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Thursday Night Ratings: John King’s Numbers Tank

John King and Erin Burnett both had a rough night in the ratings on Thursday. Burnett’s OutFront scored only 64,000 demo viewers and 272,000 total  — but King’s USA rated far lower, with 43,000 demo viewers and 234,000 total. Excluding holidays, the network’s 6pm time slot had its worst night in total viewers since October 2003, and the lowest in demo since November 2003.

Here are the rest of your Thursday night ratings:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm The5 

330

Blitzer 

77

Matthews 

114

Special 

63

6 pm Baier 

299

King 

43

Sharpton 

155

Prime 

49

7 pm Shep 

280

Burnett 

64

Matthews 

178

Velez-Mitchell 

81

8 pm O’Reilly 

506

Cooper 

98

RockCenter 

224

Grace 

91

9 pm Hannity 

391

Morgan 

123

Maddow 

327

Dr. Drew 

67

10 pm Van Susteren 

324

Cooper 

102

O’Donnell 

269

Grace 

72

11 pm O’Reilly 

302

Burnett 

73

RockCenter
 

185

Showbiz 

57

TOTAL DAY 302 84 112 82
PRIME TIME 407 108 249 74
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
5 pm The5 

1.624

Blitzer 

356

Matthews 

626

Special 

201

6 pm Baier 

1.563

King 

234

Sharpton 

678

Prime 

194

7 pm Smith 

1.435

Burnett 

272

Matthews 

790

Velez-Mitchell 

279

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.829

Cooper 

349

RockCenter 

949

Grace 

311

9 pm Hannity 

1.815

Morgan 

576

Maddow 

983

DrDrew 

209

10 pm Greta 

1.412

Cooper 

335

O’Donnell 

765

Grace 

241

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.065

Burnett 

249

RockCenter 

477

Showbiz 

151

TOTAL DAY 1.304 318 477 206
PRIME TIME 2.025 421 901 250
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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