November ratings are in, and many nets saw year-over-year double-digit declines. One of the exceptions is ratings plagued CNN. It was up 55%, thanks to election coverage, to a 0.8 HH rating. That’s still nowhere near competitor Fox News’ 2.0 rating (up 42% vs Nov ’11), with the news net tied with USA for the #2 spot in prime among cable nets. MSNBC’s Nov ratings soared 73% to a 1.1 for the month, also ahead of CNN. As former NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker takes on the CNN pres role, he’s got some catching up to do. Read on for cable’s winner in prime and networks that posted gains.

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