FOX won all of the prime time slots Monday - Friday and comes in first in all of the prime time weekly averages.
CNN remained in fourth place for the week at 8PM in the Adults 25 - 54 demographic after coming in fourth place four times and third place once. They came in second place during both the 9PM and 10PM hours. At 9PM, they came in second place all five nights. At 10PM, they came in second place four night and fourth place once (Tuesday night).
MSNBC came in second place at 8PM with three second place and two third place finishes. At 9PM, they were consistently in third place. During the 10PM hour, they came in third place for the week after four third place finishes and one fourth place finish (Monday night).
HLN was all over the place during the 8PM hour with two second place finishes (Monday & Tuesday), two third place finishes (Wednesday & Thursday) and one fourth place finish (Friday). In the end, their average put them in third place for the week. The 9PM and 10PM hours left them in fourth place after five nights in fourth place during the 9PM hour and one second place (Tuesday), one third place (Monday), and three fourth place finishes during the 10PM hour.
1 4 night average used. Friday night FOX aired special programming at 9PM ET.
^ Courtesy Nielsen Media Research; Demographics where noted; Live + Same Day (LS) Fast Track Nationals.
Programming note for Wednesday, September 9, 2009:
CNN Plans Live Coverage of President’s Address to Joint Session of Congress and GOP Response
CNN anchors Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown and John King will lead the network’s live, comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s 8 p.m. address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Before the president takes the podium to discuss health care reform, members of the Best Political Team on Television will preview his remarks. After Pres. Obama’s address, coverage will continue with the Republican response, followed by analysis and opinions from across the ideological spectrum. Larry King Live is scheduled to air following the joint session,and Anderson Cooper 360 will continue coverage, with Anderson Cooper reporting from Afghanistan.