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Bill O’Reilly, Nancy Grace Crush Cable News Competitors Wednesday Night

Cable news ratings, June 15, 2011:

•Millions of people were watching cable news at 8 p.m. Wednesday, but most of them split between two shows, Bill O’Reilly‘s on Fox News, and Nancy Grace‘s on HLN. The two programs had a combined total audience of nearly five million viewers, compared to just over one million for the other two major shows in the timeslot, CNN’sIn the Arena and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.

O’Reilly, with 635,000 viewers 25-54, had the highest-rated hour in cable news on the night, followed by Grace, who had 530,000.

•Overall, HLN took second place (behind Fox News) among both total viewers and viewers 25-54 for the total day and in primetime. Sister network CNN fell to fourth, with John King, USA faring unusually poorly, with fewer than 100,000 viewers in the demo.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

368

Blitzer

170

Matthews

149

Special

259

6 pm Baier

391

Blitzer

124

Live

155

Prime

289

7 pm Shep

395

King, USA

98

Matthews

182

Issues

318

8 pm O’Reilly

635

InTheArena

130

O’Donnell

189

Grace

530

9 pm Hannity

467

Morgan

166

Maddow

292

DrDrew

393

10 pm Van Susteren

397

Cooper

285

Schultz

230

Behar

327

11 pm O’Reilly

379

Cooper

200

O’Donnell

163

Showbiz

209

TOTAL DAY 295 129 142 214
PRIME TIME 499 193 237 407
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

1524

Blitzer

638

Matthews

588

Special

837

6 pm Baier

1886

Blitzer

481

Live

529

Prime

972

7 pm Shep

1637

King, USA

366

Matthews

732

Issues

1047

8 pm O’Reilly

2983

InTheArena

393

O’Donnell

741

Grace

1687

9 pm Hannity

1996

Morgan

514

Maddow

967

DrDrew

1381

10 pm Van Susteren

1697

Cooper

666

Schultz

748

Behar

1049

11 pm O’Reilly

1219

Cooper

488

O’Donnell

519

Showbiz

599

TOTAL DAY 1108 383 446 659
PRIME TIME 2229 524 819 1343
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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