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Maddow And Olbermann Team Up For Top Non-FNC Hour Friday Night

Cable news ratings, October 16, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

Rachel Maddow‘s 9pmET hour Friday night had the most total viewers of all non-FNC cable news shows. The hour was helped by a phone interview from MSNBC’s 8pmET host, Keith Olbermann, as the pair chatted about former Pres. George H.W. Bush‘s comments about them. Olbermann’s Countdown the hour before was a repeat.

• The top show of the night was Glenn Beck‘s at 5pmET, in total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. Beck had demo viewers than his competition had total viewers.

• The top non-FNC show in the demo was HLN’s Nancy Grace at 8pmET.

Check out all the ratings below, and leave your own thoughts in the comments:

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

681

Blitzer

111

Matthews

144

Prime

111

6 pm Baier

495

Blitzer

138

EdShow

122

Prime

121

7 pm Shep

415

Dobbs

105

Matthews

172

Issues

160

8 pm O’Reilly

583

Brown

103

Olbermann

169

Grace

256

9 pm Hannity

497

King

148

Maddow

238

Behar

190

10 pm Greta

433

Cooper

206

Olbermann

139

Grace

118

11 pm O’Reilly

398

Cooper

174

Maddow

161

Showbiz

181

TOTAL DAY 385 152 110 140
PRIME TIME 504 152 182 181
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

2620

Blitzer

640

Matthews

491

Prime

227

6 pm Baier

2222

Blitzer

578

EdShow

430

Prime

262

7 pm Shep

1916

Dobbs

423

Matthews

583

Issues

499

8 pm O’Reilly

2490

Brown

496

Olbermann

688

Grace

734

9 pm Hannity

2000

King

691

Maddow

937

Behar

536

10 pm Greta

1673

Cooper

677

Olbermann

410

Grace

410

11 pm O’Reilly

1327

Cooper

459

Maddow

489

Showbiz

388

TOTAL DAY 1477 552 374 316
PRIME TIME 2055 622 678 548
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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