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Wednesday Cable News Ratings: Matthews Beats Maddow in Total Viewers on MSNBC

With 1.271M total viewers Wednesday evening, Hardball with Chris Matthews was the most-watched show on MSNBC. The Rachel Maddow Show was #2 with 1.145M and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell was #3 with 1.020M.

In his 7pm time slot, Matthews came in second place behind Fox’s On The Record with Greta Van Susteren in both the 25-54 demo and total viewers. Matthews had 264K in the demo, while Van Susteren brought in 283K. And Van Susteren’s 1.944M total viewers beat out Matthews’ 1.271M.


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 

327

New Day 

100

Morning Joe 

168

Express 

70

5 pm The Five 

360

Blitzer 

130

Schultz 

178

Express 

16

6 pm Baier 

346

Blitzer/Crossfire 

171/177

Sharpton 

195

Express 

59

7 pm Van Susteren 

283

Burnett 

192

Matthews 

264

Velez-Mitchell 

55

8 pm O’Reilly 

488

Cooper 

162

Hayes 

217

Grace 

63

9 pm Kelly 

384

Morgan 

117

Maddow 

299

Dr. Drew 

54

10 pm Hannity 

350

Cooper 

131

O’Donnell 

268

After Dark 

34

11 pm O’Reilly 

390

Tapper/Crossfire 

151/171

Hayes 

164

Showbiz 

36

PRIME TIME 409 136 262 50
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 

1.209

New Day 

263

Morning Joe 

530

Express 

173

5 pm The Five 

2.306

Blitzer 

618

Schultz 

834

Express 

75

6 pm Baier 

2.188

Blitzer/Crossfire 

653/567

Sharpton 

902

Express 

186

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.944

Burnett 

593

Matthews 

1.271

Velez-Mitchell 

201

8 pm O’Reilly 

3.205

Cooper 

690

Hayes 

965

Grace 

262

9 pm Kelly 

2.475

Morgan 

542

Maddow 

1.145

Dr. Drew 

257

10 pm Hannity 

1.801

Cooper 

496

O’Donnell 

1.020

After Dark 

128

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.385

Tapper/Crossfire 

469/410

Hayes 

514

Showbiz 

179

PRIME TIME 2.503 576 1.045 215
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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