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Wednesday Cable Ratings: Fox’s Bret Baier #2 for All Cable News in Demo

Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier was the second highest rated show in the primetime, 25-54 demo Wednesday night, besting all other cable news programs besides Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor. Bret Baier had 281K viewers in the demo at 6 p.m., while Bill O’Reilly had 428K at 8 p.m.

In total viewers, O’Reilly was also #1 with 2.531M. The Five came in second with 1.931M and Baier was third with 1.914M. During his 6 p.m. time slot, Baier beat his CNN and MSNBC competition combined in both the demo and 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 

186

New Day 

96

Morning Joe 

128

Express 

128

5 pm The Five 

247

Blitzer 

219

Schultz 

148

Detective 

24

6 pm Baier 

281

Blitzer 

175

Sharpton 

130

Detective 

19

7 pm Van Susteren 

276

Burnett 

155

Matthews 

157

Velez-Mitchell 

39

8 pm O’Reilly 

428

Cooper 

200

Hayes 

150

Grace 

96

9 pm Kelly 

273

Smerconish 

147

Maddow 

219

Dr. Drew 

92

10 pm Hannity 

273

Lemon 

155

O’Donnell 

165

Files 

105

11 pm O’Reilly 

202

Cooper 

142

Hayes 

109

Files 

112

PRIME TIME 324 170 178 97
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 

1.039

New Day 

322

Morning Joe 

340

Express 

285

5 pm The Five 

1.931

Blitzer 

705

Schultz 

595

Detective 

86

6 pm Baier 

1.914

Blitzer 

510

Sharpton 

555

Detective 

162

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.709

Burnett 

498

Matthews 

793

Velez-Mitchell 

164

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.531

Cooper 

590

Hayes 

586

Grace 

287

9 pm Kelly 

1.698

Smerconish 

412

Maddow 

772

Dr. Drew 

294

10 pm Hannity 

1.273

Lemon 

399

O’Donnell 

594

Files 

318

11 pm O’Reilly 

925

Cooper 

320

Hayes 

330

Files 

335

PRIME TIME 1.834 470 650 300
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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