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Fox’s The Five Takes First Place At 5 P.M. In Wednesday Ratings

Cable news ratings, July 13, 2011:

•Fox’s five p.m. show The Five got a taste of sweet victory Wednesday, winning its timeslot among total viewers and viewers 25-54. The show have an average audience of 220,000 viewers in the demo, beating HLN’s Special Report (186,000), MSNBC’s Chris Matthews (154,000) and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (127,000).

•At MSNBC, both Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow finished second in their timeslots behind FNC, but Lawrence O’Donnell finished third, behind both Fox and HLN’s Nancy Grace.

Here’s the full scoreboard:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm The5

220

Blitzer

127

Matthews

154

Special

186

6 pm Baier

292

Blitzer

171

Live

176

Prime

142

7 pm Shep

329

King, USA

138

Matthews

183

Issues

160

8 pm O’Reilly

705

InTheArena

144

O’Donnell

274

Grace

343

9 pm Hannity

516

Morgan

151

Maddow

390

DrDrew

352

10 pm Van Susteren

446

Cooper

252

Schultz

383

Behar

269

11 pm O’Reilly

463

Cooper

160

O’Donnell

235

Showbiz

215

TOTAL DAY 310 131 171 173
PRIME TIME 556 182 349 319
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 The5

1231

Blitzer

566

Matthews

706

Special

651

6 pm Baier

1718

Blitzer

470

Live

664

Prime

584

7 pm Shep

1450

King, USA

458

Matthews

720

Issues

714

8 pm O’Reilly

3070

InTheArena

573

O’Donnell

1042

Grace

1224

9 pm Hannity

2375

Morgan

657

Maddow

1149

DrDrew

1199

10 pm Van Susteren

1847

Cooper

800

Schultz

1147

Behar

927

11 pm O’Reilly

1394

Cooper

414

O’Donnell

658

Showbiz

559

TOTAL DAY 1274 436 557 563
PRIME TIME 2432 675 1114 1108
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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