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FNC Tops CNN With Live Tiger Woods Coverage; MSNBC Stays Largely In Tape

Cable news ratings, November 27, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• Fox News beat CNN in a battle of cable news networks who spent Friday largely in live programming, covering the breaking Tiger Woods story (after about 2:30pmET), among other stories. MSNBC was largely in doc block for the day, and finished 2nd (ahead of CNN) in the demo and 3rd in total viewers. FNC beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers, total day.

Bill O’Reilly‘s 8pmET special on Fox News was the top program in total viewers and the demo.

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

348

Blitzer
218
MSNBC Special

226

Prime

134

6 pm Baier

317

Blitzer
204
MSNBC Special
214
Prime

141

7 pm Shep

306

Tonight
167
MSNBC Special
242
Issues

127

8 pm O’Reilly

424

Brown
113
MSNBC Special
197
Grace

191

9 pm Hannity

284

King

133

MSNBC Special
267
Behar

107

10 pm Greta

249

Cooper

196

MSNBC Special
210
Grace

132

11 pm O’Reilly

192

Cooper

191

MSNBC Special
201
Showbiz

127

TOTAL DAY 248 140 163 122
PRIME TIME 319 147 224 140
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

1590

Blitzer
813
MSNBC Special
524
Prime

289

6 pm Baier

1649

Blitzer
703
MSNBC Special
379
Prime

315

7 pm Shep

1508

Tonight
559
MSNBC Special
413
Issues

271

8 pm O’Reilly

2009

Brown
637
MSNBC Special
461
Grace

594

9 pm Hannity

1268

King

595

MSNBC Special
548
Behar

404

10 pm Greta

1032

Cooper
709
MSNBC Special
350
Grace

320

11 pm O’Reilly

769

Cooper

600

MSNBC Special
303
Showbiz

315

TOTAL DAY 1078 556 335 285
PRIME TIME 1437 647 453 427
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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