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In Final Night On CNN’s In The Arena, Eliot Spitzer Beats MSNBC’s Last Word

Cable news ratings, July 6, 2011:

•On the night CNN announced the cancellation of In the Arena–and host Eliot Spitzer signed off from the program–Spitzer claimed a victory over MSNBC’s Last Word, averaging 204,000 viewers 25-54 compared to MSNBC’s 187,000. Host Lawrence O’Donnell was off, with Chris Hayes filling in. Fox’s Bill O’Reilly won the hour, followed by HLN’s Nancy Grace.

•Overall, HLN finished first for the day and in primetime among viewers 25-54, with several programs attracting notably large audiences, including Dr. Drew, with 735,000 viewers at 9 p.m. for a first-place finish.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

201

Blitzer

127

Matthews

217

Special

337

6 pm Baier

231

Blitzer

175

Live

153

Prime

330

7 pm Shep

304

King, USA

192

Matthews

154

Issues

442

8 pm O’Reilly

736

InTheArena

204

O’Donnell

187

Grace

654

9 pm Hannity

515

Morgan

191

Maddow

278

DrDrew

735

10 pm Van Susteren

533

Cooper

311

Schultz

189

Grace

458

11 pm O’Reilly

498

Cooper

244

O’Donnell

143

Showbiz

365

TOTAL DAY 291 153 148 292
PRIME TIME 595 236 218 610
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 Special

1033

Blitzer

662

Matthews

704

Special

1134

6 pm Baier

1563

Blitzer

618

Live

542

Prime

1136

7 pm Shep

1441

King, USA

492

Matthews

591

Issues

1342

8 pm O’Reilly

3145

InTheArena

556

O’Donnell

679

Grace

2099

9 pm Hannity

1981

Morgan

517

Maddow

862

DrDrew

2269

10 pm Van Susteren

1900

Cooper

769

Schultz

762

Grace

1251

11 pm O’Reilly

1292

Cooper

512

Special

392

Showbiz

835

TOTAL DAY 1086 431 421 877
PRIME TIME 2344 614 768 1847
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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