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Wednesday Cable Ratings: CNN’s Cooper Beats Fox’s O’Reilly in Demo

By covering the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 for the full 8pm hour Wednesday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 beat Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor in the 25-54 demo for the first time in nearly a year. Anderson Cooper drew 431K viewers in the demo while Bill O’Reilly had 386K. The last time Cooper beat O’Reilly when both men were hosting was on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, in which Cooper’s exclusive interview with Cleveland kidnapper hero Charles Ramsey propelled him to beat O’Reilly by 29k demo viewers.


In total viewers, O’Reilly’s show remained well ahead of Cooper with 2.810M to CNN’s 972K. Overall Wednesday night, CNN’s 309K average in the prime time demo beat MSNBC’s 213K. Fox was #1 in the demo with 360K. CNN was third in total viewers with 778K, behind Fox’s 2.385M and MSNBC’s 854K.

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 

268

New Day 

126

Morning Joe 

132

Express 

96

5 pm The Five 

396

Blitzer 

310

Schultz 

166

Files 

71

6 pm Baier 

352

Blitzer 

286

Sharpton 

186

Files 

50

7 pm Van Susteren 

344

Burnett 

289

Matthews 

218

Velez-Mitchell 

68

8 pm O’Reilly 

386

Cooper 

431

Hayes 

158

Grace 

114

9 pm Kelly 

326

Morgan 

297

Maddow 

282

Dr. Drew 

108

10 pm Hannity 

368

Death Row 

200

O’Donnell 

198

Minute 

57

11 pm O’Reilly 

282

Cooper 

223

Hayes 

48

Files 

138

PRIME TIME 360 309 213 93
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 

1.059

New Day 

347

Morning Joe 

348

Express 

209

5 pm The Five 

2.064

Blitzer 

913

Schultz 

513

Files 

140

6 pm Baier 

2.070

Blitzer 

786

Sharpton 

621

Files 

125

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.815

Burnett 

786

Matthews 

815

Velez-Mitchell 

195

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.810

Cooper 

972

Hayes 

637

Grace 

348

9 pm Kelly 

2.444

Morgan 

833

Maddow 

1.099

Dr. Drew 

329

10 pm Hannity 

1.900

Cooper 

525

O’Donnell 

826

Minute 

242

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.073

Cooper 

565

Hayes 

231

Files 

311

PRIME TIME 2.385 778 854 306
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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