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Cable News Ratings for Friday, February 11, 2011; As Mubarak Resigns, 'Piers Morgan Tonight' Near Lows

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February 14th, 2011

With the news of Egyptian president Mubarak's resignation on Friday, Piers Morgan Tonight hit its second lowest average viewership and sixth lowest 25-54 demo viewership in the show's short history.

During the total day Friday Fox News had more average viewers than both CNN and MSNBC  combined.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for February 11, 2011

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 1,210 289 584
CNN 647 203 292
MSNBC 512 144 230
CNBC 193 51 93
HLN 292 133 170
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 1,897 406 816
CNN 678 228 321
MSNBC 820 247 357
CNBC 213 63 89
HLN 509 155 257
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends 1,041 340 640
CNN American Morning 422 162 225
MSNBC Morning Joe 538 136 251
CNBC Squawk Box 172 65 120
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade 300 153 198
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC GLENN BECK 2,064 497 1,067
CNN Situation Room 750 189 302
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 634 102 199
CNBC FAST MONEY 218 34 96
CNBC OPTIONS ACTION 142 41 76
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 228 66 74
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 2,129 453 976
CNN Situation Room 616 192 266
MSNBC MSNBC LIVE 497 90 216
CNBC Mad Money 168 57 98
HLN Prime News 258 83 134
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH 1,586 445 794
CNN John King USA 571 215 301
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 635 136 270
CNBC Kudlow Report 127 35 65
HLN ISSUES 376 115 219
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 2,687 598 1,164
CNN PARKER SPITZER 672 229 350
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 888 174 308
CNBC 60 Minutes ON CNBC 272 62 104
HLN Nancy Grace 457 157 281
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity 1,662 379 762
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight 616 220 279
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show 989 237 430
CNBC REMINGTON UNDER FIRE 189 28 55
HLN Nancy Grace-MISSING 210 48 129
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1,337 239 522
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 740 236 327
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES 584 329 332
CNBC DEAD BODY WORTH 179 99 107
HLN Joy Behar 155 42 65
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 1,146 285 597
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 441 177 226
MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES 538 328 290
CNBC Mad Money 59 40 47
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 217 54 105

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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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