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Ratings Notes: On Day Two Of Hurricane Isaac’s Landfall, Fox News Claims Top Spot

Yesterday Hurricane Isaac swept through Louisiana, Missisisppi and other parts of the southeastern U.S., and people were still tuning in to TV get their weather fix Wednesday, even with the RNC going on.

Fox News, which has been dominant in the ratings during the RNC, was number one in total day and primetime, in both total viewers and the adults 25-54. While the bulk of FNC’s coverage was focused on the RNC, it had extensive reports on Hurricane Isaac, most notbaly from Shepard Smith, who was in New Orleans and Mississippi yesterday. During Smith’s hours at 3 and 7 PM–when his coverage was focused on Isaac and not the RNC–FNC handily topped every other network in total viewers, including Weather Channel.

The Weather Channel, which always sees strong ratings growth whenever there is severe weather events, placed number two in total viewers and the demo in total day, and was third in total viewers and second in the demo in primetime. Yesterday Weather was number two across the board, except fore the demo in total day, when it topped all of the cable news channels.

The numbers:

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Shepard Smith Talks Juan Williams, Sarah Palin on ‘The View’

In addition to announcing his new deal, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith talked about a number of other subjects during his appearance on “The View” this morning, including his FNC colleagues Juan Williams and Sarah Palin.

Among the revelations was that Smith will conduct his first interview with the former Alaska governor-turned FNC contributor on the Fox broadcast channel on election night. Smith was asked whether he thought she will run for president in 2012.

“I will interview her next Tuesday and I will ask her that very question,” Smith said. “I haven’t had access to her, it has been very difficult. I saw her on ‘Hannity’ a couple of times.”

With regards to the Juan Williams case, Smith said:

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