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Even more gray hair as Anderson Cooper's ratings fade at CNN

May 11, 2009 |  8:25 pm

CNN's Anderson Cooper

Word tonight from our new colleagues over at the Company Town blog that Anderson Cooper, who CNN has tried to make the face of that cable news network, would be getting more gray hairs if he could:

The amiable star is about to be passed in the late evening cable ratings by Keith "Worst Shouter on Cable News" Olbermann taped reruns.

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann

Ouch!

Maybe the Obama White House's recent expressed preference for MSNBC, reported here in The Ticket, is helping out the NBC outlet.

We reported last week here on David Gregory's ratings trouble as the replacement for the irreplaceable Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press."

So, now CNN is getting squeezed from both sides of the political spectrum.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Photo:Andy Kropa / Associated Press (Anderson Cooper); MSNBC (Keith Olbermann).

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