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Thursday Cable Ratings: O’Reilly Hits Yearly High in Demo During Obama Speech

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly got his highest ratings of the 2014 in the 25-54 demo Thursday night. And he has President Barack Obama to thank.

The president’s immigration speech aired on Fox from 8-8:15 p.m., followed by the rest of The O’Reilly Factor and during the hour O’Reilly averaged 885K viewers in the 25-54 demo. CNN’s coverage, with Anderson Cooper hosting, came in second with 578K in the demo and MSNBC was third (322K during Obama’s speech and 282K for the rest of the hour).


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 

284

New Day 

100

Morning Joe 

96

Express 

70

5 pm The Five 

355

Blitzer 

189

Schultz 

62

WWYD 

58

6 pm Baier 

359

Blitzer 

183

Sharpton 

100

Files 

48

7 pm Van Susteren 

330

Burnett/Cooper 

260/415

Matthews/Coverage 

134/205

Files 

55

8 pm O’Reilly 

885

Cooper 

578

Obama/Coverage 

322/282

Grace 

93

9 pm Kelly 

708

Films 

258

Maddow 

274

Dr. Drew 

95

10 pm Hannity 

485

Films/Cooper 

243/210

O’Donnell 

179

Files 

168

11 pm O’Reilly 

270

Cooper 

143

Coverage 

142

Files 

177

PRIME TIME 693 358 250 119
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 

1.264

New Day 

325

Morning Joe 

382

Express 

197

5 pm The Five 

2.353

Blitzer 

599

Schultz 

476

WWYD 

146

6 pm Baier 

2.291

Blitzer 

582

Sharpton 

519

Files 

108

7 pm Van Susteren 

2.180

Burnett/Cooper 

644/925

Matthews/Coverage 

820/1.014

Files 

212

8 pm O’Reilly 

4.153

Cooper 

1.652

Obama/Coverage 

1.763/1.450

Grace 

305

9 pm Kelly 

3.201

Films 

734

Maddow 

1.234

Dr. Drew 

296

10 pm Hannity 

1.964

Films/Cooper 

675/564

O’Donnell 

772

Files 

462

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.204

Cooper 

438

Coverage 

456

Files 

479

PRIME TIME 3.109 1.017 1.180 354
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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