Ratings: ‘Crossfire’ Debut Second in Demo, Third in Total Viewers

By Merrill Knox Comment

The debut of CNN’s “Crossfire” averaged 582,000 total viewers and 169,000 A25-54 viewers Monday evening. In the 6:30pmET half hour, “Crossfire,” hosted last night by Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter, was third in total viewers and second in the key A25-54 demographic in cable news.

The show’s average was up +44% in total viewers and +21% in the demo compared to the prior four Mondays. Compared to the same day last year, the show was up +82% and +41%, respectively.

By comparison, Fox News’ “Special Report” drew 2.40 million total viewers and 384,000 A25-54 viewers from 6:30 to 7pmET. MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” had 617,000 total viewers and 116,000 A25-54 viewers, and HLN’s “Evening Express” averaged 248,000 and 127,000, respectively, for the half-hour.

The full scoreboard will be up shortly.