With MSNBC star Rachel Maddow continuing her vacation, former Bush White House communication director Nicolle Wallace filled in for the progressive icon and finished with second most-watched cable news program on Monday. Wallace also topped her normal 4 PM time slot. Fox News, meanwhile, led across the board in total day and primetime and boasted the top-rated show of the day.
According to Nielsen, Fox averaged 2.516 million total viewers and 490,000 in the key 25-54 demographic. MSNBC attracted 407,000 demo viewers and 2.154 million viewers overall. CNN pulled in 1.263 million total viewers and 399,000 in the key demo.
In total day, FNC drew a total viewership of 1.403 million and 279,000 in the demographic. MSNBC placed second in total viewers (1.153 million while pulling in a demo audience of 214,000. CNN captured 214,000 demographic viewers and a total audience of 715,000.
Fox’s Hannity placed first overall in total viewership (2.727 million) and the key demo (526,000). thre Wallace-led broadcast of The Rachel Maddow Show took the silver in the demographic (500,000) and total viewers (2.556 million). Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, guest hosted by Brian Kilmeade, finished third in total audience (2.433 million) and fourth in the demographic (453,000). FNC’s The Ingraham Angle was third in the key demo (491,000) and fourth with 2.387 million viewers overall.
During the 4 PM hour, MSNBC’s Deadline: White House averaged 256,000 demo viewers and an overall audience of 1.506 million. Fox’s Your World with Neil Cavuto, guest hosted by Trish Regan, placed second in total viewers (1.260 million) and third in the demo (235,000). CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper attracted 244,000 demo viewers and 939,000 viewers overall.
The top-rated CNN program was the 10 PM hour of CNN Tonight, which drew 1.316 million total viewers. Cuomo Prime Time led the network in the demo with 410,000.