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Palin Farewell Speech Isn’t Big Sunday Night Draw

Cable news ratings, July 26, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

Sarah Palin‘s farewell speech at 7pmET on Sunday night was not a big draw on the cablers. FNC and CNN aired the speech, while MSNBC stuck with their original programming, a Michael Jackson doc. MSNBC won the hour in the A25-54 demographic, while in total viewers FNC won and MSNBC was 3rd. but FNC lost viewers from the hour before.

Geraldo Rivera had the top-rated cable news program Sunday, in total viewers. The 10pmET program was edged by MSNBC’s doc block 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 NewsHQ

252

Zakaria

103

Special

165

News

64

6 pm News Sunday

286

Newsroom

102

Investigates

95

Prime

91

7 pm Report

274

Newsroom

156

Special

287

Issues

58

8 pm Huckabee

305

Presents

189

Special

275

Grace

64

9 pm Hannity

284

Special

248

Issues

112

10 pm Geraldo

345

Newsroom

222

Special

398

Grace

124

11 pm Huckabee

139

Presents

164

Special

441

Showbiz

159

TOTAL DAY 219 148 182 118
PRIME TIME 311 200 307 96
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 NewsHQ

971

Zakaria

436

Special

342

News

189

6 pm News Sunday

1167

Newsroom

472

Investigates

219

Prime

187

7 pm Report

1129

Newsroom

704

Special

530

Issues

140

8 pm Huckabee

962

Presents

548

Special

664

Grace

295

9 pm Hannity

1104

Special

638

Issues

309

10 pm Geraldo

1186

Newsroom

681

Special

825

Grace

307

11 pm Huckabee

634

Presents

428

Special

861

Showbiz

366

TOTAL DAY 820 448 355 242
PRIME TIME 1084 593 709 296
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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