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Friday Ratings: MSNBC’s Lockup Beats Greta Van Susteren At 10 P.M. (In Demo)

Last Friday night, MSNBC’s prison documentary series Lockup and CNN’s Anderson Cooper both beat Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren in the demo. Van Susteren was airing a special episode titled “Open For Business.” Despite racking up only 90k in the demo, the program did, however, beat both CNN and MSNBC in total viewers.

It should be noted that Friday evening was the opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and so all of cable news experienced a decrease in viewership.

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

266

Blitzer 

114

Matthews 

123

Express 

24

6 pm Baier 

290

Blitzer 

150

Sharpton 

154

Express 

47

7 pm Smith 

216

Burnett 

104

Matthews 

115

Velez-Mitchell 

111

8 pm O’Reilly 

251

Cooper 

149

Schultz 

154

Grace 

77

9 pm Stossel 

204

Morgan 

112

Maddow 

172

Velez-Mitchell 

73

10 pm Van Susteren
 

90

Cooper 

107

Lockup: 

120

Grace 

66

11 pm O’Reilly 

121

Burnett 

79

Lockup: 

146

Showbiz 

59

TOTAL DAY 237 101 116 73
PRIME TIME 182 123 149 72
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 

1.450

Blitzer 

653

Matthews 

875

Express 

104

6 pm Baier 

1.621

Blitzer 

446

Sharpton 

903

Express 

120

7 pm Smith 

1.334

Burnett 

289

Matthews 

784

Velez-Mitchell 

336

8 pm O’Reilly 

1.675

Cooper 

318

Schultz 

649

Grace 

293

9 pm Stossel 

1.198

Morgan 

291

Maddow 

595

Velez-Mitchell 

192

10 pm Van Susteren
 

794

Cooper 

251

Lockup
 

261

Grace 

160

11 pm O’Reilly 

596

Burnett 

196

Lockup 

273

Showbiz 

93

TOTAL DAY 1.118 361 470 208
PRIME TIME 1.225 287 502 215
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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