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Ferguson Primetime Ratings: CNN Dominates in Demo, Fox Wins Total Viewers

CNN’s non-stop, all-in coverage of the Ferguson story paid off in a major way Monday night when the network saw huge ratings in both the 25-54 demo and total viewers as the grand jury decision was announced and protests ensued throughout the night. Fox News continued its dominance in total viewership.

Overall in primetime, CNN came out nearly a million demo viewers ahead of Fox News, averaging 2.627M compared to the perennial leader’s 1.653M. The peak for CNN came not at 9 p.m. when the decision was announced, but instead during the second half of the 10 p.m. hour when the network reached 3.558M demo viewers.

In total viewers, Fox News averaged 5.563M in primetime compared to 5.079M for CNN. With 7.256M viewers during the 9 p.m. hour, Fox’s The Kelly File was the overall winner for the night. While MSNBC did see a surge of viewers at 9 p.m., topping 2 million total, the network remained far behind both Fox and CNN.


Here are the rest of your Monday ratings:

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

473

Blitzer 

580

Schultz 

131

WWYD 

30

6 pm Baier 

583

Blitzer 

762

Sharpton 

191

Files 

73

7 pm Van Susteren 

580

Burnett 

899

Matthews 

193

Grace 

138

8 pm O’Reilly 

817

Cooper 

1.205

Hayes 

236

Grace 

209

9 pm Kelly 

2.186

Cooper 

3.155

Maddow 

742

Grace/Drew 

299/367

10 pm Kelly/Hannity 

2.319/1.787

Cooper/Tonight 

3.316/3.558

O’Donnell 

654

Dr. Drew 

264

11 pm Smith 

1.589

Tonight 

3.121

Hayes 

385

Files 

143

PRIME TIME 1.653 2.627 544 274
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 The Five 

2.930

Blitzer 

1.696

Schultz 

614

WWYD 

70

6 pm Baier 

3.105

Blitzer 

2.020

Sharpton 

784

Files 

171

7 pm Van Susteren 

2.717

Burnett 

1.979

Matthews 

829

Grace 

275

8 pm O’Reilly 

3.694

Cooper 

2.636

Hayes 

917

Grace 

497

9 pm Kelly 

7.256

Cooper 

6.265

Maddow 

2.197

Grace/Drew 

648/727

10 pm Kelly/Hannity 

7.235/5.043

Cooper 

6.171

O’Donnell 

1.751

Dr. Drew 

533

11 pm Smith 

3.975

Tonight 

5.410

Hayes 

1.116

Files 

381

PRIME TIME 5.563 5.079 1.622 579
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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