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Thursday Cable News Ratings: MSNBC Has Big Night, CNN’s Cooper Falls Below 80k in Demo

Thursday night, MSNBC posted some solid ratings in prime time, while CNN continued to struggle. Anderson Cooper 360 at 8pm had just 77K viewers in the 25-54 demo vs. The O’Reilly Factor’s 576K and All In with Chris Hayes’ 216K.

The Rachel Maddow Show was the highest-rated show on MSNBC with 313K in the demo and 1.001M total viewers. Hardball with Chris Matthews was second with 277K in the demo and 908K total viewers.


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 

293

New Day 

73

Morning Joe 

99

Express 

94

5 pm The Five 

435

Blitzer 

103

Schultz 

158

WWYD 

55

6 pm Baier 

368

Blitzer/Crossfire 

93/138

Sharpton 

237

Showbiz 

40

7 pm Van Susteren 

375

Burnett 

69

Matthews 

277

Velez-Mitchell 

34

8 pm O’Reilly 

576

Cooper 

77

Hayes 

216

Grace 

54

9 pm Kelly 

523

Morgan 

85

Maddow 

313

Dr. Drew 

74

10 pm Hannity 

317

CNN Special 

139

O’Donnell 

261

WWYD 

81

11 pm O’Reilly 

283

Lemon/Baldwin 

95/130

Hayes 

139

Showbiz 

57

PRIME TIME 472 101 263 70
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 

1.174

New Day 

217

Morning Joe 

329

Express 

194

5 pm The Five 

2.397

Blitzer 

388

Schultz 

590

WWYD 

89

6 pm Baier 

2.161

Blitzer/Crossfire 

333/316

Sharpton 

736

Showbiz 

98

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.941

Burnett 

283

Matthews 

908

Velez-Mitchell 

108

8 pm O’Reilly 

3.097

Cooper 

528

Hayes 

699

Grace 

261

9 pm Kelly 

2.951

Morgan 

452

Maddow 

1.001

Dr. Drew 

205

10 pm Hannity 

1.982

CNN Special 

381

O’Donnell 

811

WWYD 

186

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.481

Lemon/Baldwin 

314/310

Hayes 

330

Showbiz 

161

PRIME TIME 2.686 454 837 217
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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