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Thursday Ratings: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Beats Fox’s Greta Van Susteren In Demo

Thursday evening, during the 10 p.m. hour, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell beat Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren in the key 25-54 demo. However, Van Susteren handily beat O’Donnell in total viewership.

Once again, it should be noted that the 2012 Summer Olympics have caused all cable news programs to experience a decline in viewership.

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm The5 

403

Blitzer 

94

Olympics 

NA*

Express 

46

6 pm Baier 

382

Blitzer 

53

Sharpton 

181

Express 

54

7 pm Smith 

328

Burnett 

71

Matthews 

192

Velez-Mitchell 

59

8 pm O’Reilly 

470

Cooper 

90

Schultz 

196

Grace 

74

9 pm Hannity 

320

Morgan 

81

Maddow 

285

Dr. Drew 

68

10 pm Van Susteren 

201

Cooper 

99

O’Donnell 

263

Grace 

96

11 pm O’Reilly 

230

Burnett 

64

Schultz 

177

Showbiz 

42

TOTAL DAY 275 79 NA* 69
PRIME TIME 330 90 248 80
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 The5 

1.853

Blitzer 

448

Olympics
 

NA*

Express 

120

6 pm Baier 

1.868

Blitzer
 

392

Sharpton 

717

Express 

116

7 pm Smith 

1.552

Burnett 

375

Matthews 

831

Velez-Mitchell 

266

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.683

Cooper 

366

Schultz 

758

Grace 

307

9 pm Hannity 

1.896

Morgan 

308

Maddow 

846

DrDrew 

270

10 pm Van Susteren
 

1.466

Cooper 

224

O’Donnell 

809

Grace 

286

11 pm O’Reilly 

914

Burnett 

159

Schultz 

408

Showbiz 

146

TOTAL DAY 1.256 292 NA* 210
PRIME TIME 2.021 299 804 288
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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