Olbermann’s ratings top O’Reilly’s.

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Fox News anchors have repeatedly slammed NBC and its affiliated networks in recent months. “NBC News has gone sharply to the left,” said Bill O’Reilly in January. “They hate Bush across the board.” Nevertheless, MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann beat O’Reilly’s show in ratings last week, becoming the #1 show at 8 p.m.:

MSNBC NOTCHES DEMO WIN OVER FNC IN PRIMETIME

“Countdown” Out-Rates the “Factor” for First Time Ever

NEW YORK – June 10, 2008 – MSNBC continued its ratings surge last week, with viewers flocking out of the “No Spin Zone” and to “The Place for Politics.” For the first time ever, MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” was the #1 show at 8 p.m., out-drawing Fox News’s “O’Reilly Factor” head-to-head among Adults 25-54. This is the first time since June 2001 that MSNBC has out-rated “The O’Reilly Factor” at 8 p.m.

Excluding Tuesday’s primary coverage, “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” averaged 477,000 A25-54 vs. 472,000 for the “Factor.”

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