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Fox News Dominates Ratings During Plane/Helicopter Crash Special Report

Cable news ratings, August 8, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• During the plane/helicopter crash on Saturday, Fox News was the #1 cable news network viewers went to get their news. The Special Report coverage – lasting from 1-8pmET, gave FNC a big victory in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic (1,010,000 total viewers, compared to 576,000 for CNN and 380,000 for MSNBC). But MSNBC, which did not break into its doc block, was #2 in the demo.

• While MSNBC took some heat for not breaking into doc block beyond special reports on Saturday, it didn’t hurt them in the ratings. MSNBC tied FNC for #1 in prime time demo, and was #2 in total day demo. CNN was #2 in total viewers.

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 Special Report

 

215

Newsroom

 

163

Special

 

142

News

 

68

6 pm Special Report

 

236

Newsroom

 

140

Special

 

127

Prime

 

85

7 pm Report

 

217

Newsroom

 

122

Investigates

 

213

Issues

 

64

8 pm Huckabee

 

251

Presents

 

125

Investigates

 

156

Grace

 

99

9 pm Beck

 

353

King

 

119

Investigates

 

183

Issues

 

104

10 pm Manson Murders

 

307

Newsroom

 

170

Investigates

 

238

Grace

 

127

11 pm JER/FNW

 

231/260

Presents

 

111

Investigates

 

293

Showbiz

 

180

TOTAL DAY 230 137 180 106
PRIME TIME 192 138 192 104
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 Special Report

 

920

Newsroom

 

503

Special

 

302

News

 

246

6 pm

Special Report

 

905

Newsroom

 

467

Special

 

321

Prime

 

225

7 pm Report

 

941

Newsroom

 

464

Investigates

 

389

Issues

 

203

8 pm Huckabee

 

1671

Presents

 

484

Investigates

 

343

Grace

 

245

9 pm Beck

 

1424

King

 

611

Investigates

 

336

Issues

 

300

10 pm Manson Murders

 

845

Newsroom

 

640

Investigates

 

427

Grace

 

312

11 pm JER/FNW

 

680/860

Presents

 

252

Investigates

 

540

Showbiz

 

359

TOTAL DAY 870 485 345 250
PRIME TIME 1314 578 369 271
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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