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Thursday Ratings: Ed Schultz Beats The Rest Of MSNBC In Total Viewers

On Thursday night, MSNBC’s 8 p.m. host Ed Schultz beat the rest of the network’s primetime shows in total viewership.

Schultz’s 1.27M viewers was enough to beat out his next-best colleagues in Rachel Maddow (1.13M) and Lawrence O’Donnell (1.16M).

In addition, O’Donnell beat his Fox competitor Greta Van Susteren in the key 25-54 demo, racking up 341k viewers compared with her 313k. However, Van Susteren beat O’Donnell in total viewership, 1.45M to 1.16M.

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 

464

Blitzer 

140

Matthews 

223

Express 

43

6 pm Baier 

390

Blitzer 

120

Sharpton 

215

Express 

24

7 pm Shep 

369

Burnett 

171

Matthews 

245

Velez-Mitchell 

48

8 pm O’Reilly 

447

Cooper 

177

Schultz 

283

Grace 

114

9 pm Hannity 

355

Morgan 

168

Maddow 

317

WWYD 

129

10 pm Van Susteren 

313

Cooper 

140

O’Donnell 

341

WWYD 

191

11 pm O’Reilly 

291

Burnett 

116

Schultz 

205

Showbiz 

113

TOTAL DAY 271 132 180 72
PRIME TIME 373 162 313 144
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 

1.897

Blitzer 

476

Matthews 

1.018

Express 

102

6 pm Baier 

1.862

Blitzer 

444

Sharpton 

863

Express 

96

7 pm Smith 

1.728

Burnett 

536

Matthews 

939

Velez-Mitchell 

237

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.854

Cooper 

636

Schultz 

1.269

Grace 

307

9 pm Hannity 

1.845

Morgan 

755

Maddow 

1.134

WWYD 

245

10 pm Greta 

1.453

Cooper 

486

O’Donnell 

1.160

WWYD 

343

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.142

Burnett 

348

Schultz 

653

Showbiz 

214

TOTAL DAY 1.199 388 624 175
PRIME TIME 2.056 626 1.188 298
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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