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Wednesday Cable News Ratings: Fox #1, CNN #2, MSNBC #3 in Primetime Demo During Shutdown Vote

Fox News was the highest rated cable news network in primetime Wednesday night during the last-minute votes in the House and Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. Fox averaged 489K viewers in the 25-54 demo, while CNN was second with 375K and MSNBC was third with 338K.

In total viewers, Fox was #1 with 2.212M, MSNBC was second with 1.361M and CNN was third with 1.272M.


Here are the rest of your Wednesday ratings:

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

248

New Day 

140

Morning Joe 

145

Express 

108

5 pm The Five 

435

Blitzer 

272

Schultz 

171

Express 

22

6 pm Baier 

392

Blitzer/Crossfire 

308/306

Sharpton 

202

Express 

26

7 pm Van Susteren 

390

Burnett 

395

Matthews 

258

Velez-Mitchell 

67

8 pm O’Reilly/Baier 

521/534

Cooper 

466

Hayes 

275

Grace 

131

9 pm Kelly 

483

Morgan 

302

Maddow 

366

Dr. Drew 

104

10 pm Hannity 

455

Cooper 

356

O’Donnell 

373

After Dark 

50

11 pm Baier 

446

Tapper 

275

Hayes 

231

Showbiz 

62

PRIME TIME 489 375 338 95
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 

1.101

New Day 

360

Morning Joe 

568

Express 

206

5 pm The Five 

2.184

Blitzer 

1.013

Schultz 

1.005

Express 

97

6 pm Baier 

2.178

Blitzer/Crossfire 

1.012/836

Sharpton 

893

Express 

110

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.732

Burnett 

1.115

Matthews 

1.319

Velez-Mitchell 

217

8 pm O’Reilly/Baier 

2.865/2.523

Cooper 

1.587

Hayes 

1.199

Grace 

335

9 pm Kelly 

2.040

Morgan 

1.135

Maddow 

1.444

Dr. Drew 

328

10 pm Hannity 

1.935

Cooper 

1.092

O’Donnell 

1.440

After Dark 

207

11 pm Baier 

1.530

Tapper 

796

Hayes 

788

Showbiz 

216

PRIME TIME 2.212 1.272 1.361 290
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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