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YouTube Debate Puts CNN In Week’s Top 10

Last week’s CNN/YouTube debate propelled the CNN program into the top 10 in all of cable news programs, the first time in more than two years that a single CNN program has cracked the top 10. The ranking is compiled by total viewers, Live +SD.

The last time CNN was in the top 10 was in September 2005 during breaking news coverage of the JetBlue emergency landing.

Fox News last made the top 10 in January with two programs: the State of the Union Address was #4, and a Presidential address on Iraq was #8.

Despite the huge numbers for the debate, Fox News still beat CNN for the week, with Fox News as the #11 cable net and CNN at #18.

Click continued to see the full top 10 cable shows from last week.


Ranked by Live+SD Viewers(000)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON L (DOLPHINS/STEELERS) ESPN 13,119
2 NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME (2007 – PACKERS VS. COWBOYS) NFLN 10,054
3 SFC MINI-SERIES(S)-12/02/2007 (TIN MAN: PART ONE) SCIFI 6,332
4 NFL GAME PRE-KICKOFF NFLN 6,158
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW) USA 5,152
6 SANTA CLAUSE, THE DSNY 4,986
7 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW) USA 4,968
8 SPONGEBOB NICK 4,494
9 SR/CNN YOUTUBE GOP DEBATE(S)-11/28/2007 CNN 4,486
10 HILLS, THE MTV 4,222

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