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Ratings Upset: Sean Hannity’s Sarah Palin Interview Beats Bill O’Reilly’s

Cable news ratings, November 17, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

• He may be the top-rated cable news host, but more people watched Sean Hannity‘s interview with Sarah Palin Wendesday night than watched Bill O’Reilly‘s interview with Palin Thursday night. Hannity had 4,200,000 total viewers while O’Reilly got 4,120,000 (he has two more parts, tonight and Monday). In the A25-54 demographic, Hannity had 1,149,000 while O’Reilly had 1,069,000.

• In the demo, HLN finished 2nd in prime time, followed by MSNBC and CNN. In total viewers during prime time, MSNBC was 2nd and CNN was 3rd.

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

689

Blitzer

138

Matthews

108

Prime

126

6 pm Baier

525

Blitzer

118

EdShow

102

Prime

121

7 pm Shep

477

Tonight

148

Matthews

175

Issues

195

8 pm O’Reilly

1069

Brown

193

Olbermann

316

Grace

359

9 pm Hannity

744

King

258

Maddow

240

Behar

188

10 pm Greta

571

Cooper

216

Olbermann

208

Grace

259

11 pm O’Reilly

519

Cooper

151

Maddow

127

Showbiz

145

TOTAL DAY 420 149 116 142
PRIME TIME 795 222 255 265
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

2730

Blitzer

627

Matthews

554

Prime

261

6 pm Baier

2359

Blitzer

617

EdShow

540

Prime

280

7 pm Shep

2078

Tonight

578

Matthews

597

Issues

450

8 pm O’Reilly

4120

Brown

695

Olbermann

1188

Grace

1018

9 pm Hannity

2871

King

980

Maddow

877

Behar

654

10 pm Greta

2113

Cooper

585

Olbermann

584

Grace

522

11 pm O’Reilly

1691

Cooper

462

Maddow

382

Showbiz

412

TOTAL DAY 1656 548 417 328
PRIME TIME 3035 753 883 718
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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