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MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, Back On Air, Comes Close To Top-Rated Greta Van Susteren On Fox

Cable news ratings, June 7, 2011:

•Fresh off his five night suspension without pay, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz is performing strongly in the nightly ratings, with an average audience Tuesday of 261,000 viewers 25-54, not far from the 10 p.m. hour’s winner, Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, who finished with 297,000. CNN’s Anderson Cooper finished in third place (one of only two CNN shows Tuesday night to escape a fourth-place finish–the other was John King, USA). Van Susteren’s On the Record was the only Fox News show on Tuesday night to finish with fewer than 300,000 viewers in the demo. Bill O’Reilly finished first among Fox shows, with 633,000 viewers 25-54.

•HLN’s Nancy Grace had cable news’s second-highest-rated hour Tuesday night, finishing with an average audience of 515,000 viewers 25-54, second only to O’Reilly, and just ahead of Fox’s Sean Hannity.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

494

Blitzer

177

Matthews

182

Special

227

6 pm Baier

324

Blitzer

139

Live

173

Prime

226

7 pm Shep

342

King, USA

178

Matthews

152

Issues

251

8 pm O’Reilly

633

InTheArena

162

O’Donnell

295

Grace

515

9 pm Hannity

500

Morgan

171

Maddow

284

DrDrew

344

10 pm Van Susteren

297

Cooper

209

Schultz

261

Behar

184

11 pm O’Reilly

370

Cooper

213

O’Donnell

161

Showbiz

105

TOTAL DAY 317 158 143 191
PRIME TIME 477 177 280 339
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

1775

Blitzer

615

Matthews

689

Special

821

6 pm Baier

1910

Blitzer

418

Live

591

Prime

690

7 pm Shep

1566

King, USA

466

Matthews

679

Issues

715

8 pm O’Reilly

2796

InTheArena

485

O’Donnell

914

Grace

1392

9 pm Hannity

2151

Morgan

572

Maddow

872

DrDrew

954

10 pm Van Susteren

1550

Cooper

708

Schultz

660

Behar

667

11 pm O’Reilly

1303

Cooper

517

O’Donnell

390

Showbiz

333

TOTAL DAY 1269 453 470 610
PRIME TIME 2174 588 823 987
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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