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FNC #1, HLN #2 In Prime Time Demo Friday

Cable news ratings, September 25, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• Fox News was the top rated cable news network, as usual, on Friday in every category. But the 2nd-rated cable channel in the prime time A25-54 demographic was a new one – HLN. After HLN’s sister network CNN finished 3rd and MSNBC 4th. In total viewers during prime time, CNN just edged HLN, and MSNBC was 4th.

Bill O’Reilly had the top-rated program (8pmET, Fox News) in both categories.

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

 

563

Blitzer

 

204

Matthews

 

136

Prime

 

84

6 pm Baier

 

516

Blitzer

 

173

EdShow

 

139

Prime

 

69

7 pm Shep

 

483

Dobbs

 

156

Matthews

 

128

Issues

 

180

8 pm O’Reilly

 

768

Brown

 

183

Olbermann

 

222

Grace

 

241

9 pm Hannity

 

712

King

 

255

Maddow

 

207

Issues

 

246

10 pm Greta

 

500

Cooper

 

209

MSNBC Investigates

 

169

Grace

 

275

11 pm O’Reilly

 

454

Cooper

 

195

MSNBC Investigates

 

184

Showbiz

 

218

TOTAL DAY 433 161 144 133
PRIME TIME 660 216 200 255
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

 

2468

Blitzer

 

792

Matthews

 

474

Prime

 

215

6 pm Baier

 

2133

Blitzer

 

588

EdShow

 

492

Prime

 

232

7 pm Shep

 

1759

Dobbs

 

589

Matthews

 

479

Issues

 

424

8 pm O’Reilly

 

2832

Brown

 

637

Olbermann

 

770

Grace

 

822

9 pm Hannity

 

2292

King

 

703

Maddow

 

811

Issues

 

584

10 pm Greta

 

1773

Cooper

 

642

MSNBC Investigates

 

345

Grace

 

561

11 pm O’Reilly

 

1490

Cooper

 

504

MSNBC Investigates

 

383

Showbiz

 

462

TOTAL DAY 1528 553 413 316
PRIME TIME 2312 661 642 651
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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