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Thursday Cable News Ratings: Fox’s Kelly #1 in Demo for All of Cable News

For the second time in her premiere week in primetime, Fox’s Megyn Kelly held the top spot in all of cable news for the 25-54 demo last night, besting fellow Fox hosts Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. The Kelly File brought in 376K in the demo, beating not only her 9pm competition of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (288K) and CNN’s Piers Morgan (157K) but also the rest of the cable news schedule.

Overall in the demo, Hannity at 10pm was #2 with 372K and The O’Reilly Factor at 8pm was #3 with 343K. In total viewers, O’Reilly was on top with 2.755M, Kelly was second with 2.400M and Bret Baier was third at 6pm with 2.118M.


Here are the rest of your Thursday ratings:

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

276

New Day 

105

Morning Joe 

158

Express 

108

5 pm The Five 

311

Blitzer 

212

Schultz 

134

Express 

45

6 pm Baier 

348

Blitzer/Crossfire 

291/235

Sharpton 

152

Express 

59

7 pm Van Susteren 

292

Burnett 

188

Matthews 

255

Velez-Mitchell 

56

8 pm O’Reilly 

343

Cooper 

249

Hayes 

179

Grace 

98

9 pm Kelly 

376

Morgan 

157

Maddow 

288

Dr. Drew 

107

10 pm Hannity 

372

Cooper 

133

O’Donnell 

255

After Dark 

94

11 pm O’Reilly 

262

Tapper/Crossfire 

88/89

Hayes 

153

Showbiz 

78

PRIME TIME 364 180 241 100
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
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends 

1.147

New Day 

271

Morning Joe 

505

Express 

206

5 pm The Five 

2.083

Blitzer 

711

Schultz 

882

Express 

183

6 pm Baier 

2.118

Blitzer/Crossfire 

850/682

Sharpton 

846

Express 

148

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.783

Burnett 

631

Matthews 

1.172

Velez-Mitchell 

139

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.755

Cooper 

734

Hayes 

850

Grace 

243

9 pm Kelly 

2.400

Morgan 

530

Maddow 

1.136

Dr. Drew 

322

10 pm Hannity 

1.767

Cooper 

414

O’Donnell 

1.005

After Dark 

249

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.080

Tapper/Crossfire 

298/363

Hayes 

478

Showbiz 

241

PRIME TIME 2.311 559 1.001 272
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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