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Cable Network Ranker: Week of September 1

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Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of September 1, placing third in primetime and fourth in total day among all ad-supported cable networks. FNC averaged 1,707,000 primetime viewers and and 1,059,000 total day viewers.

MSNBC placed 31st in primetime and 30th in total day, delivering 509,000 primetime viewers and 320,000 total day viewers.  CNN placed 34th in primetime and 23rd in total day, averaging 471,000 primetime viewers and 438,000 total day viewers.

ESPN, History Channel, USA Network, and TBS 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. 8

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 277 | MSNBC: 91 | CNN: 107 | HLN: 87
  • Primetime: FNC: 370 | MSNBC: 124 | CNN: 143 | HLN: 90

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

215

TheFive:

352

Baier:

375

Greta:

280

O’Reilly:

466

Kelly:

361

Hannity:

280

O’Reilly:

232

Kelly:

275

MSNBC
Wagner:

61

EdShow:

54

Sharpton:

83

Matthews:

124

Hayes:

105

Maddow:

152

O’Donnell:

116

Hayes:

135

Maddow:

113

CNN
Tapper:

118

Blitzer:

121

Blitzer:

127

Burnett:

108

Cooper:

135

Cooper:

169

Tonight:

124

Tonight:

63

CNNI:

80

HLN
Now:

51

Files:

43

Files:

32

Jane:

49

Grace:

78

Dr.Drew:

58

Files:

134

Files:

175

Files:

197

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, Sept. 7

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 147 | MSNBC: 105 | CNN: 117 | HLN: 104
  • Primetime: FNC: 98 | MSNBC: 114 | CNN: 154 | HLN: 152

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

36

MediaBuzz:

74

FNSunday:

119

Faulkner:

70

Benghazi:

121

Rivera:

110

Stossel:

64

Benghazi:

74

Rivera:

85

MSNBC
Films:

70

Films:

66

Films:

137

Films:

135

Manson:

131

Lockup:

72

Lockup:

140

Lockup:

124

Lockup:

155

CNN
Nwsroom:

149

Nwsroom:

128

Nwsroom:

95

Nwsroom:

88

TheHunt:

127

DeathRow:

143

DeathRow:

191

DeathRow:

139

DeathRow:

105

HLN
Files:

73

Files:

101

Files:

134

Files:

142

Files:

172

Files:

134

Files:

149

Files:

155

Files:

174

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, Sept. 6

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 157 | MSNBC: 125 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 131
  • Primetime: FNC: 103 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 98 | HLN: 125

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

110

Benghazi:

114

NewsHQ:

120

Report:

109

Huckabee:

107

Benghazi:

102

Pirro:

99

Huckabee:

101

Benghazi:

113

MSNBC
Caught:

72

Caught:

94

JoanRivers:

69

Lockup:

110

Lockup:

158

Lockup:

148

Lockup:

327

Lockup:

258

Lockup:

271

CNN
Nwsroom:

83

Nwsroom:

75

Smerconish:

58

Nwsroom:

57

Hunt:

75

LadyValor:

104

Cont.:

115

LadyValor:

84

Cont.:

70

HLN
Files:

135

Files:

131

Files:

134

Files:

131

Files:

165

Files:

101

Files:

111

Files:

197

Files:

234

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’13 Hours at Benghazi’ Draws Strong Ratings for Fox News

BenghaziFox News’ special documentary, “13 Hours at Benghazi,” was the highest-rated cable news program Friday at 10pmET, beating CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined in total viewers and also netting significant gains year-over-year.

The special, hosted by Bret Baier, drew 2.1 million total viewers and 323,000 A25-54 demo viewers.

In the hour-long special, Baier exclusively interviewed the American security forces who fought on the ground at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11/12.  Compared to the same night at 10pmET last year, the hour was up +77% in viewers and flat in the demo.

The Scoreboard: Friday, September 5

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 271 | MSNBC: 106 | CNN: 129 | HLN: 92
  • Primetime: FNC: 328 | MSNBC: 136 | CNN: 136 | HLN: 138

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

253

TheFive:

408

Baier:

296

Greta:

262

O’Reilly:

345

Kelly:

305

Benghazi:

323

O’Reilly:

204

Kelly:

178

MSNBC
Wagner:

54

EdShow:

82

Sharpton:

86

Matthews:

100

Hayes:

129

Maddow:

135

Lockup:

137

Lockup:

183

Lockup:

187

CNN
Tapper:

110

Blitzer:

132

Blitzer:

119

Burnett:

109

Cooper:

198

Tonight:

102

Spot/Unguard:

132/82

DeathRow:

101

DeathRow:

97

HLN
Now:

33

Files:

57

Files:

43

Files:

40

Files:

128

Files:

128

Files:

157

Files:

161

Files:

243

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The Scoreboard: Thursday, Sept. 4

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 254 | MSNBC: 77 | CNN: 144 | HLN: 101
  • Primetime: FNC: 332 | MSNBC: 110 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 149

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

214

TheFive:

336

Baier:

291

Greta:

233

O’Reilly:

388

Kelly:

340

Hannity:

264

O’Reilly:

190

Kelly:

196

MSNBC
Wagner:

74

EdShow:

68

Sharpton:

109

Matthews:

132

Hayes:

108

Maddow:

133

O’Donnell:

90

Hayes:

71

Maddow:

73

CNN
Tapper:

172

Blitzer:

252

Blitzer:

170

Burnett:

158

Cooper:

262

CNNFilms:

156

Cont.:

Cooper:

134

CNNI:

90

HLN
Now:

90

Files:

54

Files:

60

Jane:

93

Grace:

161

Dr.Drew:

162

Files:

125

Files:

148

Files:

171

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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 3

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 296 | MSNBC: 68 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 102
  • Primetime: FNC: 476 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 151 | HLN: 138

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

159

TheFive:

308

Baier:

310

Greta:

297

O’Reilly:

529

Kelly:

405

Hannity:

492

O’Reilly:

360

Kelly:

294

MSNBC
Wagner:

43

EdShow:

78

Sharpton:

91

Matthews:

77

Hayes:

75

Maddow:

142

O’Donnell:

118

Hayes:

60

Maddow:

54

CNN
Tapper:

121

Blitzer:

147

Blitzer:

170

Burnett:

146

Cooper:

151

Cooper:

129

Tonight:

173

Tonight:

123

CNNI:

101

HLN
Now:

25

Files:

82

Files:

77

Jane:

131

Grace:

150

Dr.Drew:

132

Files:

133

Files:

215

Files:

254

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The Top Cable News Shows in August Were…

Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the top nine programs in the key A25-54 demographic in August 2014. As usual, “The O’Reilly Factor” was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,703,000 total viewers and 462,000 demo viewers. “The Kelly File” was second in total viewers and the demo, with 2,245,000 and 409,000 viewers respectively. “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren rounded out the top five in total viewers; “Hannity,” “The Five,” and “Special Report” rounded out the top five in the demo.

MSNBC’s highest-rated show in total viewers was “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which placed 15th overall with 810,000 viewers. “Lockup” was the top show in the demo for the network, drawing 190,000 viewers.

Anderson Cooper 360″ was CNN’s highest-rated daily show in both total viewers and the demo, finishing 17th overall in total viewers and 10th overall in the demo. Cooper’s program averaged 708,000 total viewers and 242,000 demo viewers. “The Sixties,” whose weekly Thursday run ended in the middle of the month, drew the most total viewers for the network. The original series averaged 726,000 viewers.

“Nancy Grace” led HLN in both ratings measurements, placing 34th in total viewers and 31st in the demo with 400,000 and 138,000 viewers, respectively.

The top-rated show in total viewers on Fox Business was “Varney & Co.,” which ranked 77th overall. “The Independents” led the way in the demo, also ranking 77th. CNBC’s leader in both total viewers and the demo was “Shark Tank,” ranking 35th and 24th, respectively.

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, September 2

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 278 | MSNBC: 107 | CNN: 136 | HLN: 88
  • Primetime: FNC: 424 | MSNBC: 155 | CNN: 152 | HLN: 92

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

237

TheFive:

362

Baier:

344

Greta:

341

O’Reilly:

481

Kelly:

408

Hannity:

381

O’Reilly:

244

Kelly:

192

MSNBC
Wagner:

80

EdShow:

112

Sharpton:

133

Matthews:

140

Hayes:

127

Maddow:

178

O’Donnell:

158

Hayes:

79

Maddow:

93

CNN
Tapper:

104

Blitzer:

125

Blitzer:

192

Burnett:

235

Cooper:

194

Cooper:

129

Tonight:

132

Tonight:

181

CNNI:

159

HLN
Now:

25

Files:

19

Files:

41

Jane:

93

Grace:

99

Dr.Drew:

76

Files:

100

Files:

135

Files:

192

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