comScore Cable News Ratings | February 28, 2013
RATINGS

Friday Cable Ratings: CNN’s Blitzer Beats MSNBC’s Schultz and Sharpton in Demo

On Friday afternoon, as the first reports of Russian troops entering the Crimea region of Ukraine began to emerge, CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer managed a rare win over its MSNBC competition in the 25-54 demographic.

At 5pm, Blitzer’s show had 136K in the demo while MSNBC’s The Ed Show had 123K. Then, at 6pm, Blitzer’s numbers increased to 157K, while PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton had 128K. In total viewers, MSNBC beat CNN during both hours.


Fox News’ The Five and Special Report with Bret Baier, at 5 and 6pm respectively, were #1 in the demo and total viewers.

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 

224

New Day 

74

Morning Joe 

89

Express 

62

5 pm The Five 

303

Blitzer 

136

Schultz 

123

WWYD 

67

6 pm Baier 

305

Blitzer 

157

Sharpton 

128

WWYD 

71

7 pm Van Susteren 

255

Burnett 

166

Matthews 

180

Velez-Mitchell 

37

8 pm O’Reilly 

391

Cooper 

178

Hayes 

179

Grace 

55

9 pm Kelly 

281

Morgan 

112

Maddow 

193

Files 

139

10 pm Hannity 

217

Spotlight 

121

Investigates 

188

Files 

163

11 pm O’Reilly 

305

Blackfish 

88

Investigates 

200

Files 

256

PRIME TIME 298 129 187 119
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 

1.063

New Day 

256

Morning Joe 

347

Express 

172

5 pm The Five 

2.064

Blitzer 

510

Schultz 

516

WWYD 

149

6 pm Baier 

1.917

Blitzer 

468

Sharpton 

584

WWYD 

168

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.720

Burnett 

429

Matthews 

837

Velez-Mitchell 

211

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.491

Cooper 

537

Hayes 

760

Grace 

248

9 pm Kelly 

1.873

Morgan 

351

Maddow 

994

Files 

366

10 pm Hannity 

1.315

Spotlight 

326

Investigates 

420

Files 

477

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.080

Blackfish 

218

Investigates 

325

Files 

626

PRIME TIME 1.895 389 726 363
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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