CNN’s Burnett Leads Demo at 7 PM on Monday, MSNBC’s Melber Third With 25-54 Viewers at 6 PM


On Monday, Fox News and MSNBC once again split a ratings victory in the 8 PM – 11 PM primetime slot, with Fox attracting the most total viewers while MSNBC came in first among viewers in the key 25-54 demographic. Among individual programs, CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront came out on top in the demo at 7 PM, while MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and Fox News’ Hannity battled it out for most-watched cable news program, with the two shows finishing first and second, respectively.

During the primetime hours, Fox News pulled in 2.781 million total viewers and a demo audience of 530,000. MSNBC averaged a total viewership of 2.515 million and 549,000 in the demographic. CNN finished third in both metrics, attracting an overall audience of 1.177 million and 423,000 demo viewers.

Maddow led all of cable news in both total viewership (3.171 million) and the 25-54 demo (710,000). Hannity finished just a hair behind in overall audience (3.11 million) and was a solid second in the demographic (629,000). Fox’s 8 PM program, Tucker Carlson Tonight, finished as the third most-watched show of the day in total viewers (2.760 million). MSNBC’s 10 PM show, The Last Word, was third overall in demo (510,000).

While Burnett topped the demo (399,000) at 7 PM, the show finished third in total viewers (1.058 million), trailing MSNBC’s Hardball (1.843 million) and Fox’s The Story (1.903 million). During the 6 PM hour, MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber finished third in the demographic (259,000), falling behind CNN’s Situation Room (311,000) and Fox News’ Special Report (370,000).

Below are the 4 PM – 11 PM total viewer numbers for the cable news networks (in thousands):

Below are the demo numbers (in thousands):

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