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Fox’s Bill O’Reilly Roars To Win As CNN’s In The Arena Beats HLN’s Nancy Grace

Cable news ratings, March 8, 2011:

•The eight p.m. hour saw moves at both ends, from Fox’s Bill O’Reilly posting a massive win, hitting nearly a million viewers in the 25-54 demo Tuesday night, and CNN’s In the Arena managing to dig itself out of fourth place. The Eliot Spitzer-led round table program attracted 171,000 viewers 25-54, edging HLN’s Nancy Grace, who had 163,000. Second place honors went to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.

•MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow had another strong showing Tuesday, hitting 359,000 viewers 25-54, and easily beating CNN’s Piers Morgan, who had 209,000. Maddow’s rating was the highest for any cable news program that wasn’t on Fox.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

329

Blitzer

147

Matthews

128

Showbiz

83

6 pm Baier

402

Blitzer

172

Live

157

Prime

113

7 pm Shep

556

King, USA

144

Matthews

206

Issues

160

8 pm O’Reilly

909

InTheArena

171

O’Donnell

256

Grace

163

9 pm Hannity

592

Morgan

209

Maddow

359

Missing

147

10 pm Van Susteren

498

Cooper

293

Schultz

281

Behar

150

11 pm O’Reilly

511

Cooper

191

O’Donnell

187

Showbiz

144

TOTAL DAY 387 158 127 119
PRIME TIME 667 224 299 151
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

1697

Blitzer

635

Matthews

615

Showbiz

237

6 pm Baier

1990

Blitzer

576

Live

601

Prime

286

7 pm Shep

2067

King, USA

511

Matthews

728

Issues

420

8 pm O’Reilly

3302

InTheArena

560

O’Donnell

1006

Grace

538

9 pm Hannity

2172

Morgan

771

Maddow

1207

Missing

376

10 pm Van Susteren

1844

Cooper

786

Schultz

985

Behar

364

11 pm O’Reilly

1347

Cooper

479

O’Donnell

569

Showbiz

256

TOTAL DAY 1410 481 513 280
PRIME TIME 2440 706 1066 419
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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