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With Boost From Nancy Grace, HLN’s Dr. Drew Becomes A Ratings Force At 9 P.M.

Cable news ratings, June 8, 2011:

•With HLN’s Nancy Grace getting fantastic ratings with her coverage of the Casey Anthony murder trial, lots of viewers seem to be sticking around to try the network’s newest show, Dr. Drew. On Wednesday night, Dr. Drew had an average audience of 337,000 viewers 25-54, beating MSNBC star Rachel Maddow (307,000) and CNN’s heavily promoted Piers Morgan (184,000). Fox’s Sean Hannity won the hour with 528,000 viewers in the demo. Overall, Dr. Drew was HLN’s second highest rated show Wednesday, after Grace, who hit 436,000 viewers 25-54.

•At CNN, Wolf Blitzer‘s Situation Room (5 p.m.) was the only hour to climb into second place, with 220,000 viewers 25-54, finishing ahead of HLN’s special coverage of the Anthony trial (214,000) and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews (195,000). Outgoing Fox News host Glenn Beck won the hour, with 456,000 viewers in the demo.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

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

456

Blitzer

220

Matthews

195

Special

214

6 pm Baier

405

Blitzer

125

Live

158

Prime

228

7 pm Shep

347

King, USA

117

Matthews

214

Issues

265

8 pm O’Reilly

551

InTheArena

119

O’Donnell

280

Grace

436

9 pm Hannity

528

Morgan

184

Maddow

307

DrDrew

337

10 pm Van Susteren

416

Cooper

212

Schultz

282

Behar

231

11 pm O’Reilly

394

Cooper

185

O’Donnell

159

Showbiz

103

TOTAL DAY 312 159 165 192
PRIME TIME 498 170 289 329
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

1769

Blitzer

706

Matthews

642

Special

999

6 pm Baier

1901

Blitzer

580

Live

528

Prime

853

7 pm Shep

1571

King, USA

469

Matthews

747

Issues

860

8 pm O’Reilly

2893

InTheArena

550

O’Donnell

930

Grace

1356

9 pm Hannity

2182

Morgan

692

Maddow

1000

DrDrew

1110

10 pm Van Susteren

2008

Cooper

686

Schultz

902

Behar

741

11 pm O’Reilly

1477

Cooper

533

O’Donnell

505

Showbiz

342

TOTAL DAY 1301 482 514 661
PRIME TIME 2364 639 944 1049
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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