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Fox News Handily Wins Obama Speech Coverage

Cable news ratings, December 1, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• Fox News was the top cable news destination, by far, for Pres. Obama’s Tuesday night Afghanistan speech, topping all the cable news competition (CNN, MSNBC, HLN) combined in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. CNN finished 2nd and MSNBC 3rd.

• The analysis following the speech on Fox News was the top-rated single program of the night on cable news, 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

 

635

Blitzer

 

125

Matthews

 

107

Prime

 

136

6 pm Baier

 

458

Blitzer

 

137

EdShow

 

143

Prime

 

149

7 pm Shep

 

514

Tonight

 

145

Matthews

 

175

Issues

 

183

8 pm Address/Ana.

 

1252/1471

Address/SR

 

669/693

Address

 

434

Grace

 

251

9 pm O’Reilly

 

1293

Special

 

436

Olbermann

 

410

Behar

 

198

10 pm Hannity

 

840

Cooper

 

345

Maddow

 

263

Grace

 

252

11 pm Greta

 

438

Cooper

 

222

Matthews

 

194

Showbiz

 

218

TOTAL DAY 477 201 141 162
PRIME TIME 1113 485 371 231
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

 

2521

Blitzer

 

547

Matthews

 

490

Prime

 

335

6 pm Baier

 

2090

Blitzer

 

645

EdShow

 

495

Prime

 

351

7 pm Shep

 

2159

Tonight

 

745

Matthews

 

657

Issues

 

481

8 pm Address/Ana.

 

4554/5217

Address/SR

 

2349/2442

Address

 

1560

Grace

 

731

9 pm O’Reilly

 

4478

Special

1769

Olbermann

 

1366

Behar

 

680

10 pm Hannity

 

2631

Cooper

 

1093

Maddow

 

924

Grace

 

624

11 pm Greta

 

1397

Cooper

 

579

Matthews

 

558

Showbiz

 

461

TOTAL DAY 1697 728 498 372
PRIME TIME 3792 1744 1281 666
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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