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Friday Cable Ratings: CNN Beats Fox in Demo with Pope Coverage

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During several hours on Friday afternoon and evening, as Pope Francis I made his way through New York City, CNN came out ahead of Fox News in the 25-54 demo. At 5 p.m. ET, CNN’s coverage beat Fox’s, 248K to 210K. Then again from 7-9 p.m., CNN also topped Fox in the demo while Fox remained in first place in total viewers. CNN’s live coverage at 10 p.m. also beat a taped special on Fox.

Overall in primetime, Fox News managed to just edge out CNN in the demo, 252K to 247K.


Here are the rest of your Friday ratings:

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

284

New Day 

132

Morning Joe 

111

5 pm Pope Special 

210

Blitzer 

248

MSNBC Live 

116

6 pm Baier 

201

Blitzer 

198

MSNBC Live 

159

7 pm Van Susteren 

173

Burnett 

283

Matthews 

142

8 pm O’Reilly 

279

Cooper 

289

Hayes 

154

9 pm Kelly 

287

Cooper 

257

Maddow 

235

10 pm Special 

189

Lemon 

194

Investigates 

152

11 pm O’Reilly 

155

Special 

140

Investigates 

185

PRIME TIME 252 247 180
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

 

TV NEWS RATINGS: TOTAL VIEWERS (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends 

1.020

New Day 

479

Morning Joe 

483

5 pm Pope Special 

1.393

Blitzer 

1.198

MSNBC Live 

735

6 pm Baier 

1.620

Blitzer 

1.044

MSNBC Live 

810

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.477

Burnett 

1.171

Matthews 

889

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.112

Cooper 

1.191

Hayes 

818

9 pm Kelly 

2.016

Cooper 

986

Maddow 

1.087

10 pm Special 

1.259

Lemon 

679

Investigates 

413

11 pm O’Reilly 

766

Special 

509

Investigates 

343

PRIME TIME 1.796 952 775
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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