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Monday Cable Ratings: CNN #1 Demo, Fox #1 Total During Baltimore Riots

Riots on the streets of Baltimore dominated cable news Monday night, leading to a rare victory for CNN in the 25-54 demo during primetime. With 925K viewers between the hours of 8 and 11 p.m., CNN topped Fox News, which averaged 839K. The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett OutFront and Anderson Cooper 360 each came out ahead of their respective Fox News competition Monday afternoon and evening. Hannity had the best demo for Fox at 10pm with 960,000.

In total viewers, Fox News retained the #1 spot in primetime with 2.965M, while CNN came in second with a high 2.138M. MSNBC came in a distant third place in both categories with 214K in the demo and 753K total viewers.


Here are the rest of your Monday ratings:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends 

226

New Day 

116

Morning Joe 

93

5 pm The Five 

403

Blitzer 

531

Schultz 

126

6 pm Baier 

394

Blitzer 

764

Sharpton 

148

7 pm Van Susteren 

560

Burnett 

949

Matthews 

212

8 pm Smith 

775

Cooper 

975

Hayes 

186

9 pm Kelly 

781

Cooper 

910

Maddow 

244

10 pm Hannity 

960

Tonight 

889

O’Donnell 

213

11 pm Smith 

879

Tonight 

769

Hayes 

194

PRIME TIME 839 925 214
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

 

TV NEWS RATINGS: TOTAL VIEWERS (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends 

917

New Day 

325

Morning Joe 

300

5 pm The Five 

2.428

Blitzer 

1.438

Schultz 

561

6 pm Baier 

2.390

Blitzer 

1.947

Sharpton 

624

7 pm Van Susteren 

2.333

Burnett 

2.181

Matthews 

920

8 pm Smith 

3.041

Cooper 

2.215

Hayes 

793

9 pm Kelly 

2.911

Cooper 

2.225

Maddow 

860

10 pm Hannity 

2.941

Tonight 

1.967

O’Donnell 

605

11 pm Smith 

2.567

Tonight 

1.559

Hayes 

482

PRIME TIME 2.965 2.138 753
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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