CNN Tops Cable News Competitors at 9 and 10 PM Friday


By Alex Weprin Comment

CNN bested its cable news competitors at 9 and 10 PM Friday where it counts: the key adults 25-54 demographic. At 9 PM “Piers Morgan Tonight” had the first primetime interview with former reality show star and Sandra Bullock‘s ex-husband Jesse James, with Anderson Cooper talking the days news at 10.

The full ratings grid will be up shortly, but here is how things stacked up Friday:

9 PM
CNN: Piers Morgan – 697K Total Viewers / 257K A25-54
MSNBC: Rachel Maddow – 871K Total Viewers / 238K A25-54
FNC: War Stories w/ Oliver North – 1,144 Total Viewers / 226K A25-54

10 PM
CNN: Anderson Cooper – 690K Total Viewers / 285K A25-54
FNC: On The Record (w/ Martha MacCallum filling in) – 893K Total Viewers / 210K A25-54
MSNBC: INVESTIGATES – 415K Total Viewers / 178K A25-54