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Anderson Cooper Beats Lawrence O’Donnell In Tight Fight For Second Place

Cable news ratings, December 14, 2010:

•Tuesday night’s 10 p.m. ratings race was a fight for second, with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren easily winning the time period with 347,000 viewers 25-54. But CNN’s Anderson Cooper had a strong finish in second with 262,000 viewers, enough to beat MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, who had 238,000. The strong numbers for AC360 were the best in primetime for all CNN shows.

•At 8 p.m., Bill O’Reilly dominated cable news Tuesday night, with his 759,000 viewers 25-54 more than the total for Parker Spitzer, Keith Olbermann and Nancy Grace combined.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

404

Blitzer

119

Matthews

206

Showbiz

88

6 pm Baier

402

Blitzer

109

Ed Show

227

Prime

97

7 pm Shep

416

King, USA

103

Matthews

199

Issues

136

8 pm O’Reilly

759

ParkerSpitzer

121

Olbermann

335

Grace

256

9 pm Hannity

524

King

153

Maddow

302

Behar

179

10 pm Van Susteren

347

Cooper

262

O’Donnell

238

Grace

150

11 pm O’Reilly

321

Cooper

166

Olbermann

173

Showbiz

102

TOTAL DAY 312 116 146 119
PRIME TIME 543 178 291 192
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

1878

Blitzer

563

Matthews

750

Showbiz

192

6 pm Baier

1863

Blitzer

429

Ed Show

844

Prime

178

7 pm Shep

1636

King, USA

312

Matthews

729

Issues

382

8 pm O’Reilly

3148

ParkerSpitzer

335

Olbermann

1198

Grace

763

9 pm Hannity

2270

King

587

Maddow

1096

Behar

603

10 pm Van Susteren

1705

Cooper

705

O’Donnell

839

Grace

374

11 pm O’Reilly

1188

Cooper

420

Olbermann

494

Showbiz

256

TOTAL DAY 1328 379 531 300
PRIME TIME 2376 543 1050 572
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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