Glenn Beck‘s “We Surround Them, You Are Not Alone” 5pmET special, featuring a studio audience and viewing parties around the nation, was the top-rated show on cable news in the A25-54 demo last Friday, with 993,000 viewers. In fact it was the #1 show in that demo for the month of March. Beck was a close second to The O’Reilly Factor in Total Viewers, 3.07 million v. 3.19 million.
There were more viewers watching Beck’s 5pm show than watched the entire prime time (8-11pm) lineups on CNN and MSNBC.
• In another ratings note, MSNBC topped CNN for the second consecutive week in the prime time demo. For March ’09 so far, MSNBC is averaging 377,000 while CNN is averaging 344,000 (FNC is far in front with 649,000).