FNC and CNN Split Ratings During Baltimore Coverage

By Chris Ariens 

The cable news channels went into continuing coverage last night during a night of violence in Baltimore. Fox News averaged the most total viewers for the day and in prime time, while CNN racked up the most viewership in the A25-54 demo.

FNC’s Shepard Smith had the most-watched hour in viewers with 3.041 million at 8pmET, while CNN’s Anderson Cooper had the most-watched hour in the demo averaging 975,000, also at 8pmET.

  • Monday, April 27

Total Day:
FNC: 1,467,000 total viewers / 349,000 A25-54
CNN: 907,000 / 368,000
MSNBC: 361,000 / 101,000

Prime time (8-11 p.m. ET):
FNC: 2,965,000 / 839,000
CNN: 2,138,000 / 925,000
MSNBC: 753,000 / 214,000