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MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Edges CNN’s Anderson Cooper In Tight 10 P.M. Race

Cable news ratings, February 15, 2011:

•The only hour in primetime where Fox, CNN and MSNBC are even remotely on par is at ten o’clock, and Fox’s Greta Van Susteren usually wins, as she did Tuesday. But unlike other hours in prime, Van Susteren isn’t lapping her competitors. GVS had 331,000 viewers 25-54, compared to 252,000 for MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, who slipped past CNN’s Anderson Cooper, with 246,000.

•In the 7 o’clock hour, a rare tie for second place: CNN’s John King got 183,000 viewers 25-54 and so did MSNBC’s Chris Matthews (Among total viewers, Matthews beat King). The big winner at 7, however, was Fox’s Shepard Smith, who cleared half a million viewers in the demo, with 541,000. That was second only to Bill O’Reilly.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

429

Blitzer

124

Matthews

127

Showbiz

93

6 pm Baier

432

Blitzer

189

Live

123

Prime

80

7 pm Shep

541

King, USA

183

Matthews

183

Issues

105

8 pm O’Reilly

686

ParkerSpitzer

142

O’Donnell

219

Grace

134

9 pm Hannity

468

Morgan

280

Maddow

321

Missing

99

10 pm Van Susteren

331

Cooper

246

Schultz

252

Behar

117

11 pm O’Reilly

409

Cooper

161

O’Donnell

139

Showbiz

120

TOTAL DAY 308 143 123 108
PRIME TIME 495 223 264 114
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

1867

Blitzer

461

Matthews

572

Showbiz

194

6 pm Baier

2045

Blitzer

502

Live

563

Prime

240

7 pm Shep

1922

King, USA

451

Matthews

806

Issues

341

8 pm O’Reilly

3017

ParkerSpitzer

444

O’Donnell

1000

Grace

482

9 pm Hannity

2196

Morgan

710

Maddow

1265

Missing

276

10 pm Van Susteren

1427

Cooper

740

Schultz

919

Behar

287

11 pm O’Reilly

1141

Cooper

378

O’Donnell

510

Showbiz

268

TOTAL DAY 1292 433 515 254
PRIME TIME 2240 632 1061 342
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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