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Q1 ’06: Grace Averaging 581,000 Viewers

Nancy Grace launched in the middle of Q1 2005 and averaged 333,000 viewers in the quarter. Her viewership has increased 74% to 581,000 total viewers in Q1 2006, CNN said in a press release today.

Grace is up 35% in the 25-54 demo compared to her launch quarter, from 124,000 to 167,000 young viewers.

Prime News Tonight also launched in the middle of Q1 2005. It averaged 268,000 total viewers in its first quarter last year, versus 323,000 viewers in the first quarter this year, a gain of 21 percent. The show is up 14 percent in the demo.

Grace has helped HLN grow its primetime audience by 55 percent compared to Q1 2005.

CNN’s press release didn’t include any ratings highlights for Showbiz Tonight, though. When will the network announce its updated Headline Prime schedule?…

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