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Ratings

The Scoreboard: Saturday, August 30

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 113 | MSNBC: 91 | CNN: 111 | HLN: 80
  • Primetime: FNC: 87 | MSNBC: 127 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 98

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

52

Stossel:

59

NewsHQ:

81

Report:

67

Huckabee:

68

Geraldo:

130

Greta:

62

Huckabee:

68

Geraldo:

107

MSNBC
Caught:

48

Caught:

105

Lockup:

102

Lockup:

117

Lockup:

108

Lockup:

125

Lockup:

149

Lockup:

137

Lockup:

133

CNN
Nwsroom:

78

Nwsroom:

104

Nwsroom:

96

Nwsroom:

72

Sixties:

123

Sixties:

131

Sixties:

111

Sixties:

159

Sixties:

84

HLN
Files:

29

Files:

71

Files:

85

Files:

79

Files:

82

Files:

98

Files:

116

Files:

154

Files:

161

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August 2014 Ratings: Fox News Sees Across-the-Board Growth

During what was a busy news month, Fox News Channel was the third most-watched cable channel, behind only ESPN and USA in primtime. The network saw year-over-year growth of +15% in viewers and +27% in the demo.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,782,000 total viewers / 320,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,056,000 total viewers / 224,000 A25-54

Fox News also experienced total day growth: up +9% in viewers and up +17% in the demo. Several daytime shows hit new highs including “Outnumbered” which had its best month ever, since its April launch, in both total viewers and the demo. It’s up nearly +25% in viewers and up +30% in the key demo vs. the NoonET time period last year. “America’s Newsroom” notched a 2014 demo high.

In primetime, “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” had its third best month of 2014, “The O’Reilly Factor” had its best demo month of the year. While “The Kelly File” and “Hannity” each had their best demo performances since the primetime shake-up last fall. For the sixth straight month, Fox News claimed the top 14 programs on cable news. Last August was a downer across the cable news dial, including on Fox News which experienced its lowest demo since 2001.

August 2014 Ratings: CNN Ranks #2 in Total Day and Prime, Up Most Year-Over-Year

A busy news month gave CNN the most growth of the cable news networks in August. CNN was up +46% in total viewers and up +43% in A25-54 viewers for total day viewing finishing #2 behind Fox News.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 629,000 Total Viewers / 214,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 503,000 Total Viewers / 154,000 A25-54

In primetime, CNN was up +39% in viewers and up +60% in the demo vs. August 2013 which was a comparatively slow news month. CNN

Anderson Cooper 360” was up +38% in viewers and up +73% in the demo. At 10pmET, “CNN Tonight,” which last year was an “AC360″ re-air, was up +49% in viewers and up +70% in the demo. “New Day” topped MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with a +14% advantage in total viewers and +66% lead in the demo. And the network continues to see success with its original series: “The Sixties,” which wrapped its eight-episode Thursday run in the middle of the month. It was the network’s most-watched show drawing 726,000 viewers. “The Hunt with John Walsh,” was #1 in its Sunday 9pmET time period in total viewers and the demo.

Even with a strong August, CNN is delivering its least-watched year since 1996 in Total Day among total viewers. Year-to-date CNN is ahead of MSNBC in total day in both total viewers and the demo.

CNN’s release after the jump…

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August 2014 Ratings: HLN Up Double Digits, #3 in Total Day Demo

hln logo_304x200HLN saw double-digit gains in August while finishing third in the total day demo, ahead of MSNBC.  The network also saw the second biggest total day growth year-over-year, behind only sister network CNN.

The ratings for August 2014:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 361,000 total viewers / 126,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 281,000 total viewers / 111,000 A25-54

Compared to August 2013, HLN is up +16% in total viewers and up +22% in A25-54 demo for total day. In primetime, HLN is up +17% in total viewers and up +13% in the demo. “Nancy Grace” led the way for HLN, drawing 400,000 total viewers and 138,000 demo viewers, up +12% vs. last August. But it was “Forensic Files,” which HLN runs in the late afternoons, late nights and all weekend long, which showed the most growth, up and average of +37%.

More from HLN after the jump…

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August 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Up in Primetime, Down in Total Day During Busy News Month

MSNBC did not experience the growth that Fox News, CNN and even HLN did in the month of August. The network was down -1% in viewers and down -14% in the demo for total day viewing, falling to third place in total viewers, behind CNN, and fourth place in the demo, behind HLN.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 571,000 Total Viewers / 152,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 342,000 Total Viewers / 102,000 A25-54

MSNBC did see primetime viewership growth (+10%) and edged CNN in Monday-Friday primetime (8-11pmET) by just 1,000 viewers. “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” all finished #2 in their timeslots among total viewers. All three shows also saw year-over-year growth after what was a bruising August, 2013. Still, the network was down in the primetime demo (-14%).

More from MSNBC in their release after the jump…

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The Scoreboard: Friday, August 29

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 252 | MSNBC: 95 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 68
  • Primetime: FNC: 239 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 81

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

214

TheFive:

391

Baier:

306

Greta:

242

TheFive:

264

Kelly:

230

Hannity:

223

TheFive:

254

Kelly:

299

MSNBC
Wagner:

37

EdShow:

67

Sharpton:

115

Matthews:

116

Hayes:

123

Maddow:

76

Lockup:

103

Lockup:

149

Lockup:

170

CNN
Tapper:

87

Blitzer:

110

Blitzer:

139

Burnett:

128

Cooper:

103

DeathRow:

154

DeathRow:

165

DeathRow:

117

DeathRow:

175

HLN
Now:

42

Files:

32

Files:

32

Files:

39

Files:

92

Files:

84

Files:

67

Files:

80

Files:

138

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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 27

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 278 | MSNBC: 88 | CNN: 150 | HLN: 112
  • Primetime: FNC: 459 | MSNBC: 172 | CNN: 210 | HLN: 85

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

119

TheFive:

249

Baier:

320

Greta:

290

O’Reilly:

498

Kelly:

467

Hannity:

412

Smith:

245

Kelly:

273

MSNBC
Wagner:

77

EdShow:

60

Sharpton:

125

Matthews:

126

Hayes:

161

Maddow:

199

O’Donnell:

158

Hayes:

96

Maddow:

90

CNN
Tapper:

127

Blitzer:

153

Blitzer:

141

Burnett:

128

Cooper:

181

Cooper:

237

Tonight:

212

Tonight:

186

CNNI:

142

HLN
Now:

75

Files:

23

Files:

48

Jane:

66

Grace:

74

Dr.Drew:

54

Files:

126

Files:

255

Files:

252

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, August 26

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 264 | MSNBC: 87 | CNN: 163 | HLN: 93
  • Primetime: FNC: 411 | MSNBC: 158 | CNN: 242 | HLN: 95

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

168

TheFive:

339

Baier:

323

Greta:

270

O’Reilly:

450

Kelly:

398

Hannity:

386

O’Reilly:

303

Kelly:

311

MSNBC
Wagner:

50

EdShow:

94

Sharpton:

122

Matthews:

119

Hayes:

134

Maddow:

193

O’Donnell:

144

Hayes:

119

Maddow:

81

CNN
Tapper:

160

Blitzer:

145

Blitzer:

204

Burnett:

283

Cooper:

289

Cooper:

255

Tonight:

182

Tonight:

178

CNNI:

125

HLN
Now:

39

Files:

26

Files:

38

Jane:

113

Grace:

90

Dr.Drew:

69

Files:

126

Files:

189

Files:

218

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Cable Network Ranker: FNC #2 in Primetime for Week of August 18

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Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of August 18, placing second in both primetime and total day among all ad-supported cable networks. FNC averaged 1,944,000 primetime viewers and and 1,157,000 total day viewers.

CNN placed 18th in primetime and 12th in total day, averaging 821,000 viewers and 653,000 viewers, respectively. MSNBC placed 27th in primetime and 28th in total day, delivering 597,000 primetime viewers and 371,000 total day viewers.

ESPN, USA, TNT, 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, August 25

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 304 | MSNBC: 85 | CNN: 180 | HLN: 102
  • Primetime: FNC: 460 | MSNBC: 154 | CNN: 190 | HLN: 126

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

294

TheFive:

325

Baier:

338

Greta:

347

O’Reilly:

578

Kelly:

460

Hannity:

342

O’Reilly:

297

Kelly:

266

MSNBC
Wagner:

59

EdShow:

71

Sharpton:

104

Matthews:

150

Hayes:

131

Maddow:

195

O’Donnell:

130

Hayes:

81

Maddow:

88

CNN
Tapper:

211

Blitzer:

237

Blitzer:

183

Burnett:

183

Cooper:

167

Cooper:

204

Tonight:

200

Tonight:

188

CNNI:

188

HLN
Now:

38

Files:

41

Files:

41

Jane:

94

Grace:

147

Dr.Drew:

121

Files:

112

Files:

199

Files:

219

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