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MSNBC’s O’Donnell Enjoys Post-Olbermann Bump At 8, As CNN’s Morgan Slips To Third At 9

Cable news ratings, January 24, 2011:

•On the first weeknight since the departure of Keith Olbermann, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell–who inherited Olbermann’s 8 p.m. timeslot–saw a healthy bump in his ratings: 332,000 viewers 25-54, which is higher than Olbermann’s average in the timeslot. It has to be noted that Monday night was hardly an average night for MSNBC, with huge interest in how O’Donnell would handle the Olbermann exit. Fox’s Bill O’Reilly was unshaken by the turmoil across town, comfortably perched in his traditional first place with 815,000 viewers 25-54.

•At CNN, Piers Morgan, who grabbed second place in the 9 p.m. hour his first week out, dipped on Monday, sliding to third place in both total viewers and viewers 25-54.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

441

Blitzer

140

Matthews

102

Showbiz

63

6 pm Baier

378

Blitzer

123

Live

159

Prime

71

7 pm Shep

453

King, USA

131

Matthews

251

Issues

132

8 pm O’Reilly

815

ParkerSpitzer

150

O’Donnell

332

Grace

240

9 pm Hannity

602

Morgan

208

Maddow

338

Missing

221

10 pm Van Susteren

356

Cooper

193

Schultz

207

Behar

127

11 pm O’Reilly

378

Cooper

106

O’Donnell

127

Showbiz

95

TOTAL DAY 318 133 135 134
PRIME TIME 591 184 293 193
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

1900

Blitzer

463

Matthews

638

Showbiz

159

6 pm Baier

2036

Blitzer

445

Live

709

Prime

226

7 pm Shep

1947

King, USA

390

Matthews

872

Issues

331

8 pm O’Reilly

3485

ParkerSpitzer

483

O’Donnell

1533

Grace

703

9 pm Hannity

2249

Morgan

763

Maddow

1377

Missing

552

10 pm Van Susteren

1588

Cooper

600

Schultz

822

Behar

356

11 pm O’Reilly

1254

Cooper

337

O’Donnell

529

Showbiz

258

TOTAL DAY 1381 430 546 301
PRIME TIME 2441 616 1245 528
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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