killed on his old network. :p )

    Anyway. Differences? Well, I noticed that he doesn't actually count down his stories anymore. "Our fifth story on the Countdown...." And his special comment was, thank goodness, only a few minutes long. (I always thought he got way too overwound and long-winded on those.)

    Other than that: familiar guests (Michael Moore, John Dean), familiar segments (Worst Person, a renamed "Oddball" clone), familiar music (Rossini's "Thieving Magpie"), familiar type of set, familiar interstitials, and of course the same show title, albeit with new opening credits.

    In point of fact, I like the open. You know that, if Keith had stayed at MSNBC, sooner or later he would've had a freshened-up open anyway. Well, this looked like that. Same structure, different look (in tune with Current's overall look), but overall very comfortable for faithful KO viewers.

    So overall, Keith and Current did a really nice job of moving the show to another network. Good work.
     
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    Keith is watching our moronic govt. Im glad he is back.
     
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    He's a blowhard and appeals only to the most partisan Democrats.
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So does this mean that somebody actually was able to watch it? I thought that Current is only available in like 10 homes.
     
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    Not necessarily. Most moderates are just as irritated with people like Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck as the most left wing Democrats are. In the end, Every single talking head in the news is a narcissistic windbag inflated with partisan bile of some sort.
     
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  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    CNN looks like toast.

    What markets is Current in, I assume only bigger markets carries it.
     
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    ATT U-Verse carries it. Channel 189 here. I don't think I live in what what qualify as a "bigger market".
     
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    It's nationwide on U-Verse, FiOS, Dish and DirecTV, and I think Comcast carries it in most areas.
     
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    I have not seen it on Comcast anywhere around here. 60 million is not a lot of homes.
     
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    I actually noticed this while sifting through the channels. I was like, woah he's back! But then I realized it wasn't MSNBC and the production looked a lot worse... but I did notice that he clearly was speaking 100% what was on his mind, though. I might watch it regularly since CNN is absolute garbage until 8PM.
     
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    MSNBC has 78 million, so 60 is not a huge step down.
     
  13. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030

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    Olbermann is going to have a far smaller audience with his show now on Current TV. People forget his show was by far the most popular on MSNBC, and should have found a way to stay at that network.

    In short, the big ego problems that got him ousted from ESPN ended up getting him ousted from MSNBC.
     

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