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Glenn Beck Has Most Demo Viewers on Cable News Friday

Cable news ratings, August 14, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

Glenn Beck topped the prime time shows on Fox News for the most A25-54 demographic viewers on Friday, with 658,000. The 5pmET show had the 2nd most total viewers, behind his colleague Bill O’Reilly (Update: FNC had Laura Ingraham as guest host) at 8pmET.

• It was the 4th night in a row that Fox News beat all its competitors (CNN, MSNBC HLN and CNBC) combined in total viewers during prime time. It also beat the four networks combined in total viewers during the total day period on Friday.

• The best non-FNC program Friday night during prime time was MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann in the demo and CNN’s Larry King Live in total viewers.

Check out all the ratings below, and leave your own thoughts in the comments:

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

 

658

Blitzer

 

114

Matthews

 

123

Prime

 

84

6 pm Baier

 

542

Blitzer

 

178

EdShow

 

122

Prime

 

90

7 pm Shep

 

403

Dobbs

 

189

Matthews

 

140

Issues

 

120

8 pm O’Reilly

 

649

Brown

 

178

Olbermann

 

307

Grace

 

170

9 pm Hannity

 

642

King

 

233

Maddow

 

243

Issues

 

152

10 pm Greta

 

509

Cooper

 

194

Olbermann

 

176

Grace

 

98

11 pm O’Reilly

 

555

Cooper

 

158

Maddow

 

132

Showbiz

 

109

TOTAL DAY 397 136 135 113
PRIME TIME 600 201 242 139
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

 

2502

Blitzer

 

610

Matthews

 

487

Prime

 

146

6 pm Baier

 

2002

Blitzer

 

574

EdShow

 

414

Prime

 

199

7 pm Shep

 

1602

Dobbs

 

600

Matthews

 

502

Issues

 

284

8 pm O’Reilly

 

2809

Brown

 

461

Olbermann

 

887

Grace

 

520

9 pm Hannity

 

2278

King

 

1059

Maddow

 

853

Issues

 

350

10 pm Greta

 

1778

Cooper

 

674

Olbermann

 

653

Grace

 

260

11 pm O’Reilly

 

1506

Cooper

 

518

Maddow

 

446

Showbiz

 

264

TOTAL DAY 1443 520 415 251
PRIME TIME 2291 731 798 371
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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