Hardball Beats 360 On Friday

By Brian 

On Monday night’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, MSNBC ran a promo bragging that it beat CNN at 7pm on Friday, an e-mailer noted. Hardball averaged 314,000 viewers, while Anderson Cooper 360 delivered 287,000. In the 25-54 demographic, MSNBC had 123,000 viewers, while CNN averaged 74,000.

> Also: “Do you know what’s going on with Anderson Cooper 360? Friday night was just a bunch of rerun stories with news updates at quarter past the hour,” an e-mailer wonders. On Monday, Anderson was in Los Angeles…

> Update: 5:33pm: “Why would you omit the REAL winner…Shepard Smith?,” Dave asks.