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Wednesday Ratings: Nancy Grace Tops Anderson Cooper In Demo At 8PM

On Thursday night, HLN’s Nancy Grace edged out CNN’s Anderson Cooper in the demo at 8 p.m. — but Cooper had a hefty lead when it came to total viewers. Cooper’s 10 p.m. hour also brought in his network’s highest ratings of the night, while Grace topped HLN’s lineup as well.

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 

402

Blitzer 

86

Matthews 

172

Express 

48

6 pm Baier 

378

Blitzer
 

118

Sharpton 

151

Express 

76

7 pm Smith 

416

Burnett 

141

Matthews 

171

VelezMitchell 

95

8 pm O’Reilly 

578

Cooper 

161

Schultz 

235

Grace 

167

9 pm Hannity
 

506

Morgan 

159

Maddow 

338

Dr. Drew 

115

10 pm Van Susteren 

351

Cooper
 

191

O’Donnell 

333

Grace 

91

11 pm O’Reilly 

307

Burnett 

111

Schultz
 

192

Showbiz 

90

TOTAL DAY 331 125 151 119
PRIME TIME 481 170 302 124
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 

1.781

Blitzer 

427

Matthews 

866

Express 

126

6 pm Baier 

2.016

Blitzer 

360

Sharpton 

719

Express 

193

7 pm Smith 

1.931

Burnett 

413

Matthews 

894

VelezMitchell
 

260

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.694

Cooper 

618

Schultz 

1.050

Grace 

416

9 pm Hannity 

2.301

Morgan 

574

Maddow 

1.163

Dr. Drew
 

231

10 pm Van Susteren
 

1.975

Cooper 

468

O’Donnell 

1.170

Grace 

171

11 pm O’Reilly 

1.245

Burnett 

311

Schultz 

566

Showbiz 

198

TOTAL DAY 1.467 404 607 245
PRIME TIME 2.333 553 1.128 273
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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