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Friday Cable Ratings: Fox’s Bret Baier #1 in Demo for All Cable News

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly was off Friday night, which helped Special Report with Bret Baier become the highest-rated cable news show in the 25-54 demo with 386K viewers. Fox’s The Five was #2 with 314K and The O’Reilly Factor with guest host Eric Bolling was #3 with 291K.

In total viewers, The Five was #1 overall with 2.079M, followed by Bret Baier with 2.053M. The Kelly File at 9 p.m. came in third with 1.924M 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 

261

New Day 

95

Morning Joe 

138

Express 

110

5 pm The Five 

314

Blitzer 

177

Schultz 

110

Files 

33

6 pm Baier 

386

Blitzer 

213

Sharpton 

128

Files 

63

7 pm Van Susteren 

239

Burnett 

170

Matthews 

142

Velez-Mitchell 

124

8 pm O’Reilly 

291

Cooper 

154

Hayes 

148

Grace 

105

9 pm Kelly 

263

Bourdain 

123

Maddow 

191

Files 

87

10 pm Hannity 

223

Spotlight 

143

Investigates 

143

Files 

96

11 pm O’Reilly 

164

Death Row 

127

Investigates 

238

Files 

156

PRIME TIME 259 137 161 96
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 

1.094

New Day 

316

Morning Joe 

382

Express 

245

5 pm The Five 

2.079

Blitzer 

539

Schultz 

517

Files 

93

6 pm Baier 

2.053

Blitzer 

573

Sharpton 

511

Files 

185

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.618

Burnett 

513

Matthews 

705

Velez-Mitchell 

273

8 pm O’Reilly 

1.881

Cooper 

494

Hayes 

543

Grace 

268

9 pm Kelly 

1.924

Bourdain 

359

Maddow 

776

Files 

250-

10 pm Hannity 

1.320

Spotlight 

331

Investigates 

345

Files 

311

11 pm O’Reilly 

825

Death Row 

261

Investigates 

355

Files 

344

PRIME TIME 1.708 389 556 276
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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