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HLN’s Nancy Grace Has 1.3 Million Viewers For Coverage Of Casey Anthony Trial

Cable news ratings, June 1, 2011:

•HLN’s Nancy Grace had the highest rated non-Fox show on cable news Wednesday, with 1,345,000 total viewers–more than any other show on HLN, MSNBC or CNN. Among viewers 25-54, Grace had 441,000 viewers, which was the fourth-highest rated show on cable news overall, behind Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity.

Coverage of the Casey Anthony murder trial has brought huge numbers of viewers to Grace and other HLN shows, with the network edging ahead of MSNBC and CNN into second place at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

•With Ed Schultz finishing up his five day suspension for remarks made on his radio show, The Ed Show has hardly lost steam in the ratings. Wednesday, with substitute host had an average audience of 252,000 viewers (25-54), well ahead of CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who had 191,000. The Ed Show was just 20,000 viewers behind first place finisher Greta Van Susteren on Fox News.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

465

Blitzer

160

Matthews

162

Special

377

6 pm Baier

418

Blitzer

154

Live

191

Prime

296

7 pm Shep

321

King, USA

165

Matthews

198

Issues

291

8 pm O’Reilly

593

InTheArena

158

O’Donnell

245

Grace

441

9 pm Hannity

444

Morgan

138

Maddow

293

DrDrew

263

10 pm Van Susteren

272

Cooper

191

Schultz

252

Behar

182

11 pm O’Reilly

308

Cooper

141

O’Donnell

172

Showbiz

122

TOTAL DAY 312 149 154 231
PRIME TIME 436 162 263 290
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

1598

Blitzer

594

Matthews

640

Special

1051

6 pm Baier

1711

Blitzer

451

Live

549

Prime

753

7 pm Shep

1475

King, USA

394

Matthews

708

Issues

812

8 pm O’Reilly

2661

InTheArena

483

O’Donnell

928

Grace

1345

9 pm Hannity

1678

Morgan

485

Maddow

1022

DrDrew

953

10 pm Van Susteren

1444

Cooper

593

Schultz

775

Behar

671

11 pm O’Reilly

1117

Cooper

389

O’Donnell

484

Showbiz

352

TOTAL DAY 1149 420 487 689
PRIME TIME 1929 518 912 975
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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