Aftermath Ratings: Cooper Beats Shep

By Brian 

Anderson Cooper beat Shep Smith on Monday night, in both total viewers and the 25-54 demographic. At 7pm, the total viewer matchup was neck-and-neck: CNN had 2,794,000 and FNC had 2,738,000. Cooper’s lead was more clear in the 25-54 demo, with 1,186,000 viewers compared to Shep’s 961,000. Other CNN successes:

> Demo wins: CNN also beat Fox in the demo during The Situation Room, Larry King Live, and NewsNight.

> Also: As usual, CNN beat FNC in the CUME: CNN/U.S. had a total of 75,620,000 viewers last week, while FNC had 66,348,000 and MSNBC had 42,229,000, according to Nielsen.