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As Casey Anthony Prosecution Winds Down, HLN Ratings Rise To The Top

Cable news ratings, June 9, 2011:

•Interest in the trial of accused murderer Casey Anthony has intensified as the prosecution nears the end of its case and the defense–which could include Anthony taking the stand–looms. HLN’s expansive coverage of the case, led by Nancy Grace, continues to provide the CNN sister network huge ratings, coming in second place in primetime and total day on Tuesday, and giving HLN the third and fourth highest rated programs in cable news. At 5 p.m. HLN’s special coverage of the Anthony trial was a dominant number one, with 447,000 viewers 25-54, far ahead of Fox’s Glenn Beck, who had 239,000. HLN won the hour among total viewers, though by a narrow margin.

•The ever-fascinating contest at 10 p.m. saw HLN’s Joy Behar beating MSNBC’s Ed Schultz for third place among viewers 25-54, with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren taking first place (364,000) ahead of CNN’s Anderson Cooper (298,000).

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

239

Blitzer

197

Matthews

199

Special

447

6 pm Baier

242

Blitzer

159

Live

167

Prime

331

7 pm Shep

337

King, USA

184

Matthews

156

Issues

367

8 pm O’Reilly

548

InTheArena

113

O’Donnell

258

Grace

462

9 pm Hannity

493

Morgan

149

Maddow

355

DrDrew

330

10 pm Van Susteren

364

Cooper

298

Schultz

227

Behar

265

11 pm O’Reilly

414

Cooper

223

O’Donnell

151

Showbiz

163

TOTAL DAY 311 167 167 254
PRIME TIME 468 280 280 347
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

1432

Blitzer

600

Matthews

679

Special

1436

6 pm Baier

1627

Blitzer

562

Live

547

Prime

969

7 pm Shep

1520

King, USA

476

Matthews

627

Issues

1173

8 pm O’Reilly

2661

InTheArena

449

O’Donnell

895

Grace

1617

9 pm Hannity

2086

Morgan

546

Maddow

1075

DrDrew

1320

10 pm Van Susteren

1772

Cooper

786

Schultz

770

Behar

947

11 pm O’Reilly

1277

Cooper

522

O’Donnell

473

Showbiz

493

TOTAL DAY 1240 435 515 811
PRIME TIME 2174 594 913 1277
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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