Rachel Maddow Leads Cable News In Demo On Friday Night

Rachel Maddow Leads Cable News In Demo On Friday Night

According to Nielsen, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show was the most-watched cable news show among 25-54 viewers on Friday. Maddow’s 9 PM competitor, Fox News’ Hannity, finished at the top in total viewers.

A special edition of Hannity drew 2.709 million total viewers and 406,000 in the key demo. Maddow pulled in a demographic audience of 476,000 while attracting a total viewership of 2.586 million. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight placed second in the demo (428,000) and overall viewers (2.384 million).

In the 8 PM hour, Tucker led the way in both the demo and total viewership. Meanwhile, MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes was guest-hosted by the embattled Joy Reid and finished third in the demo (276,000) and a distant second in total audience (1.464 million). CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 captured 1.018 million total viewers and 292,000 in the 25-54 demographic.

During the 8 PM to 11 PM primetime slot, Fox News led across the board, averaging 2.477 million total viewers and 401,000 in the key demo. MSNBC pulled in 363,000 in the demographic and a total viewership of 1.91 million. CNN nabbed 874,000 overall viewers and 287,000 in the 25-54 metric.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.