Thursday, July 09, 2015

ESPN and Olbermann "Part Ways"

Keith Olbermann's latest stint at ESPN is officially over. This time it doesn't sound like he was let go because of a personality dispute or a behind-the-scenes confrontation of some kind (although it has been reported that the network didn't like the way he criticized the NFL). It sounds like when it was all said and done, it was good old fashioned ratings that did him in. From Variety...

ESPN executives were pleased with the quality of Olbermann’s program, according to a person familiar with the situation, but felt the show was not attracting a level of viewership required to keep it on the air.