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FNC #1, MSNBC #2 With “Question Time” Special In Prime Time Friday

Cable news ratings, January 29, 2010: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• Fox News was the top rated cable news network in prime time Friday, as usual and by a lot. But #2 was MSNBC (again, by a lot) in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. This was in large part due to MSNBC’s decision to air “Question Time” (as it’s being called) – the Q&A between Pres. Obama and the House GOP – as well as commentary from Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews.

• There was some extremely low ratings for Anderson Cooper at 10pmET on CNN – 92,000 in the demo and 428,000 in total viewers. Those was the lowest ratings of any program on any cable news network 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

725

Blitzer

97

Matthews

91

Prime

101

6 pm

Baier

556

Blitzer

120

Ed Show

82

Prime

132

7 pm

Shep

542

Blitzer

119

Matthews

92

Issues

192

8 pm

O’Reilly

899

Brown

137

Question Time

294

Grace

285

9 pm

Hannity

763

King

152

Question Time

319

Behar

142

10 pm

Greta

528

Cooper

92

Question Time

244

Grace

126

11 pm

O’Reilly

478

Cooper

153

Question Time

254

Showbiz

114

TOTAL DAY 450 134 132 139
PRIME TIME 730 127 286 179
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

2806

Blitzer

516

Matthews

503

Prime

222

6 pm

Baier

2446

Blitzer

611

Ed Show

453

Prime

267

7 pm

Shep

2028

Blitzer

533

Matthews

558

Issues

462

8 pm

O’Reilly

3797

Brown

600

Question Time

1118

Grace

746

9 pm

Hannity

2941

King

553

Question Time

1320

Behar

573

10 pm

Greta

2071

Cooper

428

Question Time

820

Grace

458

11 pm

O’Reilly

1673

Cooper

489

Question Time

790

Showbiz

410

TOTAL DAY 1733 495 505 338
PRIME TIME 2937 529 1083 576
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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