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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hannity Ousts O'Reilly As Top Cable News Telecast Of Week

"Hannity" ousted "The O'Reilly Factor" as the top cable news telecast of last week.

Sean Hannity's Wednesday interview of Sarah Palin averaged 4.200 million total viewers, enough to crack the top ten telecasts in all of cable last week. And while Bill O'Reilly had five telecasts in the top 25, his best — his Thursday interview with Palin — averaged 4.120 million total viewers, landing at #14.

ESPN's "Monday Night Football" contest between the Ravens and the Browns was the top telecast on cable, averaging 10.196 million total viewers.

USA took the top spot in the cable network primetime rankings for the week, averaging 3.078 million total viewers on the strength of programs like "Monk," WWE Raw," "White Collar," and "NCIS." ESPN placed second with 2.933 million total viewers, and Fox News came in third with 2.435 million total viewers.

Elsewhere in cable news, MSNBC placed 25th with an average of 692,000 total viewers, while CNN placed 28th with an average of 627,000 total viewers.

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