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Monday Cable Ratings: CNN’s Storm Coverage Beats Fox in Demo at 10PM

Fox News brought in Shepard Smith to anchor the network’s special coverage of the blizzard that mostly bypassed New York City while hitting New England hard. They won in total and demo viewership for the primetime hours as a whole.

But CNN did manage to beat Fox in the 25-54 demo for the 10 p.m. hour with its Don Lemon-hosted coverage of the storm.


For that hour, CNN was #1 in the demo at 10 p.m. with 379K, followed by Fox News with 277K and MSNBC with 119K.

Overall, however, Fox News beat CNN in the primetime demo, 423K to 348K. In total viewers, Smith’s coverage beat Lemon’s 1.441M to 981K.

Also of note: The Fox Business Network debut of Strange Inheritance at 9 p.m. was the network’s highest-rated premiere ever. For the full hour, the Jamie Colby-hosted show racked up 302K total, 47K demo viewership.

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 

256

New Day 

126

Morning Joe 

79

5 pm The Five 

361

Blitzer 

301

Schultz 

77

6 pm Baier 

383

Blitzer 

339

Sharpton 

78

7 pm Van Susteren 

438

Burnett 

353

Matthews 

129

8 pm O’Reilly 

511

Cooper 

316

Hayes 

112

9 pm Kelly 

481

Cooper 

348

Maddow 

164

10 pm Smith 

277

Tonight 

379

O’Donnell 

119

11 pm O’Reilly 

272

Tonight 

264

Storm Coverage 

95

PRIME TIME 423 348 132
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 

881

New Day 

398

Morning Joe 

276

5 pm The Five 

2.312

Blitzer 

870

Schultz 

471

6 pm Baier 

2.339

Blitzer 

913

Sharpton 

433

7 pm Van Susteren 

2.201

Burnett 

940

Matthews 

594

8 pm O’Reilly 

3.173

Cooper 

895

Hayes 

500

9 pm Kelly 

2.606

Cooper 

1.009

Maddow 

794

10 pm Smith 

1.441

Tonight 

981

O’Donnell 

508

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.083

Tonight 

739

Storm Coverage 

285

PRIME TIME 2.411 962 601
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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