Current TV Could Lose Cable Spot

Al Gore might not just have a lawsuit on his hands soon, but his Current TV could lose its cable spot with Time Warner. After firing and publicly feuding with Keith Olbermann, whose show reportedly brought in a majority of the network’s ratings (an average of 177,000 viewers tuned in each night), Time Warner may drop Gore’s network entirely if ratings sink significantly for two consecutive quarters. The fiery Olbermann’s prime 8 p.m. slot has been filled by CNN host Eliot Spitzer, but his show is already flailing and the network is also hampered by a lack of distribution across the country.