MSNBC was once again victorious in primetime as it led cable news across the board during the 8 PM to 11 PM hours on Monday night. The network also boasted the most-watched cable news program of the day as The Rachel Maddow Show topped three million total viewers.
According to Nielsen, MSNBC averaged 2.371 million viewers overall and 414,000 in the key 25-54 demographic in primetime. Fox News followed with 2.200 million total viewers and 362,000 in the demo. CNN drew a demo audience of 335,000 and a total viewership of 1.132 million.
During the 9 AM to 5 PM daytime slot, Fox News came out on top, drawing 1.278 million viewers overall and 229,000 in the 25-54 metric. CNN pulled in 188,000 demographic viewers and a total audience of 809,000. MSNBC captured 1.156 million total viewers and 168,000 in the key demographic.
Maddow attracted 3.015 million total viewers and 567,000 in the demo, leading cable news in both categories. Fox News’ Hannity, guest hosted by Jeanine Pirro, placed second in total viewership (2.381 million) and third in the key demo (379,000).
Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight finished third in overall viewership (2.355 million) and second in the demographic (403,000). MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell took fourth place in both the demo (364,000) and total viewers (2.208 million).
The top-rated program on CNN was Anderson Cooper 360, which drew 1.291 million total viewers. Cuomo Prime Time led the network in the demo with 362,000.