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Wednesday Cable Ratings: CNN Drops to 81K Viewers in Primetime Demo

CNN’s ratings in the 25-54 demo during primetime dropped to an average of just 81K Wednesday night, putting the network in last place behind Fox, MSNBC and HLN. With 88K viewers in the demo, Anderson Cooper 360 led off CNN at 8 p.m., followed by CNN Tonight with Bill Weir, which had 71K and CNN Special Report with Don Lemon, which had 83K. Just last Wednesday, CNN was averaging more than double those numbers with 170K in the demo.


Fox News led the primetime demo with 277K, followed by MSNBC with 140K and HLN with 90K. In total viewers, CNN came in third place with 384K during primetime. Fox was #1 with 1.653M and MSNBC was second 614K. HLN came in last in total viewers with 277K.

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 

226

New Day 

77

Morning Joe 

99

Express 

94

5 pm The Five 

312

Blitzer 

110

Schultz 

122

Detective 

15

6 pm Baier 

349

Blitzer/Crossfire 

96/81

Sharpton 

117

Detective 

27

7 pm Van Susteren 

277

Burnett 

77

Matthews 

155

Velez-Mitchell 

79

8 pm O’Reilly 

291

Cooper 

88

Hayes 

117

Grace 

90

9 pm Kelly 

297

Weir 

71

Maddow 

166

Dr. Drew 

78

10 pm Hannity 

235

Lemon 

83

O’Donnell 

136

Files 

102

11 pm O’Reilly 

292

Cooper 

109

Hayes 

73

Files 

235

PRIME TIME 277 81 140 90
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 

938

New Day 

292

Morning Joe 

322

Express 

207

5 pm The Five 

1.724

Blitzer 

456

Schultz 

481

Detective 

50

6 pm Baier 

1.778

Blitzer/Crossfire 

421/311

Sharpton 

556

Detective 

107

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.536

Burnett 

298

Matthews 

710

Velez-Mitchell 

217

8 pm O’Reilly 

1.911

Cooper 

438

Hayes 

540

Grace 

335

9 pm Kelly 

1.812

Weir 

342

Maddow 

728

Dr. Drew 

249

10 pm Hannity 

1.211

Lemon 

371

O’Donnell 

573

Files 

247

11 pm O’Reilly 

986

Cooper 

342

Hayes 

285

Files 

459

PRIME TIME 1.653 384 614 277
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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