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Wednesday Cable News Ratings: Matthews #1 in Total, Ties Maddow for #1 in Demo on MSNBC

On day two of the government shutdown, Hardball with Chris Matthews had the highest number of total viewers across MSNBC’s schedule. Additionally, Matthews tied Rachel Maddow for the #1 spot in the 25-54 demo on the network. With 322K viewers in the demo, Matthews beat Fox’s Studio B (284K) and CNN’s Out Front with Erin Burnett (272K). Shepard Smith was off last night.

Matthews had 1.410M total viewers during his 7pm hour, making his the most-watched show on MSNBC. Maddow was second with 1.210M.


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 

312

New Day 

132

Morning Joe 

178

Express 

89

5 pm The Five 

347

Blitzer 

208

Schultz 

214

Express 

55

6 pm Baier 

338

Blitzer/Crossfire 

234/238

Sharpton 

222

Express 

76

7 pm Smith 

284

Burnett 

272

Matthews 

322

Velez-Mitchell 

81

8 pm O’Reilly 

545

Cooper 

233

Hayes 

292

Grace 

81

9 pm Hannity 

425

Morgan 

176

Maddow 

322

Dr. Drew 

91

10 pm Van Susteren 

376

Cooper 

231

O’Donnell 

262

After Dark 

57

11 pm O’Reilly 

458

Tapper/Crossfire 

201/192

Hayes 

105

Showbiz 

55

PRIME TIME 448 213 293 76
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 

1.273

New Day 

355

Morning Joe 

575

Express 

174

5 pm The Five 

1.997

Blitzer 

854

Schultz 

967

Express 

141

6 pm Baier 

1.947

Blitzer/Crossfire 

911/717

Sharpton 

969

Express 

216

7 pm Smith 

1.813

Burnett 

898

Matthews 

1.410

Velez-Mitchell 

194

8 pm O’Reilly 

3.163

Cooper 

808

Hayes 

1.126

Grace 

287

9 pm Hannity 

2.026

Morgan 

798

Maddow 

1.210

Dr. Drew 

312

10 pm Van Susteren 

1.649

Cooper 

658

O’Donnell 

967

After Dark 

219

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.453

Tapper/Crossfire 

513/506

Hayes 

483

Showbiz 

214

PRIME TIME 2.283 755 1.103 273
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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