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Experian Hitwise: Countdown with Keith Olbermann Returns with a Bang; Lopez Tonight Rises

Fresh off the suspension of its host, which ended up lasting for two installments, MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann was the top-ranked cable-news show for the week ending Nov. 13, according to Experian Hitwise. It was followed by Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor and MSNBC Live.

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart claimed the late-night talk-show crown, followed by two offerings from TBS: Lopez Tonight at No. 2 and Conan at No. 3.

The top three broadcast-network sites were CBS, ABC, and The CW. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars waltzed to the No. 1 position on the list of broadcast-show sites, trailed by Fox’s Glee and CBS’ NCIS. CBS’ CSI:NY was the one broadcast fast-riser (to No. 11 from No. 17).

Comedy’s South Park was the top-ranked cable-show site, followed by Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club and MTV’s 16 and Pregnant. Fast risers were Lopez Tonight (5 from 34), TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska (11 from 66), and National Geographic Channel’s Great Migrations (24 from 62).

When combining broadcast and cable, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants topped the charts, followed by South Park and Dancing with the Stars. Fast risers were Bad Girls Club (8 from 19), Lopez Tonight (18 from 101), and Countdown (23 from 42).

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