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No Home Court Advantage: 'Piers Morgan Tonight' In London Still Crushed; Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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April 27th, 2011

Piers Morgan is in London covering the Royal Wedding for CNN. Those expecting a home court ratings advantage for Piers Morgan Tonight may wish to adjust their expectations. His primetime show was beaten in the adults 25-54 demo by Fox News' telecasts of the UK's Sky News Royal Wedding coverage in the middle of the night.

Adults 25-54 demo:
· Fox News telecast of Sky News at 1am: 204,000
· Fox News telecast of Sky News at 2am: 189,000
· CNN/Piers Morgan Tonight at 9pm: 129,000

Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 26, 2011

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC 1,086 288 538
CNN 392 114 170
MSNBC 432 132 220
CNBC 209 45 101
FBN 74 15 41
HLN 206 103 109
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC 2,036 496 945
CNN 538 158 202
MSNBC 894 271 444
CNBC 240 90 108
FBN 46 19 25
HLN 295 122 163
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends 946 290 581
CNN American Morning 235 71 119
MSNBC Morning Joe 350 110 192
CNBC Squawk Box 156 47 100
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade 335 188 204
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC GLENN BECK 1,824 398 822
CNN Situation Room 545 127 234
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 731 172 267
CNBC FAST MONEY 259 37 117
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 81 30 33
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 1,869 367 722
CNN Situation Room 458 134 217
MSNBC MSNBC LIVE 630 186 278
CNBC Mad Money 238 65 121
HLN Prime News 209 89 145
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH 1,520 430 740
CNN John King USA 464 171 200
MSNBC Hardball WITH C. MATTHEWS 721 235 384
CNBC Kudlow Report 161 33 51
HLN ISSUES 293 117 177
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 2,588 637 1,238
CNN In The Arena 342 117 141
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 908 248 417
CNBC AMERICAN TAX CHEAT, THE 180 67 115
HLN Nancy Grace 402 151 227
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC Hannity 1,848 439 907
CNN Piers Morgan Tonight 533 129 167
MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show 966 297 483
CNBC 60 Minutes ON CNBC 270 106 115
HLN Dr. Drew 205 97 102
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1,669 413 689
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 744 229 298
MSNBC Ed Show 801 269 433
CNBC 60 Minutes ON CNBC 272 98 94
HLN Joy Behar 292 120 167
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 1,186 411 674
CNN Anderson Cooper 360 450 183 196
MSNBC Last Word W/ L. ODONNELL 461 144 246
CNBC Mad Money 98 49 48
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT 193 96 96

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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

Fox Business: 57.136 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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