CNN Dominates Sen. Kennedy Memorial Coverage Friday

 

Cable news ratings, August 28, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• CNN was the top-rated cable news network on Friday in both the A25-54 demographic and total viewers during prime time. The memorial began during the 6pmET hour and continued into the 9pmET hour. CNN won the 7,8,9 and 10pmET hour in both categories. MSNBC finished 2nd in the demo with FNC 3rd (FNC was 2nd in total viewers).

• While CNN won in prime time, Fox News still was #1 in total day in both categories. Fox News also had the single best-rated hour on Friday – Glenn Beck‘s 5pmET hour.

• The top-rated hour for CNN and MSNBC was at 9pmET in the demo, while the 9pmET hour was FNC’s lowest in prime time.

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

684

Blitzer

176

Matthews

109

Prime

159

6 pm Baier

511

Blitzer

201

Special Coverage

191

Prime

154

7 pm Kennedy Memorial

284

Kennedy Remembered

401

Special Coverage

245

Issues

175

8 pm Kennedy Memorial
282
Kennedy Remembered
510
Special Coverage

320

Grace

225

9 pm Kennedy Memorial
254
Kennedy Remembered
492
Special Coverage

351

Issues

184

10 pm Greta

297

Cooper

412

Headliners

237

Grace

143

11 pm O’Reilly

428

Teddy: In His Own Words

320

Matthews

199

Showbiz

261

TOTAL DAY 359 251 148 176
PRIME TIME 276 481 316 176
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

2896

Blitzer

863

Matthews

489

Prime

356

6 pm Baier

2157

Blitzer

869

Special Coverage

641

Prime

329

7 pm Kennedy Memorial

1087

Kennedy Remembered
1536
Special Coverage
1149
Issues

503

8 pm Kennedy Memorial
1397
Kennedy Remembered
2003
Special Coverage
1470
Grace

861

9 pm Kennedy Memorial
1494
Kennedy Remembered
2167
Special Coverage
1478
Issues

611

10 pm Greta

1340

Cooper

1621

Headliners

835

Grace

403

11 pm O’Reilly

1535

Teddy: In His Own Words

958

Matthews

488

Showbiz

480

TOTAL DAY 1393 958 533 418
PRIME TIME 1427 1973 1332 607
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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