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Thursday Cable News Ratings: CNN’s Blitzer/Crossfire Beat Fox’s The Five/Baier in Demo

Wednesday afternoon between the hours of 5 and 7pm, CNN came out ahead of Fox News in the 25-54 demo. At 5pm, CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer had 490K in the demo while Fox’s The Five had 433K. At 6pm, Blitzer 484K for the first half-hour and Crossfire had 327K for the second. Fox’s Special Report with Bret Baier had 325K.

The Fox programs were #1 in total viewers with The Five scoring 2.116M and Baier at 1.918M.


Here are the rest of your Thursday ratings:

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

433

Blitzer 

490

Schultz 

207

Express 

36

6 pm Baier 

325

Blitzer/Crossfire 

484/327

Sharpton 

154

Express 

33

7 pm Smith 

258

Burnett 

321

Matthews 

279

Velez-Mitchell 

51

8 pm O’Reilly 

485

Cooper 

368

Hayes 

258

Grace 

97

9 pm Hannity 

467

Morgan 

265

Maddow 

344

Dr. Drew 

111

10 pm Van Susteren 

278

Cooper 

226

O’Donnell 

236

After Dark 

98

11 pm O’Reilly 

296

Tapper/Crossfire 

173/220

Hayes 

144

Showbiz 

82

PRIME TIME 410 286 280 102
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 

2.116

Blitzer 

1.384

Schultz 

919

Express 

100

6 pm Baier 

1.918

Blitzer/Crossfire 

1.321/897

Sharpton 

765

Express 

68

7 pm Smith 

1.650

Burnett 

780

Matthews 

1.101

Velez-Mitchell 

134

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.876

Cooper 

1.084

Hayes 

975

Grace 

235

9 pm Hannity 

2.209

Morgan 

917

Maddow 

1.310

Dr. Drew 

330

10 pm Van Susteren 

1.616

Cooper 

651

O’Donnell 

891

After Dark 

235

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.248

Tapper/Crossfire 

538/544

Hayes 

474

Showbiz 

330

PRIME TIME 2.244 884 1.059 262
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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