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Fox News Dominates Obama Address Coverage, MSNBC #2 In Prime Time

Cable news ratings, September 9, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• Fox News had the top ratings last night for Pres. Obama’s address to Congress. FNC beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers during prime time. MSNBC topped CNN in prime time in the A25-54 demographic.

Bill O’Reilly‘s delayed O’Reilly Factor, beginning around 9:20pmET, was the top rated cable news program. It had even higher ratings than the Pres. Obama address.

• CNN ranked #2 during the actual speech, but when it came to analysis after, MSNBC moved up to 2nd 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

 

704

Blitzer

 

133

Matthews

 

134

Prime

 

117

6 pm Baier

 

483

Blitzer

 

138

EdShow

 

133

Prime

 

91

7 pm Shep

 

534

Dobbs

 

196

Matthews

 

322

Issues

 

166

8 pm Presidential Address

 

1260

Presidential Address

 

1056

Presidential Address

 

852

Grace

 

284

9 pm O’Reilly

 

1467

King

 

726

Olbermann

 

812

Issues

 

260

10 pm Hannity Special

 

1095

Cooper

 

408

Maddow

 

611

Grace

 

254

11 pm Greta

 

872

Analysis

 

275

Ed Show

 

340

Showbiz

 

225

TOTAL DAY 542 285 240 161
PRIME TIME 1290 734 791 264
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

 

2829

Blitzer

 

648

Matthews

 

520

Prime

 

258

6 pm Baier

 

2295

Blitzer

 

552

EdShow

 

508

Prime

 

269

7 pm Shep

 

2170

Dobbs

 

739

Matthews

 

877

Issues

 

399

8 pm Presidential Address

 

4424

Presidential Address

 

2696

Presidential Address

 

2449

Grace

 

784

9 pm O’Reilly

 

5129

King

 

2189

Olbermann

 

2304

Issues

 

555

10 pm Hannity Special

 

3499

Cooper

 

1226

Maddow

 

1742

Grace

 

589

11 pm Greta

 

2318

Analysis

 

1148

Ed Show

 

1035

Showbiz

 

476

TOTAL DAY 1943 839 723 344
PRIME TIME 4450 2044 2237 632
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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