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Fox News Gets Best Ratings Since Election Night 2008 With Miner Rescue Conclusion

Cable news ratings, October 13, 2010:

• Fox News’ Day 2 miner rescue coverage (the final rescue from 8:15-9pmET) propelled the network to its best ratings since Election Night 2008. Fox News also beat broadcast networks FOX and NBC during that time period in total viewers. FNC beat all networks combined (CNN, MSNBC, HLN) from 8pmET-10pmET. Shepard Smith cut in to cover the breaking news during prime time.

• Remember Tuesday when CNN won that 11pmET hour? They did it again last night, in both categories. CNN also won total day in the demo.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm Beck

466

Blitzer

775

Matthews

201

Showbiz

94

6 pm Baier

519

Blitzer

809

Ed Show

184

Prime

104

7 pm Shep

948

King, USA/Debate

782/521

Matthews

233

Issues

221

8 pm O’Reilly/Miners

1358/1754

ParkerSpitzer

800

Olbermann

284

Grace

324

9 pm Hannity

1269

King

801

Maddow

267

Behar

177

10 pm Greta

824

Cooper

604

O’Donnell

314

Grace

177

11 pm Miner

588

Cooper

701

Olbermann

209

Showbiz

161

TOTAL DAY 495 507 160 129
PRIME TIME 1247 726 293 221
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 Beck

2254

Blitzer

2738

Matthews

666

Showbiz

198

6 pm Baier

2207

Blitzer

2592

Ed Show

688

Prime

263

7 pm Shep

3619

King, USA/Debate

2309/1877

Matthews

716

Issues

615

8 pm O’Reilly/Miners

5291/7066

Parker/Spitzer

2671

Olbermann

1097

Grace

795

9 pm Hannity

5059

King

2746

Maddow

782

Behar

454

10 pm Greta

2900

Cooper

1940

O’Donnell

873

Grace

454

11 pm Miner

2116

Cooper

2238

Olbermann

502

Showbiz

412

TOTAL DAY 2030 1684 494 296
PRIME TIME 4850 2423 917 553
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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