In October, Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the top 11 programs in the key A25-54 demographic. As usual, “The O’Reilly Factor” was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,934,000 total viewers and 476,000 demo viewers. Megyn Kelly‘s “The Kelly File” was second in both total viewers and demo viewers, averaging 2,495,000 and 430,000, respectively.
“Hardball with Chris Matthews” led MSNBC in total viewers, placing 15th overall and averaging 937,000 viewers. “MSNBC Investigates” was the network’s top rated program in the demo, placing 12th overall and averaging 226,000 viewers.
“Anderson Cooper 360″ was the top CNN program in total viewers and the demo, placing 22nd and 24th, respectively. The show averaged 505,000 total viewers and 137,000 A25-54 viewers for the month of October.
“Weekend Mysteries” led HLN in total viewers and the demo, placing 37th and 26th, respectively. The show averaged 356,000 total viewers and 120,000 demo viewers.
The 3pmET hour of “Closing Bell,” anchored by the Fox Business-bound Maria Bartiromo, led CNBC in total viewers. “The Car Chasers” was the network’s top show in the demo. “Varney & Company” led FBN in total viewers and “Stossel” topped in the demo.
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