Hannity Posts Huge Numbers on Wednesday, MSNBC’s Hardball Third in Demo at 7 PM

Fox News was once again the top cable news channel across the board as it led in overall viewers and key 25-54 demographic audience in total day and primetime viewership on Wednesday. Fox’s Hannity was the most-watched cable news show in both the demo and total viewers. Meanwhile, Hannity’s 9 PM competitor, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, was the only non-FNC program to nab a total audience of three-plus million. For the entire day, Fox News pulled in 1.838 million total viewers and 385,000 in the demo. MSNBC placed second in both metrics, capturing 1.161 million overall viewers and a 25-54 audience of 260,000. CNN attracted an overall viewership of 714,000 237,000 demo viewers. During the 8 PM to 11 PM primetime hours, Fox News grabbed a robust 3.494 total viewers and 751,000 in the demographic. MSNBC was the runner-up in both total viewership (2.396 and the key demo (512,000). CNN averaged 1.022 million overall viewers and 365,000 in the 25-54 demo. 3.864 million total viewers tuned into Hannity on Wednesday night while the program pulled in a strong demo audience of 812,000. Fox’s 8 PM show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, was second overall in demo (784,000) and total viewers (3.479 million). Maddow came in fourth overall in overall viewers (3.006 million) and the demographic (651,000). In the 7 PM hour, CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront placed second in the demo by pulling in 398,000 viewers, which was the highest overall number for CNN on Wednesday. MSNBC’s Hardball finished third in the demographic, pulling in 368,000 viewers. The MSNBC show did place ahead of Burnett in total viewers, 1.727 million to 1.008 million. [image via screengrab] — Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

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