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HLN’s Nancy Grace Edges MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann In Battle For Second Place

Cable news ratings, January 4, 2011:

•HLN’s Nancy Grace took one from MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann Tuesday night, edging Countdown among viewers 25-54 by a mere 1,000 viewers. Both shows were far adrift of timeslot leader Bill O’Reilly, who had 707,000 viewers, (more than MSNBC and HLN combined) and far ahead of last-placed Parker Spitzer on CNN, which had an anemic 92,000 viewers 25-54.

•On CNN, Anderson Cooper has added an hour’s work to his daily schedule, filling the 9 p.m. hour until the debut of Piers Morgan Tonight. Last night’s show, featuring a panel of comics, did better than the Larry King reruns that had been airing in the timeslot, but with 122,000 viewers 25-54, it wasn’t enough to avoid a third-place finish.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

452

Blitzer

130

Matthews

93

Showbiz

66

6 pm Baier

426

Blitzer

109

Ed Show

159

Prime

108

7 pm Shep

404

King, USA

152

Matthews

192

Issues

136

8 pm O’Reilly

707

ParkerSpitzer

92

Olbermann

236

Grace

237

9 pm Hannity

454

Cooper

122

Maddow

173

Behar

97

10 pm Van Susteren

282

Cooper

146

O’Donnell

170

Grace

121

11 pm O’Reilly

364

ParkerSpitzer

112

Olbermann

129

Showbiz

81

TOTAL DAY 308 108 111 114
PRIME TIME 481 120 193 152
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

1920

Blitzer

490

Matthews

603

Showbiz

167

6 pm Baier

2232

Blitzer

477

Ed Show

652

Prime

265

7 pm Shep

1742

King, USA

430

Matthews

696

Issues

378

8 pm O’Reilly

3075

ParkerSpitzer

366

Olbermann

1050

Grace

810

9 pm Hannity

2061

Cooper

570

Maddow

799

Behar

346

10 pm Van Susteren

1455

Cooper

497

O’Donnell

549

Grace

311

11 pm O’Reilly

1145

ParkerSpitzer

254

Olbermann

343

Showbiz

205

TOTAL DAY 1345 374 455 273
PRIME TIME 2197 477 799 489
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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