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Inauguration Ratings: CNN Wins The Night In Both Total Viewers And Demo

During Monday evening’s prime time coverage of President Obama‘s second inauguration, CNN won the night in both total viewership and the key 25-54 demo.

While the actual oath and inaugural address aired, CNN had a total of 3.14M total viewers (with 1.11M in the demo), beating out MSNBC’s 2.27M total viewers (706k demo), and Fox News’ 1.32M total viewers (294k demo).

During the primetime hours, CNN won the night, racking up 3.59M total viewers (1.27M demo), besting second-place Fox’s 1.67M total (254k demo), and MSNBC’s 1.37M total (with 457k demo).

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 

312

Blitzer 

953

Matthews 

505

Express 

21

6 pm Baier 

376

Blitzer 

755

Sharpton 

379

Express 

31

7 pm Shep 

259

Inauguration 

884

Matthews 

368

Velez-Mitchell 

47

8 pm O’Reilly 

353

Inauguration 

1,310

Schultz 

416

Grace 

90

9 pm Hannity 

255

Inauguration 

1,528

Maddow 

577

Dr. Drew 

79

10 pm Van Susteren 

155

Cooper 

961

O’Donnell 

374

Grace 

65

11 pm O’Reilly 

207

Inauguration 

514

Schultz 

232

Showbiz 

52

TOTAL DAY 212 595 324 51
PRIME TIME 254 1,272 457 78
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 

1.592

Blitzer 

3.376

Matthews 

1.663

Express 

134

6 pm Baier 

1.650

Blitzer 

2.628

Sharpton 

1.309

Express 

188

7 pm Smith 

1.221

Inauguration 

2.514

Matthews 

1.215

Velez-Mitchell 

149

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.369

Inauguration 

3.863

Schultz 

1.345

Grace 

313

9 pm Hannity 

1.503

Inauguration 

4.282

Maddow 

1.623

Dr. Drew 

221

10 pm Greta 

1.127

Cooper 

2.573

O’Donnell 

1.128

Grace 

204

11 pm O’Reilly 

933

Inauguration 

1.358

Schultz 

677

Showbiz 

240

TOTAL DAY 1.006 1.725 982 160
PRIME TIME 1.671 3.585 1.367 246
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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