Fox News regained its lead in the ratings on Monday, a day after CNN posted astonishingly high viewer figures for the coverage of Barack Obama's speech announcing the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
On Sunday, CNN beat Fox News handily, and its coverage of Obama's speech became the most watched cable program of the week. On Monday, though, Fox News easily won the primetime ratings, drawing 3.397 million total viewers, with 1.031 million in the demo. CNN had 2.155 million total viewers and 909,000 in the demo. The strongest program for Fox News was Bill O'Reilly's, which drew 4.561 million viewers. In the morning, "Fox and Friends" drew its biggest audience numbers since Hurricane Katrina.
Anderson Cooper's show was a bright spot for CNN. Cooper topped Greta Van Susteren in both total viewers and in the demo.