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Dr. Drew Beats Maddow, Closes On Hannity Tuesday Night

Cable news ratings, June 20, 2011:

•Intensified interest in the murder trial of Casey Anthony has sent viewers swamping HLN, and the network’s newest show, Dr. Drew, has benefited greatly. After a slow start for the Drew Pinsky-hosted show, Dr. Drew finished in second place Tuesday among viewers 25-54, with 377,000. That pushed MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow into third place with 338,000 and CNN’s Piers Morgan into fourth place overall with 157,000. Fox’s Sean Hannity won the hour with 434,000 viewers in the demo.

•Huge ratings for HLN seems to be hurting sister network CNN, where three of its key evening shows, Situation Room (6 p.m.), John King, USA, and In the Arena each failed to attract 100,000 viewers 25-54. Those unusually low numbers were not helped by the absence of both 7 p.m. host John King and 8 p.m. host Eliot Spitzer, both off this week.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

445

Blitzer

104

Matthews

173

Special

443

6 pm Baier

397

Blitzer

92

Live

154

Prime

398

7 pm Shep

439

King, USA

73

Matthews

159

Issues

351

8 pm O’Reilly

688

InTheArena

82

O’Donnell

198

Grace

480

9 pm Hannity

434

Morgan

157

Maddow

338

DrDrew

377

10 pm Van Susteren

351

Cooper

226

Schultz

256

Behar

232

11 pm O’Reilly

318

Cooper

175

O’Donnell

144

Showbiz

115

TOTAL DAY 273 116 134 210
PRIME TIME 492 155 264 356
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

1654

Blitzer

527

Matthews

604

Special

1635

6 pm Baier

1854

Blitzer

418

Live

636

Prime

1311

7 pm Shep

1683

King, USA

362

Matthews

730

Issues

1255

8 pm O’Reilly

2927

InTheArena

304

O’Donnell

810

Grace

1588

9 pm Hannity

1710

Morgan

408

Maddow

994

DrDrew

1501

10 pm Van Susteren

1400

Cooper

589

Schultz

731

Behar

912

11 pm O’Reilly

968

Cooper

473

O’Donnell

395

Showbiz

398

TOTAL DAY 1039 338 449 729
PRIME TIME 2013 433 845 1311
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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