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Thursday Cable Ratings: CNN Wins in Demo with The Sixties

CNN scored big Thursday night with the premiere episode of the new original series The Sixties. The first episode, titled “When Television Came of Age,” came in first place in the 25-54 demo at 9 p.m. with 284K viewers, ahead of Fox News’ The Kelly File, which had 273K. The encore showing at 10 p.m. was also #1 in the demo with 243K, ahead of Fox’s Hannity, which had 239K.

In total viewers, Fox News remained in #1 during the 9 and 10 p.m. hours, but The Sixties still brought far more viewers than CNN typically gets at 9 with the show averaging 1.390M. Overall, CNN came in second place in primetime with 207K in the demo and 914K 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 

221

New Day 

67

Morning Joe 

69

Express 

116

5 pm The Five 

249

Blitzer 

66

Schultz 

64

WWYD 

45

6 pm Baier 

277

Blitzer/Crossfire 

50/58

Sharpton 

98

Dr. Drew 

43

7 pm Van Susteren 

249

Burnett 

91

Matthews 

121

Velez-Mitchell 

97

8 pm O’Reilly 

329

Cooper 

95

Hayes 

111

Grace 

180

9 pm Kelly 

273

Sixties 

284

Maddow 

115

Dr. Drew 

131

10 pm Hannity 

239

Sixties 

243

O’Donnell 

104

Files 

95

11 pm O’Reilly 

247

Cooper 

130

Hayes 

81

Files 

161

PRIME TIME 280 207 110 135
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 

1.048

New Day 

232

Morning Joe 

284

Express 

202

5 pm The Five 

1.758

Blitzer 

377

Schultz 

432

WWYD 

107

6 pm Baier 

1.649

Blitzer/Crossfire 

300/236

Sharpton 

503

Dr. Drew 

104

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.370

Burnett 

315

Matthews 

687

Velez-Mitchell 

238

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.364

Cooper 

406

Hayes 

586

Grace 

411

9 pm Kelly 

1.919

Sixties 

1.390

Maddow 

723

Dr. Drew 

267

10 pm Hannity 

1.428

Sixties 

946

O’Donnell 

532

Files 

209

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.284

Cooper 

438

Hayes 

323

Files 

391

PRIME TIME 1.904 914 614 296
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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