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Thursday Ratings: Ed Schultz Beats Cooper, Grace Combined In Demo And Total Viewers

On Thursday night, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz beat CNN’s Anderson Cooper and HLN’s Nancy Grace combined, in both demo and total viewers. Cooper and Grace share the 8 p.m. slot with Schultz — and both brought in the highest ratings for their respective networks. Over at MSNBC, Rachel Maddow took the top spot.

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 

449

Blitzer 

151

Matthews 

223

Express 

75

6 pm Baier 

420

King, USA 

105

Sharpton 

180

Express 

51

7 pm Smith 

399

Burnett 

108

Matthews 

213

Velez-Mitchell 

98

8 pm O’Reilly 

521

Cooper 

133

Schultz 

299

Grace 

165

9 pm Hannity 

518

Morgan 

154

Maddow 

364

Dr. Drew 

132

10 pm Van Susteren 

376

Cooper 

161

O’Donnell 

324

Grace 

120

11 pm O’Reilly 

361

Burnett 

161

Schultz 

238

Showbiz 

122

TOTAL DAY 342 108 186 123
PRIME TIME 473 150 330 139
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 

2.004

Blitzer 

535

Matthews 

940

Express 

168

6 pm Baier 

2.011

King, USA 

409

Sharpton 

796

Express 

149

7 pm Smith 

1.765

Burnett 

414

Matthews 

909

Velez-Mitchell 

321

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.682

Cooper 

501

Schultz 

1.135

Grace 

494

9 pm Hannity 

2.482

Morgan 

603

Maddow 

1.254

DrDrew 

414

10 pm Van Susteren
 

2.139

Cooper 

410

O’Donnell 

1.098

Grace 

342

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.196

Burnett 

333

Schultz 

685

Showbiz 

358

TOTAL DAY 1.488 379 619 292
PRIME TIME 2.439 505 1.163 417
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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