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CNN’s ‘New Day’ Wins in Demo Tuesday

Thanks in part to CNN’s evening shows, CNN’s month-old morning show came in first among younger viewers Tuesday, topping “Fox & Friends,” “Morning Joe” and HLN’s “Morning Express.”

The last time CNN beat its cable rivals in the 6-9am timeslot in the demo was April 19, the morning of the Boston bomber manhunt. Before that, it was April 29, 2011, the day British royals William and Kate were wed.

Fox News still more than doubled CNN’s total viewer draw Tuesday.

CNN’s “New Day,” which launched one month ago today, benefited from CNN’s primetime coverage Monday night: Anderson Cooper‘s interview (the one and only so far) with a George Zimmerman juror, and Piers Morgan‘s interview with Trayvon Martin‘s friend Rachel Jeantel.

  • 6-9am | Tuesday, July 23.

Network: A25-54 / Total Viewers
CNN: 186,000 / 408,000
FNC: 176,000 / 1.045M
HLN: 165,000 / 301,000
MSNBC: 135,000 / 376,000

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Anderson Cooper Interviews Zimmerman Juror: ‘I Think He’s Guilty of Not Using Good Judgment’

Just before he went on the air tonight, CNN’s Anderson Cooper got the first interview with one of the six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman Saturday night. The woman, in silhouette and identified by her juror number, B37, said Zimmerman was “guilty of not using good judgment… he shouldn’t have gotten out of that car.” She says all but one juror felt that screaming voice on the 911 call was George Zimmerman.

She said just as they began deliberations the six women jurors cried, then took a vote as to where they stood: “There were three not guiltys, one second-degree murder and two manslaughters,” she said. B37 was among those voting not guilty.

“It’s a tragedy this happened. But it happened,” she said through tears. “I think both were responsible for the situation they had gotten themselves into. I think they both could have walked away.” (Video after the jump)

B37 is the first of the jurors to speak out. She is the juror that GalleyCat reported on earlier today, who has signed with a literary agent and may write a book about the case. Cooper said B37 would not be doing any further interviews adding, “she kind of just wants to be left alone.”

Other notable interviews stemming from the case today: Barbara Walters spoke with Zimmerman’s parents who say they are in hiding, as is their son. HLN’s Vinnie Politano spoke with the prosecutors in the case. One of them, Angela Corey, was asked to describe Zimmerman in a word. She says “murderer.” (Airing at 10pmET on HLN). At 9pmET, Piers Morgan speaks with Rachel Jeantel, who was on the phone with Martin when the confrontation began. Also at 9pmET, FNC’s Sean Hannity will speak with Zimmerman’s attorneys, who have been making the rounds in New York.

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