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Fox News Dominates Ratings With Health Care Summit Coverage

Cable news ratings, February 25, 2010: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• Fox News was the top-rated cable news network, by far, Thursday while covering the Health Care Summit. The network averaged 2,088,000 total viewers from 9:45-5:30pmET, more than the cable competition combined. It was also #1 by more than 100% with 468,000 in the A25-54 demographic. CNN finished solidly in 2nd in both categories.

• The top rated cable news hour was Bill O’Reilly‘s in total viewers, but was MSNBC’s 6pmET Olympics coverage in 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

HC Summit/Beck

660/603

Blitzer

318

Olympics Update

194

Prime

66

6 pm

Baier

629

Blitzer

196

Olympics

1129

Prime

103

7 pm

Shep

609

Blitzer

212

Olympics

Issues

176

8 pm

O’Reilly

923

Brown

250

Olympics

Grace

274

9 pm

Hannity

749

King

216

Matthews

350

Behar

136

10 pm

Greta

584

Cooper

185

Matthews

Grace

215

11 pm

O’Reilly

469

Cooper

125

Matthews

207

Showbiz

169

TOTAL DAY 494 181 322 153
PRIME TIME 752 217 755 203
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

Health Care Summit/Beck

2663/2462

Blitzer

1719

Olympics Update

563

Prime

167

6 pm

Baier

2491

Blitzer

938

Olympics

2491

Prime

231

7 pm

Shep

2248

Blitzer

860

Olympics

Issues

451

8 pm

O’Reilly

3493

Brown

773

Olympics

Grace

873

9 pm

Hannity

2842

King

788

Matthews

1068

Behar

539

10 pm

Greta

2235

Cooper

563

Matthews

Grace

464

11 pm

O’Reilly

1376

Cooper

303

Matthews

302

Showbiz

349

TOTAL DAY 1912 815 866 350
PRIME TIME 2857 709 755 612
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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