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Thursday Cable Ratings: Fox News #1, MSNBC Last in Demo During Obama Iraq Speech

When President Barack Obama took the podium at 9:30 p.m. ET Thursday night to announce humanitarian aid and military airstrikes in Iraq, Fox News was the most-watched cable news network in the 25-54 demo with 432K viewers. With 156K, MSNBC came in last place.

CNN, which interrupted The Sixties to cover the speech, came in second with 296K and HLN, airing its regular programming, was third with 167K.

In total viewers, Fox was #1 with 2.443M, followed by CNN with 903K and MSNBC with 706K. Fox’s Megyn Kelly and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow both took the night off, leaving Shannon Bream and Steve Kornacki to anchor the networks’ respective 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 

237

New Day 

114

Morning Joe 

63

Express 

125

5 pm The Five 

225

Blitzer 

110

Schultz 

59

Files 

58

6 pm Baier 

252

Blitzer 

104

Sharpton 

90

Files 

48

7 pm Van Susteren 

233

Burnett 

114

Matthews 

109

Velez-Mitchell 

94

8 pm O’Reilly 

403

Cooper 

208

Hayes 

104

Grace 

174

9 pm Kelly 

432

Sixties/Cooper 

296

Maddow 

156

Dr. Drew 

167

10 pm Hannity 

327

Tonight 

235

O’Donnell 

116

Files 

146

11 pm O’Reilly 

302

Cooper 

230

Hayes 

78

Files 

122

PRIME TIME 388 235 126 162
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 

900

New Day 

346

Morning Joe 

322

Express 

345

5 pm The Five 

1.900

Blitzer 

538

Schultz 

459

Files 

93

6 pm Baier 

1.866

Blitzer 

508

Sharpton 

512

Files 

160

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.851

Burnett 

546

Matthews 

625

Velez-Mitchell 

252

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.730

Cooper 

700

Hayes 

573

Grace 

416

9 pm Kelly 

2.443

Sixties/Cooper 

903

Maddow 

706

Dr. Drew 

355

10 pm Hannity 

1.846

Tonight 

741

O’Donnell 

565

Files 

388

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.255

Cooper 

582

Hayes 

263

Files 

358

PRIME TIME 2.354 758 619 386
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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