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CNN’s Anderson Cooper Comes Within 7,000 Viewers Of On The Record w/ Greta VanSusteren

Cable news ratings, February 23, 2011:

•CNN’s Anderson Cooper had a huge night on Wednesday, attracting 439,000 viewers 25-54 and coming within just 7,000 viewers of first-place finisher Greta Van Susteren, whose Fox News show had 446,000. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz was a distant third, with 267,000.

•Amid plenty of talk about who’s really “dangerous,” CNN’s Piers Morgan hosted his predecessor, Larry King, Wednesday night in a show Morgan promised would have “everyone watching.” That may have been oversold. Piers Morgan Tonight remained stuck in third place among viewers 25-54 with 242,000. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was second with 267,000 and Fox’s Sean Hannity was far out in front with 617,000.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

437

Blitzer

224

Matthews

120

Showbiz

67

6 pm Baier

474

Blitzer

191

Live

125

Prime

68

7 pm Shep

470

King, USA

165

Matthews

198

Issues

142

8 pm O’Reilly

837

ParkerSpitzer

211

O’Donnell

244

Grace

152

9 pm Hannity

617

Morgan

242

Maddow

267

Missing

102

10 pm Van Susteren

446

Cooper

439

Schultz

267

Behar

88

11 pm O’Reilly

561

Cooper

247

O’Donnell

211

Showbiz

102

TOTAL DAY 374 201 142 108
PRIME TIME 633 298 259 114
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

1919

Blitzer

842

Matthews

736

Showbiz

154

6 pm Baier

2051

Blitzer

742

Live

706

Prime

190

7 pm Shep

1873

King, USA

558

Matthews

805

Issues

374

8 pm O’Reilly

3322

ParkerSpitzer

713

O’Donnell

1043

Grace

503

9 pm Hannity

2330

Morgan

793

Maddow

1036

Missing

327

10 pm Van Susteren

1766

Cooper

1139

Schultz

1012

Behar

254

11 pm O’Reilly

1449

Cooper

578

O’Donnell

671

Showbiz

246

TOTAL DAY 1453 598 567 277
PRIME TIME 2473 882 1031 359
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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