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Wednesday Ratings: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Flying High

On a night dominated by Maine Senator Olympia Snowe’s planned retirement and the contraception controversy, The Rachel Maddow Show notched an impressive 292,000 viewers in the demo on Wednesday night. Rachel Maddow‘s program was the highest rated show on MSNBC for the night and also beat out CNN’s Piers Morgan handily in demo and total viewers.

In other Wednesday highlights, Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor very nearly tied with NBC’s Rock Center in total viewers with 2.7 million last night. Rock Center had 2,748,000, while O’Reilly’s show racked up 2,682,000 total viewers.

Wednesday night’s full ratings:

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

386

Blitzer 

145

Matthews 

145

Special 

37

6 pm Baier 

366

King, USA 

88

Sharpton 

198

Prime 

48

7 pm Shep 

323

Burnett 

89

Matthews 

235

Velez-Mitchell 

82

8 pm O’Reilly 

534

Cooper 

134

Schultz 

247

Grace 

94

9 pm Hannity 

355

Morgan 

127

Maddow 

292

Dr. Drew 

89

10 pm Van Susteren 

327

Cooper 

114

O’Donnell 

231

Grace 

126

11 pm O’Reilly 

439

Burnett 

72

Schultz 

144

Showbiz 

133

TOTAL DAY 310 123 153 89
PRIME TIME 406 125 257 103
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 

1.695

Blitzer 

614

Matthews 

781

Special 

134

6 pm Baier 

1.763

King, USA 

450

Sharpton 

829

Prime
217
7 pm Shep 

1.632

Burnett 

361

Matthews 

845

Velez-Mitchell 

328

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.682

Cooper 

493

Schultz 

1.051

Grace 

476

9 pm Hannity 

1.725

Morgan 

456

Maddow 

1.023

DrDrew 

297

10 pm Greta 

1.577

Cooper 

500

O’Donnell
908
Grace 

264

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.154

Burnett 

284

Schultz
467
Showbiz 

311

TOTAL DAY 1.282 440 568 264
PRIME TIME 1.928 484 999 340
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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