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Thursday Cable Ratings: Kelly Tops O’Reilly in Demo and Total Viewers

For the third time this week last night, Fox News’ The Kelly File came out ahead of The O’Reilly Factor in the 25-54 demo. But this time, Megyn Kelly also beat Bill O’Reilly in total viewers, making her show the most-watched cable news show overall in primetime. Kelly, who hosted six of Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon-mates for an exclusive interview, averaged 469K viewers in the demo and 2.980M total viewers.


O’Reilly came in second with 434K in the demo and 2.658M total viewers. This marked only the second time ever that Kelly has gotten more total viewers than O’Reilly.

Here are the rest of your Thursday ratings:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm The Five 

246

Blitzer 

45

Schultz 

68

WWYD 

69

6 pm Baier 

287

Blitzer/Crossfire 

59/63

Sharpton 

126

Dr. Drew 

60

7 pm Van Susteren 

229

Burnett 

85

Matthews 

151

Velez-Mitchell 

87

8 pm O’Reilly 

434

Cooper 

143

Hayes 

131

Grace 

93

9 pm Kelly 

469

Sixties 

265

Maddow 

180

Dr. Drew 

109

10 pm Hannity 

361

Sixties 

121

O’Donnell 

140

Files 

144

11 pm O’Reilly 

339

Cooper 

149

Hayes 

98

Files 

200

PRIME TIME 422 176 150 116
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
5 pm The Five 

1.874

Blitzer 

259

Schultz 

468

WWYD 

116

6 pm Baier 

1.925

Blitzer/Crossfire 

257/207

Sharpton 

599

Dr. Drew 

108

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.548

Burnett 

285

Matthews 

813

Velez-Mitchell 

148

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.658

Cooper 

491

Hayes 

613

Grace 

277

9 pm Kelly 

2.980

Sixties 

866

Maddow 

724

Dr. Drew 

279

10 pm Hannity 

1.797

Sixties 

587

O’Donnell 

554

Files 

306

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.411

Cooper 

436

Hayes 

308

Files 

385

PRIME TIME 2.479 648 630 287
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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