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As Egypt Celebrated Friday Night, CNN’s Piers Morgan Slipped, Hitting Near Record Low In Ratings

Cable news ratings, February 11, 2011:

•On a huge news night, CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight hit the show’s second lowest rating ever in terms of total audience Friday night, attracting 616,000 viewers. That put Piers Morgan into third place overall, 373,000 viewers behind second-place Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and more than a million viewers behind timeslot winner Sean Hannity on Fox. The matchup was closer among viewers 25-54, but PMT still landed in third place, with 220,000 viewers compared to 237,000 for Maddow and 379,000 for Hannity.

•On the heels of Cenk Uygur‘s bold vow to beat Fox News in the ratings and “make them fear me,” the ratings for his Live on MSNBC Friday were far from fearsome. The show attracted just 90,000 viewers 25-54, more than 100,000 viewers behind Wolf Blitzer on CNN and far behind timeslot winner Bret Baier on Fox, who had 453,000.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

497

Blitzer

189

Matthews

102

Showbiz

66

6 pm Baier

453

Blitzer

192

Live

90

Prime

83

7 pm Shep

445

King, USA

215

Matthews

136

Issues

115

8 pm O’Reilly

598

ParkerSpitzer

229

O’Donnell

174

Grace

157

9 pm Hannity

379

Morgan

220

Maddow

237

Missing

48

10 pm Van Susteren

239

Cooper

236

Lockup

329

Behar

42

11 pm O’Reilly

285

Cooper

177

Lockup

328

Showbiz

54

TOTAL DAY 315 229 165 94
PRIME TIME 406 228 247 78
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

2064

Blitzer

750

Matthews

634

Showbiz

228

6 pm Baier

2129

Blitzer

618

Live

497

Prime

258

7 pm Shep

1586

King, USA

571

Matthews

635

Issues

376

8 pm O’Reilly

2687

ParkerSpitzer

672

O’Donnell

888

Grace

457

9 pm Hannity

1662

Morgan

616

Maddow

989

Missing

210

10 pm Van Susteren

1337

Cooper

740

Lockup

584

Behar

155

11 pm O’Reilly

1146

Cooper

441

Lockup

538

Showbiz

217

TOTAL DAY 1376 735 566 264
PRIME TIME 1897 678 820 265
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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