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Thursday Ratings: CNN Film Blackfish #1 in Demo for All Cable News

On Thursday evening, the two-hour premiere of CNN Films: Blackfish ranked #1 in the key 25-54 demo for all of cable news. Between it’s two hours of airing — 9 p.m. through 11 p.m. — Blackfish averaged 472k in the demo, beating out Fox’s average of 331k and MSNBC’s 235k for those two slots.

Additionally, according to Nielsen, Blackfish won the night in the youngest demo (18-49), averaging 688k between 9-11p, beating Fox’s 216k and MSNBC’s 173k.

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 

275

New Day 

62

Morning Joe 

142

Express 

70

5 pm The Five 

346

Blitzer 

163

Schultz 

157

Express 

57

6 pm Baier 

399

Blitzer/Crossfire 

112/152

Sharpton 

126

Express 

35

7 pm Van Susteren 

278

Burnett 

125

Matthews 

213

Velez-Mitchell 

38

8 pm O’Reilly 

445

Cooper 

111

Hayes 

158

Grace 

44

9 pm Kelly 

335

Blackfish 

387

Maddow 

280

Dr. Drew 

48

10 pm Hannity 

326

Blackfish 

557

O’Donnell 

190

After Dark 

19

11 pm O’Reilly 

364

Cooper/Crossfire 

231/154

Hayes 

64

Showbiz 

33

PRIME TIME 369 357 210 37
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 

1.106

New Day 

261

Morning Joe 

436

Express 

178

5 pm The Five 

2.199

Blitzer 

506

Schultz 

728

Express 

330

6 pm Baier 

2.278

Blitzer/Crossfire 

342/457

Sharpton 

649

Express 

276

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.880

Burnett 

350

Matthews 

1.135

Velez-Mitchell 

223

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.833

Cooper 

519

Hayes 

798

Grace 

257

9 pm Kelly 

2.106

Blackfish 

1.274

Maddow 

1.021

Dr. Drew 

184

10 pm Hannity 

1.677

Blackfish 

1.438

O’Donnell 

712

After Dark 

140

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.232

Cooper/Crossfire 

560/376

Hayes 

341

Showbiz 

156

PRIME TIME 2.211 1.083 844 194
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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