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Thursday Ratings: Piers Morgan Wins The Night At CNN

Thursday evening, Piers Morgan won the night at CNN, beating all his colleagues’ programming in both the demo and total viewership.

In the key demo of 25-54 year olds, Morgan (283k) beat out the next-best demo ratings in Anderson Cooper (225k). And in total viewership, Morgan’s 894k outranked Cooper’s 689k total viewers at 10 p.m.

Over at MSNBC, Rachel Maddow beat all her colleagues in both the demo and total viewership. Her 726k viewers in the demo was enough to beat Lawrence O’Donnell‘s 584k in the demo. Additionally, her 1.84M total viewers won the night at MSNBC, beating out the next-best viewership in O’Donnell’s 1.56M.

And then on Fox News, Sean Hannity won the night in demo, while Bill O’Reilly won in total 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 

496

Blitzer 

117

Matthews 

271

Express 

37

6 pm Baier 

481

Blitzer 

134

Sharpton 

324

Express
 

42

7 pm Shep 

428

Burnett 

176

Matthews 

336

Velez-Mitchell 

35

8 pm O’Reilly 

733

Cooper 

225

Schultz 

542

Grace 

100

9 pm Hannity 

886

Morgan 

283

Maddow 

726

Dr. Drew 

104

10 pm Van Susteren 

639

Cooper 

195

O’Donnell 

584

Grace 

42

11 pm O’Reilly 

563

Burnett 

130

Schultz 

359

Showbiz 

60

TOTAL DAY 473 142 261 68
PRIME TIME 753 235 588 82
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 

2.242

Blitzer 

412

Matthews 

1.020

Express
 

118

6 pm Baier 

2.567

Blitzer 

393

Sharpton 

1.092

Express
 

108

7 pm Smith 

2.355

Burnett 

472

Matthews 

1.119

Velez-Mitchell 

174

8 pm O’Reilly 

3.865

Cooper 

662

Schultz 

1.394

Grace 

353

9 pm Hannity 

3.729

Morgan 

894

Maddow 

1.839

DrDrew 

268

10 pm Greta 

2.753

Cooper 

689

O’Donnell 

1.557

Grace 

168

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.758

Burnett 

438

Schultz 

911

Showbiz 

192

TOTAL DAY 1.931 431 803 184
PRIME TIME 3.457 748 1.582 263
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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