Maddow, O’Donnell Win Demo Last Week, But Fox News Still on Top in Primetime


By Merrill Knox Comment

Fox News held its usual perch as the top cable news channel in primetime for the week of November 12-16, but two of MSNBC’s programs — “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” — won their respective time slots among younger viewers last week.

For the week of November 12-16, Maddow’s 9 p.m. program averaged 480,000 A25-54 viewers, while “Hannity” had 439,000. In the 10 p.m. timeslot, “The Last Word” averaged 396,000 viewers in the demo, and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” had 362,000.

Fox News Channel still holds the top spot in primetime for the week, averaging 454,000 A25-54 viewers from 8-11pm. MSNBC had 420,000. FNC’s primetime programming also holds the lead among Total Viewers.