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Tuesday Ratings: CNN Beats Fox News In The Key Primetime Demo

On Tuesday evening, during the primetime hours, CNN beat Fox News in the key 25-54 demo.

With an average demo viewership of 438k during the primetime hours, CNN topped Fox’s 419k, HLN’s 255k, and MSNBC’s 169k.

However, in total viewership, Fox still remained at #1 with 2.34M viewers compared to second-place CNN’s 1.14M viewers.

CNN’s Piers Morgan beat both Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity in the demo, raking in 406k compared to Hannity’s 383k and Maddow’s 224k. Morgan also beat Maddow in total viewers, 1.09M to 743k.

Here are the rest of your Tuesday night ratings:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm The Five 

353

Blitzer 

258

Matthews 

89

Express 

290

6 pm Baier 

394

Blitzer 

252

Sharpton 

122

Express 

375

7 pm Smith 

380

Burnett 

320

Matthews 

189

Velez-Mitchell 

307

8 pm O’Reilly 

502

Cooper 

439

Hayes 

150

Grace 

230

9 pm Hannity 

383

Morgan 

406

Maddow 

224

Dr. Drew 

306

10 pm Van Susteren 

373

Cooper 

524

O’Donnell 

134

After Dark 

228

11 pm O’Reilly 

421

Knox Special 

343

Hayes 

68

After Dark 

161

TOTAL DAY 301 278 96 210
PRIME TIME 419 438 169 255
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 The Five 

2.282

Blitzer 

928

Matthews 

595

Express 

1.003

6 pm Baier 

2.194

Blitzer 

807

Sharpton 

550

Express 

1.013

7 pm Smith 

2.009

Burnett 

902

Matthews 

703

Velez-Mitchell 

982

8 pm O’Reilly 

3.030

Cooper 

1.168

Hayes 

532

Grace 

745

9 pm Hannity 

2.071

Morgan 

1.085

Maddow 

743

Dr. Drew 

724

10 pm Van Susteren 

1.898

Cooper 

1.330

O’Donnell 

534

After Dark 

556

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.385

Knox Special 

725

Hayes 

288

After Dark 

404

TOTAL DAY 1.415 730 370 569
PRIME TIME 2.340 1.139 603 675
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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