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What News? MSNBC Wins Prime Time Demo Saturday Night With Docs

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

We praised Greta Van Susteren and Larry King for anchoring live Saturday night to cover the terror attempt story, while MSNBC stayed in tape. Well guess what – MSNBC was the top cable news network in the A25-54 demographic in prime time. In total viewers, FNC was #1 by far, with CNN in 2nd place.

• The top show in the demo was the 11pmET MSNBC Lock Up doc block, while the top show in total viewers was the 5pmET Fox News America’s News HQ program.

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 263 204 203 58
6 pm 250 194 181 91
7 pm 261 178 240 89
8 pm 197 153 199 102
9 pm 215 197 276 104
10 pm 189 133 324 92
11 pm 287 200 375 116
TOTAL DAY 260 205 194 110
PRIME TIME 200 161 266 99
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 1106 839 405 190
6 pm 992 757 440 193
7 pm 1081 677 536 201
8 pm 888 688 382 339
9 pm 862 835 549 282
10 pm 878 554 615 185
11 pm 524 574 570 238
TOTAL DAY 921 720 409 266
PRIME TIME 841 692 515 269
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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