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Thursday Ratings: CNN’s Erin Burnett Beats MSNBC’s Chris Matthews In Demo

On Thursday night, CNN’s Erin Burnett topped MSNBC’s Hardball, hosted by Chris Matthews fill-in Michael Smerconish. She fell behind in total viewers however. Anderson Cooper took the top spot on CNN in the demo, while Rachel Maddow took the honors on MSNBC.

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 

434

Blitzer 

85

Matthews 

79

Express 

38

6 pm Baier 

428

Blitzer 

138

Sharpton 

140

Express 

35

7 pm Smith 

352

Burnett 

116

Matthews 

106

Velez-Mitchell 

65

8 pm O’Reilly 

639

Cooper 

147

Schultz 

198

Grace 

107

9 pm Hannity 

471

Morgan 

110

Maddow 

283

Dr. Drew 

123

10 pm Van Susteren 

377

Cooper 

107

O’Donnell 

253

Grace 

117

11 pm O’Reilly 

350

Burnett 

86

Schultz 

182

Showbiz 

65

TOTAL DAY 315 98 119 73
PRIME TIME 496 122 246 116
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 

1.837

Blitzer 

404

Matthews 

681

Express 

127

6 pm Baier 

1.831

Blitzer
 

452

Sharpton 

726

Express 

126

7 pm Smith 

1.490

Burnett 

330

Matthews 

600

Velez-Mitchell 

236

8 pm O’Reilly 

3.057

Cooper 

521

Schultz 

924

Grace 

394

9 pm Hannity 

2.300

Morgan 

522

Maddow 

1.033

DrDrew 

304

10 pm Van Susteren
 

1.808

Cooper 

456

O’Donnell 

971

Grace 

296

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.311

Burnett 

260

Schultz 

619

Showbiz 

216

TOTAL DAY 1.358 369 547 197
PRIME TIME 2.395 499 977 331
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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