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Friday Ratings: Bret Baier Sweeps All Primetime Lineups In Demo

On Friday night, Fox News’ Bret Baier swept the board, topping his network’s lineup as well as those of MSNBC, CNN and HLN — in the demo. When it came to total viewers, colleague Sean Hannity took the honors. The closest non-Fox competitor was MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

Here are the rest of your Friday night ratings:

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

397

Blitzer 

96

Matthews 

88

Express 

49

6 pm Baier 

442

Blitzer 

121

Sharpton 

84

Express 

41

7 pm Smith 

378

Burnett 

107

Matthews 

109

Velez-Mitchell 

85

8 pm O’Reilly 

350

Cooper 

109

Schultz 

140

Grace 

94

9 pm Hannity 

340

Morgan 

122

Maddow 

292

Velez-Mitchell 

88

10 pm Van Susteren
 

256

Cooper 

134

Lockup 

114

Grace 

92

11 pm O’Reilly 

181

Burnett 

75

Lockup 

174

Showbiz 

112

TOTAL DAY 283 89 116 85
PRIME TIME 315 122 182 92
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 

1.579

Blitzer 

454

Matthews 

660

Express 

102

6 pm Baier 

1.547

Blitzer 

413

Sharpton 

588

Express 

94

7 pm Smith 

1.423

Burnett 

353

Matthews 

554

Velez-Mitchell 

206

8 pm O’Reilly 

1.681

Cooper 

373

Schultz 

795

Grace 

371

9 pm Hannity
 

1.703

Morgan 

557

Maddow 

1.038

Velez-Mitchell 

248

10 pm Van Susteren
 

1.415

Cooper 

421

Lockup 

316

Grace 

176

11 pm O’Reilly 

745

Burnett 

241

Lockup 

349

Showbiz 

200

TOTAL DAY 1.191 319 466 215
PRIME TIME 1.898 438 832 283
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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