On Monday, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show was the most-watched cable news program, coming out on top in both total viewers (3.183 million) and the key 25-54 demographic (742,000). Meanwhile, Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle led its 10 PM time slot in both total viewership (2.356 million) and the demo (2.356 million), leading MSNBC’s The Last Word, which pulled in an overall audience of 2.251 million and 480,000 demographic viewers.
In the 7 PM hour, MSNBC’s Hardball came in third in the demographic (325,000), finishing behind CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront (352,000) and Fox’s The Story with Martha MacCallum (384,000). It finished second during the time slot in total viewers with 1.737 million.
During the primetime 8 PM to 11 PM time period, Fox News was first in total viewership, averaging 2.732 million viewers compared to MSNBC’s 2.462 million. MSNBC, however, captured the gold in the key demo, pulling in 546,000 viewers while Fox attracted 526,000. CNN attracted an overall audience of 966,000 and 337,000 demo viewers.
As for the 6 AM to 2 AM timeframe, Fox News led the way in both total viewers (1.652 million) and the 25-54 demo (316,000). MSNBC was second in overall viewership (1.301 million) and demo viewers (273,000). CNN finished with a total audience of 779,000 and 250,000 in the demographic.
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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