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Friday Cable Ratings: Don Lemon Beats Megyn Kelly in 25-54 Demo

lemon megynCNN’s coverage of Prince‘s death led to a pretty remarkable ratings victory last Friday: four of its shows beat their direct Fox News competitors with viewers in the 25-54 demographic.

At 5 pm, Fox’s The Five received 249K viewers in that demo, compared to 266K for The Situation Room. Wolf Blitzer‘s second hour beat Bret Baier in the demo with 263K to 257K viewers.

Erin Burnett took 260K viewers at 7 to Greta Van Susteren‘s 203K, but the true surprise came in the 9 pm hour.

Megyn Kelly and Don Lemon were both live last Friday and led with Prince’s passing. Here’s how narrow Lemon’s ratings win was: with viewers 25-54, Lemon took 268K viewers. Kelly got 267K.


UPDATE –– 8:24 pm EST: We should add here another big win for CNN. Not only did Jake Tapper‘s 4 pm program beat Neil Cavuto in the demo––359K to 214K viewers––but overall this past Friday, The Lead was #1 in the demo.

Here are the rest of your Friday ratings:

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

249

Blitzer 

266

Todd 

94

6 pm Baier 

257

Blitzer 

263

WADR 

83

7 pm Van Susteren 

203

Burnett 

260

Matthews 

141

8 pm O’Reilly 

303

Cooper 

261

Hayes 

148

9 pm Kelly 

267

Lemon 

268

Maddow 

240

10 pm Hannity 

255

Lemon 

253

Special 

176

11 pm O’Reilly 

230

Bourdain 

171

Hayes 

122

PRIME TIME 275 261 189
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

 

TV NEWS RATINGS: TOTAL VIEWERS (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC
5 pm The Five 

1.829

Blitzer 

735

Todd 

572

6 pm Baier 

1.834

Blitzer 

686

WADR 

494

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.468

Burnett 

745

Matthews 

725

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.560

Cooper 

810

Hayes 

712

9 pm Kelly 

1.892

Lemon 

694

Maddow 

1.031

10 pm Hannity 

1.283

Lemon 

592

Special 

741

11 pm O’Reilly 

945

Bourdain 

448

Hayes 

405

PRIME TIME 1.912 699 831
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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