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On Lou Dobbs’ Last Night, CNN Finishes 5th In Prime Time Demo

Cable news ratings, November 11, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• On a night that Lou Dobbs said goodbye the hour before, CNN finished in 5th place – behind Fox News, MSNBC, HLN and CNBC – in the prime time A25-54 demographic. This was only the 2nd time in 2009 the network finished 5th, with the first time coming in March. Dobbs’ 7pmET hour finished 4th in the demo and 3rd in total viewers.

• The top show on cable news was, once again, Bill O’Reilly‘s 8pmET in both total viewers and the demo. Glenn Beck‘s return to the airwaves gave him 2nd place in both.

Larry King was not helped by an awkward interview with Carrie Prejean – his hour was the lowest for CNN in the prime time 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

 

742

Blitzer

 

103

Matthews

 

139

Prime

 

100

6 pm Baier

 

556

Blitzer

 

127

EdShow

 

178

Prime

 

108

7 pm Shep

 

572

Dobbs

 

153

Matthews

 

201

Issues

 

183

8 pm O’Reilly

 

1042

Brown

 

174

Olbermann

 

413

Grace

 

294

9 pm Hannity

 

714

King

 

156

Maddow

 

270

Behar

 

162

10 pm Greta

 

486

Cooper

 

174

Olbermann

 

298

Grace

 

215

11 pm O’Reilly

 

491

Cooper

 

169

Maddow

 

220

Showbiz

 

192

TOTAL DAY 436 144 141 162
PRIME TIME 749 168 327 220
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

 

2837

Blitzer

 

624

Matthews

 

558

Prime

 

193

6 pm Baier

 

2247

Blitzer

 

570

EdShow

 

516

Prime

 

236

7 pm Shep

 

2132

Dobbs

 

641

Matthews

 

661

Issues

 

520

8 pm O’Reilly

 

3647

Brown

 

692

Olbermann

 

1236

Grace

 

815

9 pm Hannity

 

2609

King

 

633

Maddow

 

1143

Behar

 

527

10 pm Greta

 

1942

Cooper

 

572

Olbermann

 

812

Grace

 

427

11 pm O’Reilly

 

1658

Cooper

 

616

Maddow

 

588

Showbiz

 

370

TOTAL DAY 1620 610 471 331
PRIME TIME 2735 632 1063 581
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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