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Thursday Ratings: Al Smith Dinner Gave CNN a Rare Total Ratings Win Over Fox News at 9 PM

trump-cnnLast night’s Al Smith Dinner gave CNN something very rare: a total-viewer ratings win over Fox News in primetime.

In the 9 pm hour last night, when everyone was watching the dinner, 3.583 million people were glued to Fox News, but a whopping 3.851 million watched on CNN.

Sean Hannity‘s post-dinner coverage in the 10 and 11 pm slots, however beat out Don Lemon in both hours (though we should note that Hannity’s 11 pm ratings––1.588 million––was beaten out by Brian Williams––1.618).

But even more remarkably, every single CNN show from Jake Tapper to Lemon last night all beat out Fox News in the 25-54 demo. Yes, all of them.

In that 9 pm hour, 1.337 million in the demo watched CNN compared to 781K for Fox.


Here are the rest of your Thursday ratings:

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

382

Blitzer 

484

Todd 

293

6 pm Baier 

439

Blitzer 

456

WADR 

299

7 pm Hume 

465

Burnett 

633

Matthews 

336

8 pm O’Reilly 

618

Cooper 

828

Hayes 

414

9 pm Kelly 

781

Cooper 

1.337

Maddow 

652

10 pm Hannity 

606

Lemon 

742

O’Donnell 

493

11 pm Hannity 

400

Lemon 

437

Williams 

427

PRIME TIME 669 969 521
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

 

TV NEWS RATINGS: TOTAL VIEWERS (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC
5 pm The Five 

2.253

Blitzer 

1.640

Todd 

1.404

6 pm Baier 

2.404

Blitzer 

1.440

WADR 

1.243

7 pm Hume 

2.115

Burnett 

1.790

Matthews 

1.751

8 pm O’Reilly 

3.306

Cooper 

2.360

Hayes 

2.007

9 pm Kelly 

3.583

Cooper 

3.851

Maddow 

2.875

10 pm Hannity 

2.633

Lemon 

2.052

O’Donnell 

2.252

11 pm Hannity 

1.588

Lemon 

1.266

Williams 

1.618

PRIME TIME 3.175 2.761 2.381
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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