Neilsen number for cable news channels

Posted By on November 4, 2008

I found this interesting while I was scanning the cable news channels and eyeballing the exit polls. I knew FoxNews has a strong lineup of shows, but didn’t realize just how much they were leading the other cable affiliates — FNC was almost twice that of CNN and MSNBC during primetime.

Tuesday, Nov 04 — Scoreboard at Mediabistro

Total Viewers: (Live and Same Day)

Total day: FNC: 1688 | CNN: 1075 | MSNBC: 898 | HLN: 331

Prime: FNC: 3759 | CNN: 1849 | MSNBC: 1940 | HLN: 664

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC ElectionHQ: Hume: Shep: O’Reilly: H&C: Greta: O’Reilly:
2176 2821 2849 4647 3758 2855 1815
CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: Dobbs: Brown: King: Cooper: Cooper:
1587 1786 1494 1441 1873 2231 1798
MSNBC Hardball: Gregory: Hardball: Countdown: Maddow: Countdown: Maddow:
1400 1337 2134 2653 2012 1155 975
HLN Prime: Prime: VMitchell: Grace: Dobbs: Grace: Showbiz:
296 343 417 1082 495 453 361

Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.


  • Hank

    I used to like to watch O’reilly and Hanity, however, I can’t stand either one anymore!!!!!!!!! Way to far right for me!!!!!!!!! Shep is an evening favorite.


  • Hank — good to hear from you, hope you are doing well?

    Well I’ll agree with you on Hanity being a bit ‘strong’ to take, but O’Reilly is pretty much the same hardheaded fellow no matter who he’s talking with — I’d say he just has a bit too big of an ego; kind of stuck on himself IMHO.

    Shep a good guy, but on a bit to early for our TV watching; we don’t usually turn the television on until the 10 PM hour.

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