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Egypt Coverage Leads CNN To Ratings Win At 10PM

Cable news ratings, February 2, 2011:

•CNN’s Anderson Cooper may have been sore from being punched in the head Wednesday night, but interest in the attack on him and his crew helped propel AC 360 to a first-place finish at 10 and 11 p.m., beating both MSNBC and ratings leader Fox News. At 9, Cooper had 541,000 viewers 25-54, compared to Fox’s Greta Van Susteren who had 475,000 and MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, who drew just 329,000.

•The highly anticipated matchup of CNN’s Piers Morgan and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (which ended with a win for Piers Morgan Tonight on Wednesday) may be giving way to an even more intriguing head-to-head: CNN’s Parker Spitzer and MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. With Eliot Spitzer hosting an Egypt-focused live hour, P/S attracted 257,000 viewers 25-54, easily beating O’Donnell’s 196,000.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

447

Blitzer

217

Matthews

159

Showbiz

92

6 pm Baier

519

Blitzer

225

Live

140

Prime

119

7 pm Shep

615

King, USA

226

Matthews

170

Issues

165

8 pm O’Reilly

808

ParkerSpitzer

257

O’Donnell

196

Grace

193

9 pm Hannity

677

Morgan

384

Maddow

345

Missing

162

10 pm Van Susteren

475

Cooper

541

Schultz

329

Behar

104

11 pm O’Reilly

342

Cooper

409

Maddow

231

Showbiz

92

TOTAL DAY 386 271 161 148
PRIME TIME 653 394 290 149
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

1946

Blitzer

803

Matthews

728

Showbiz

220

6 pm Baier

2398

Blitzer

760

Live

659

Prime

243

7 pm Shep

2119

King, USA

664

Matthews

733

Issues

456

8 pm O’Reilly

2935

ParkerSpitzer

713

O’Donnell

999

Grace

685

9 pm Hannity

2361

Morgan

1247

Maddow

1090

Missing

513

10 pm Van Susteren

1683

Cooper

1301

Schultz

983

Behar

292

11 pm O’Reilly

1037

Cooper

997

Maddow

672

Showbiz

249

TOTAL DAY 1500 795 570 332
PRIME TIME 2328 1087 1024 424
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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