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The Scoreboard: Monday, Sept. 29

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 268 | MSNBC: 81 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 101
  • Primetime: FNC: 368 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 138 | HLN: 80

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

202

TheFive:

311

Baier:

371

Greta:

331

O’Reilly:

445

Kelly:

353

Shep:

306

Shep:

247

Kelly:

200

MSNBC
Wagner:

46

EdShow:

71

Sharpton:

95

Matthews:

96

Hayes:

118

Maddow:

162

O’Donnell:

87

Hayes:

59

Maddow:

78

CNN
Tapper:

171

Blitzer:

192

Blitzer:

184

Burnett:

161

Cooper:

137

Cooper:

135

Tonight:

143

Tonight:

129

CNNI:

67

HLN
Now:

71

Files:

53

Files:

77

Jane:

90

Grace:

107

Dr.Drew:

60

Files:

65

Files:

176

Files:

229

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, Sept. 28

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 131 | MSNBC: 103 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 115
  • Primetime: FNC: 129 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 204 | HLN: 143

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/HC:

52

MediaBuzz:

62

FNSunday:

74

Faulkner:

125

Huckabee:

169

Pirro:

135

Stossel:

83

Huckabee:

52

Pirro:

150

MSNBC
Manson:

24

Manson:

28

SerialKiller:

62

SerialKill:

96

Bundy:

174

Lockup:

174

Lockup:

181

Lockup:

195

Lockup:

162

CNN
Nwsroom:

102

Nwsroom:

127

Nwsroom:

111

Weed2:

152

Bourdain:

160

Bourdain:

219

Ling:

233

Bourdain:

90

Bourdain:

140

HLN
Files:

64

Files:

59

Files:

112

Files:

133

Files:

143

Files:

128

Files:

157

Files:

253

Files:

251

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, Sept. 27

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 161 | MSNBC: 81 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 149
  • Primetime: FNC: 152 | MSNBC: 136 | CNN: 154 | HLN: 149

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/News:

93

NewsHQ:

129

NewsHQ:

127

Report:

137

Huckabee:

152

Pirro:

171

Geraldo:

135

Red Eye:

136

Pirro:

131

MSNBC
Global:

51

Citizen:

46

Concert:

53

Global:

62

Citizen:

96

Concert:

144

Lockup:

167

Lockup:

213

Lockup:

239

CNN
Nwsroom:

128

Nwsroom:

74

Smerconish:

109

Nwsroom:

129

Bourdain:

133

Bourdain:

145

Bourdain:

184

Bourdain:

182

Bourdain:

110

HLN
Files:

111

Files:

91

Files:

91

Files:

95

Files:

127

Files:

141

Files:

167

Files:

204

Files:

230

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Q3 2014 Ratings: Fox News is Most-Watched Cable Network

fox news logoIn addition to being the most-watched basic cable network for the quarter in primetime, Fox News Channel saw across-the-board growth vs. Q3 2013. FNC was up +2% in viewers and up +4% in the A25-54 demo for total day viewing and up +10% in viewers and up +11% in the demo in primetime.

The ratings for Q3, 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,777,000 total viewers / 309,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,045,000 total viewers / 215,000 A25-54

FNC’s all-network total viewer win in extended primetime (7-11pmET) is its first since the network launched 18 years ago. Six of FNC’s programs were number one in total viewers on all of basic cable during their timeslots for the quarter, including “Fox & Friends,” “America’s Newsroom,” “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” and “The O’Reilly Factor.”

“On The Record” was up +16% in total viewers and up +8% in the A25-54 demo. Both “The Kelly File” and “Hannity” had their best quarters in the demo for their timeslots since Q4 2012, which included the presidential election.

For the 7th consecutive quarter, Fox News had the top 14 programs among total viewers.

Q3 2014 Ratings: CNN #2 in Primetime, Total Day

CNN rose to #2 in primetime in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo in Q3 2014, edging out MSNBC by a razor-thin 1,000 total viewers in primetime. For the second quarter in a row, CNN was second in in total day viewers, also rising to No. 2 in the total day demo.

The ratings for Q3, 2014:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 553K Total Viewers / 185K A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 447K Total Viewers / 134K A25-54

Compared to Q3 2013, CNN was up +6% in viewers and flat in the demo for total day. In primetime, the net was up +2% in viewers and down -3% in the demo. “Anderson Cooper 360” led the way for CNN’s daily programs, up +6% in total viewers and up +9% in the demo. At 9pmET, which featured both an extended hour of “AC360″ and original programming, CNN is up +3% in viewers and up +21% in the demo year-over-year. Last year, “Piers Morgan Live” ran in the timeslot.

CNN’s original series, “The Sixties,” which ended its weekly Thursday run during the quarter, was the network’s highest-rated program in total viewers, drawing 650,000 viewers. Several daytime programs were down double digits in the A25-54 demo: “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield” (down -20%), “Wolf” (down -17%), and “CNN Newsroom” (2pmET and 3pmET; down -16%, -13%, respectively).

CNN is claiming back-to-back quarterly wins over MSNBC (second to Fox News) in primetime demo viewers. They are using a blend of Nielsen data, which is explained in their press release after the jump.

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Q3 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Has Lowest Rated Quarter Since 2007

MSNBC just had its worst three month stretch in nearly 7 years. For Q3 2014, MSNBC is down double digits in total day and primetime viewership. Among total day, A25-54 demo viewers, MSNBC placed fourth, behind FNC, CNN and HLN. In primetime, among total viewers MSNBC was second behind Fox News and ahead of CNN and HLN.

The ratings for Q3, 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 328,000 Total Viewers / 97,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 552,000 Total Viewers / 150,000 A25-54

Among total day and primetime viewers, MSNBC had its lowest rated quarter since Q4 2007 in total viewers and the lowest since Q2 2006 in the A25-54 demo. MSNBC is down -12% in viewers and down -25% in the demo for total day viewing. In primetime, the network shed -3% of total viewers while down -21% in the demo.

MSNBC’s three primetime shows, “All in with Chris Hayes,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” each had their lowest rated quarters ever in the demo.

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Q3 2014 Ratings: HLN #3 in Total Day Demo

hln logo_304x200For Q3 2014, HLN was #3 in the total day A25-54 demo, finishing fourth in all other measurements. A year after the George Zimmerman trial lifted the network’s ratings for the quarter, HLN was down in all ratings measurements year-over-year.

The ratings for Q3, 2014:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 353K Total Viewers / 120K A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 271K Total Viewers / 108K A25-54

Compared to Q3 2013, HLN is down -5% in total viewers and -4% in A25-54 demo viewers for total day. In primetime, they are down -3% in total viewers and -11% in the demo.

Nancy Grace led the way for the HLN in both total viewers and the demo, drawing 357,000 viewers and 118,000 demo viewers.

48 Up, 60 Down For the Week on CBS

48Hours304LostSaturday’s season premiere of “48 Hours” was the No. 1 program among total viewers for the night and was No. 1 in its timeslot in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

Drawing 5.54 million viewers, the show had its best audience delivery since April 26 and its best A18-49 rating since Dec. 14, 2013.

Meanwhile on Sunday night, “60 Minutes” took a hit from the NFL. “60″ was off more than 25% from its debut a week earlier. “60 Minutes,” which included a two-part interview with Pres. Obama, was no match for the San Francisco 49ers / Philadelphia Eagles game of the week on FOX.

For First Time Ever, Fox News is Most-Watched Cable Network in Primetime For Full Quarter

Fox News Channel reached a historic milestone in the just-finished third quarter. Not only is the network once again the most-watched news channel, but for the first time ever FNC was No. 1 in extended primetime total viewers (7-11pmET/Mon-Fri) in all of basic cable – topping ESPN, USA and TNT. It’s also the first time since the first quarter of 2003 that Fox News was No. 1 in primetime (8-11pmET).

In extended prime (7-11pmET) FNC is up +11% in total viewers and up +10% in A25-54 viewers for the hours which include “On the Record,” “O’Reilly Factor,” “Kelly File,” and “Hannity,” a lineup which went into affect a year ago next week.

FNC’s gains came as the entertainment and sports networks saw loses: ESPN was down -3% in Total Viewers and down -11% in the demo vs. Q3 2013. TNT was down -13%/-18% and USA was down -23%/-15% from 7-11pmET.

FNC was third for total day viewing, behind Nickelodeon and Adult Swim.

We’ll break down the full news channel quarterly ratings later today. First, here’s a look at how the top cable channels stacked up in Q3 2014 (Mon-Fri).

Cable Network Ranker (Q3 2014)

O’Reilly: ‘Mr. Colbert and Others of His Ilk Have No Bleeping Clue How to Fight the Jihad’

O'ReillyLast night, Bill O’Reilly had a clear message for Stephen Colbert on fighting terror.

“Mr. Colbert and others of his ilk have no bleeping clue how to fight the Jihad,” O’Reilly said. “In the world of the ideologue, where Colbert lives, solutions don’t really matter…it’s how you feel about things,” O’Reilly added before advising his audience to run fast when they encounter people who have nothing constructive to say.

O’Reilly was responding to a segment in which Colbert mocked him for his plan to have an anti-terror mercenary force paid for by coalition forces.

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