Cable News Ratings Thursday, September 16: MSNBC Almost Doubles CNN in Primetime Total Viewers

 

Rachel Maddow

Fox News continued to dominate in the cable news ratings Thursday, but between the other two big networks, MSNBC almost doubled CNN in total viewers in primetime.

CNN was third in primetime with 885,000 total viewers, while MSNBC took second with 1.7 million. Fox News took first overall with 3 million.

CNN did narrowly beat out MSNBC in the 25-54 viewer demographic in primetime, 196,000 to 185,000. Fox again took the top spot with 476,000.

MSNBC’s highest-rated show continued to be Rachel Maddow at 9 pm, with 2.23 million total viewers and 259,000 in the demo. The 9 pm hour on CNN garnered 910,000 total viewers and 194,000 in the demo.

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

Total Viewers (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a FOX AND FRIENDS:
915
NEW DAY:
321
MORNING JOE:
862
DICK MORRIS DEMOCRACY:
24
7a FOX AND FRIENDS:
1302
NEW DAY:
447
WAKE UP AMERICA:
116
8a FOX AND FRIENDS:
1705
NEW DAY:
512
9a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
1653
CNN NEWSROOM:
613
STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS:
823
NATIONAL REPORT:
212
10a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
1568
CNN NEWSROOM:
687
HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS:
790
11a FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:
1614
AT THIS HOUR:
579
CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS:
630
12p OUTNUMBERED:
1624
INSIDE POLITICS:
702
ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:
655
JOHN BACHMAN NOW:
212
1p AMERICA REPORTS:
1471
CNN NEWSROOM:
738
MTP DAILY:
627
2p AMERICA REPORTS:
1520
CNN NEWSROOM:
808
MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE:
695
AMERICAN AGENDA:
242
3p STORY, THE:
1597
CNN NEWSROOM:
762
AYMAN MOHYELDIN REPORTS:
735
4p YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:
1495
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
784
DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:
1289
ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:
294
5p FIVE, THE:
3045
SITUATION ROOM:
737
CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:
305
6p SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:
2331
SITUATION ROOM:
661
BEAT W/ARI MELBER:
1084
SPICER & CO:
298
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
99
7p FOX NEWS PRIMETIME:
1963
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:
789
REIDOUT:
1101
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
389
DONLON REPORT, THE:
25
8p TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:
3274
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
1007
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES:
1342
STINCHFIELD:
252
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
20
9p HANNITY:
3171
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
910
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW:
2231
CORTES & PELLEGRINO:
151
NEWSNATION PRIME:
25
10p INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:
2531
DON LEMON TONIGHT:
737
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL:
1534
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
137
BANFIELD:
25
11p GUTFELD!:
1817
DON LEMON TONIGHT:
450
11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS:
1078
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
110
DONLON REPORT, THE:
7

25-54 Demo (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a FOX AND FRIENDS:
132
NEW DAY:
57
MORNING JOE:
97
DICK MORRIS DEMOCRACY:
5
7a FOX AND FRIENDS:
189
NEW DAY:
84
WAKE UP AMERICA:
16
8a FOX AND FRIENDS:
203
NEW DAY:
111
9a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
206
CNN NEWSROOM:
122
STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS:
93
NATIONAL REPORT:
22
10a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
211
CNN NEWSROOM:
136
HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS:
91
11a FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:
209
AT THIS HOUR:
123
CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS:
78
12p OUTNUMBERED:
219
INSIDE POLITICS:
131
ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:
55
JOHN BACHMAN NOW:
23
1p AMERICA REPORTS:
201
CNN NEWSROOM:
124
MTP DAILY:
62
2p AMERICA REPORTS:
238
CNN NEWSROOM:
169
MSNBC PRESS CONFERENCE:
70
AMERICAN AGENDA:
28
3p STORY, THE:
243
CNN NEWSROOM:
152
AYMAN MOHYELDIN REPORTS:
101
4p YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:
225
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
136
DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:
138
ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:
38
5p FIVE, THE:
414
SITUATION ROOM:
134
CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:
34
6p SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:
319
SITUATION ROOM:
131
BEAT W/ARI MELBER:
94
SPICER & CO:
39
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
8
7p FOX NEWS PRIMETIME:
349
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:
195
REIDOUT:
133
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
29
DONLON REPORT, THE:
1
8p TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:
544
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
228
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES:
149
STINCHFIELD:
34
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
0
9p HANNITY:
514
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
194
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW:
259
CORTES & PELLEGRINO:
14
NEWSNATION PRIME:
4
10p INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:
370
DON LEMON TONIGHT:
166
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL:
148
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
19
BANFIELD:
4
11p GUTFELD!:
295
DON LEMON TONIGHT:
122
11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS:
138
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
22
DONLON REPORT, THE:
1

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: 1.75 million

MSNBC: 958,000

CNN: 635,000

25-54 Demo:

Fox News: 267,000

CNN: 132,000

MSNBC: 108,000

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: 3 million

MSNBC: 1.7 million

CNN: 885,000

25-54 Demo:

Fox News: 476,000

CNN: 196,000

MSNBC: 185,000

For more ratings information and analysis go to ShowBuzz Daily.

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