CNN narrowly beat MSNBC in the 8 pm time slot Friday in the 25-54 viewer demographic, while Fox News continued to take the top spot.
Anderson Cooper got 174,000 viewers in the demo, while Chris Hayes got 166,000. Hayes beat Cooper in total viewers — 1.28 million to 755,000.
Tucker Carlson was first at 8 pm and the most-watched cable news program overall on Friday, with 2.63 million viewers total and 412,000 in the demo. The Five came in second with 2.48 million total and 380,000 in the demo, followed by Hannity (2.01 million, 268,000).
The Rachel Maddow Show, guest-hosted by Ali Velshi, was MSNBC’s most-watched program on Friday with 1.72 million total viewers and 203,000 in the demo. The most-watched