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On Big News Night, CNN Drops To Fourth Place

Cable news ratings, June 6, 2011:

•The saga of Rep. Anthony Weiner boosted ratings for Fox News, and sent CNN’s primetime shows into fourth place Monday. Between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., only CNN’s Wolf Blitzer was able to climb into third place. CNN’s highest rated show on the night, Anderson Cooper‘s AC 360, had 270,000 viewers 25-54 at 10 p.m., but was beaten by HLN’s Joy Behar (298,000), MSNBC’s Ed Schultz (326,000) and Fox’s Greta Van Susteren (475,000).

•HLN continued to draw large audiences for its prime shows amid coverage of the Casey Anthony murder trial, with three–Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew and Joy Behar–drawing ratings higher than any program on sister network CNN. Grace took second place among viewers 25-54 at 8 p.m., but Dr. Drew and Behar both were beaten by competition on MSNBC.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

457

Blitzer

155

Matthews

133

Special

242

6 pm Baier

533

Blitzer

192

Live

156

Prime

211

7 pm Shep

557

King, USA

224

Matthews

231

Issues

249

8 pm O’Reilly

799

InTheArena

216

O’Donnell

303

Grace

380

9 pm Hannity

748

Morgan

187

Maddow

379

DrDrew

294

10 pm Van Susteren

475

Cooper

270

Schultz

326

Behar

298

11 pm O’Reilly

418

Cooper

250

O’Donnell

171

Showbiz

191

TOTAL DAY 366 167 157 223
PRIME TIME 674 223 336 316
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

1843

Blitzer

567

Matthews

709

Special

974

6 pm Baier

2140

Blitzer

510

Live

548

Prime

811

7 pm Shep

1705

King, USA

489

Matthews

856

Issues

889

8 pm O’Reilly

3188

InTheArena

544

O’Donnell

926

Grace

1311

9 pm Hannity

2518

Morgan

695

Maddow

1057

DrDrew

1093

10 pm Van Susteren

1818

Cooper

792

Schultz

921

Behar

893

11 pm O’Reilly

1392

Cooper

610

O’Donnell

522

Showbiz

501

TOTAL DAY 1337 472 528 702
PRIME TIME 2508 672 968 1076
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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