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Thursday Cable Ratings: Fox News #1 During NYC Ebola Breaking News

As news broke Thursday night that New York City Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola, Fox News was the highest-rated cable news network, beating CNN and MSNBC combined in both the 25-54 demo and total viewers. The Kelly File at 9 p.m. had 468K viewers in the demo and 2.312M total viewers compared to 249K in the demo and 647K total for CNN and 83K in the demo and 546K total for MSNBC’s breaking coverage.


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 

288

New Day 

126

Morning Joe 

59

Express 

137

5 pm The Five 

281

Blitzer 

99

Schultz 

119

WWYD 

46

6 pm Baier 

267

Blitzer 

92

Sharpton 

87

WWYD 

66

7 pm Van Susteren 

274

Burnett 

93

Matthews 

111

Velez-Mitchell 

66

8 pm O’Reilly 

530

Cooper 

173

Hayes 

117

Grace 

84

9 pm Kelly 

468

Cooper 

249

Maddow/Breaking 

99/83

Dr. Drew 

72

10 pm Hannity 

338

Cooper/Tonight 

244/161

Breaking/Hayes 

60/54

Files 

83

11 pm Kelly 

292

Tonight 

133

Maddow 

83

Files 

141

PRIME TIME 445 208 90 79
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 

1.083

New Day 

339

Morning Joe 

346

Express 

222

5 pm The Five 

1.961

Blitzer 

473

Schultz 

528

WWYD 

87

6 pm Baier 

2.025

Blitzer 

392

Sharpton 

519

WWYD 

145

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.700

Burnett 

379

Matthews 

755

Velez-Mitchell 

208

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.926

Cooper 

482

Hayes 

546

Grace 

314

9 pm Kelly 

2.312

Cooper 

647

Maddow/Breaking 

521/546

Dr. Drew 

265

10 pm Hannity 

1.485

Cooper/Tonight 

641/546

Breaking/Hayes 

416/346

Files 

244

11 pm Kelly 

1.152

Tonight 

408

Maddow 

214

Files 

320

PRIME TIME 2.246 574 483 274
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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