Cable News Ratings Friday, October 1: Ari Melber More Than Doubles Wolf Blitzer Overall, But Situation Room Takes Demo

MSNBC’s Ari Melber more than doubled the total viewer ratings of 6 p.m. CNN rival Wolf Blitzer on Friday.

Melber’s The Beat drew 1.16 million total viewers, while Blitzer’s Situation Room drew 567,000 viewers. Blitzer, however, triumphed in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 demographic, with 154,000 to Melber’s 133,000.

Fox News host Bret Baier easily bested both of them, with 1.96 million viewers overall and 256,000 in the demo.

Here is a full breakdown of Friday’s cable news ratings by
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