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CNN’s National Report Card Fails To Get High Marks

Cable news ratings, August 6, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:


• CNN’s two-hour special, National Report Card, anchored by Wolf Blitzer and Campbell Brown, failed to bring in big numbers. With just 191,000 in the A25-54 demographic and 879,000 total viewers, the program finished 4th at 8pmET, behind FNC, MSNBC and HLN. Nancy Grace actually finished 2nd in the demo.

Anderson Cooper AC 360 had Lisa Ling as a guest at 10pmET, and although it did better than the CNN special before, it finished 4th as well in the demo. In total viewers, however, it was #2 in the hour.

Rachel Maddow topped Keith Olbermann on MSNBC last night, in both total viewers and the demo. It was the first time this week she had the top-rated MSNBC program.

• For FNC, Bill O’Reilly finished 1st as usual, but Glenn Beck came in at #2 in the demo. In total viewers, Sean Hannity had the 2nd highest rated show.

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

 

692

Blitzer

 

82

Matthews

 

186

Prime

 

65

6 pm Baier

 

442

Blitzer

 

145

EdShow

 

148

Prime

 

122

7 pm Shep

 

516

Dobbs

 

147

Matthews

 

165

Issues

 

144

8 pm O’Reilly

 

900

National Report Card

 

191

Olbermann

 

326

Grace

 

398

9 pm Hannity

 

633

__

 

 

Maddow

 

342

Issues

 

264

10 pm Greta

 

575

Cooper

 

246

Olbermann

 

247

Grace

 

295

11 pm O’Reilly

 

589

Cooper

 

143

Maddow

 

203

Showbiz

 

247

TOTAL DAY 374 133 125 150
PRIME TIME 703 210 305 312
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

 

2427

Blitzer

 

600

Matthews

 

600

Prime

 

210

6 pm Baier

 

1970

Blitzer

 

559

EdShow

 

505

Prime

 

239

7 pm Shep

 

1837

Dobbs

 

642

Matthews

 

542

Issues

 

375

8 pm O’Reilly

 

3716

National Report Card

 

879

Olbermann

 

1070

Grace

 

946

9 pm Hannity

 

2971

__

 

 

Maddow

 

1107

Issues

 

598

10 pm Greta

 

2474

Cooper

 

833

Olbermann

 

726

Grace

 

642

11 pm O’Reilly

 

1657

Cooper

 

437

Maddow

 

562

Showbiz

 

460

TOTAL DAY 1395 529 402 307
PRIME TIME 3055 867 968 713
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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