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HLN’s Vinnie Politan Beats Glenn Beck By One Million Viewers At 5 P.M.

Cable news ratings, June 29, 2011:

•On Wednesday night, with the defense case winding down in the Casey Anthony murder trial, HLN’s 5 p.m. Special Report with Vinnie Politan had the network’s biggest ratings of the night: 2,687,000 total viewers (and 728,000 viewers 25-54), almost exactly a million more viewers than Fox News’ Glenn Beck, who had a total audience of 1,691,000 (and 377,000 in the demo). HLN’s shows won every hour Wednesday night, save one (and it wasn’t Bill O’Reilly, the usual king of cable news whose show fell to second among viewers 25-54 behind Nancy Grace). At 9 p.m., Sean Hannity narrowly beat HLN’s Dr. Drew.

•At 7 p.m., a close contest between CNN’s John King and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, with Matthews prevailing by just 3,000 viewers 25-54. HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell won the hour.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

377

Blitzer

119

Matthews

144

Special

728

6 pm Baier

282

Blitzer

160

Live

121

Prime

547

7 pm Shep

318

King, USA

124

Matthews

127

Issues

490

8 pm O’Reilly

532

InTheArena

106

O’Donnell

146

Grace

676

9 pm Hannity

557

Morgan

125

Maddow

233

DrDrew

546

10 pm Van Susteren

364

Cooper

226

Schultz

182

Grace

432

11 pm O’Reilly

279

Cooper

157

O’Donnell

182

Showbiz

314

TOTAL DAY 251 116 134 357
PRIME TIME 485 153 187 544
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

1691

Blitzer

535

Matthews

554

Special

2687

6 pm Baier

1697

Blitzer

399

Live

450

Prime

1793

7 pm Shep

1536

King, USA

311

Matthews

616

Issues

1638

8 pm O’Reilly

2330

InTheArena

272

O’Donnell

705

Grace

2242

9 pm Hannity

1967

Morgan

405

Maddow

900

DrDrew

1667

10 pm Van Susteren

1535

Cooper

632

Schultz

630

Grace

1328

11 pm O’Reilly

984

Cooper

440

O’Donnell

424

Showbiz

899

TOTAL DAY 978 340 434 1139
PRIME TIME 1945 437 745 1716
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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