A Change At #1 – Sean Hannity Wins Demo Wednesday Night

 

Cable news ratings, September 16, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• His “The Valley Hope Forgot” special is tonight, but last night Sean Hannity had his highest ratings of the year in the A25-54 demographic. The 9pmET FNC show passed 1 million demo viewers for the first time in 2009, and was the top program on cable news. Bill O’Reilly had the top show in total viewers.

• O’Reilly had his highest demo of the year last night, with 1,137,000 viewers.

• FNC’s prime time average more than 1 million viewers in the demo – the first time this has happened for a non-news even in 2009. It also means the network had more demo viewers in prime time than CNN and MSNBC had in total viewers.

• The top non-FNC show last night was Keith Olbermann‘s program at 8pmET on MSNBC in both categories.

Check out all the ratings below, and leave your own thoughts in the comments:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm Beck

 

624

Blitzer

 

130

Matthews

 

177

Prime

 

153

6 pm Baier

 

512

Blitzer

 

136

EdShow

 

189

Prime

 

126

7 pm Shep

 

463

Dobbs

 

196

Matthews

 

190

Issues

 

263

8 pm O’Reilly

 

1137

Brown

 

232

Olbermann

 

392

Grace

 

354

9 pm Hannity

 

1150

King

 

319

Maddow

 

341

Issues

 

211

10 pm Greta

 

741

Cooper

 

301

Olbermann

 

255

Grace

 

237

11 pm O’Reilly

 

623

Cooper

 

204

Maddow

 

191

Showbiz

 

246

TOTAL DAY 483 178 165 173
PRIME TIME 1009 284 329 261
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.
TV NEWS RATINGS: TOTAL VIEWERS (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm Beck

 

2909

Blitzer

 

707

Matthews

 

566

Prime

 

284

6 pm Baier

 

2237

Blitzer

 

569

EdShow

 

505

Prime

 

271

7 pm Shep

 

1943

Dobbs

 

638

Matthews

 

663

Issues

 

515

8 pm O’Reilly

 

4035

Brown

 

719

Olbermann

 

1205

Grace

 

920

9 pm Hannity

 

3344

King

 

1180

Maddow

 

998

Issues

 

499

10 pm Greta

 

2489

Cooper

 

953

Olbermann

 

755

Grace

 

572

11 pm O’Reilly

 

1755

Cooper

 

634

Maddow

 

511

Showbiz

 

477

TOTAL DAY 1775 619 475 363
PRIME TIME 3290 950 986 646
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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