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After Ratings Dip, CNN’s In The Arena Rebounds To Top Of CNN Primetime

Cable news ratings, April 13, 2011:

•After a Tuesday night that saw CNN’s In the Arena hit its lowest overnight rating since the departure of Kathleen Parker, the Eliot Spitzer-led Arena rebounded on Wednesday, jumping to 244,000 viewers 25-54–the highest rated CNN show of the night. Arena finished third in its 8 p.m. timeslot, finishing 50,000 viewers behind MSNBC’sLawrence O’Donnell. Fox’s Bill O’Reilly was the easy winner, with 664,000 viewers in the demo.

•At MSNBC, two primetime shows showed strength against Fox News; at 10 p.m., Ed Schultz was within just 42,000 viewers 25-54 of timeslot winner Greta Van Susteren, and at 9, Rachel Maddow was 73,000 viewers behind Hannity.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

386

Blitzer

183

Matthews

201

Showbiz

84

6 pm Baier

478

Blitzer

185

Live

191

Prime

95

7 pm Shep

414

King, USA

181

Matthews

237

Issues

145

8 pm O’Reilly

664

InTheArena

244

O’Donnell

294

Grace

122

9 pm Hannity

394

Morgan

214

Maddow

321

DrDrew

78

10 pm Van Susteren

314

Cooper

207

Schultz

272

Behar

117

11 pm O’Reilly

424

Cooper

192

O’Donnell

195

Showbiz

70

TOTAL DAY 309 164 175 92
PRIME TIME 457 220 296 104
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

1888

Blitzer

662

Matthews

825

Showbiz

181

6 pm Baier

2072

Blitzer

618

Live

707

Prime

198

7 pm Shep

1758

King, USA

598

Matthews

710

Issues

322

8 pm O’Reilly

3099

InTheArena

626

O’Donnell

1016

Grace

476

9 pm Hannity

1981

Morgan

805

Maddow

1140

DrDrew

201

10 pm Van Susteren

1748

Cooper

716

Schultz

1005

Behar

301

11 pm O’Reilly

1419

Cooper

429

O’Donnell

568

Showbiz

206

TOTAL DAY 1387 538 612 226
PRIME TIME 2271 711 1055 320
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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