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Bill O’Reilly’s NBC Anchor Attack Leads To Best (Demo) Night Of 2009

Cable news ratings, August 19, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• Fox News’ 8pmET host Bill O’Reilly had his best night of 2009 last night — a show during which he went after NBC anchors — in the A25-54 demographic, averaging 1,101,000 viewers. That means the program had more demo viewers than every prime time CNN show had total viewers. O’Reilly also had the top program of the night in total viewers, with 3,701,000.

• The best non-FNC show was once again Countdown with Keith Olbermann in both the demo and in total viewers, with 476,000 in the demo and 1,207,000 total viewers.

• Fox News continued the streak of topping all the cable competition combined, beating CNN, MSNBC, HLN and CNBC during prime time in total viewers and the demo.

Check out all the ratings below, and leave your own thoughts in the comments:

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

 

492

Blitzer

 

129

Matthews

 

168

Prime

 

94

6 pm Baier

 

391

Blitzer

 

159

EdShow

 

169

Prime

 

105

7 pm Shep

 

397

Dobbs

 

188

Matthews

 

182

Issues

 

137

8 pm O’Reilly

 

1101

Brown

 

201

Olbermann

 

476

Grace

 

256

9 pm Hannity

 

813

King

 

255

Maddow

 

353

Issues

 

186

10 pm Greta

 

651

Cooper

 

185

Olbermann

 

295

Grace

 

134

11 pm O’Reilly

 

599

Cooper

 

187

Maddow

 

236

Showbiz

 

131

TOTAL DAY 415 167 155 127
PRIME TIME 859 214 375 186
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

 

2044

Blitzer

 

684

Matthews

 

486

Prime

 

225

6 pm Baier

 

1812

Blitzer

 

635

EdShow

 

466

Prime

 

155

7 pm Shep

 

1686

Dobbs

 

624

Matthews

 

638

Issues

 

370

8 pm O’Reilly

 

3701

Brown

 

687

Olbermann

 

1207

Grace

 

653

9 pm Hannity

 

2637

King

 

884

Maddow

 

1044

Issues

 

455

10 pm Greta

 

2229

Cooper

 

584

Olbermann

 

754

Grace

 

416

11 pm O’Reilly

 

1764

Cooper

 

447

Maddow

 

538

Showbiz

 

417

TOTAL DAY 1565 569 445 293
PRIME TIME 2865 718 1002 496
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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