MSNBC remained in second place, ahead of CNN, in total day and primetime in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo.
The ratings for February 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):
- Primetime (Mon-Sun): 722,000 Total Viewers / 230,000 A25-54
- Total Day (Mon-Sun): 408,000 Total Viewers / 144,000 A25-54
Compared to February 2013, MSNBC is down -5% in viewers and up +3% in the demo for total day viewing. In primetime, the network is down -9% in viewers and down -2% in the demo. “The Rachel Maddow Show” finishes February as the 6th most-watched cable news show in the demo. Maddow remained flat in total viewers but was up +7% in the demo vs. February 2013, the first full month of Pres. Obama’s second term.
“Hardball with Chris Matthews” at 7pmET was up +22% in total viewers +27% in demo viewers, year-over-year (last year, the 7pm was re-airing the live 5pm “Hardball”). “Morning Joe,” “All In with Chris Hayes” and “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton” all came in second in their time periods.
More details in MSNBC’s release, after the jump…