Irwin Tribute Makes Larry King #1

By Brian 

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A tribute to Steve Irwin delivered boffo ratings for Larry King Tuesday night. CNN’s 9pm hour averaged 1.2 million viewers in the 25-54 demo and 2.9 million total viewers, easily doubling FNC’s Hannity & Colmes and quadrupling MSNBC’s Scarborough Country in the demo.

Thanks to King, CNN averaged 744,000 demo viewers in primetime, compared to 456,000 for FNC and 208,000 for MSNBC. Here are the numbers.

King’s guests included Phillipe Cousteau, Jack Hanna, Jeff Corwin, and Irwin’s long-time friend John Stainton