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Thursday Ratings: Chris Matthews Beats Rest Of MSNBC In The Demo

On Thursday evening, the 7 p.m. ET airing of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews beat the rest of his MSNBC colleagues in the key 25-54 demo.

Racking up 250k demo viewers, Matthews’ Hardball narrowly beat out next-best MSNBCer Rachel Maddow, who had 246k in the demo.

In total viewership, however, Matthews came in third among MSNBC shows, behind Maddow and Ed Schultz.

Over at CNN, Piers Morgan defeated the rest of his network’s lineup in both total and demo viewers.

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 

339

Blitzer 

131

Matthews 

163

Express 

59

6 pm Baier 

332

Blitzer 

171

Sharpton 

203

Express 

85

7 pm Shep 

366

Burnett 

150

Matthews 

250

Velez-Mitchell 

120

8 pm O’Reilly 

462

Cooper 

188

Schultz 

210

Grace 

140

9 pm Hannity 

425

Morgan 

205

Maddow 

246

WWYD 

121

10 pm Van Susteren 

346

Cooper 

141

O’Donnell 

215

WWYD 

158

11 pm O’Reilly 

285

Burnett 

134

Schultz 

126

Grace 

78

TOTAL DAY 248 117 146 77
PRIME TIME 411 178 224 139
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 

2.054

Blitzer 

410

Matthews 

896

Express 

216

6 pm Baier 

2.120

Blitzer 

399

Sharpton 

814

Express 

296

7 pm Smith 

1.769

Burnett 

420

Matthews 

817

Velez-Mitchell 

455

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.926

Cooper 

539

Schultz 

940

Grace 

500

9 pm Hannity 

2.059

Morgan 

693

Maddow 

975

WWYD 

313

10 pm Greta 

1.450

Cooper 

475

O’Donnell 

836

WWYD 

342

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.083

Burnett 

345

Schultz 

411

Showbiz 

196

TOTAL DAY 1.212 362 489 220
PRIME TIME 2.149 569 918 385
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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