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Friday Ratings: Rachel Maddow Tops Sean Hannity In Demo

On Friday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow topped Sean Hannity (which ran a special) in the demo at 9 p.m. In total viewers, Hannity’s slot regained a comfortable lead over Maddow. The MSNBC host also brought in her network’s highest ratings — and topped the lineups at CNN and HLN, in both demo and total viewers, as well.

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 

368

Blitzer 

118

Matthews 

145

Express 

 

44

6 pm Baier 

398

Blitzer 

108

Sharpton 

239

Express 

27

7 pm Smith 

346

Burnett 

113

Matthews 

259

Velez-Mitchell 

100

8 pm O’Reilly 

404

Cooper 

106

Schultz 

245

Grace 

72

9 pm Hannity 

293

Morgan 

104

Maddow 

386

Velez-Mitchell 

74

10 pm Greta
 

267

Cooper 

115

Lockup 

172

Grace 

60

11 pm O’Reilly 

208

Burnett 

147

Lockup 

217

Showbiz 

71

TOTAL DAY 299 119 175 79
PRIME TIME 321 108 268 68
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 

1.606

Blitzer 

433

Matthews 

802

Express 

117

6 pm Baier 

1.854

Blitzer 

362

Sharpton 

816

Express 

88

7 pm Smith 

1.590

Burnett 

356

Matthews 

776

Velez-Mitchell 

250

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.082

Cooper 

413

Schultz 

857

Grace 

319

9 pm Hannity 

1.758

Morgan 

316

Maddow 

1.182

Velez-Mitchell 

274

10 pm Greta
 

1.601

Cooper 

428

Lockup
 

346

Grace 

171

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.001

Burnett 

375

Lockup 

416

Showbiz 

181

TOTAL DAY 1.286 365 532 218
PRIME TIME 1.818 386 795 255
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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