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Wednesday Ratings: Lawrence O’Donnell Tops MSNBC, CNN, HLN In Demo

On Wednesday night, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell topped his network, as well as CNN and HLN, in the demo. In total viewers, he came in second behind Rachel Maddow — who’s had a strong grip on the top spot at network.

Elsewhere, Piers Morgan drew CNN’s highest ratings in the demo, falling to second place behind Wolf Blitzer in total viewers. At Fox News, Bill O’Reilly was number one in both demo and total viewers.

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 

434

Blitzer 

130

Matthews 

251

Express 

45

6 pm Baier 

562

Blitzer 

157

Sharpton 

353

Express
 

53

7 pm Shep 

541

Burnett 

165

Matthews 

441

Velez-Mitchell 

102

8 pm O’Reilly 

883

Cooper 

133

Schultz 

522

Grace 

119

9 pm Hannity 

864

Morgan 

177

Maddow 

617

Dr. Drew 

94

10 pm Van Susteren 

680

Cooper 

170

O’Donnell 

622

Grace 

86

11 pm O’Reilly 

498

Burnett 

149

Schultz 

276

Showbiz 

96

TOTAL DAY 449 127 266 87
PRIME TIME 809 160 587 100
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 

2.396

Blitzer 

578

Matthews 

1.160

Express
 

136

6 pm Baier 

2.678

Blitzer 

505

Sharpton 

1.116

Express
 

163

7 pm Smith 

2.293

Burnett 

525

Matthews 

1.279

Velez-Mitchell 

276

8 pm O’Reilly 

4.147

Cooper 

559

Schultz 

1.562

Grace 

475

9 pm Hannity 

3.535

Morgan 

565

Maddow 

1.719

DrDrew 

329

10 pm Greta 

3.054

Cooper 

480

O’Donnell 

1.686

Grace 

270

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.684

Burnett 

389

Schultz 

814

Showbiz 

211

TOTAL DAY 2.003 409 819 244
PRIME TIME 3.587 535 1.656 358
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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