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Cable News Ratings Tuesday, October 12: Fox News More Than Triples CNN in Primetime Viewers

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Fox News continued to dominate the cable news ratings race on Tuesday night, more than tripling CNN’s numbers in every primetime hour.

At 8:00 pm, Tucker Carlson Tonight won with 3.34 million total viewers and 544,000 in the demo. All In with Chris Hayes was second with 1.22 million (153,000 in the demo), while Anderson Cooper 360 was a distant third with 793,000 (though it beat MSNBC in the demo with 184,000).

An hour later, Hannity (2.93 million; 522,000) handily beat The Rachel Maddow Show (2.09 million; 231,000) and Cuomo Prime Time (881,000; 206,000).

And at 10, The Ingraham Angle (2.34 million; 433,000) was far ahead of The Last Word (1.4 million; 117,000) and Don Lemon Tonight (719,000; 203,000).

Here is a full breakdown of Tuesday’s cable news ratings by show:

Total Viewers (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a

FOX AND FRIENDS:

916

NEW DAY:

281

MORNING JOE:

828

ROB CARSONS WHAT IN THE:

19

MURDER, SHE WROTE:

30

7a

FOX AND FRIENDS:

1323

NEW DAY:

383

WAKE UP AMERICA:

99

MORNING IN AMERICA:

10

8a

FOX AND FRIENDS:

1601

NEW DAY:

443

9a

AMERICAS NEWSROOM:

1710

CNN NEWSROOM:

539

STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS:

713

NATIONAL REPORT:

157

10a

AMERICAS NEWSROOM:

1558

CNN NEWSROOM:

568

JOSE DIAZ-BALART REPORTS:

570

JAG:

73

11a

FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:

1580

AT THIS HOUR:

536

CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS:

581

JAG:

127

12p

OUTNUMBERED:

1661

INSIDE POLITICS:

495

ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:

649

JOHN BACHMAN NOW:

135

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:

231

1p

AMERICA REPORTS:

1663

CNN NEWSROOM:

576

MTP DAILY:

589

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:

285

2p

AMERICA REPORTS:

1675

CNN NEWSROOM:

649

KATY TUR REPORTS:

644

AMERICAN AGENDA:

140

BLUE BLOODS:

212

3p

STORY, THE:

1644

CNN NEWSROOM:

619

HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS:

755

BLUE BLOODS:

215

4p

YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:

1637

LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:

667

DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:

1274

ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:

248

BLUE BLOODS:

285

5p

FIVE, THE:

3036

LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:

672

CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:

250

NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:

84

6p

SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:

2260

SITUATION ROOM:

667

BEAT W/ARI MELBER:

1117

SPICER & CO:

295

DONLON REPORT, THE:

27

7p

FOX NEWS PRIMETIME:

2407

ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:

681

REIDOUT:

1087

GREG KELLY REPORTS:

389

ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:

25

8p

TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:

3338

ANDERSON COOPER 360:

793

ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES:

1224

NJ GOVERNOR DEBATE:

225

DAN ABRAMS LIVE:

60

9p

HANNITY:

2925

CUOMO PRIME TIME:

881

RACHEL MADDOW SHOW:

2086

CORTES & PELLEGRINO:

159

NEWSNATION PRIME:

70

10p

INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:

2336

DON LEMON TONIGHT:

719

LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL:

1404

ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:

160

BANFIELD:

68

11p

GUTFELD!:

1820

DON LEMON TONIGHT:

490

11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS:

964

GREG KELLY REPORTS:

93

ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:

43

25-54 Demo (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a

FOX AND FRIENDS:

148

NEW DAY:

44

MORNING JOE:

70

ROB CARSONS WHAT IN THE:

0

MURDER, SHE WROTE:

8

7a

FOX AND FRIENDS:

236

NEW DAY:

83

WAKE UP AMERICA:

9

MORNING IN AMERICA:

2

8a

FOX AND FRIENDS:

252

NEW DAY:

79

9a

AMERICAS NEWSROOM:

260

CNN NEWSROOM:

88

STEPHANIE RUHLE REPORTS:

61

NATIONAL REPORT:

8

10a

AMERICAS NEWSROOM:

246

CNN NEWSROOM:

108

JOSE DIAZ-BALART REPORTS:

57

JAG:

6

11a

FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:

238

AT THIS HOUR:

108

CRAIG MELVIN REPORTS:

64

JAG:

10

12p

OUTNUMBERED:

262

INSIDE POLITICS:

89

ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:

83

JOHN BACHMAN NOW:

19

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:

24

1p

AMERICA REPORTS:

269

CNN NEWSROOM:

132

MTP DAILY:

83

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT:

29

2p

AMERICA REPORTS:

278

CNN NEWSROOM:

145

KATY TUR REPORTS:

91

AMERICAN AGENDA:

22

BLUE BLOODS:

25

3p

STORY, THE:

270

CNN NEWSROOM:

142

HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS:

93

BLUE BLOODS:

18

4p

YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:

302

LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:

152

DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:

133

ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:

24

BLUE BLOODS:

21

5p

FIVE, THE:

436

LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:

153

CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:

26

NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:

6

6p

SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:

361

SITUATION ROOM:

166

BEAT W/ARI MELBER:

126

SPICER & CO:

32

DONLON REPORT, THE:

2

7p

FOX NEWS PRIMETIME:

378

ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:

172

REIDOUT:

137

GREG KELLY REPORTS:

35

ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:

1

8p

TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:

544

ANDERSON COOPER 360:

184

ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES:

153

NJ GOVERNOR DEBATE:

26

DAN ABRAMS LIVE:

3

9p

HANNITY:

522

CUOMO PRIME TIME:

206

RACHEL MADDOW SHOW:

231

CORTES & PELLEGRINO:

21

NEWSNATION PRIME:

7

10p

INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:

433

DON LEMON TONIGHT:

203

LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL:

117

ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:

24

BANFIELD:

13

11p

GUTFELD!:

329

DON LEMON TONIGHT:

143

11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS:

80

GREG KELLY REPORTS:

16

ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:

3

As for the three cable news networks overall, here are the total day averages in total viewers and the 25-54 category.

Total viewers:

CNN: 554,000


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Fox News: 1.78 million

MSNBC: 893,000

25-54 Demo:

CNN: 127,000

Fox News: 301,000

MSNBC: 93,000

Here are the prime time averages— encompassing shows which air from 8-11 p.m. — in total viewers and the 25-54 demo.

Total viewers:

CNN: 797,000

Fox News: 2.87 million

MSNBC: 1.57 million

25-54 Demo:

CNN: 198,000

Fox News: 500,000

MSNBC: 167,000

For more ratings information and analysis go to ShowBuzz Daily.

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