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Nancy Grace Tops Cable News As Eliot Spitzer’s In The Arena Hits Bottom

Cable news ratings, June 17, 2011:

•Friday night saw two sister networks on opposite ends of the ratings spectrum, with HLN–dominated by coverage of the Casey Anthony murder trial–grabbing the night’s highest-rated cable news show (among viewers 25-54) with Nancy Grace (524,000 viewers in the demo–beating Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor with substitute host Laura Ingraham, which had 453,000), as CNN’s Eliot Spitzer-led In the Arena hit the lowest average rating of any show in prime time, with just 61,000 viewers.

HLN was the top-rated network among viewers 25-54 in prime, beating Fox, with CNN in fourth place. Among total viewers, Fox was in first, followed by HLN.

•In other interesting matchups, HLN’s Dr. Drew took first place at 9 p.m. in the demo (422,000), beating Fox’s Hannity (351,000) and Fox’s Greta Van Susteren held on to first place at 10 p.m. by just 1,000 viewers 25-54, beating HLN’s Joy Behar.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

293

Blitzer

128

Matthews

134

Special

404

6 pm Baier

265

Blitzer

73

Live

165

Prime

392

7 pm Shep

297

King, USA

69

Matthews

173

Issues

362

8 pm O’Reilly

453

InTheArena

61

O’Donnell

177

Grace

524

9 pm Hannity

351

Morgan

108

Maddow

311

DrDrew

422

10 pm Van Susteren

284

Cooper

195

Lockup

158

Behar

283

11 pm O’Reilly

322

Cooper

240

Lockup

224

Showbiz

184

TOTAL DAY 274 125 155 264
PRIME TIME 364 121 215 404
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

1393

Blitzer

449

Matthews

545

Special

1322

6 pm Baier

1565

Blitzer

293

Live

622

Prime

1138

7 pm Shep

1413

King, USA

298

Matthews

603

Issues

1167

8 pm O’Reilly

2106

InTheArena

341

O’Donnell

614

Grace

1579

9 pm Hannity

1554

Morgan

435

Maddow

860

DrDrew

1290

10 pm Van Susteren

1291

Cooper

629

Lockup

383

Behar

980

11 pm O’Reilly

968

Cooper

597

Lockup

542

Showbiz

547

TOTAL DAY 1081 389 452 835
PRIME TIME 1661 469 618 1267
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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