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Fox News Hits Nearly 2.5 Million Viewers Friday With Extended Coverage Of Debt Talks

Cable news ratings, July 22, 2011:

•Fox News had extended coverage of the debt talks in Washington Friday–and Speaker John Boehner‘s decision to walk away–and the ongoing reporting brought FNC big ratings. In the 7 p.m. hour, Fox had its biggest ratings of the night, with 2.463 million total viewers and 564,000 viewers 25-54. Fox led primetime Friday night, with an average audience of 408,000 viewers in the demo, ahead of MSNBC’s 282,000 and CNN’s 200,000.

•The emphasis on political coverage was reflected in the ratings for both CNN and MSNBC, which both had their highest ratings Friday night for politics-heavy shows, CNN’s Situation Room (342,000 viewers 25-54) and MSNBC’s Hardball (347,000).

Here’s the full scoreboard:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm The5

352

Blitzer

141

Matthews

183

Special

94

6 pm Baier

448

Blitzer

342

Live

327

Prime

86

7 pm Shep

564

King, USA

317

Matthews

347

Issues

145

8 pm O’Reilly

527

Arena

176

O’Donnell

318

Grace

183

9 pm Hannity

386

Morgan

193

Special

304

DrDrew

138

10 pm Van Susteren

308

Cooper

238

Lockup

224

Behar

119

11 pm O’Reilly

332

Cooper

257

Lockup

276

Showbiz

159

TOTAL DAY 292 175 187 110
PRIME TIME 408 200 282 143
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 The5

1347

Blitzer

621

Matthews

722

Special

356

6 pm Baier

1958

Blitzer

1104

Live

1071

Prime

431

7 pm Shep

2463

King, USA

859

Matthews

1232

Issues

533

8 pm O’Reilly

2459

Arena

567

O’Donnell

1055

Grace

667

9 pm Hannity

1711

Morgan

695

Special

920

DrDrew

606

10 pm Van Susteren

1437

Cooper

615

Lockup

374

Behar

434

11 pm O’Reilly

1118

Cooper

547

Lockup

504

Showbiz

483

TOTAL DAY 1127 501 534 377
PRIME TIME 1871 622 784 560
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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