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Cable Network Ranker: Fox News #2 in Primetime for Week of September 8

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Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of September 8, placing second in primetime and third in total day among all ad-supported cable networks. FNC averaged 1,918,000 primetime viewers and and 1,109,000 total day viewers.

MSNBC placed 23rd in primetime and 27th in total day, delivering 631,000 primetime viewers and 360,000 total day viewers. CNN placed 30th in primetime and 25th in total day, averaging 547,000 primetime viewers and 401,000 total day viewers.

ESPN, TBS, USA Network, and FX rounded out the top five networks in primetime for the week. The full ranker is after the jump.

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The Scoreboard: Monday, Sept. 15

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 259 | MSNBC: 76 | CNN: 107 | HLN: 80
  • Primetime: FNC: 402 | MSNBC: 109 | CNN: 127 | HLN: 60

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

249

TheFive:

341

Baier:

311

Greta:

296

O’Reilly:

504

Kelly:

437

Hannity:

266

O’Reilly:

226

Kelly:

183

MSNBC
Wagner:

43

EdShow:

66

Sharpton:

88

Matthews:

127

Hayes:

100

Maddow:

127

O’Donnell:

97

Hayes:

86

Maddow:

112

CNN
Tapper:

112

Blitzer:

120

Blitzer:

176

Burnett:

155

Cooper:

148

Cooper:

141

Tonight:

93

Cooper:

89

CNNI:

67

HLN
Now:

30

Files:

21

Files:

51

Jane:

44

Grace:

60

Dr.Drew:

47

Files:

72

Files:

154

Files:

193

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, Sept. 14

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 143 | MSNBC: 102 | CNN: 124 | HLN: 94
  • Primetime: FNC: 149 | MSNBC: 138 | CNN: 195 | HLN: 105

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

89

MediaBuzz:

89

FNSunday:

78

Faulkner:

122

Huckabee:

185

Pirro:

148

Benghazi:

115

Huckabee:

128

Pirro:

106

MSNBC
Films:

57

Films:

70

Films:

45

Films:

60

Films:

63

Lockup:

170

Lockup:

181

Lockup:

194

Lockup:

200

CNN
Nwsroom:

81

Nwsroom:

95

Nwsroom:

119

Nwsroom:

164

TheHunt:

152

TheHunt:

202

TheHunt:

231

TheHunt:

152

TheHunt:

150

HLN
Files:

112

Files:

83

Files:

82

Files:

118

Files:

118

Files:

82

Files:

115

Files:

143

Files:

142

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, Sept. 13

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 166 | MSNBC: 138 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 98
  • Primetime: FNC: 180 | MSNBC: 195 | CNN: 134 | HLN: 106

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

118

TheFive:

102

NewsHQ:

139

Report:

108

News/Huck:

130

Pirro:

206

NewsHQ:

203

News/Huck:

202

Pirro:

185

MSNBC
Caught:

83

Caught:

129

Lockup:

109

Lockup:

104

Lockup:

135

Lockup:

180

Lockup:

270

Lockup:

244

Lockup:

290

CNN
Nwsroom:

55

Nwsroom:

55

Nwsroom:

103

Nwsroom:

175

Nwsroom:

130

Nwsroom:

128

DeathRow:

142

DeathRow:

93

DeathRow:

145

HLN
Files:

73

Files:

90

Files:

131

Files:

144

Files:

73

Files:

112

Files:

134

Files:

116

Files:

156

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The Scoreboard: Friday, September 12

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 247 | MSNBC: 123 | CNN: 115 | HLN: 95
  • Primetime: FNC: 259 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 137 | HLN: 96

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

185

TheFive:

314

Baier:

386

Greta:

239

O’Reilly:

291

Kelly:

263

Hannity:

223

O’Reilly:

164

Kelly:

214

MSNBC
Wagner:

65

EdShow:

110

Sharpton:

128

Matthews:

142

Hayes:

148

Maddow:

191

Lockup:

143

Lockup:

238

Lockup:

252

CNN
Tapper:

92

Blitzer:

177

Blitzer:

213

Burnett:

170

Cooper:

154

Bourdain:

123

Spot/Unguard:

143/126

DeathRow:

127

DeathRow:

133

HLN
Now:

74

Files:

34

Files:

64

Files:

125

Files:

105

Files:

128

Files:

96

Files:

156

Files:

199

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‘Dateline’ Tops Friday Night in Its Timeslot

dateline logo_304x200A two-hour edition of “Dateline” Friday had a strong night.

The newsmagazine drew 6.2 million viewers and 1.7 million A25-54 demo viewers, topping the broadcast networks in the 9pm-11pmET timeslot.

The episode, with Andrea Canning reporting, told the story of the murder of a Denise Leuthold, a religious missionary woman, murdered on Valentine’s Day last year. Denise’s husband, Nathan, was sentenced to 80 years in prison for her murder last week.

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 11

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 290 | MSNBC: 119 | CNN: 139 | HLN: 79
  • Primetime: FNC: 426 | MSNBC: 131 | CNN: 175 | HLN: 74

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

214

TheFive:

281

Baier:

310

Greta:

276

O’Reilly:

450

Kelly:

469

Hannity:

358

O’Reilly:

285

Kelly:

185

MSNBC
Wagner:

55

EdShow:

53

Sharpton:

64

Matthews:

112

Hayes:

116

Maddow:

158

O’Donnell:

118

Special:

201

Special:

CNN
Tapper:

156

Blitzer:

193

Blitzer:

205

Burnett:

207

Cooper:

231

Cooper:

176

Tonight:

114

Cooper:

88

CNNI:

74

HLN
Now:

26

Files:

29

Files:

47

Jane:

58

Grace:

47

Dr.Drew:

46

Files:

131

Files:

155

Files:

150

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Pres. Obama’s ISIS Speech Ratings: FNC #1

ObamaISIS304During President Obama’s speech last night, which lasted just shy of 15 minutes, Fox News beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers and tied them combined in the A25-54 demo.

Megyn Kelly anchored with Bret Baier appearing before the speech. On CNN, Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper co-anchored. On MSNBC, Rachel Maddow anchored with a panel featuring Chris Hayes, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, and Andrea Mitchell.

Here are the numbers. FNC and MSNBC’s are from 9-9:15pmET; CNN’s from 9:02-9:16pmET

Network Anchor Total Viewers A25-54
Fox
Megyn Kelly 4,447,000M 994K
MSNBC
Rachel Maddow 1,890,000M 361K
CNN Wolf Blitzer/Cooper 1,827,000M 633K

And our full scoreboard is here.

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 10

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 343 | MSNBC: 135 | CNN: 187 | HLN: 98
  • Primetime: FNC: 750 | MSNBC: 272 | CNN: 408 | HLN: 120

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

244

TheFive:

363

Baier:

379

Greta:

282

O’Reilly:

610

Kelly/Obama

1.035

Hannity:

606

O’Reilly:

426

Kelly:

378

MSNBC
Wagner:

61

EdShow:

94

Sharpton:

124

Matthews:

151

Special:

178

Maddow/Obama:

352

O’Donnell:

284

Hayes:

192

Maddow:

146

CNN
Tapper:

95

Blitzer:

144

Blitzer:

207

Burnett:

253

Cooper:

351

Cooper/Obama:

600

Tonight:

289

Tonight:

219

Tonight:

253

HLN
Now:

36

Files:

57

Files:

60

Jane:

74

Grace:

131

Dr.Drew:

89

Files:

141

Files:

141

Files:

202

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Chuck Todd Wins in ‘Meet the Press’ Debut

sunday shows_304Audiences meeting Chuck Todd for the first time liked what they saw, as “Meet the Press” won in viewers and the A25-54 demo in Todd’s debut September 7.

“Meet,” which featured an exclusive interview with President Obama as well as a return of the press as a prominent part of the show, saw its first win in either category since February, besting #2 CBS’ “Face the Nation” by +219,000 viewers. “This Week” ranked third; “Fox News Sunday” fourth, and Univision’s “Al Punto” fifth.

Compared to the same week last year, “Meet” was up +11% in viewers and +19% in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” saw the most total viewer growth, up +20%, while down -13% in the demo. “Face the Nation” was down -3% in viewers and flat in the demo. “This Week” was down -9% in viewers and flat in the demo. “Al Punto” was down -25% in viewers and up -16% in the demo.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,736,000 total viewers and 316,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 67% of the country.

The numbers for September 7:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC
“Meet the Press” 2.991M 821K
CBS
“Face the Nation’ 2.772M 763K
ABC “This Week” 2.505M 774K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.321M 356K
UNI “Al Punto” 755K 376K

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