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O’Reilly’s Interview With Gingrich Seen By Nearly 3 Million Viewers Thursday Night

Cable news ratings, June 23, 2011:

•Fox’s Bill O’Reilly confronted GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on his viability as a candidate after false starts and an exodus of campaign staff Thursday night, and the interview was a huge draw. O’Reilly Factor attracted 2.944 million total viewers, more than twice the total audience of CNN’s In the Arena and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell combined.

Fox won the hour, followed by HLN, where Nancy Grace had 1.851 million viewers.

•At the other end of Fox’s evening schedule, Glenn Beck had the network’s lowest ratings on the night, with 341,000 viewers 25-54–the only FNC show to fail to finish first in its timeslot. HLN’s Special Report finished first at 5 p.m., with 351,000 viewers in the demo.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

341

Blitzer

157

Matthews

179

Special

351

6 pm Baier

365

Blitzer

108

Live

144

Prime

436

7 pm Shep

493

King, USA

139

Matthews

158

Issues

395

8 pm O’Reilly

693

InTheArena

181

O’Donnell

195

Grace

503

9 pm Hannity

589

Morgan

212

Maddow

303

DrDrew

393

10 pm Van Susteren

414

Cooper

279

Schultz

267

Behar

338

11 pm O’Reilly

385

Cooper

209

O’Donnell

121

Showbiz

186

TOTAL DAY 332 135 142 277
PRIME TIME 566 224 255 407
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

1543

Blitzer

503

Matthews

580

Special

1609

6 pm Baier

1676

Blitzer

411

Live

541

Prime

1447

7 pm Shep

1669

King, USA

443

Matthews

587

Issues

1389

8 pm O’Reilly

2944

InTheArena

475

O’Donnell

840

Grace

1851

9 pm Hannity

2134

Morgan

657

Maddow

927

DrDrew

1577

10 pm Van Susteren

1502

Cooper

733

Schultz

847

Behar

1022

11 pm O’Reilly

1190

Cooper

442

O’Donnell

338

Showbiz

585

TOTAL DAY 1231 393 443 945
PRIME TIME 2204 621 871 1457
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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