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Monday Ratings: Fox Wins Total Viewers Prime Time, CNN Wins Demo, MSNBC Distant 3rd

Fox was #1 in total viewers for prime time with 2.603M viewers. CNN came in at #2 with 1.882M total viewers and, once again, MSNBC was third with 926K. Fox peaked at 8pm with a special report from Shepard Smith, which drew 3.107M total viewers. CNN’s peak came two hours later at 10pm with Cooper, who drew 2.053M total viewers.

During heavy coverage of the Oklahoma tornado Monday night in prime time, CNN was #1 in the 25-54 demo with 790K viewers. Fox came in second with 632K and MSNBC was a distant third with 337K. Anderson Cooper‘s 10pm broadcast was a high point for CNN, winning the demo in that hour with 916K viewers.

Also notable, Fox outpaced The Weather Channel, a major destination for storm coverage, which saw 1.245M total viewers in prime time.

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 The Five 

364

Blitzer 

321

Tornado Special 

135

Express 

182

6 pm Baier 

463

Blitzer 

465

Tornado Special 

193

Express 

203

7 pm Smith 

455

Burnett 

558

Matthews 

253

Velez-Mitchell 

218

8 pm Smith 

688

Cooper 

686

Hayes 

380

Grace 

236

9 pm Hannity 

645

Morgan 

766

Maddow 

361

Dr. Drew 

222

10 pm Van Susteren 

555

Cooper 

916

O’Donnell 

265

After Dark 

231

11 pm Van Susteren 

519

Burnett 

641

Hayes 

196

After Dark 

129

TOTAL DAY 352 343 153 206
PRIME TIME 632 790 337 229
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 The Five 

2.398

Blitzer 

1.022

Tornado Special 

709

Express 

558

6 pm Baier 

2.429

Blitzer 

1.206

Tornado Special 

714

Express 

609

7 pm Smith 

2.365

Burnett 

1.379

Matthews 

959

Velez-Mitchell 

698

8 pm Smith 

3.107

Cooper 

1.663

Hayes 

1.025

Grace 

738

9 pm Hannity 

2.642

Morgan 

1.924

Maddow 

926

Dr. Drew 

653

10 pm Van Susteren 

2.040

Cooper 

2.053

O’Donnell 

815

After Dark 

626

11 pm Van Susteren 

1.511

Burnett 

1.364

Hayes 

478

After Dark 

407

TOTAL DAY 1.696 858 495 589
PRIME TIME 2.603 1.882 926 672
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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