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Fox News Leads Cable News Networks On Night Of Presidential Address With 3.5 Million Viewers

Cable news ratings, July 25, 2011:

•Fox News dominated the ratings for its coverage of the primetime addresses of President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, hitting an average total audience of well over three million viewers in the 9 o’clock hour and more than 3.5 million total viewers between 9:01 and 9:16 p.m. ET, when the President spoke. CNN’s coverage attracted an average total audience of more than 2 million viewers, and MSNBC was third, with a total audience for the President’s fifteen minute address of just over 1.5 million.

•In the ten o’clock hour–dominated by analysis of the debt crisis speeches–Fox led, with an average total audience of 1.9 million viewers, followed by CNN with 1.1 million and MSNBC with just over one million.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

328

Blitzer

169

Matthews

188

Special

123

6 pm Baier

415

Blitzer

179

Live

182

Prime

128

7 pm Shep

412

King, USA

208

Matthews

239

Issues

186

8 pm O’Reilly

797

Arena

242

O’Donnell

245

Grace

229

9 pm Hannity

998

Morgan

663

Maddow

445

DrDrew

157

10 pm Van Susteren

558

Cooper

467

Schultz

352

Behar

100

11 pm O’Reilly

431

Cooper

270

O’Donnell

205

Showbiz

133

TOTAL DAY 332 188 171 112
PRIME TIME 799 461 346 159
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

1542

Blitzer

699

Matthews

775

Special

371

6 pm Baier

2216

Blitzer

633

Live

661

Prime

363

7 pm Shep

1512

King, USA

580

Matthews

767

Issues

550

8 pm O’Reilly

3240

Arena

932

O’Donnell

937

Grace

856

9 pm Hannity

3247

Morgan

1832

Maddow

1458

DrDrew

513

10 pm Van Susteren

1900

Cooper

1121

Schultz

1041

Behar

416

11 pm O’Reilly

1262

Cooper

598

O’Donnell

623

Showbiz

373

TOTAL DAY 1287 560 525 339
PRIME TIME 2884 1318 1161 585
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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