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MSNBC’s The Cycle Ranks Third In Ratings In Its First Week

The Cycle has made it through its debut week on MSNBC in third place, behind Fox News and CNN, the latter of which is coming off a 21-year ratings low for the second quarter.

The 3 p.m. round-table show featuring S.E. Cupp, Krystal Ball, Toure and Steve Kornacki brought in an average of 421,000 overall viewers the week of June 25th – 29th, with an average of 100,000 viewers in demo.

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Fox News’ Studio B with Shepard Smith, meanwhile, took first place in the time slot with an average of 1,219,000 total and viewers and an average of 218,000 in demo for the week. CNN’s Newsroom beat out The Cycle with an average of 446,000 total viewers and an average of 135,000 in demo.

While the show might still be getting its footing, it’s worth noting that last week was a particularly big one for cable news, with both the Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare and Attorney General Eric Holder’s contempt hearing offering much discussion fodder seemingly custom-built for a program centered around debating partisan talking points.

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