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At 8 P.M., CNN’s Eliot Spitzer Edges MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell In Demo

Cable news ratings, March 29, 2011:

•CNN’s Eliot Spitzer had a strong showing Wednesday night, with In the Arena taking second place overall in terms of viewers 25-54. Arena had 252,000 viewers, beating MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, who finished third with 239,000. The hour was won by Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, who had the highest numbers in cable news, with 838,000 viewers.


•The fight at 10 p.m. between CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Fox’s Greta Van Susteren remains close, with Cooper taking a narrow win among viewers 25-54 Wednesday. AC 360 finished with 329,000 viewers, just ahead of Van Susteren’s 321,000. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz was far back in third place, with 247,000.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

556

Blitzer

249

Matthews

122

Showbiz

83

6 pm Baier

460

Blitzer

201

Live

130

Prime

60

7 pm Shep

382

King, USA

233

Matthews

161

Issues

140

8 pm O’Reilly

838

InTheArena

252

O’Donnell

239

Grace

125

9 pm Hannity

507

Morgan

245

Maddow

258

Missing

89

10 pm Van Susteren

321

Cooper

329

Schultz

247

Behar

140

11 pm O’Reilly

443

Cooper

216

Special

187

Showbiz

108

TOTAL DAY 343 185 137 106
PRIME TIME 558 275 248 118
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

2216

Blitzer

730

Matthews

576

Showbiz

194

6 pm Baier

2095

Blitzer

550

Live

501

Prime

166

7 pm Shep

1750

King, USA

607

Matthews

548

Issues

328

8 pm O’Reilly

3360

InTheArena

617

O’Donnell

885

Grace

495

9 pm Hannity

2057

Morgan

608

Maddow

880

Missing

251

10 pm Van Susteren

1427

Cooper

827

Schultz

789

Behar

295

11 pm O’Reilly

1366

Cooper

597

Special

528

Showbiz

238

TOTAL DAY 1445 544 464 245
PRIME TIME 2285 684 852 339
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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