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In Demo, CNN’s Anderson Cooper Wins At 10 P.M., Dropping Fox’s On The Record To Third

Cable news ratings, May 25, 2011:

•A tight race at 10 p.m. on Tuesday saw an upset on Wednesday, with Greta Van Susteren‘s visit to the border with Texas Governor Rick Perry on Fox falling to third place among viewers 25-54. CNN’s Anderson Cooper won the hour with 392,000 viewers, followed by MSNBC’s Ed Schultz (who made a high profile apology to Laura Ingraham on the show) in second place with 308,000. In terms of total viewers, On the Record was first, followed by AC 360.

•Fueled by high interest of the Casey Anthony murder trial, HLN’s Nancy Grace again had a strong night, with more than one million total viewers, and 290,000 viewers 25-54. In the demo, Grace was in third place overall, just behind MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell (307,000) but comfortably ahead of CNN’s In the Arena (164,000).

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

411

Blitzer

156

Matthews

211

Special

169

6 pm Baier

349

Blitzer

161

Live

158

Prime

126

7 pm Shep

342

King, USA

194

Matthews

228

Issues

131

8 pm O’Reilly

594

InTheArena

164

O’Donnell

307

Grace

290

9 pm Hannity

406

Morgan

158

Maddow

316

DrDrew

104

10 pm Van Susteren

262

Cooper

392

Schultz

308

Behar

128

11 pm O’Reilly

289

Cooper

337

O’Donnell

169

Showbiz

84

TOTAL DAY 291 191 171 140
PRIME TIME 421 237 310 170
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

1647

Blitzer

695

Matthews

745

Special

754

6 pm Baier

1835

Blitzer

573

Live

634

Prime

649

7 pm Shep

1633

King, USA

535

Matthews

795

Issues

586

8 pm O’Reilly

2764

InTheArena

650

O’Donnell

1091

Grace

1004

9 pm Hannity

1847

Morgan

658

Maddow

1043

DrDrew

266

10 pm Van Susteren

1489

Cooper

938

Schultz

832

Behar

443

11 pm O’Reilly

1161

Cooper

770

O’Donnell

498

Showbiz

187

TOTAL DAY 1249 604 539 456
PRIME TIME 2035 742 991 555
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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