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Tuesday Cable Ratings: CNN Beats Fox in Morning and Primetime Demo

With near-continuous live reports from the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, CNN scored ratings victories over Fox News in the 25-54 demo in both the 6-9 a.m. morning hours and primetime on Tuesday. CNN’s New Day averaged 251K viewers in the demo Tuesday morning, beating Fox News’ Fox & Friends, which had 212K.

In primetime, CNN averaged 529K viewers in the demo, beating Fox News’ 523K. The peak for CNN came during the 9 p.m. hour when Anderson Cooper 360′s 601K beat The Kelly File’s 530K. The peak for total viewers on Fox News came during the 8 p.m. hour with The O’Reilly Factor delivering 2.5 million in total viewers with guest host Eric Bolling.

Fox News remained on top through the day and evening in total viewers. Fox & Friends led the morning with 926K viewers, compared to 581K for New Day. In primetime, Fox averaged 2.260M, while CNN had 1.197. In all categories, MSNBC came in third place.


Here are the rest of your Tuesday ratings:

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

212

New Day 

251

Morning Joe 

107

Express 

85

5 pm The Five 

366

Blitzer 

283

Schultz 

132

Files 

30

6 pm Baier 

424

Blitzer 

324

Sharpton 

120

Files 

34

7 pm Van Susteren 

371

Burnett 

384

Matthews 

156

Velez-Mitchell 

97

8 pm O’Reilly 

521

Cooper 

506

Hayes 

162

Grace 

137

9 pm Kelly 

530

Cooper 

601

Maddow 

232

Dr. Drew 

93

10 pm Hannity 

511

Tonight 

475

O’Donnell 

203

Files 

75

11 pm Smith 

428

Tonight 

383

Hayes 

170

Files 

130

PRIME TIME 523 529 201 102
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 

926

New Day 

581

Morning Joe 

394

Express 

227

5 pm The Five 

2.129

Blitzer 

983

Schultz 

599

Files 

135

6 pm Baier 

2.161

Blitzer 

1.015

Sharpton 

556

Files 

110

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.884

Burnett 

1.067

Matthews 

851

Velez-Mitchell 

250

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.529

Cooper 

1.208

Hayes 

696

Grace 

464

9 pm Kelly 

2.390

Cooper 

1.290

Maddow 

911

Dr. Drew 

295

10 pm Hannity 

1.852

Tonight 

1.088

O’Donnell 

710

Files 

278

11 pm Smith 

1.341

Tonight 

833

Hayes 

575

Files 

358

PRIME TIME 2.260 1.197 774 345
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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