comScore Thursday Cable News Ratings | December 5, 2013
RATINGS

Thursday Cable Ratings: Matthews’ Obama Interview Beats Greta at 7pm, #2 in Demo Overall

Chris Matthews‘ exclusive interview with President Barack Obama was #1 in the 25-54 demo at 7pm and the second highest-rated show in the demo for all of cable news, despite airing during other network’s live coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death. With 298K viewers in the demo, MSNBC’s Hardball beat Fox’s On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, which had 218K, in the 7pm time slot. The only show with more viewers in the demo than Hardball was Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, which had 405K viewers at 8pm.

With 1.296M total viewers, Matthews came within 3K of Greta Van Susteren, who had 1.299M. The top three highest-rated shows in total viewers were all on Fox: The O’Reilly Factor with 2.430M, The Kelly File with 1.787M and Special Report with Bret Baier with 1.774M.


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 

285

New Day 

75

Morning Joe 

122

Express 

110

5 pm Mandela 

273

Blitzer 

197

Schultz 

165

WWYD 

24

6 pm Baier 

270

Blitzer 

181

Sharpton 

163

Showbiz 

13

7 pm Van Susteren 

218

Burnett 

180

Matthews 

298

Velez-Mitchell 

56

8 pm O’Reilly 

405

Cooper 

175

Hayes 

181

Grace 

76

9 pm Kelly 

232

Mandela 

229

Maddow 

196

Dr. Drew 

64

10 pm Hannity 

185

Cooper 

229

O’Donnell 

148

WWYD 

65

11 pm O’Reilly 

247

Mandela 

150

Hayes 

165

Showbiz 

28

PRIME TIME 274 211 175 68
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 

1.124

New Day 

230

Morning Joe 

388

Express 

189

5 pm Mandela 

1.568

Blitzer 

611

Schultz 

574

WWYD 

81

6 pm Baier 

1.774

Blitzer 

502

Sharpton 

590

Showbiz 

37

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.299

Burnett 

366

Matthews 

1.296

Velez-Mitchell 

149

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.430

Cooper 

443

Hayes 

565

Grace 

187

9 pm Kelly 

1.787

Mandela 

515

Maddow 

717

Dr. Drew 

207

10 pm Hannity 

1.300

Cooper 

458

O’Donnell 

565

WWYD 

184

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.093

Mandela 

297

Hayes 

495

Showbiz 

84

PRIME TIME 1.842 473 618 192
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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