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Wednesday Ratings: HLN Beats CNN And MSNBC In Demo From 5P-8P

On Wednesday night, during the 5-8pm ET hours, HLN beat CNN and MSNBC in key 25-54 demo viewership.

During the 5pm hour, HLN’s Express racked up 197k, beating out MSNBC’s 163k and CNN’s 108k. That pattern continued all the way through the 8pm hour, in which HLN’s Nancy Grace achieved 249k demo viewers, beating out MSNBC’s Ed Schultz (192k) and CNN’s Anderson Cooper (99k).

During those same hours, HLN also beat CNN in total viewership. However, at 8pm, MSNBC managed to outdo HLN in total.

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 

318

Blitzer 

108

Matthews 

163

Express 

197

6 pm Baier 

257

Blitzer 

117

Sharpton 

190

Express 

205

7 pm Shep 

223

Burnett 

65

Matthews 

204

Velez-Mitchell 

235

8 pm O’Reilly 

387

Cooper 

99

Schultz 

192

Grace 

249

9 pm Hannity 

336

Morgan 

93

Maddow 

270

Dr. Drew 

175

10 pm Van Susteren 

260

Cooper 

128

O’Donnell 

209

Grace 

127

11 pm O’Reilly 

276

Burnett 

112

Schultz 

143

Showbiz 

102

TOTAL DAY 218 91 118 124
PRIME TIME 327 107 223 184
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 

1.962

Blitzer 

430

Matthews 

786

Express 

843

6 pm Baier 

1.912

Blitzer 

383

Sharpton 

702

Express 

817

7 pm Smith 

1.676

Burnett 

308

Matthews 

751

Velez-Mitchell 

776

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.987

Cooper 

377

Schultz 

803

Grace 

733

9 pm Hannity 

2.077

Morgan 

471

Maddow 

1.019

Dr. Drew 

576

10 pm Greta 

1.589

Cooper 

524

O’Donnell 

773

Grace 

368

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.261

Burnett 

301

Schultz 

462

Showbiz 

301

TOTAL DAY 1.218 337 447 374
PRIME TIME 2.224 458 865 559
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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