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Larry King Ratings for Penultimate Telecast Trail Last Wednesday: Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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December 16th, 2010

After only 587,000 total viewers on Tuesday night, Larry King Live was up 59% to 935,000 total viewers on Wednesday night.  It was up16% from Tuesday to 178,000 viewers in the advertising-targeted adults 25-54 demographic.

That's a nice bump from the night before, but was actually down from last Wednesday when it had 195,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demo and 969,000 viewers overall.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for December 15, 2010

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 1,190 302 533
CNN 370 115 152
MSNBC 463 139 234
CNBC 183 57 91
HLN 287 127 158
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 2,223 549 1,023
CNN 700 175 276
MSNBC 967 261 433
CNBC 289 136 149
HLN 480 171 249
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends 878 282 472
CNN American Morning 185 74 88
MSNBC Morning Joe 486 163 244
CNBC Squawk Box 127 54 87
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade 298 166 200
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC GLENN BECK 1,897 420 804
CNN Situation Room 484 118 174
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 646 175 280
CNBC FAST MONEY 160 43 83
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 168 82 102
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 2,058 487 802
CNN Situation Room 504 162 231
MSNBC Ed Show 821 249 390
CNBC Mad Money 154 52 69
HLN Prime News 243 95 150
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH 1,734 459 818
CNN John King USA 399 150 196
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 747 230 380
CNBC Kudlow Report 112 32 48
HLN ISSUES 479 202 320
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 2,957 699 1,384
CNN PARKER SPITZER 420 118 222
MSNBC COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN 973 278 437
CNBC MARIJUANA USA 314 132 156
HLN Nancy Grace 710 266 383
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity 2,139 547 1,009
CNN Larry King Live 935 178 343
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show 998 256 474
CNBC BEYOND COUNTER: FRANCHISE 289 143 152
HLN Joy Behar 445 119 221
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1,562 400 672
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 744 228 262
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 929 247 387
CNBC BEYOND COUNTER: FRANCHISE 264 134 139
HLN Nancy Grace 317 141 168
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 1,234 408 625
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 403 187 209
MSNBC COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN 412 117 211
CNBC Mad Money 82 44 61
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 356 163 150

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Note: We publish all the cable news ratings we see on a daily basis.

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 October, 2010)

CNN/HLN: 100.88 million HHs

CNBC: 98.38 million HHs

FNC: 99.06  million HHs

MSNBC: 95.41 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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