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Wednesday Cable Ratings: Hardball #1 in Demo and Total on MSNBC

Hardball with Chris Matthews, featuring guest host Joy Reid, was the highest-rated show across MSNBC’s prime time lineup Wednesday night with 245K viewers in the 25-54 demo and 922K total viewers. Those numbers put Hardball ahead of The Rachel Maddow Show, which had 229K in the demo and 910K total viewers.

In the 7pm time slot, Hardball came in second place, behind Fox’s On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, which had 371K in the demo and 1.597M total viewers, but ahead of CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront, which had 185K in the demo and 431K total viewers.


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 

231

New Day 

105

Morning Joe 

100

Express 

85

5 pm The Five 

309

Blitzer 

151

Schultz 

136

Detective 

35

6 pm Baier 

323

Blitzer 

173

Sharpton 

187

Detective 

43

7 pm Van Susteren 

371

Burnett 

185

Matthews 

245

Velez-Mitchell 

50

8 pm O’Reilly 

447

Cooper 

220

Hayes 

171

Grace 

102

9 pm Kelly 

401

Weir 

150

Maddow 

229

Dr. Drew 

87

10 pm Hannity 

323

Lemon 

162

O’Donnell 

148

Files 

133

11 pm O’Reilly 

247

Cooper 

189

Hayes 

111

Files 

190

PRIME TIME 391 177 182 107
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 

961

New Day 

349

Morning Joe 

310

Express 

180

5 pm The Five 

1.990

Blitzer 

568

Schultz 

606

Detective 

100

6 pm Baier 

1.897

Blitzer 

442

Sharpton 

662

Detective 

104

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.597

Burnett 

431

Matthews 

922

Velez-Mitchell 

127

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.598

Cooper 

555

Hayes 

740

Grace 

261

9 pm Kelly 

2.126

Weir 

484

Maddow 

910

Dr. Drew 

280

10 pm Hannity 

1.461

Lemon 

417

O’Donnell 

619

Files 

307

11 pm O’Reilly 

924

Cooper 

432

Hayes 

374

Files 

324

PRIME TIME 2.063 485 756 283
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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