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Cable News Wed, Sept 17: Hannity & Colmes Palin Interview Dominates Hour

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September 18th, 2008

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for September 17 2008

The Hannity & Colmes interview with Sarah Palin, which was their second highest rated show ever, beat the other 4 cable news networks combined for the 9-10pm hour in average viewership.

9 PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Hannity & Colmes–4,921,000 viewers (1,391,000) (2,456,000)
Larry King—1,646,000 viewers (630,000) (776,000)
Rachel Maddow Show–1,716,000 viewers (635,000) (829,000)
On the Money—285,000 viewers (169,000) (171,000)
Glenn Beck- 684,000 viewers (282,000) (417,000)
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P2+ Total Day
FNC – 1,544,000 viewers
CNN –793,000 viewers
MSNBC – 588,000 viewers
CNBC – 363,000 viewers
HLN – 382,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 4,107,000 viewers
CNN –1,488,000 viewers
MSNBC-1,536,000 viewers
CNBC –283,000 viewers
HLN – 814,000 viewers

25-54 Total Day
FNC – 425,000 viewers
CNN –283,000 viewers
MSNBC – 213,000 viewers
CNBC –126,000 viewers
HLN- 177,000 viewers

25-54 Prime Time
FNC –1,093,000 viewers
CNN – 565,000 viewers
MSNBC – 589,000 viewers
CNBC – 148,000 viewers
HLN – 342,000 viewers

35-64 Total Day
FNC –782,000 viewers
CNN – 393,000 viewers
MSNBC – 309,000 viewers
CNBC – 202,000 viewers
HLN – 217,000 viewers

35-64 Prime Time
FNC – 2,000,000 viewers
CNN –705,000 viewers
MSNBC –775,000 viewers
CNBC –168,000 viewers
HLN –464,000 viewers

Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM) P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
FOX & Friends –1,076,000 viewers (361,000) (659,000)
American Morning-431,000 viewers (170,000) (247,000)
Morning Joe- 453,000 viewers (136,000) (211,000)
Squawk Box- 314,000 viewers (91,000) (177,000)
Morning Express w/ Meade- 284,000 viewers (180,000) (202,000)

6PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Special Report with Brit Hume – 2,108,000 viewers (442,000) (886,000)
Situation Room-1,013,000 viewers (290,000) (470,000)
Race/White House w/d Gregory- 612,000 viewers (212,000) (333,000)
Mad Money–518,000 viewers (209,000) (295,000)
Prime News- 304,000 viewers (118,000) (153,000)

7PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Fox Report w/ Shepard Smith – 2,184,000 viewers (536,000) (1,043,000)
Lou Dobbs–1,121,000 viewers (329,000) (574,000)
Hardball w/Chris Matthews–1,145,000 viewers (405,000) (616,000)
**Is Your Money Safe (7PM-9PM)—462,000 viewers (172,000) (254,000)
Glenn Beck – 516,000 viewers (229,000) (289,000)

8PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor- 3,839,000 viewers (837,000) (1,795,000)
Election Center--1,098,000 viewers (377,000) (506,000)
Countdown w/Keith Olbermann– 1,854,000 viewers (718,000) (953,000)
Nancy Grace –1,083,000 viewers (437,000) (597,000)

9 PM - P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Hannity & Colmes–4,921,000 viewers (1,391,000) (2,456,000)
Larry King—1,646,000 viewers (630,000) (776,000)
Rachel Maddow Show–1,716,000 viewers (635,000) (829,000)
On the Money—285,000 viewers (169,000) (171,000)
Glenn Beck- 684,000 viewers (282,000) (417,000)

10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
On the Record w/Greta—3,561,000 viewers (1,052,000) (1,750,000)
Anderson Cooper 360–1,719,000 viewers (687,000) (834,000)
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann–1,038,000 viewers (415,000) (541,000)
Big Idea w/Donny Deutsch—a scratch w/123,000 viewers (81,000) (a scratch w/50,000)
Nancy Grace –744,000 viewers (336,000) (424,000)

11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
The O’Reilly Factor--2,005,000 viewers (705,000) (1,082,000)
Anderson Cooper 360—1,147,000 viewers (527,000) (675,000)
Rachel Maddow Show–645,000 viewers (242,000) (353,000)
Mad Money—208,000 viewers (103,000) (134,000)
Showbiz Tonight– 494,000 viewers (230,000) (262,000)

P2+ = viewers over the age of 2

(25-54) = Adults 25-54 viewing

(35-64) = Adults 35-64 viewing

Prime Time = 8-11pm

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast. For more information see Numbers 101.

Scratch = when a show's audience fails to meet minimum Nielsen reporting levels. For more information go here.

Nielsen Cable Network Coverage Estimates (as of March, 2008)

CNN/HLN: 96.93 million HHs
CNBC: 95.13 million HHs
FNC: 94.55 million HHs
MSNBC: 91.59 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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