Slapdown: FNC’s Bill O’Reilly Beats NBC’s ‘The Slap’

By Mark Joyella 

On Thursday night, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly¬†beat everyone else in cable news. O’Reilly crushed¬†his competition at 8 p.m., with Anderson Cooper, Chris Hayes and Nancy Grace nowhere close to O’Reilly’s nearly 3 million total viewers. In fact, that number didn’t just put O’Reilly on top of cable news, but in front of NBC’s “The Slap,” a dark, star-studded and highly promoted drama airing as a miniseries.

According to Nielsen, O’Reilly delivered 2.964 million viewers on cable, compared to “The Slap,” which had 2.737 million–on NBC. So you can add Zachary Quinto, Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton and Uma Thurman to O’Reilly’s list of vanquished talent.

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