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Friday Cable News Ratings: Fox’s Bret Baier #2 in Total Viewers for All Cable News

On Friday night, Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier was the second-highest rated show in all of cable news, following The O’Reilly Factor. Bret Baier had 2.208M total viewers, while Bill O’Reilly had 2.461M. Fox’s The Five came in third with 2.164M.

In the 25-54 demo, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took the top spot with 399K viewers, following by Fox’s O’Reilly with 364K and The Five with 356K.


Here are the rest of your Friday ratings:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends 

326

New Day 

69

Morning Joe 

135

Express 

119

5 pm The Five 

356

Blitzer 

99

Schultz 

227

WWYD 

72

6 pm Baier 

273

Blitzer 

110

Sharpton 

260

WWYD 

77

7 pm Van Susteren 

238

Burnett 

127

Matthews 

218

Velez-Mitchell 

66

8 pm O’Reilly 

364

Cooper 

107

Hayes 

263

Grace 

145

9 pm Kelly 

240

Morgan 

82

Maddow 

399

Files 

128

10 pm Hannity 

192

Tina&Amy/Nichols 

149/78

Investigates 

167

Files 

173

11 pm O’Reilly 

230

Bourdain 

129

Investigates 

322

Files 

171

PRIME TIME 266 101 276 148
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
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends 

1.225

New Day 

225

Morning Joe 

414

Express 

210

5 pm The Five 

2.164

Blitzer 

391

Schultz 

721

WWYD 

98

6 pm Baier 

2.208

Blitzer 

328

Sharpton 

746

WWYD 

126

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.670

Burnett 

391

Matthews 

914

Velez-Mitchell 

179

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.461

Cooper 

486

Hayes 

857

Grace 

480

9 pm Kelly 

1.954

Morgan 

415

Maddow 

1.175

Files 

363

10 pm Hannity 

1.100

Tina&Amy/Nichols 

453/262

Investigates 

373

Files 

503

11 pm O’Reilly 

988

Bourdain 

360

Investigates 

536

Files 

547

PRIME TIME 1.843 419 802 448
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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