While CNN has been making some noise in the Demo in the afternoon by beating FNC on certain programs recently, Friday MSNBC snuck up on CNN and stole 2nd place in the primetime Demo. This was a good news bad/news thing for MSNBC.
Good News: They beat CNN in the Demo.
Bad News: Friday was “Crimetime in Primetime” which meant no Live & Direct, Scarborough Country, or The Situation. If those shows can’t get MSNBC past CNN in the Demo but Crimetime can, that doesn’t bode well for the future of those shows or MSNBC.