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Chris Matthews Finishes 4th In Prime Time Demo Friday

Cable news ratings, December 18, 2009: Check out the highlights, and see the full ratings below:

Chris Matthews averaged just 41,000 A25-54 demographic viewers Friday night at 5pmET for MSNBC – finishing behind HLN for 4th place. He was 3rd in total viewers. His 7pmET repeat was good enough for 2nd (ahead of CNN/HLN) in both categories.

Bill O’Reilly had the top show on cable news, again, in total viewers and the A25-54 demographic.

Check out all the ratings below, and leave your own thoughts in the comments:

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

 

485

Blitzer

 

106

Matthews

 

41

Prime

 

95

6 pm Baier

 

362

Blitzer

 

109

EdShow

 

78

Prime

 

60

7 pm Shep

 

382

Tonight

 

103

Matthews

 

113

Issues

 

73

8 pm O’Reilly

 

714

Brown

 

103

Olbermann

 

184

Grace

 

189

9 pm Hannity

 

473

King

 

128

Maddow

 

157

Behar

 

137

10 pm Greta

 

331

Cooper

 

90

Olbermann

 

123

Grace

 

156

11 pm O’Reilly

 

429

Cooper

 

98

Maddow

 

124

Showbiz

 

171

TOTAL DAY 361 108 87 135
PRIME TIME 507 107 155 158
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 Beck

 

2114

Blitzer

 

643

Matthews

 

460

Prime

 

256

6 pm Baier

 

1804

Blitzer

 

494

EdShow

 

514

Prime

 

194

7 pm Shep

 

1630

Tonight

 

414

Matthews

 

506

Issues

 

302

8 pm O’Reilly

 

3236

Brown

 

430

Olbermann

 

755

Grace

 

693

9 pm Hannity

 

2081

King

 

715

Maddow

 

745

Behar

 

630

10 pm Greta

 

1659

Cooper

 

514

Olbermann

 

414

Grace

 

478

11 pm O’Reilly

 

1529

Cooper

 

334

Maddow

 

398

Showbiz

 

397

TOTAL DAY 1446 507 367 344
PRIME TIME 2327 553 638 588
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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