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Ratings

The Top Cable News Shows in July Were…

Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the top nine programs in the key A25-54 demographic in July 2014. As usual, “The O’Reilly Factor” was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,832,000 total viewers and 446,000 demo viewers. “The Kelly File” was second with 2,386,000 total viewers and 386,000 demo viewers. “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “Hannity” rounded out the top five.

CNN was the only network other than Fox News to have a show in the top ten among the A25-54 demo: “Anderson Cooper 360,” which averaged 189,000 demo viewers, placed tenth overall. CNN’s highest-rated show in total viewers was “The Sixties,” which averaged 613,000 viewers and placed 19th overall.

“Shark Tank” led the way for CNBC, placing 32nd overall in total viewers and 12th overall in the demo. The program averaged 406,000 and 182,000 viewers, respectively.

MSNBC’s highest-rated show was “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which placed 15th overall in total viewers and 16th overall in the demo. Maddow’s program averaged 795,000 total viewers and 175,000 demo viewers.

Nancy Grace” led HLN in both ratings measurements, placing 34th in total viewers and 27th in the demo with 371,000 and 129,000 viewers, respectively.

The top-rated show in total viewers on Fox Business was “Imus in the Morning,” which ranked 75th overall. “Stossel” led the way in the demo, ranking 76th.

The full rankers, after the jump. Read more

Cable Network Ranker: Fox News #3 in Primetime for July 2014

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Fox News was the top cable news network for the month of July, placing third in primetime and fifth in total day among all ad-supported cable networks. FNC averaged 1,799,000 primetime viewers and 1,024,000 total day viewers.

MSNBC placed 31st in primetime and 33rd in total day, respectively. The network drew 550,000 primetime viewers and 318,000 total day viewers. CNN placed 33rd in primetime and 27th in total day, respectively. The network delivered 514,000 primetime viewers and 402,000 total day viewers.

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

The Scoreboard: Monday, July 28

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 258 | MSNBC: 92 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 98
  • Primetime: FNC: 454 | MSNBC: 171 | CNN: 158 | HLN: 129

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

168

TheFive:

278

Baier:

283

Greta:

252

O’Reilly:

445

Kelly:

447

Hannity:

439

O’Reilly:

335

Kelly:

264

MSNBC
Wagner:

87

EdShow:

101

Sharpton:

111

Matthews:

163

Hayes:

142

Maddow:

251

O’Donnell:

118

Hayes:

54

Maddow:

50

CNN
Tapper:

181

Blitzer:

174

Blitzer:

177

Burnett:

129

Cooper:

151

Cooper:

156

Tonight:

166

Tonight:

181

CNNI:

125

HLN
Now:

62

Files:

63

Files:

112

Jane:

103

Grace:

129

Dr.Drew:

129

Files:

130

Files:

199

Files:

209

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, July 27

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 156 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 136 | HLN: 133
  • Primetime: FNC: 112 | MSNBC: 185 | CNN: 177 | HLN: 145

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

71

Kurtz:

113

FNSunday:

159

Report:

162

Huckabee:

136

Kelly:

72

Stossel:

128

Huckabee:

129

Kelly:

129

MSNBC
Caught:

90

Caught:

111

Caught:

91

Caught:

144

Slaves:

161

Slaves:

157

Slaves:

237

Lockup:

249

Lockup:

200

CNN
Nwsroom:

150

Nwsroom:

165

Nwsroom:

94

Nwsroom:

146

TheHunt:

143

TheHunt:

298

Nwsroom:

91

TheHunt:

82

TheHunt:

85

HLN
Files:

185

Files:

176

Files:

186

Files:

192

Files:

131

Files:

147

Files:

156

Files:

135

Files:

105

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, July 26

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 140 | MSNBC: 109 | CNN: 174 | HLN: 155
  • Primetime: FNC: 141 | MSNBC: 153 | CNN: 150 | HLN: 192

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

76

TheFive:

97

NewsHQ:

126

Report:

134

Huckabee:

166

Pirro:

149

Stossel:

108

Huckabee:

95

Pirro:

75

MSNBC
Caught:

61

Caught:

53

Caught:

61

Caught:

102

Caught:

95

Lockup:

154

Lockup:

209

Lockup:

315

Lockup:

262

CNN
Nwsroom:

183

Blitzer:

196

Blitzer:

169

Nwsroom:

173

Nwsroom:

145

Sixties:

136

Sixties:

170

Sixties:

202

Sixties:

221

HLN
Files:

140

Files:

187

Files:

169

Files:

186

Files:

170

Files:

197

Files:

210

Files:

233

Files:

197

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July 2014 Ratings: Fox News Marks 151 Straight Months At #1

Fox News finished its 151st consecutive month as the top-rated cable news network. FNC’s position among total viewers remains strong, with the network beating CNN and MSNBC combined. FNC finished third among all ad-supported cable networks in primetime.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,799,000 total viewers / 299,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,024 total viewers / 203,000 A25-54

Compared to the same month last year, Fox News was the only cable news network up in primetime: up +8% in total viewers and up +2% in A25-54 viewers. For total day, the network was down -3% in total viewers and -5% in the demo.

“The O’Reilly Factor” was up +8% in both total viewers and A25-54 viewers. “The Kelly File” was up +35% in total viewers and up +16% in the demo (compared to the 9pmET timeslot last year) and “Hannity” was up +20% and +23%, respectively (compared to the 10pmET timeslot last year).

And “The Five” at 5pmET saw continued success among all of cable, marking three straight straight months as the number one show among total viewers in the timeslot.

July 2014 Ratings: CNN #2 in Total Day, Primetime Demo

Fueled by a busy news month, CNN was the #2 cable news network in total day, behind only Fox News, in July. In primetime, CNN was third in total viewers and second in the A25-54 demographic.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 514,000 Total Viewers / 164,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 402,000 Total Viewers / 124,000 A25-54

Despite posting a strong month within the cable news landscape, CNN was down across the board compared to the same month last year:  the network is down -23% in total viewers and -32% in A25-54 viewers in total day and -24% and -35%, respectively, in primetime.

Every hour of CNN programming from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. is down year-over-year. In primetime, “Anderson Cooper 360″ was down -14% in total viewers and -26% in A25-54 viewers, while “CNN Tonight” was down -29% and -37%, respectively, compared to July 2013. Cooper was #2 in the 8pmET timeslot in both total viewers and the demo.

Several CNN programs were #2 in their respective timeslots for the month, including the 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. hours of “CNN Newsroom,” “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield,” “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” “Smerconish,” “Inside Politics with John King,” “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” and “Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter.”

The network continues to see success with its original series: “The Hunt with John Walsh,” which debuted this month, has averaged 917,000 total viewers and 298,000 A25-54 viewers for its first three episodes, making it the top-rated show in its timeslot in both ratings measurements. “The Sixties,” which is seven episodes into its 10-episode run, is averaging 1,073,000 total viewers and 291,000 A25-54 viewers, ranking #2 among cable news in its timeslot.

CNN’s release, after the jump. Read more

July 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Has Lowest Primetime Demo in Eight Years

MSNBC placed third in viewers and fourth in A25-54 demo viewers in total day this month. In primetime, the network finished second in viewers and third in the demo; the latter was the network’s lowest in eight years–since July 2006.

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

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 550,000 Total Viewers / 152,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 318,000 Total Viewers / 92,000 A25-54

Compared to the same month last year, MSNBC was down -16% in total viewers and -33% in A25-54 viewers in total day. In primetime, the network was down -6% and -25%, respectively.

MSNBC’s daytime programming struggled in July. Marking six months at 4pmET, “Now with Alex Wagner” is down -28% in total viewers and -57% in the demo compared to last year when Martin Bashir hosted the hour; the demo is the lowest at 4pmET since 2005. “The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd” is down -21% in viewers and -47% in the demo; the latter is the lowest since 2004.

In primetime, all three MSNBC’s shows were up in total viewers but down double digits in the demo. “All In with Chris Hayes” was up +6% in total viewers and down -20% in the demo, “The Rachel Maddow Show” was up +2% in total viewers and down -20% in the demo, and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” was up +8% and down -17%, respectively.

July 2014 Ratings: HLN Down Double Digits

hln logo_304x200A year after the George Zimmerman trial propelled HLN to double- and triple-digit audience growth, the channel is down across the board year-over-year. For the month of July, HLN was fourth in total viewers and third in the demo for total day and fourth in both ratings measurements in primetime.

The ratings for July 2014:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 376,000 total viewers / 128,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 268,000 total viewers / 108,000 A25-54

Compared to July 2013, HLN is down -30% in total viewers and -32% in A25-54 viewers in total day. In primetime, the network is down down -23% in total viewers and -35% in the demo.

Nancy Grace” was the top-rated show on HLN for the month, averaging 371,000 total viewers and 129,000 A25-54 viewers.

The Scoreboard: Friday, July 25

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 239 | MSNBC: 93 | CNN: 146 | HLN: 92
  • Primetime: FNC: 317 | MSNBC: 136 | CNN: 222 | HLN: 118

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

183

TheFive:

315

Baier:

265

Greta:

265

O’Reilly:

335

Kelly:

338

Hannity:

278

O’Reilly:

275

Kelly:

267

MSNBC
Wagner:

42

EdShow:

63

Sharpton:

71

Matthews:

85

Hayes:

85

Maddow:

171

Lockup:

150

Lockup:

188

Lockup:

199

CNN
Tapper:

150

Blitzer:

131

Blitzer:

165

Burnett:

196

Cooper:

277

Sixties:

201

Tonight:

189

Cooper:

167

CNNI:

156

HLN
Now:

41

Files:

109

Files:

92

Files:

119

Files:

100

Files:

91

Files:

155

Files:

135

Files:

209

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