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Hannity Leads In Total Viewers Wednesday, MSNBC’s The 11th Hour Tops in Time Slot

Fox News’ Hannity pulled in the most viewers overall on Wednesday while MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show led the way in the key 25-54 demographic. Meanwhile, MSNBC’s The 11th Hour with Brian Williams topped its time slot in both the demographic and overall audience.

According to Nielsen, Fox News was number one across the board in both total day viewership and primetime. For the entire sales day (6 AM – 2 AM), Fox averaged 1.925 total viewers and 386,000 in the key demo. MSNBC finished second in both metrics, pulling in overall audience of 1.41 million and 298,000 in the demographic. CNN came in third place as it nabbed 824,000 total viewers and an average 25-54 audience of 260,000.

When it came to primetime, FNC’s numbers were 3.059 total viewers and 583,000 in the demo to lead the 8 PM to 11 PM slot. MSNBC followed up with 545,000 in the demographic and 2.52 million overall viewers. CNN grabbed a total audience of 1.04 million while capturing 366,000 in the demo.

Battling it out in the 9 PM time slot, Hannity drew the victory against Maddow in total viewership as Sean Hannity’s show grabbed 3.36 million viewers compared to Rachel Maddow’s 3.06 million. Regarding the key demo, Maddow’s 678,000 topped Hannity’s 644,000. Hannity was second in all of cable news in the 25-54 demographic. In other primetime news, Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight pulled in the second largest overall audience in cable news on Wednesday with 3.106 million.

In the 11 PM hour, The 11th Hour topped the time slot with 1.64 million total viewers and 364,000 in the demographic. Fox News at Night pulled in a demo audience of 349,000 and 1.51 million total viewers. CNN Tonight attracted 813,000 overall viewers and 319,000 in the key demographic.

The top program on CNN Wednesday was Anderson Cooper 360, which nabbed a total viewership of 1.17 million and 381,000 in the demo.

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