MSNBC Hits Ratings Milestone Amid Blitz Of Trump Bombshells

What has happened to Fox News’ ratings since O’Reilly’s departure? The answer is shocking

What has happened to Fox News’ ratings since O’Reilly’s departure? The answer is shocking

Cable news is undergoing what could be a major realignment in the prime-time ratings. Her nightly dominance now a safe bet, the anchor's MSNBC show topped the week among adults 25-54 with an average 760,000 viewers in the key news demo.

For the first time ever, MSNBC has won the week in both total viewers and the key news network demographic of adults 25-54 in primetime.

But they could if the ratings of the past two weeks continue.

As the "most trusted name in news" puts it, "there seems to be a striking similarity between the ratings race and President Trump's political fortunes".

TNT averaged 3.18 million total viewers during primetime to dominate the category, but a variety of President Trump-related news lifted MSNBC, Fox News and CNN to the next three spots, respectively. Though it was a tight race between 8 and 11 p.m. throughout the week, FNC ranked below the other two for the first time in nearly 17 years.

CNN highlighted that it was winning with the 25-to-54 age group for the total day. The CNN series ranking first with the age group are "The Lead With Jake Tapper", "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer", "Outfront With Erin Burnett" and "Anderson Cooper 360". For years, MSNBC was the perpetual third-place network after Fox News and CNN. And Fox News highlighted that in total viewers it remained the No. 1 cable news network for May in prime time and the whole day.

"The Rachel Maddow Show", "Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" and "The 11th Hour" all beat cable news competitors in their respective time slots among total viewers, while Maddow and O'Donnell also beat Fox News and CNN among the demo.

Rachel Maddow remains the biggest story in cable news.

"Last Word" host Lawrence O'Donnell confirmed last week that his MSNBC contract is nearly up despite high ratings.

O'Reilly said the "Trump haters" are going to MSNBC, which is reaping the benefits from the controversies plaguing the White House.

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