Everyone won a timeslot this week. MSNBC won the Adult Viewers 25 - 54 ratings for the 8PM time slots. As a result of the way that FOX coded their 8PM program, the weekly average includes Tuesday night which was the Kentucky and Oregon primary results. Wednesday night is the only night that FOX did better than MSNBC.
FOX won the 9PM timeslot for the week. CNN's Larry King Live did very well on Friday since he was interviewing the American Idol contestants.
CNN once again took 10PM. Monday night was the only night that CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 didn't have the highest number of viewers Adult 25 - 54.
Tuesday, May 20th was the Kentucky and Oregon Primary results and each of the networks did something a little bit different with the way that they coded their coverage.
|8PM||N/A||488,000||513,000||Winner: MSNBC. FOX listed regular programming.|
|9PM||N/A||571,000||423,000||Winner: CNN. FOX listed regular programming.|
|10PM||485,000||N/A||571,000||Winner: MSNBC. CNN listed regular programming.|
1 4 day average. Tuesday primary coverage excluded.
2 3 day average used to calculate MSNBC 9PM average. Calculation doesn't include Tuesday (primary results) or Friday (David Gregory).
3 3 day average used to calculate FOX 10PM average. Calculation doesn't include Tuesday (primary results) or Friday (Crime Scene).
^ Courtesy Nielsen Media Research; Demographics where noted; Live + Same Day (LS) Fast Track Nationals.
Here's an interesting note from the News To Me Newsletter:
Nicole Lapin is back
Her fans on CNN.com/Live know she never left of course, but we're glad she's back with us on "News To Me." This weekend Nicole sits down with Eric to give us a look at the best stuff on iReport.com and CNN.com.
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