For the third straight night, MSNBC's new silver-haired star Phil Donahue
beat out his CNN rival Connie Chung.
Donahue notched a 0.7 Nielsen Media Research rating Wednesday night with
628,000 viewers, while Connie Chung Tonight harvested a 0.6 rating and
Over on the Fox News Channel, Bill O'Reilly kept up his strangle-hold on the
8 p.m. hour, grabbing a 2.0 rating and 2.1 million viewers.
Since his July 15 premiere, Donahue is averaging a 0.8 rating and 812,000
viewers. Chung's three-day average was a 0.7 with 695,000 viewers, and O'Reilly
was in front with a 2.0 rating and 2.1 million viewers.