The Ticker (p.m. edition): ABC, FNC, MSNBC…

By Chris Ariens 

> Tonight World News will feature Charlie Gibson‘s interview with Fred Thompson. This is the broadcast’s latest installment in the “Who Is?” series, exploring the private side of the presidential candidates.

> The O’Reilly Factor had another big night Tuesday night. 2,418,000 total viewers and 582,000 in the A25-54 demo (live+ same day). That means O’Reilly had more demo viewers than CNN had total viewers (581,000) at 8pmET.

> Here’s an interesting duo: on Hardball with Chris Matthews today, Ben Affleck and Alan Greenspan. (I might just TiVo). And in other MSNBC programming news, Keith Olbermann interviews Sen. Hillary Clinton tonight on Countdown.