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Tuesday Cable News Ratings: Fox Leads Obama Syria Speech Coverage with 4 Million+ Total Viewers

More Americans watched President Obama’s prime time Syria address on Fox News than on any other cable network. From 9-9:17pm ET, when the president was speaking, Fox had 939K viewers in the 25-54 demo and 4.042M total viewers. CNN was second with 722K in the demo and 1.999M total.

MSNBC did not break out the numbers for the address vs. post-speech analysis, but either way came in third place with 411K in the demo and 1.527M during the 9pm hour.


Here are the rest of your Tuesday ratings:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends 

248

New Day 

98

Morning Joe 

126

Express 

105

5 pm The Five 

401

Blitzer 

137

Schultz 

155

Express 

119

6 pm Baier 

385

Blitzer/Crossfire 

165/173

Sharpton 

131

Express 

78

7 pm Smith 

385

Burnett 

215

Matthews 

221

Velez-Mitchell 

70

8 pm O’Reilly 

531

Cooper 

251

Obama Preview 

209

Grace 

113

9 pm Obama/Coverage 

939/830

Obama/Coverage 

722/565

Obama/Coverage 

411

Dr. Drew 

131

10 pm Van Susteren 

559

Cooper 

409

O’Donnell 

272

After Dark 

139

11 pm The Five 

465

Tapper 

225

Hayes 

116

Showbiz 

90

PRIME TIME 651 434 297 128
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 

1.207

New Day 

271

Morning Joe 

423

Express 

211

5 pm The Five 

2.449

Blitzer 

569

Schultz 

660

Express 

310

6 pm Baier 

2.257

Blitzer/Crossfire 

570/473

Sharpton 

599

Express 

242

7 pm Smith 

1.805

Burnett 

543

Matthews 

771

Velez-Mitchell 

289

8 pm O’Reilly 

3.070

Cooper 

838

Obama Preview 

865

Grace 

349

9 pm Obama/Coverage 

4.042/3.591

Obama/Coverage 

1.999/1.564

Obama/Coverage 

1.527

Dr. Drew 

348

10 pm Van Susteren 

2.428

Cooper 

998

O’Donnell 

942

After Dark 

305

11 pm The Five 

1.615

Tapper 

571

Hayes 

406

Showbiz 

201

PRIME TIME 3.078 1.205 1.112 334
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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