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Friday Ratings: CNN Beats All Non-Fox Networks

During its breaking news coverage of the tragic Aurora, Colo. shootings last Friday, CNN beat all non-Fox competitors (And Fox in Demo at 10 & 11pm) in both total viewership and Demo. From 5 p.m. onward, CNN’s coverage consistently near-doubled the demographic ratings of its MSNBC and HLN counterparts.

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

576

Blitzer 

316

Matthews 

131

Express 

148

6 pm Baier 

488

Blitzer 

260

Sharpton 

152

Express 

139

7 pm Smith 

440

Burnett 

316

Matthews 

194

Velez-Mitchell 

173

8 pm O’Reilly 

625

Cooper 

360

Schultz 

196

Grace 

231

9 pm Hannity 

525

Morgan 

432

Maddow 

201

Velez-Mitchell 

202

10 pm Van Susteren
 

350

Cooper 

398

Shooting: 

177

Grace 

147

11 pm Van Susteren 

303

Burnett 

326

Shooting: 

154

Showbiz 

132

TOTAL DAY 429 310 148 168
PRIME TIME 507 397 191 193
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 

2.034

Blitzer 

1.036

Matthews 

610

Express 

414

6 pm Baier 

2.062

Blitzer 

870

Sharpton 

629

Express 

333

7 pm Smith 

1.711

Burnett 

936

Matthews 

669

Velez-Mitchell 

453

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.711

Cooper 

1.132

Schultz 

608

Grace 

549

9 pm Hannity
2.099
Morgan 

1.228

Maddow 

641

Velez-Mitchell 

455

10 pm Van Susteren
 

1.347

Cooper 

941

Shooting
 

475

Grace 

359

11 pm Van Susteren 

1.110

Burnett 

695

Shooting 

364

Showbiz 

268

TOTAL DAY 1.563 836 469 388
PRIME TIME 2.066 1.101 575 454
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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