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Friday Ratings: Rachel Maddow Top Cable News Show In Demo

On Friday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow brought in not only her network’s highest ratings — but also beat the primetime lineups on each competing network (Fox News, CNN, HLN) in the demo. That didn’t hold true for total viewers, however, where Fox remained number one.

While MSNBC’s primetime hosts have been beating their Fox News counterparts recently, Fox remains at the top of primetime cable news ratings. Monday through Friday of last week, Fox news averaged 509,000 viewers in the demo and 2.540 million total viewers — while MSNBC averaged 489,000 viewers in the demo and 1.587 million total viewers.

Here are the rest of your Monday night ratings:

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

430

Blitzer 

104

Matthews 

293

Express 

 

 

6 pm Baier 

418

Blitzer 

109

Sharpton 

361

Express 

71

7 pm Smith 

414

Burnett 

87

Matthews 

324

Velez-Mitchell 

82

8 pm O’Reilly 

561

Cooper 

129

Schultz 

455

Grace 

95

9 pm Hannity 

408

Morgan 

153

Maddow 

587

Velez-Mitchell 

78

10 pm Greta
 

324

Cooper 

154

SNL Special
 

306

Grace 

144

11 pm O’Reilly 

370

Burnett 

112

Schultz
 

231

Showbiz 

70

TOTAL DAY 282 105 239 74
PRIME TIME 431 146 449 105
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 

1.908

Blitzer 

502

Matthews 

1.177

Express 

 

6 pm Baier 

2.153

Blitzer 

450

Sharpton 

1.146

Express 

238

7 pm Smith 

1.844

Burnett 

391

Matthews 

1.009

Velez-Mitchell 

232

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.958

Cooper 

494

Schultz 

1.430

Grace 

334

9 pm Hannity 

2.321

Morgan 

543

Maddow 

1.731

Velez-Mitchell 

221

10 pm Greta
 

1.927

Cooper 

484

SNL Special
 

915

Grace 

284

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.306

Burnett 

311

Schultz 

452

Showbiz 

194

TOTAL DAY 1.267 388 682 193
PRIME TIME 2.410 507 1.359 280
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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