Ratings Soar for ‘Larry King Live’ Finale; Draws 2.24 Million Viewers

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The final Larry King Live telecast on CNN saw a nice bounce, up more than 100% from the night before to 2.25 million viewers and 530,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demographic.  King bettered Hanity on Fox News in total viewers (2.24m vs. 2.16m) but Hannity won out with adults 25-54 (543,000 vs. 530,000).

Update: the night’s full cable news ratings are now posted, but I’ve included them again below:

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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