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Maddow, Matthews Finish 1st, 2nd On MSNBC Wednesday

Cable news ratings, May 26, 2010: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• There was a very rare top two programs on MSNBC Wednesday night. Rachel Maddow‘s 9pmET show was #1 in both categories, but in the A25-54 demographic, Chris Matthews‘ 7pmET re-broadcast was #2. Keith Olbermann‘s 8pmET show was #3 – and #2 in total viewers.

Bill O’Reilly had the top show on cable news, by far, with nearly three million total viewers. #2 Sean Hannity was more than 800,000 behind.

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

Beck

623

Blitzer

185

Matthews

129

Showbiz

61

6 pm

Baier

503

Blitzer

202

Ed Show

139

Prime

85

7 pm

Shep

481

King, USA

229

Matthews

235

Issues

142

8 pm

O’Reilly

814

Brown

198

Olbermann

230

Grace

177

9 pm

Hannity

576

King

193

Maddow

269

Behar

142

10 pm

Greta

545

Cooper

242

Olbermann

192

Grace

157

11 pm

O’Reilly

542

Cooper

218

Maddow

143

Showbiz

108

TOTAL DAY 346 164 124 127
PRIME TIME 645 211 230 156
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

2145

Blitzer

618

Matthews

589

Showbiz

167

6 pm

Baier

1919

Blitzer

641

Ed Show

552

Prime

227

7 pm

Shep

1572

King, USA

537

Matthews

747

Issues

389

8 pm

O’Reilly

2982

Brown

536

Olbermann

1015

Grace

570

9 pm

Hannity

2156

King

583

Maddow

1041

Behar

469

10 pm

Greta

2102

Cooper

693

Olbermann

691

Grace

454

11 pm

O’Reilly

1701

Cooper

516

Maddow

508

Showbiz

311

TOTAL DAY 1191 465 446 300
PRIME TIME 2413 604 916 494
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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