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Obama Interview Brings Big Ratings For Baier

Cable news ratings, March 17, 2010: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

Bret Baier‘s exclusive interview with Pres. Obama Wednesday made Special Report the 2nd highest rated show on cable news in total viewers, finishing 3rd in the A25-54 demographic. The program was up 22% increase in total viewers and 23% bump in the demo from its March averages. It also topped the cable news competition (CNN, HLN, MSNBC) combined at 6pmET.

• The #1 show on cable news was Bill O’Reilly‘s again, while Glenn Beck finished #2 in the demo.

Check out all the ratings below, and leave your own thoughts in the comments:

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

Beck

679

Blitzer

67

Matthews

104

Prime

96

6 pm

Baier

635

Blitzer

105

Ed Show

82

Prime

53

7 pm

Shep

557

Blitzer

128

Matthews

163

Issues

94

8 pm

O’Reilly

932

Brown

150

Olbermann

219

Grace

179

9 pm

Hannity

699

King

147

Maddow

221

Behar

100

10 pm

Greta

565

Cooper

184

Olbermann

182

Grace

160

11 pm

O’Reilly

532

Cooper

117

Maddow

105

Showbiz

120

TOTAL DAY 426 114 103 123
PRIME TIME 735 161 208 144
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

2465

Blitzer

454

Matthews

486

Prime

222

6 pm

Baier

2907

Blitzer

420

Ed Show

537

Prime

224

7 pm

Shep

2177

Blitzer

465

Matthews

655

Issues

325

8 pm

O’Reilly

3650

Brown

477

Olbermann

1022

Grace

765

9 pm

Hannity

2565

King

755

Maddow

960

Behar

535

10 pm

Greta

2329

Cooper

727

Olbermann

625

Grace

502

11 pm

O’Reilly

1663

Cooper

411

Maddow

449

Showbiz

341

TOTAL DAY 1639 455 415 307
PRIME TIME 2851 653 869 590
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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