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Monday Cable News Ratings: Maddow And Schultz Have Strong Night

On Monday night, Rachel Maddow ruled MSNBC’s slate in the 25-to-54 year-old demo, pulling in 267,000 viewers, while Ed Schultz was the best on MSNBCs slate with total viewers, drawing an estimated 1.134 million.

After a ratings bonanza over the weekend with their Whitney Houston coverage, CNN fell back into third place overall in the demo, averaging 139,000 over the entire day, and 203,000 in prime time. Good news for CNN? Piers Morgan continues his strong ratings, pulling in 200,000 demo viewers on Monday night.

Monday night’s full ratings:

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

429

Blitzer 

157

Matthews 

137

Special 

54

6 pm Baier 

382

King, USA 

111

Sharpton 

162

Prime 

59

7 pm Shep 

483

Burnett 

163

Matthews 

256

Velez-Mitchell 

110

8 pm O’Reilly 

565

Cooper 

207

Schultz 

255

Grace 

171

9 pm Hannity 

490

Piers 

200

Maddow 

267

Dr. Drew 

117

10 pm Van Susteren 

445

Cooper 

202

O’Donnell 

258

Grace 

145

11 pm O’Reilly 

427

Burnett 

177

Schultz 

166

Showbiz 

132

TOTAL DAY 306 139 150 95
PRIME TIME 500 203 260 144
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 

1.600

Blitzer 

571

Matthews 

765

Special 

248

6 pm Baier 

1.777

King, USA 

401

Sharpton 

822

Prime
277
7 pm Shep 

1.939

Burnett 

435

Matthews 

859

Velez-Mitchell 

346

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.998

Cooper 

534

Schultz 

1.134

Grace 

611

9 pm Hannity 

2.161

Piers 

542

Maddow 

1.053

DrDrew 

430

10 pm Greta 

1.617

Cooper 

534

O’Donnell
980
Grace 

364

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.247

Burnett 

299

Schultz
577
Showbiz 

397

TOTAL DAY 1.331 388 587 278
PRIME TIME 2.261 512 1.056 460
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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