Cable News Ratings Wednesday, November 24: CNN Pulls Off a Rare Win Over Fox News

 

CNN's Alisyn Camerota

CNN Newsroom at 2 p.m., anchored by Alisyn Camerota, topped its Fox News time-slot competition in the key 25-54 age demographic on Wednesday, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Minutes before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, three men were found guilty of murder for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.

Newsroom drew a whopping 401,000 demo viewers in the hour, beating out the 363,000 that Fox News’ America Reports saw, marking a rare moment in the cable news ratings of late: A Fox News program not winning its time-slot. While a few CNN weekend shows — notably Jim Acosta’s program — have bested Fox in the demo in certain hours, it has been a long time since a CNN show has won during the week.

MSNBC’s Katy Tur lagged far behind the competition with only 154,000 demo viewers.

Fox News still won out in total viewers for the 2 p.m. hour, beating both CNN and MSNBC.

The only other close competition to Fox News in the charts was MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace at 4 p.m., who notched an average of 1.46 million total viewers. Wallace’s viewership total, which is an average of her two-hour program, came close to Neil Cavuto’s 1.52 million total viewers at 4 p.m.

CNN’s The Lead Jake Tapper ranked third place in his time-slot with 1.14 million total viewers.

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

Total Viewers (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a FOX AND FRIENDS:
1064
NEW DAY:
329
MORNING JOE:
831
WISE GUYS WITH JOHN TABAC:
17
MURDER, SHE WROTE:
44
7a FOX AND FRIENDS:
1321
NEW DAY:
404
WAKE UP AMERICA:
106
MORNING IN AMERICA:
28
8a FOX AND FRIENDS:
1659
NEW DAY:
450
9a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
1749
CNN NEWSROOM:
641
STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS:
834
NATIONAL REPORT:
122
10a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
1749
CNN NEWSROOM:
695
JOSE DIAZ-BALART REPORTS:
693
JAG:
91
11a FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:
1713
AT THIS HOUR:
715
CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS:
642
JAG:
117
12p OUTNUMBERED:
1884
INSIDE POLITICS:
724
ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:
689
JOHN BACHMAN NOW:
122
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
150
1p AMERICA REPORTS:
1957
CNN NEWSROOM:
1082
MTP DAILY:
931
TROOPATHON 2021:
81
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
176
2p AMERICA REPORTS:
1594
CNN NEWSROOM:
1471
KATY TUR REPORTS:
1316
AMERICAN AGENDA:
164
BLUE BLOODS:
215
3p STORY, THE:
1477
CNN NEWSROOM:
1233
HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS:
1101
BLUE BLOODS:
278
4p YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:
1518
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
1141
DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:
1461
ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:
231
BLUE BLOODS:
252
5p FIVE, THE:
3250
SITUATION ROOM:
991
CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:
214
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
170
6p SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:
2218
SITUATION ROOM:
860
BEAT W/ARI MELBER:
1365
SPICER & CO:
261
DONLON REPORT, THE:
65
7p FOX NEWS PRIMETIME:
1914
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:
918
REIDOUT:
1162
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
259
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
32
8p TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:
2945
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
762
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES:
1294
STINCHFIELD:
164
DAN ABRAMS LIVE:
44
9p HANNITY:
2522
CUOMO PRIME TIME:
747
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW:
1610
CORTES & PELLEGRINO:
104
NEWSNATION PRIME:
30
10p INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:
1984
DON LEMON TONIGHT:
577
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL:
934
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
152
BANFIELD:
58
11p GUTFELD!:
1874
CUOMO PRIME TIME:
461
11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS:
846
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
127
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
45

25-54 Demo (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a FOX AND FRIENDS:
145
NEW DAY:
83
MORNING JOE:
82
WISE GUYS WITH JOHN TABAC:
3
MURDER, SHE WROTE:
24
7a FOX AND FRIENDS:
226
NEW DAY:
81
WAKE UP AMERICA:
8
MORNING IN AMERICA:
14
8a FOX AND FRIENDS:
285
NEW DAY:
97
9a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
330
CNN NEWSROOM:
167
STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS:
114
NATIONAL REPORT:
10
10a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
321
CNN NEWSROOM:
177
JOSE DIAZ-BALART REPORTS:
106
JAG:
12
11a FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:
344
AT THIS HOUR:
179
CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS:
117
JAG:
10
12p OUTNUMBERED:
394
INSIDE POLITICS:
184
ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:
102
JOHN BACHMAN NOW:
6
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
12
1p AMERICA REPORTS:
379
CNN NEWSROOM:
274
MTP DAILY:
133
TROOPATHON 2021:
9
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:
22
2p AMERICA REPORTS:
363
CNN NEWSROOM:
401
KATY TUR REPORTS:
154
AMERICAN AGENDA:
23
BLUE BLOODS:
22
3p STORY, THE:
359
CNN NEWSROOM:
317
HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS:
139
BLUE BLOODS:
45
4p YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:
339
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
292
DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:
167
ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:
42
BLUE BLOODS:
44
5p FIVE, THE:
502
SITUATION ROOM:
226
CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:
38
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
28
6p SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:
330
SITUATION ROOM:
177
BEAT W/ARI MELBER:
193
SPICER & CO:
36
DONLON REPORT, THE:
5
7p FOX NEWS PRIMETIME:
287
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:
218
REIDOUT:
182
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
35
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
3
8p TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:
382
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
113
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES:
225
STINCHFIELD:
41
DAN ABRAMS LIVE:
3
9p HANNITY:
338
CUOMO PRIME TIME:
135
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW:
241
CORTES & PELLEGRINO:
24
NEWSNATION PRIME:
1
10p INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:
303
DON LEMON TONIGHT:
135
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL:
158
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
35
BANFIELD:
6
11p GUTFELD!:
342
CUOMO PRIME TIME:
98
11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS:
155
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
15
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
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:

CNN: 719,000

Fox: 1.73 million

MSNBC: 957,00

25-54 Demo:

CNN: 169,000

Fox News: 307,000

MSNBC: 134,000

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:

CNN: 695,000

Fox News: 2.48 million

MSNBC: 1.27 million

25-54 Demo:

CNN: 128,000

Fox News: 341,000

MSNBC: 208,000

For more ratings information and analysis go to ShowBuzz Daily.

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