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FNC Tops Competition Combined With Fort Hood Shooting Coverage

Cable news ratings, November 5, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• Fox News was the top-rated cable news network, by far, yesterday during coverage of the Fort Hood shooting. The network topped all three cable news networks combined (CNN, MSNBC, HLN) from 3pmET-MidnightET with their coverage, in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. CNN was a clear #2 for the coverage, with MSNBC 3rd and HLN 4th.

Bret Baier‘s 6pmET hour, Shepard Smith‘s 7pmET hour and Bill O’Reilly‘s 8pmET hour on Fox News all had their highest rated programs of the year last night in total viewers. O’Reilly also had his highest in the demo.

• Unlike election night on Tuesday, CNN was the clear #2 cable news network in prime time last night.

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 Sp. Coverage

 

801

Blitzer

 

523

Matthews

 

222

Prime

 

206

6 pm Baier

 

843

Blitzer

 

449

EdShow

 

278

Prime

 

184

7 pm Shep

 

1055

Dobbs

 

513

Matthews

 

315

Issues

 

202

8 pm O’Reilly

 

1485

Brown

 

605

Olbermann

 

351

Grace

 

293

9 pm Hannity

 

1176

King

 

619

Maddow

 

283

Behar

 

125

10 pm Greta

 

778

Cooper

 

565

Olbermann

 

290

Grace

 

258

11 pm Greta

 

526

Cooper

 

451

Maddow

 

210

Showbiz

 

147

TOTAL DAY 544 309 166 155
PRIME TIME 1147 596 308 221
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 Sp. Coverage

 

3227

Blitzer

 

1803

Matthews

 

778

Prime

 

413

6 pm Baier

 

3351

Blitzer

 

1452

EdShow

 

799

Prime

 

358

7 pm Shep

 

3966

Dobbs

 

1522

Matthews

 

1064

Issues

 

511

8 pm O’Reilly

 

4955

Brown

 

2024

Olbermann

 

1360

Grace

 

996

9 pm Hannity

 

3845

King

 

2211

Maddow

 

1161

Behar

 

454

10 pm Greta

 

2480

Cooper

 

1837

Olbermann

 

782

Grace

 

470

11 pm O’Reilly

 

1695

Cooper

 

1267

Maddow

 

517

Showbiz

 

319

TOTAL DAY 2038 1016 526 349
PRIME TIME 3765 2024 1101 621
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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