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In Japan Coverage, Fox News Tops CNN & MSNBC Combined Primetime Viewership; Cable News Ratings for Monday, March 14

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March 15th, 2011

Fox News primetime viewership was more than CNN and MSNBC combined in primetime during the coverage of the crisis in Japan. Note that Hannity had its biggest average viewership (P2+) and demo viewership (25-54) of the year to date.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for March 14, 2011

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 1,400 414 714
CNN 1,039 442 598
MSNBC 516 170 267
CNBC 174 54 97
HLN 223 100 137
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 2,767 814 1,454
CNN 1,635 704 942
MSNBC 1,049 330 527
CNBC 201 80 106
HLN 359 112 168
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends 1,005 380 588
CNN American Morning 628 289 415
MSNBC Morning Joe 434 164 250
CNBC Squawk Box 110 46 78
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade 245 151 208
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC GLENN BECK 2,273 627 1,047
CNN Situation Room 1,310 473 654
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 702 149 273
CNBC FAST MONEY 186 33 81
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 188 90 119
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 2,253 500 989
CNN Situation Room 1,131 455 645
MSNBC MSNBC LIVE 617 172 341
CNBC Mad Money 182 51 124
HLN Prime News 244 116 148
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH 2,267 606 1,204
CNN John King USA 1,193 544 676
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 743 235 380
CNBC Kudlow Report 158 34 73
HLN ISSUES 308 127 206
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 3,698 991 1,799
CNN In The Arena 1,456 585 845
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 987 313 506
CNBC BEHIND COUNTER: FRANCHISE 175 76 87
HLN Nancy Grace 477 136 216
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity 2,692 860 1,446
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight 1,542 617 842
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show 1,157 369 579
CNBC BIO: HARLEY DAVIDSON 222 72 111
HLN Nancy Grace-MISSING 382 123 174
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1,906 590 1,115
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 1,904 909 1,140
MSNBC Ed Show 1,002 307 495
CNBC BIO: SEARS 207 93 121
HLN Joy Behar 251 87 123
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 1,392 522 819
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 1,702 967 1,069
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 579 214 307
CNBC Mad Money 100 62 73
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 286 113 146

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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: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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