For First Time Since 2000, MSNBC Beats Fox News & CNN In Weeknight Ratings Race

The seemingly non-stop chaos coming out of the Trump administration has been providing MSNBC with huge prime time ratings. In fact, MSNBC finished May as the No. 1 cable news network in the advertiser-friendly A25-54 demo for weekday prime (Mon-Fri, 8 – 11 p.m.), per Nielsen. This is the first time the network has defeated both Fox News and CNN on weeknights in the demo since September 2000.

MSNBC averaged 532,000 adults 25-54 during weekday prime this month, more than Fox News (524,000) and CNN (455,000). In total viewers, MSNBC weekday prime averaged 2.2 million viewers (vs. CNN’s 1.3 million and Fox News’ 2.5 million), the closest MSNBC has been to FNC since June 2001.

Additionally, the network posted its best total day delivery in network history, averaging 925,000 total viewers in the 6 a.m. – 6 a.m. time interval. 


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