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Friday Night Ratings: Piers Morgan Beats Rachel Maddow In Demo

On Friday night, CNN’s Piers Morgan beat out MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow in demo at 9 p.m. Maddow herself was out that night, leaving a fill-in to run the show.

It’s also worth noting that Friday night’s ratings were dominated by coverage of Jerry Sandusky‘s trial.

Here are the rest of your Friday night ratings:

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

379

Blitzer 

100

Matthews 

112

Express 

83

6 pm Baier 

441

King, USA 

104

Sharpton 

136

Express 

66

7 pm Smith 

383

Burnett 

133

Matthews 

153

Velez-Mitchell 

130

8 pm O’Reilly 

569

Cooper 

175

Schultz 

139

Grace 

175

9 pm Hannity 

442

Morgan 

231

Maddow 

219

Velez-Mitchell 

56

10 pm Sandusky 

577

Sandusky 

536

Sandusky 

232

Grace 

159

11 pm O’Reilly 

338

Cooper 

312

Lockup 

209

Showbiz 

182

TOTAL DAY 339 136 126 106
PRIME TIME 540 314 189 130
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 

1.711

Blitzer 

430

Matthews 

704

Express 

177

6 pm Baier 

1.589

King, USA 

277

Sharpton 

736

Express 

162

7 pm Smith 

1.472

Burnett 

337

Matthews 

640

Velez-Mitchell 

275

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.783

Cooper 

550

Schultz 

753

Grace 

416

9 pm Hannity 

2.269

Morgan 

506

Maddow 

808

Velez-Mitchell 

180

10 pm Sandusky 

2.369

Sandusky 

1.289

Sandusky 

774

Grace 

400

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.094

Cooper 

798

Lockup 

366

Showbiz 

441

TOTAL DAY 1.375 424 456 248
PRIME TIME 2.505 782 767 332
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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