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2005: Total Viewers Program Ranker

Bill O’Reilly is the king of cable news again this year. He’s #1 on the 2005 weekday program ranker, followed by H&C, Greta, Shep and Hume. The “Competitive Program Analysis” shows CNN’s Larry King at #6.

The defunct NewsNight with Aaron Brown comes in as CNN’s #2 program of the year, ranking #13 overall. Wolf Blitzer‘s Situation Room is CNN’s #3 and Paula Zahn now is #4. Headline News star Nancy Grace ranks 25th on the chart, averaging 510,000 viewers for the year. Prime News was the second most-popular HLN show, averaging 335,000.

On MSNBC, Rita Cosby was #1. Chris Matthews (#2), Keith Olbermann (#3) and Joe Scarborough (#4) were all within 20,000 viewers of eachother. See it all for yourself:

> 2005 weekday program ranker (PDF)

> For comparisons: Here’s the 2004 ranker (PDF)

(Rankers courtesy FNC)

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