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Friday Night Cable News Ratings: Jane Velez-Mitchell No Longer Has “Issues”


Jane Velez-Mitchell‘s HLN show, which airs at 7 p.m., ended an era Friday night, as it was the last time “Issues” was used in the title. Starting Monday, it will simply be known as Jane Velez-Mitchell. On her final night with “Issues,” Velez-Mitchell pulled in 74,000 viewers in the 25-54 year-old demo, and 272,000 overall.

Other notes:

  • Fox News won the ratings battle for Saturday night’s Nevada Caucus results, bringing in 1.334 million total viewers to CNN’s 631,000 and MSNBC’s 418,000; but, in the demo, they had a much tighter victory over CNN, 244,000 viewers to 231,000. MSNBC had 187,000 demo viewers.
  • Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz joined all the Fox News programs with over one total million viewers on the night.
  • Friday night’s full ratings:

    TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
    Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
    5 pm The5 

    411

    Blitzer 

    117

    Matthews 

    136

    Special 

    10

    6 pm Baier 

    366

    King, USA 

    118

    Sharpton 

    186

    Prime 

    31

    7 pm Shep 

    361

    Burnett 

    131

    Matthews 

    162

    Issues 

    74

    8 pm O’Reilly 

    602

    Cooper 

    162

    Schultz 

    189

    Grace 

    156

    9 pm Hannity 

    532

    Piers 

    192

    Maddow 

    279

    Dr. Drew 

    114

    10 pm Van Susteren 

    380

    Cooper 

    185

    Special 

    162

    Grace 

    56

    11 pm O’Reilly 

    310

    Burnett 

    140

    Special 

    211

    Showbiz 

    76

    TOTAL DAY 304 106 133 72
    PRIME TIME 505 180 210 106
    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
    5 pm The5 

    1,517

    Blitzer 

    626

    Matthews 

    737

    Special 

    130

    6 pm Baier 

    1,775

    King, USA 

    430

    Sharpton 

    792

    Prime
    174
    7 pm Shep 

    1,521

    Burnett 

    367

    Matthews 

    762

    Issues 

    272

    8 pm O’Reilly 

    2,869

    Cooper 

    541

    Schultz 

    1,018

    Grace 

    517

    9 pm Hannity 

    2,227

    Piers 

    657

    Maddow 

    1,129

    DrDrew 

    411

    10 pm Greta 

    1,735

    Cooper 

    521

    Special
    358
    Grace 

    208

    11 pm O’Reilly 

    1,125

    Burnett 

    372

    Special
    427
    Showbiz 

    200

    TOTAL DAY 1,206 370 478 218
    PRIME TIME 2,290 574 838 370
    Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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