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Greta, O’Reilly Split Primary Election Night Ratings Victories In Big Fox News Win

Cable news ratings, May 18, 2010: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• The top hours during last night’s primary coverage were Greta Van Susteren‘s on FNC at 10pmET in the A25-54 demographic and Bill O’Reilly‘s 8pmET in total viewers [Bret Baier was live with election results during both hours]. FNC topped CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined in both categories during prime time. MSNBC was the clear #2 in prime time, with CNN third.

• The top non-FNC hour was Rachel Maddow‘s 9pmET show for MSNBC in both categories.

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

Beck

598

Blitzer

161

Matthews

129

Showbiz

124

6 pm

Baier

347

Blitzer

154

Ed Show

170

Prime

61

7 pm

Shep

380

King, USA

157

Matthews

177

Issues

155

8 pm

O’Reilly

616

Brown

139

Olbermann

249

Grace

158

9 pm

Hannity

504

King

212

Maddow

269

Behar

122

10 pm

Greta

635

Cooper

211

Olbermann

206

Grace

102

11 pm

O’Reilly

554

Cooper

167

Maddow

211

Showbiz

131

TOTAL DAY 329 127 112 123
PRIME TIME 585 187 242 125
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

2190

Blitzer

564

Matthews

564

Showbiz

253

6 pm

Baier

1978

Blitzer

431

Ed Show

646

Prime

159

7 pm

Shep

1827

King, USA

496

Matthews

716

Issues

404

8 pm

O’Reilly

2484

Brown

469

Olbermann

1073

Grace

460

9 pm

Hannity

2299

King

652

Maddow

1083

Behar

538

10 pm

Greta

2311

Cooper

721

Olbermann

834

Grace

286

11 pm

O’Reilly

1627

Cooper

443

Maddow

687

Showbiz

297

TOTAL DAY 1247 394 451 276
PRIME TIME 2365 614 996 420
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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