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Thursday Cable News Ratings: Fox’s Kelly Beats O’Reilly in Demo Again, As CNN Struggles

With 471K viewers, Fox’s Megyn Kelly had the #1 highest-rated cable news show in the 25-54 demo for the second night in a row Thursday, beating The O’Reilly Factor, which had 438K. Bill O’Reilly beat Kelly in total viewers, 3.574M to 3.041M.

Meanwhile, CNN continued to struggle in the demo, with all primetime shows coming in under 100K. The one bright spot on CNN’s lineup came at 4pm, when The Lead with Jake Tapper beat MSNBC’s Martin Bashir 115K to 76K.


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 

338

Blitzer 

83

Schultz 

127

Express 

33

6 pm Baier 

407

Blitzer/Crossfire 

81/79

Sharpton 

131

Express 

50

7 pm Van Susteren 

357

Burnett 

73

Matthews 

171

Velez-Mitchell 

81

8 pm O’Reilly 

438

Cooper 

81

Hayes 

144

Grace 

61

9 pm Kelly 

471

Morgan 

79

Maddow 

190

Dr. Drew 

63

10 pm Hannity 

356

Cooper 

71

O’Donnell 

178

After Dark 

62

11 pm O’Reilly 

320

Blackfish 

80

Hayes 

89

Showbiz 

46

PRIME TIME 422 77 171 62
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 

2.211

Blitzer 

476

Schultz 

721

Express 

225

6 pm Baier 

2.403

Blitzer/Crossfire 

369/279

Sharpton 

719

Express 

217

7 pm Van Susteren 

2.277

Burnett 

321

Matthews 

1.002

Velez-Mitchell 

259

8 pm O’Reilly 

3.574

Cooper 

435

Hayes 

662

Grace 

339

9 pm Kelly 

3.041

Morgan 

425

Maddow 

941

Dr. Drew 

218

10 pm Hannity 

1.842

Cooper 

291

O’Donnell 

754

After Dark 

185

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.298

Blackfish 

172

Hayes 

286

Showbiz 

166

PRIME TIME 2.827 384 787 247
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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