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Ratings

The Scoreboard: Saturday, May 24

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 165 | MSNBC: 106 | CNN: 93 | HLN: 115
  • Primetime: FNC: 202 | MSNBC: 167 | CNN: 69 | HLN: 90

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

71

TheFive:

99

NewsHQ:

131

Report:

172

Report:

215

Pirro:

206

Geraldo:

185

RedEye:

174

Pirro:

126

MSNBC
Disrupt:

15

Caught:

33

Caught:

81

Caught:

130

Caught:

156

Lockup:

141

Lockup:

203

Lockup:

297

Lockup:

356

CNN
News/Gupta:

88

Nwsroom:

152

Nwsroom:

60

Nwsroom:

67

Nwsroom:

92

Nwsroom:

62

Films:

53

Films:

132

Files:

37

HLN
Files:

96

Files:

102

Files:

91

Files:

108

Files:

78

Files:

76

Files:

115

Files:

170

Files:

230

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May 2014 Ratings: Fox News #1 For 149 Straight Months

fox news logoFox News marked its 149th consecutive month as the most-watched cable news network in May, beating MSNBC and CNN combined in total viewers and ranking sixth among all ad-supported cable networks in both total day and primetime. The network had the top 14 shows in total viewers and the top eight shows in the demo in all of cable news. But despite its strong hold on the top spot, Fox News hit a series of 13-year lows among younger viewers this month.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,455,000 total viewers / 221,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 902,000 total viewers / 177,000 A25-54

Fox News, like all the cable news networks, was down compared the same month last year: the network was down -27% in total viewers and -25% in the A25-54 demographic in total day and -26% and -28%, respectively, in primetime.

In both total day and primetime, Fox News delivered its lowest ratings in the A25-54 demographic since August 2001, before the network took over as the number one cable news network. “Fox & Friends,” which leads the cable news morning shows in both total viewers and the demo, also had its lowest demo delivery since August 2001.

All the network’s primetime shows are down double-digits year-over-year. “The O’Reilly Factor” is down -28% in total viewers and -30% in the A25-54 demo. “The Kelly File” is down -17% in total viewers and -27% in the demo compared to the 9pmET hour last year and “Hannity” is down -30% and -23%, respectively, compared to the 10pmET hour last year. (Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity debuted in the respective 9pmET and 10pmET timeslots in October.)

The newest addition to the Fox News lineup, “Outnumbered,” averaged 851,000 total viewers and 163,000 A25-54 viewers in the 12pmET hour. The show ranked 14th in total viewers and 15th in the demo among all cable news programs. And “The Five” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” both celebrated milestones this month: “The Five” has been number one in its timeslot for 35 consecutive months and “Special Report” has been number one in its timeslot for 65 consecutive months.

May 2014 Ratings: CNN Falls to #3 in Total Day Viewers, Fourth in Total Day Demo

Without major breaking news, CNN continued to struggle in the month of May 2014, falling to third place in total day viewers and primetime A25-54 demo viewers and falling to fourth place in the daytime demo. The network remained in third place in primetime viewers. The last time CNN finished fourth in the daytime demo was January, before its ratings surge covering missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 400,000 Total Viewers / 141,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 309,000 Total Viewers / 93,000 A25-54

Compared to the same month last year, CNN is down double digits across the board: -33% in total viewers and -42% in the demo in total day and -39% and -37%, respectively, in primetime.

In primetime, “Anderson Cooper 360″ was down -42% in total viewers and -43% in the A25-54 demographic compared to May 2013. His show ranked #2 in the demo. The 9pmET and 10pmET hours lost over half their total audiences: down -52% and -55% in viewers, respectively.

It should be noted that last May, those hours featured a fixed lineup of “Piers Morgan Live” and “AC360″ reruns, where as this month, there’s been a rotation of “CNN Tonight,” “CNN Special Report” and original series in those timeslots as part of the network’s primetime reshuffling.

CNN’s morning show “New Day” fell back to third place in both total and demo viewers. And on Sundays, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” continued to see success: the first three new episodes of the season ranked #1 at 9pmET Sunday in total and demo viewers.

May 2014 Ratings: HLN Ties for #2 in Total Day Demo

hln logo_304x200A year after the final stages of the Jodi Arias trial lifted HLN to second place in total day, the network was down double digits across the board. They did, however, climb up to tie for #2 in the total day A25-54 demo with MSNBC. They remained in fourth place in all other measurements.

The ratings for April 2014:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 316,000 total viewers / 115,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 240,000 total viewers / 103,000 A25-54

Compared to May 2013, when the network was in wall-to-wall Arias trial coverage, HLN is down -51% in total viewers and -41% in A25-54 demo viewers for total day. In primetime, they are down -49% in total viewers and -45% in the demo.

Forensic Filesled the way for HLN, drawing 323,000 total viewers and 142,000 demo viewers.

The Scoreboard: Friday, May 23

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 171 | MSNBC: 100 | CNN: 70 | HLN: 101
  • Primetime: FNC: 170 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 88 | HLN: 101

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

129

TheFive:

263

Baier:

173

Greta:

120

O’Reilly:

196

Kelly:

157

Hannity:

155

O’Reilly:

165

Kelly:

140

MSNBC
Wagner:

80

EdShow:

77

Sharpton:

79

Matthews:

95

Hayes:

110

Maddow:

139

Lockup:

128

Lockup:

222

Lockup:

221

CNN
Tapper:

57

Blitzer:

61

Blitzer:

68

Burnett:

54

Cooper:

91

Spotlight:

68

Spotlight:

105

Bourdain:

93

Bourdain:

164

HLN
News:

33

WWYD:

48

DrDrew:

31

Secret:

60

Grace:

83

Files:

108

Files:

113

Files:

200

Files:

236

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The Scoreboard: Thursday, May 22

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 180 | MSNBC: 82 | CNN: 72  HLN: 75
  • Primetime: FNC: 230 | MSNBC: 150 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 81

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

138

TheFive:

216

Baier:

170

Greta:

126

O’Reilly:

216

Megyn:

206

Hannity:

265

O’Reilly:

269

Megyn:

187

MSNBC
Wagner:

31

EdShow:

79

Sharpton:

116

Matthews:

129

Hayes:

103

Maddow:

191

O’Donnell:

157

Hayes:

110

Maddow:

121

CNN
Tapper:

57

Blitzer:

52

Blitz/Cross:

67/60

Burnett:

77

Cooper:

88

Films:

125

Cont.:

Films:

90

Cont.:

HLN
News:

32

WWYD:

12

DrDrew:

32

Jane:

41

Grace:

80

DrDrew:

101

Files:

61

Files:

185

Files:

208

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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, May 21

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 192 | MSNBC: 71 | CNN: 82 | HLN: 91
  • Primetime: FNC: 276 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 116 | HLN: 100

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

110

TheFive:

251

Baier:

232

Greta:

244

O’Reilly:

328

Megyn:

255

Hannity:

244

O’Reilly:

206

Megyn:

158

MSNBC
Wagner:

46

EdShow:

82

Sharpton:

103

Matthews:

161

Hayes:

144

Maddow:

144

O’Donnell:

90

Hayes:

31

Maddow:

47

CNN
Tapper:

106

Blitzer:

115

Blitz/Cross:

123/90

Burnett:

72

Cooper:

105

Bourdain:

145

Tonight:

97

Cooper:

92

Bourdain:

69

HLN
News:

33

WWYD:

19

DrDrew:

30

Jane:

42

Grace:

67

DrDrew:

38

Files:

195

Files:

237

Files:

235

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, May 20

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 210 | MSNBC: 77 | CNN: 84 | HLN: 86
  • Primetime: FNC: 252 | MSNBC: 125 | CNN: 133 | HLN: 95

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

208

TheFive:

292

Baier:

254

Greta:

233

O’Reilly:

354

Megyn:

238

Hannity:

164

O’Reilly:

201

Megyn:

153

MSNBC
Wagner:

35

EdShow:

99

Sharpton:

112

Matthews:

157

Hayes:

114

Maddow:

145

Election:

102

Hayes:

79

Maddow:

62

CNN
Tapper:

62

Blitzer:

86

Blitz/Cross:

105/102

Burnett:

99

Cooper:

126

Bourdain:

175

Tonight:

98

Cooper:

112

Bourdain:

82

HLN
News:

48

WWYD:

13

DrDrew:

28

Jane:

56

Grace:

94

DrDrew:

69

Files:

121

Files:

154

Files:

194

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Fox News, MSNBC Hit Lows in Total Day Demo

fox news logoFox News averaged 174,000 A25-54 viewers in total day for the week of May 12, the lowest-rated week in the total day demo since the holiday week of December 24, 2012. Before that, the network’s lowest week in the total day demo was the week of September 3, 2001, before Fox News took over as the top-rated cable news network.

MSNBC also struggled last week, tying for its fifth-lowest week ever in the total day demo. In fact, three cable news networks were down double digits for the week compared to their respective year-to-date averages: Fox News is down -14% in total viewers and -19% in the demo, MSNBC is down -15% and -19%, and CNN is down -20% and -21%.

Despite the low, Fox News still led its competitors for the week: in total day, MSNBC was second with 105,000 A25-54 viewers and CNN was third with 97,000 A25-54 viewers. Fox News also led the way in total viewers, as we noted in yesterday’s Cable Network Ranker post, averaging 909,000 viewers to MSNBC’s 372,000 and CNN’s 313,000.

Cable Network Ranker: Week of May 12

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Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of May 12, placing fifth in primetime and sixth in total day among all ad-supported cable networks. FNC averaged 1,464,000 primetime viewers and and 909,000 total viewers.

MSNBC placed 31st in primetime and 30th in total day, averaging 537,000 viewers and 327,000 viewers, respectively. CNN placed 36th in primetime and 34th in total day, delivering 438,000 primetime viewers and 313,000 total day viewers,

TNT, History Channel, USA and TBS rounded out the top five networks in primetime for the week. The full ranker is after the jump. Read more

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