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Friday Cable Ratings: Chris Matthews #1 in Demo on MSNBC, Beating Maddow, Hayes

Hardball with Chris Matthews (guest-hosted by Michael Smerconish) was the highest-rated show on MSNBC Friday in the 25-54 demo with 214K viewers. All In with Chris Hayes was second with 202K followed by PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton with 198K.

The Rachel Maddow Show had the highest number of total viewers across MSNBC’s schedule with 1.025M. Hardball was second with 798K followed by Chris Hayes with 775K.


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 

280

New Day 

73

Morning Joe 

124

Express 

68

5 pm The Five 

291

Blitzer 

130

Schultz 

151

Express 

47

6 pm Baier 

367

Blitzer/Crossfire 

153/142

Sharpton 

198

Express 

58

7 pm Van Susteren 

298

Burnett 

81

Matthews 

214

Velez-Mitchell 

91

8 pm O’Reilly 

441

Cooper 

126

Hayes 

202

Grace 

107

9 pm Kelly 

396

Morgan 

106

Maddow 

189

Mysteries 

67

10 pm Hannity 

337

Crossfire/Nichols 

90/41

Baldwin 

101

Mysteries 

104

11 pm O’Reilly 

327

Bourdain 

96

Investigates 

189

Grace 

73

PRIME TIME 394 100 164 95
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 

1.214

New Day 

228

Morning Joe 

411

Express 

184

5 pm The Five 

2.017

Blitzer 

519

Schultz 

702

Express 

190

6 pm Baier 

2.212

Blitzer/Crossfire 

465/334

Sharpton 

752

Express 

216

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.691

Burnett 

321

Matthews 

798

Velez-Mitchell 

311

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.704

Cooper 

505

Hayes 

775

Grace 

409

9 pm Kelly 

2.426

Morgan 

434

Maddow 

1.025

Mysteries 

325

10 pm Hannity 

1.794

Crossfire/Nichols 

228/133

Baldwin 

395

Mysteries 

446

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.231

Bourdain 

193

Investigates 

411

Grace 

315

PRIME TIME 2.314 372 731 399
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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