01/19/2011 03:04 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Piers Morgan Tonight' Wins Demo In Second Night Ratings

The second episode of "Piers Morgan Tonight" beat its Fox News rival "Hannity" in the key A25-54 demo, though it shed a large percentage of its opening-night viewers.

The CNN show drew 1.27 million viewers for its Tuesday episode, which featured an interview with Howard Stern. That's a drop from the 2.1 million who tuned in for Monday's debut. "Hannity" was watched by 2.18 million viewers.

However, Morgan beat Hannity in the all-important demo: 551,000 people in the A24-54 category watched his show, compared to 506,000 who tuned into Hannity. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow came in third in both categories.