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Friday Ratings: Rachel Maddow Tops MSNBC, CNN, HLN In Demo And Total Viewers

On Friday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow topped not only her own network’s primetime lineup, but also those of CNN and HLN — in demo and total viewers. Her closest competitor was colleague Ed Schultz. Elsewhere, Anderson Cooper brought in CNN’s highest numbers of the night.

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 

342

Blitzer 

96

Matthews 

156

Express 

36

6 pm Baier 

310

King, USA 

68

Sharpton 

169

Express 

28

7 pm Smith 

312

Burnett 

85

Matthews 

177

Velez-Mitchell 

72

8 pm O’Reilly 

446

Cooper 

70

Schultz 

235

Grace 

119

9 pm Hannity 

411

Morgan 

108

Maddow 

266

Velez-Mitchell 

89

10 pm Greta 

184

Cooper 

123

Lockup 

114

Grace 

54

11 pm O’Reilly 

198

Cooper 

90

Lockup 

202

Showbiz 

82

TOTAL DAY 268 82 160 82
PRIME TIME 347 100 205 87
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 

1.817

Blitzer 

453

Matthews 

928

Express 

150

6 pm Baier 

1.765

King, USA 

352

Sharpton 

793

Express 

134

7 pm Smith 

1.334

Burnett 

401

Matthews 

726

Velez-Mitchell 

268

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.255

Cooper 

433

Schultz 

884

Grace 

380

9 pm Hannity 

2.025

Morgan 

394

Maddow 

971

Velez-Mitchell 

252

10 pm Greta 

1.489

Cooper 

427

Lockup 

243

Grace 

162

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.038

Cooper 

293

Lockup 

324

Showbiz 

266

TOTAL DAY 1.259 340 537 209
PRIME TIME 1.929 418 699 265
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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