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Bill O’Reilly’s Dobbs Mentions Don’t Help in Ratings

Cable news ratings, July 29, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

Bill O’Reilly has been mentioning Lou Dobbs recently – a lot, and in pretty favorable ways. But so far, the 7pmET CNN host has not seen an O’Reilly Bump. Dobbs had the lowest ratings of any CNN program from 5pm-MidnightET, in both the A25-54 demographic and total viewers.

• Howard Dean‘s fill-in role on Countdown with Keith Olbermann went fairly smoothly. The 8pmET MSNBC program was top-rated in both categories. Will he be back the next time Olbermann heads to Cooperstown or elsewhere?

• O’Reilly’s FNC ratings were huge last night – he was the only FNC anchor to pass the 550,000 demo viewer mark, with a massive 805,000.

• In the race for #2 in prime time, CNN topped MSNBC in both categories. Although the date was July, this counts toward the August ratings race.

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 

524

Blitzer 

206

Matthews 

189

Prime 

121

6 pm Baier 

395

Blitzer 

224

EdShow 

168

Prime 

81

7 pm Shep 

350

Dobbs 

191

Matthews 

190

Issues 

136

8 pm O’Reilly 

805

Brown 

226

Olbermann 

286

Grace 

253

9 pm Hannity 

544

King 

329

Maddow 

273

Issues 

163

10 pm Greta 

454

Cooper 

351

Olbermann 

179

Grace 

151

11 pm O’Reilly 

502

Cooper 

225

Maddow 

172

Showbiz 

144

TOTAL DAY 329 195 113 127
PRIME TIME 601 302 246 185
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 

2136

Blitzer 

802

Matthews 

688

Prime 

264

6 pm Baier 

1799

Blitzer 

830

EdShow 

586

Prime 

208

7 pm Shep 

1544

Dobbs 

688

Matthews 

661

Issues 

424

8 pm O’Reilly 

3467

Brown 

787

Olbermann 

904

Grace 

826

9 pm Hannity 

2258

King 

1100

Maddow 

886

Issues 

463

10 pm Greta 

1762

Cooper 

1085

Olbermann 

552

Grace 

324

11 pm O’Reilly 

1663

Cooper 

548

Maddow 

429

Showbiz 

376

TOTAL DAY 1279 642 368 298
PRIME TIME 2496 991 785 523
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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