comScore Cable News Ratings | Eliot Spitzer - CNN
ratings

In First Week, CNN’s In The Arena Struggles To Hold Its Audience

Cable news ratings, March 2, 2011:

•The decision to transform CNN’s Parker Spitzer into a new show, In the Arena, more focused around host Eliot Spitzer came after many observed a strange trend: Parker Spitzer had far better ratings when co-host Kathleen Parker wasn’t on. In its debut week, that trend hasn’t quite held for In the Arena. The new show, which began Monday, has only had three nights on the air and making any conclusions this early would be unfair, but the show has lost viewers each night, from 124,000 viewers 25-54 on Monday to 114,000 Wednesday, for a fourth-place finish behind HLN’s Nancy Grace.

•A strong showing Wednesday for HLN’s Joy Behar, who came very close to catching MSNBC’s Ed Schultz. Behar, who had 238,000 viewers 25-54, was just behind Schult’s 247,000. Behar was in fourth place overall, behind CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, but she did claim one prize: the top-rated show of the night on HLN.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

484

Blitzer

122

Matthews

147

Showbiz

55

6 pm Baier

402

Blitzer

168

Live

177

Prime

95

7 pm Shep

525

King, USA

143

Matthews

211

Issues

124

8 pm O’Reilly

896

InTheArena

114

O’Donnell

257

Grace

149

9 pm Hannity

668

Morgan

229

Maddow

321

Missing

143

10 pm Van Susteren

411

Cooper

301

Schultz

247

Behar

238

11 pm O’Reilly

470

Cooper

180

O’Donnell

168

Showbiz

167

TOTAL DAY 365 161 148 111
PRIME TIME 658 215 275 175
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

1966

Blitzer

599

Matthews

673

Showbiz

238

6 pm Baier

2074

Blitzer

588

Live

653

Prime

241

7 pm Shep

1920

King, USA

518

Matthews

732

Issues

390

8 pm O’Reilly

3277

InTheArena

470

O’Donnell

980

Grace

620

9 pm Hannity

2130

Morgan

632

Maddow

1103

Missing

473

10 pm Van Susteren

1732

Cooper

765

Schultz

1109

Behar

609

11 pm O’Reilly

1360

Cooper

470

O’Donnell

559

Showbiz

359

TOTAL DAY 1414 494 539 291
PRIME TIME 2380 622 1064 561
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop