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"Hot News" Viewers To CNN Beginning To Ebb? Cable News Ratings for Thursday, March 17, 2011

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March 18th, 2011

The flow of "hot news" viewers to CNN seems to be beginning to ebb. CNN fell noticeably below FNC in the 25-54 demo in primetime, unlike last night.

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for March 17, 2011

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 1,284 342 624
CNN 866 351 492
MSNBC 474 146 243
CNBC 180 59 92
HLN 237 113 134
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 2,460 672 1,243
CNN 1,328 504 700
MSNBC 923 275 483
CNBC 202 87 106
HLN 414 159 231
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends 1,106 375 628
CNN American Morning 613 354 451
MSNBC Morning Joe 431 152 221
CNBC Squawk Box 172 79 123
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade 305 181 178
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC GLENN BECK 1,925 433 829
CNN Situation Room 947 289 497
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 660 145 255
CNBC FAST MONEY 152 33 73
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 213 81 102
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 1,877 417 815
CNN Situation Room 1,088 419 600
MSNBC MSNBC LIVE 483 149 287
CNBC Mad Money 175 74 99
HLN Prime News 181 54 105
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH 2,009 462 1,067
CNN John King USA 1,106 434 639
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 811 260 457
CNBC Kudlow Report 151 43 70
HLN ISSUES 288 94 161
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 3,026 824 1,538
CNN In The Arena 1,110 440 637
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 799 217 407
CNBC MARIJUANA INC 152 74 80
HLN Nancy Grace 491 182 278
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity 2,446 665 1,228
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight 1,294 453 584
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show 1,081 326 562
CNBC HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS 164 66 87
HLN Nancy Grace-MISSING 424 157 227
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1,902 523 959
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 1,570 613 871
MSNBC Ed Show 889 282 480
CNBC PORN: BUSINESS OF PLEASUR 290 122 149
HLN Joy Behar 343 144 197
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 1,195 435 630
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 1,256 642 784
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 519 145 284
CNBC Mad Money 80 44 54
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 273 142 183

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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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