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Wednesday Ratings: Anderson Cooper Tops CNN In Demo, Total Viewers

On Wednesday night, Anderson Cooper brought in CNN’s highest ratings in both the demo and total viewers. Piers Morgan came close in the demo, while Wolf Blitzer had the number-two spot in total viewers.

Elsewhere, Rachel Maddow remains MSNBC’s highest-rated time slot in demo and total viewers — with Lawrence O’Donnell being the runner up.

Here are the rest of your Wednesday night ratings:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
5 pm The5 

525

Blitzer 

151

Matthews 

353

Express 

26

6 pm Baier 

592

Blitzer 

164

Sharpton 

399

Express
 

57

7 pm Shep 

504

Burnett 

244

Matthews 

410

Velez-Mitchell 

76

8 pm O’Reilly 

813

Cooper 

251

Schultz 

542

Grace 

103

9 pm Hannity 

741

Morgan 

246

Maddow 

690

Dr. Drew 

93

10 pm Van Susteren 

659

Cooper 

271

O’Donnell 

611

Grace 

60

11 pm O’Reilly 

595

Burnett 

133

Schultz 

374

Showbiz 

55

TOTAL DAY 491 180 340 75
PRIME TIME 740 258 614 85
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
5 pm The5 

2.490

Blitzer 

615

Matthews 

1.346

Express
 

75

6 pm Baier 

2.739

Blitzer 

571

Sharpton 

1.315

Express
 

112

7 pm Smith 

2.533

Burnett 

714

Matthews 

1.326

Velez-Mitchell 

306

8 pm O’Reilly 

4.411

Cooper 

813

Schultz 

1.649

Grace 

370

9 pm Hannity 

3.928

Morgan 

749

Maddow 

2.003

DrDrew 

267

10 pm Greta 

3.130

Cooper 

673

O’Donnell 

1.799

Grace 

245

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.813

Burnett 

392

Schultz 

1.068

Showbiz 

194

TOTAL DAY 2.128 549 1.028 195
PRIME TIME 3.833 748 1.817 294
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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