By most measures, it was a rough day in the ratings for CNN on Monday, as the network, which saw historic post-election levels of viewership, couldn’t crack the million-viewer mark, and notched just one dayparts victory over MSNBC in the valuable demographic of viewers age 25-54, according to Nielsen data.
CNN’s highest-rated show on Monday was embattled host Chris Cuomo’s Cuomo Prime Time, which had 919,000 total viewers. MSNBC’s most-watched program, The Rachel Maddow Show, notched 2.43 million total viewers, and Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight had 2.79 million total viewers. In the key demo. Cuomo averaged 191,000 viewers age 25-54, while Maddow had 349,000 and Carlson had 440,000.
Carlson, in fact, was the most-watched show in all of cable news, in both total viewers (2.79 million) and in the key demo (440,000). The Five was second, with 2.67 million total viewers, and 417,000 in the demo. Hannity was third, with 2.63 million total viewers and 394,000 in the demo. Maddow was fourth, with 2.43 million total viewers, and 349,000 in the demo. Special Report with Bret Baier… (Read more)