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Friday Cable News Ratings: CNN Drops Below 100K in Demo for Primetime

CNN saw some of its worst primetime ratings of the year Friday night, averaging only 81K in the 25-54 demo. A 10pm special called Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope had the lowest demo rating of the night with 57K, though Crossfire at 6:30pm also struggled with just 66K. Crossfire was the lowest-rated CNN show in terms of total viewers with 271K. Anderson Cooper’s 8pm broadcast has the highest demo rating of the night for CNN with 115K.


Here are the rest of your Friday ratings:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends 

225

New Day 

83

Morning Joe 

143

Express 

75

5 pm The Five 

267

Blitzer 

90

Schultz 

137

Express 

47

6 pm Baier 

273

Blitzer/Crossfire 

69/66

Sharpton 

150

Express 

43

7 pm Smith 

217

Burnett 

67

Matthews 

190

Velez-Mitchell 

59

8 pm O’Reilly 

407

Cooper 

115

Hayes 

156

Grace 

83

9 pm Hannity 

320

Morgan 

70

Iraq Special 

104

Mysteries 

45

10 pm Van Susteren 

289

Royal Special 

57

Investigates 

159

Mysteries 

90

11 pm O’Reilly 

225

Bourdain 

96

Investigates 

291

Grace 

112

PRIME TIME 340 81 140 72
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

 

TV NEWS RATINGS: TOTAL VIEWERS (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends 

1.183

New Day 

318

Morning Joe 

421

Express 

197

5 pm The Five 

1.734

Blitzer 

396

Schultz 

682

Express 

141

6 pm Baier 

1.803

Blitzer/Crossfire 

320/271

Sharpton 

651

Express 

172

7 pm Smith 

1.445

Burnett 

322

Matthews 

766

Velez-Mitchell 

274

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.470

Cooper 

543

Hayes 

636

Grace 

350

9 pm Hannity 

1.491

Morgan 

392

Iraq Special 

475

Mysteries 

253

10 pm Van Susteren 

1.348

Royal Special 

330

Investigates 

345

Mysteries 

263

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.071

Bourdain 

323

Investigates 

516

Grace 

292

PRIME TIME 1.776 422 486 288
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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