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O’Reilly Triples Olbermann in Total Viewers

Cable news ratings, August 4, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

Bill O’Reilly‘s 8pmET The O’Reilly Factor was once again the top-rated cable news show last night, and by a bigger margin than usual. The Factor had more than triple the total viewer total of MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, in 2nd place. It was just short of tripling MSNBC’s 8pmET in the A25-54 demographic.

• In the prime time demo, MSNBC edged CNN for second in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

Larry King was the top program for CNN again last night in both categories. It was good enough for #2 in total viewers, ahead of Rachel Maddow.

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

535

Blitzer

310

Matthews

153

Prime

94

6 pm Baier

441

Blitzer

232

EdShow

90

Prime

74

7 pm Shep

407

Dobbs

152

Matthews

207

Issues

149

8 pm O’Reilly

868

Brown

240

Olbermann

339

Grace

239

9 pm Hannity

699

King

313

Maddow

315

Issues

145

10 pm Greta

628

Cooper

300

Olbermann

305

Grace

242

11 pm O’Reilly

541

Cooper

244

Maddow

182

Showbiz

157

TOTAL DAY 344 184 122 117
PRIME TIME 735 284 319 207
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

2350

Blitzer

997

Matthews

498

Prime

326

6 pm Baier

1930

Blitzer

729

EdShow

435

Prime

219

7 pm Shep

1874

Dobbs

642

Matthews

611

Issues

360

8 pm O’Reilly

3672

Brown

915

Olbermann

1133

Grace

660

9 pm Hannity

2667

King

1163

Maddow

1098

Issues

513

10 pm Greta

2199

Cooper

920

Olbermann

790

Grace

494

11 pm O’Reilly

1618

Cooper

771

Maddow

578

Showbiz

415

TOTAL DAY 1331 603 403 294
PRIME TIME 2850 999 1007 548
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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