Ratings For Day One Of CNNI Simulcast; Plus, MSNBC Beats CNN Sunday Night

By Brian 

“Could you post raw numbers with hourly beakdowns daily since no one else does?,” an e-mailer asks. I could, but I have to rely on sources at the news networks — Nielsen does not release the numbers. But here are a couple ratings tidbits that hit the inbox today:

> Monday’s debut of CNN’s “Your World Today” averaged 309,000 viewers, with 56,000 in the 25-54 demo. In May, the noon hour averaged 347,000 viewers.

> Sunday night’s Hardball Deep Throat Special re-air on MSNBC beat a CNN 25th Anniversary Special to rank #2 in total viewers (250,000 vs. 229,000). The 10pm Meet the Press replay also beat a CNN anniversary special, averaging 427,000 viewers vs. CNN’s 347,000.