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Fox’s Bret Baier Jumps To Second Overall On FNC Thursday Night

Cable news ratings, May 19, 2011:

•On Fox News, Bret Baier‘s Special Report jumped to second place overall behind Bill O’Reilly Thursday night, with an average 403,000 ratings among viewers 25-54. That rating was stronger than higher-profile Fox hosts like Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, and far ahead of the competition in the 6 p.m. hour, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (172,000) and MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur (141,000).

•At 9 p.m., Fox’s Hannity and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow were under 50,000 viewers 25-54 apart Thursday, with Hannity taking the win (367,000). CNN’s Piers Morgan was a distant third with 165,000 viewers.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

398

Blitzer

155

Matthews

170

Special

68

6 pm Baier

403

Blitzer

172

Live

141

Prime

87

7 pm Shep

363

King, USA

179

Matthews

157

Issues

87

8 pm O’Reilly

549

InTheArena

153

O’Donnell

222

Grace

131

9 pm Hannity

367

Morgan

165

Maddow

320

DrDrew

106

10 pm Van Susteren

310

Cooper

221

Schultz

293

Behar

130

11 pm O’Reilly

337

Cooper

198

O’Donnell

226

Showbiz

87

TOTAL DAY 304 165 166 103
PRIME TIME 409 180 278 122
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

1905

Blitzer

615

Matthews

767

Special

211

6 pm Baier

1936

Blitzer

556

Live

638

Prime

291

7 pm Shep

1539

King, USA

554

Matthews

651

Issues

337

8 pm O’Reilly

2500

InTheArena

489

O’Donnell

970

Grace

674

9 pm Hannity

1838

Morgan

618

Maddow

1121

DrDrew

430

10 pm Van Susteren

1675

Cooper

666

Schultz

963

Behar

503

11 pm O’Reilly

1138

Cooper

497

O’Donnell

502

Showbiz

354

TOTAL DAY 1905 523 565 295
PRIME TIME 2004 591 1109 528
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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