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Glenn Beck’s Future At Fox May Be In Question, But His Ratings Aren’t: They’re Way Up

Cable news ratings, March 22, 2011:

Glenn Beck‘s been the subject of intense media speculation surrounding a potential separation from Fox News–a story fueled in part by Beck’s softer-than-usual showing in the overnight ratings. Well, all that speculation may have helped Beck jump right back to the top tier of cable news performers, finishing Tuesday night with 656,000 viewers 25-54, just 1,000 viewers behind Sean Hannity. Beck dominated the 5 p.m. hour, with ratings in the 25-54 demo that were higher than those of CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined.

•At 10 p.m., CNN’s Anderson Cooper has held his lead over Fox’s Greta Van Susteren for eight days, finishing Tuesday night in first place among viewers 25-54 with 530,000. Van Susteren trailed by 93,000 viewers, and MSNBC’s Ed Schultz was a distant third, with 248,000. In the competition among total viewers, Van Susteren took first place.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

656

Blitzer

278

Matthews

136

Showbiz

85

6 pm Baier

471

Blitzer

292

Live

132

Prime

115

7 pm Shep

482

King, USA

321

Matthews

211

Issues

193

8 pm O’Reilly

771

InTheArena

330

O’Donnell

265

Grace

231

9 pm Hannity

657

Morgan

368

Maddow

344

Missing

114

10 pm Van Susteren

435

Cooper

530

Schultz

248

Behar

144

11 pm O’Reilly

481

Cooper

411

O’Donnell

144

Showbiz

113

TOTAL DAY 408 272 134 106
PRIME TIME 622 409 286 158
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

2318

Blitzer

849

Matthews

631

Showbiz

197

6 pm Baier

2037

Blitzer

763

Live

576

Prime

293

7 pm Shep

1977

King, USA

862

Matthews

718

Issues

418

8 pm O’Reilly

3191

InTheArena

850

O’Donnell

938

Grace

548

9 pm Hannity

2337

Morgan

981

Maddow

1101

Missing

304

10 pm Van Susteren

1750

Cooper

1218

Schultz

848

Behar

329

11 pm O’Reilly

1241

Cooper

912

O’Donnell

390

Showbiz

225

TOTAL DAY 1514 720 479 248
PRIME TIME 2428 1017 963 385
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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