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Larry King's Finale - Cable News Ratings for Thursday, December 16, 2010

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December 17th, 2010


Larry King Live's final telecast averaged 530,000 adults 25-54 and 2.24 million total viewers.  The finale added over 1.7 million viewers from the week's Monday episode which had  458,000 total viewers and more than doubled Wednesday's 935,000.   King still lost to Hannity with adults 25-54 at 9pm, but won the hour with total viewers.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for December 16, 2010

Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC 2331 525
CNN 1310 312
MSNBC 847 241
HLN 437 134
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends 958 288
CNN American Morning 243 105
MSNBC Morning Joe 403 126
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade 410 253
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC GLENN BECK 1800 397
CNN Situation Room 498 112
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 681 126
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 173 64
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 2175 486
CNN Situation Room 448 97
MSNBC Ed Show 763 166
HLN Prime News 185 72
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH 1732 445
CNN John King USA 425 100
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 645 166
HLN ISSUES 359 145
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 3121 672
CNN PARKER SPITZER 524 123
MSNBC COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN 1016 276
HLN Nancy Grace 672 197
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC Hannity 2162 543
CNN Larry King Live 2240 530
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show 874 252
HLN Joy Behar 365 109
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1706 361
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 1140 282
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 651 194
HLN Nancy Grace 313 109
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 1269 422
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 496 133
MSNBC COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN 365 143
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 307 128

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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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