Cable News Ratings Friday, September 3: Fox News Has Top 14 Most Watched Shows on Cable News

 

Tucker Carlson on Fox News

Cable news ratings were low going into Labor Day weekend — for every network aside from one that rhymes with Nox Fews.

At MSNBC and CNN, the numbers were soft across the board. CNN did not have a single show pull in more than 1 million viewers. Its most-watched program was The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer at 5 p.m. (787,000 in total viewers, 175,000 in the advertiser-coveted A25-54 demographic).

MSNBC managed to break 1 million, but only twice: Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace drew 1 million in total viewers and 99,000 in the demo, while All In with Chris Hayes drew 1.16 million total viewers and 98,000 in the demo. You’ll notice that there is no data for Rachel Maddow in the charts below — she was off for the holiday, and her show was replaced by a two-hour Chris Hayes special.

Fox News had soft-ish numbers, softer than usual at least, but still pulled in a sizable audience. As usual, Tucker Carlson was first in cable news, pulling in 2.89 million viewers overall and 504,000 in the demo.

Otherwise, Fox News totally dominated the charts. The network held the top 14 most watched shows in total viewers, and the top 15 most watched shows in the demo.

Here is a full breakdown of Friday’s cable news ratings by show:

Total Viewers (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a FOX AND FRIENDS:
850
NEW DAY:
330
MORNING JOE:
833
CONVERSATIONS WITH NANCY:
20
7a FOX AND FRIENDS:
1283
NEW DAY:
411
WAKE UP AMERICA:
116
8a FOX AND FRIENDS:
1679
NEW DAY:
498
9a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
1739
CNN NEWSROOM:
638
STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS:
760
NATIONAL REPORT:
174
10a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
1710
CNN NEWSROOM:
689
HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS:
682
11a FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:
1499
AT THIS HOUR:
770
CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS:
628
12p OUTNUMBERED:
1586
AT THIS HOUR:
761
ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:
657
JOHN BACHMAN NOW:
170
1p AMERICA REPORTS:
1431
CNN NEWSROOM:
759
MTP DAILY:
701
2p AMERICA REPORTS:
1474
CNN NEWSROOM:
710
KATY TUR REPORTS:
679
AMERICAN AGENDA:
175
3p STORY, THE:
1323
CNN NEWSROOM:
683
AYMAN MOHYELDIN REPORTS:
743
4p YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:
1396
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
782
DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:
1006
ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:
293
5p FIVE, THE:
2560
SITUATION ROOM:
787
CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:
290
6p SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:
1994
SITUATION ROOM:
675
REIDOUT SPECIAL:
912
SPICER & CO:
248
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
107
7p FOX NEWS PRIMETIME:
1844
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:
681
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
255
DONLON REPORT, THE:
45
8p TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:
2899
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
782
ALL IN W. C HAYES SPEC:
1169
STINCHFIELD:
191
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
37
9p HANNITY:
2296
CUOMO PRIME TIME:
688
CORTES & PELLEGRINO:
160
NEWSNATION PRIME:
36
10p INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:
1925
DON LEMON TONIGHT:
581
REIDOUT SPECIAL:
728
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
148
BANFIELD:
14
11p GUTFELD!:
1669
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
481
ALL IN W. C HAYES SPEC:
525
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
118
DONLON REPORT, THE:
22

25-54 Demo (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a FOX AND FRIENDS:
139
NEW DAY:
60
MORNING JOE:
98
CONVERSATIONS WITH NANCY:
2
7a FOX AND FRIENDS:
265
NEW DAY:
88
WAKE UP AMERICA:
16
8a FOX AND FRIENDS:
325
NEW DAY:
102
9a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
285
CNN NEWSROOM:
130
STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS:
70
NATIONAL REPORT:
16
JAG:
17
10a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
281
CNN NEWSROOM:
126
HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS:
57
JAG:
18
11a FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:
261
AT THIS HOUR:
151
CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS:
79
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
24
12p OUTNUMBERED:
265
AT THIS HOUR:
187
ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:
81
JOHN BACHMAN NOW:
13
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
48
1p AMERICA REPORTS:
243
CNN NEWSROOM:
175
MTP DAILY:
83
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
60
2p AMERICA REPORTS:
254
CNN NEWSROOM:
166
KATY TUR REPORTS:
74
AMERICAN AGENDA:
39
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
70
3p STORY, THE:
224
CNN NEWSROOM:
144
AYMAN MOHYELDIN REPORTS:
87
BLUE BLOODS:
22
4p YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:
225
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
161
DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:
99
ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:
31
BLUE BLOODS:
34
5p FIVE, THE:
355
SITUATION ROOM:
175
CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:
28
BLUE BLOODS:
29
6p SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:
349
SITUATION ROOM:
161
REIDOUT SPECIAL:
116
SPICER & CO:
38
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
9
7p FOX NEWS PRIMETIME:
351
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:
183
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
38
DONLON REPORT, THE:
1
8p TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:
504
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
184
ALL IN W. C HAYES SPEC:
98
STINCHFIELD:
22
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
5
9p HANNITY:
341
CUOMO PRIME TIME:
157
CORTES & PELLEGRINO:
29
NEWSNATION PRIME:
10
10p INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:
275
DON LEMON TONIGHT:
139
REIDOUT SPECIAL:
57
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
35
BANFIELD:
5
11p GUTFELD!:
272
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
137
ALL IN W. C HAYES SPEC:
65
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
25
DONLON REPORT, THE:
7

As for the three cable news networks overall, here are the total day averages in total viewers and the 25-54 category.

Total viewers:

Fox News: 1.58 million

MSNBC: 756,000

CNN: 605,000

25-54 Demo:

Fox News: 269,000

CNN: 135,000

MSNBC: 82,000

Here are the prime time averages— encompassing shows which air from 8-11 p.m. — in total viewers and the 25-54 demo.

Total viewers:

Fox News: 2.37 million

MSNBC: 1.02 million

CNN: 684,000

25-54 Demo:

Fox News: 374,000

CNN: 160,000

MSNBC: 84,000

For more ratings information and analysis go to ShowBuzz Daily.

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

Filed Under: