Wednesday, March 29, 2006

MSNBC's Olbermann Beats CNN's Zahn

TVNewser reported In the first quarter of 2006, MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann beat CNN's Paula Zahn Now in the 25-54 demographic. "This marks MSNBC's first quarterly primetime victory over CNN in the demo in almost five years," MSNBC's press release said today.

Fox still beats both of them together, but CNN continues its slide down, and now is in third place.
Countdown averaged 164,000 total viewers in the quarter, up 41% from Q1 2005. Zahn averaged 158,000 demo viewers (down 33 percent), according to MSNBC. Bill O'Reilly averaged 450,000 in the demo (down 24 percent).
O' Reilly nearly beat MSNBC, CNN, AND CNN Headline News
Olbermann also beat Headline News star Nancy Grace in the demo. According to program ranker data, Grace averaged 154,000 demo viewers...
154,000 vs 164,000; CNN is almost in 4th place (i.e. its Headline News is close to surpassing it)

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