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Ratings: Fox News Primetime Back on Top, CNN Continues to See MH370 Boost

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Cable news viewers continue to be captivated by the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, now entering day 13.

A few ratings notes from yesterday: Fox News is back on top in primetime, but CNN continues to see demo wins in certain daytime hours, particularly the late afternoon.

After four weeknights of CNN winning at least one primetime hour in the A25-54 demo, Fox News’ primetime lineup — “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Kelly File” and “Hannity” — were back on top last night, winning in both total viewers and the demo.

Outside of primetime, CNN continues to see a boost with its wall-to-wall coverage. Last night, “Erin Burnett OutFront” topped “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” in the demo for the fourth straight night. CNN also won in the demo from 2-4pmET and tied at 6pmET. Fox News remains far out front in total viewers during those hours.

Compared to the same day last year, Fox is up +1 in total viewers and +5% in the A25-54 demographic and CNN is up +57% and +122%, respectively.

The full scoreboard will be up shortly.

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