Glenn Beck’s Communism Special Is Top Cable News Show In Demo Friday

Cable news ratings, January 22, 2010: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

Glenn Beck’s communism special at 5pmET on Friday was the #1 cable news show in the A25-54 demographic. It had a huge number – 1,127,000 viewers. The program was #2 in total viewers, with Bill O’Reilly taking the top spot at 8pmET.

• Fox News didn’t air the “Hope For Haiti” special, but CNN and MSNBC did. They added to the huge broadcast numbers with an addition 1.5 million total viewers combined. But FNC doubled the ratings of CNN and MSNBC combined in both the demo and total viewers during the two-hour block.

• But the top non-FNC program was actually CNN’s show after the special – Anderson Cooper’s 10pmET hour.

Check out all the ratings below, and leave your own thoughts in the comments:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm

Beck

1127

Blitzer

202

Matthews

85

Prime

108

6 pm

Baier

658

Blitzer

194

Ed Show

130

Prime

113

7 pm

Shep

542

Tonight

240

Matthews

88

Issues

115

8 pm

O’Reilly

1038

Hope for Haiti

393

Hope for Haiti

130

Grace

263

9 pm

Hannity

839

Hope for Haiti

393

Hope for Haiti

130

Behar

197

10 pm

Greta

561

Cooper

494

Olbermann

228

Grace

136

11 pm

O’Reilly

555

Cooper

302

Maddow

183

Showbiz

123

TOTAL DAY 521 222 107 145
PRIME TIME 814 428 163 194
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.
TV NEWS RATINGS: TOTAL VIEWERS (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm

Beck

3992

Blitzer

893

Matthews

555

Prime

254

6 pm

Baier

3004

Blitzer

720

Ed Show

572

Prime

259

7 pm

Shep

2376

Tonight

821

Matthews

512

Issues

365

8 pm

O’Reilly

4239

Hope for Haiti

1187

Hope for Haiti

468

Grace

888

9 pm

Hannity

3375

Hope for Haiti

1187

Hope for Haiti

468

Behar

697

10 pm

Greta

2318

Cooper

1387

Olbermann

768

Grace

425

11 pm

O’Reilly

1899

Cooper

729

Maddow

616

Showbiz

387

TOTAL DAY 1972 776 416 341
PRIME TIME 3317 1255 568 656
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.


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