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CNN Carries Michael Jackson Momentum Into Friday Night

In a rare ratings win for CNN, the cable news network’s Friday night primetime lineup (8-11pmET) finished first in the A25-54 demo. Also, Campbell Brown at 8, Larry King at 9 and Anderson Cooper at 10 each won their time periods in the ad-friendly demo with extensive Michael Jackson coverage. CNN edged FNC in Total Viewers as well in prime (1.79M vs. 1.78M).

Total Viewers / A25-54 Demo (Numbers Updated)

CNN
Brown – 1.50M / 603K
King – 2.03M / 788
Cooper – 1.85M / 816

FNC
O’Reilly (Ingraham filling in) – 2.40M / 568K
Hannity – 1.55M / 400K
Greta – 1.40M / 457K

MSNBC
Olbermann – 1.12K / 404K
H&L – 720K / 230K
Olbermann – 575K / 262K

HLN
Grace – 809K / 368
Dobbs – 458K / 200
Grace – 521K / 270

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