Cable News Ratings Friday August 5: In Battle of Guest Hosts, Steele and Brown Tie as Payne Wins the 4 P.M. Demo

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MSNBC’s Michael Steele, who was in for Nicolle Wallace, and CNN’s Pamela Brown, who was in for Jake Tapper, tied on Friday in the key 25-54 age demographic.

Steele and Brown both brought in 116,000 demo viewers at 4 p.m. — although Steele’s figure is an average of his two hours from 4 to 6 p.m.

Fox News’s Charles Payne, who was guest hosting for Neil Cavuto, won the 4 p.m. hour in the demo with 245,000 viewers.

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

Total Viewers (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a FOX AND FRIENDS:
876
NEW DAY:
260
MORNING JOE:
839
CONVERSATIONS WITH NANCY:
17
EARLY MORNING:
2
7a FOX AND FRIENDS:
1232
NEW DAY:
323
WAKE UP AMERICA:
82
MORNING IN AMERICA:
29
8a FOX AND FRIENDS:
1457
NEW DAY:
438
9a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
1422
CNN NEWSROOM:
527
MORNING JOE:
908
NATIONAL REPORT:
152
10a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
1526
CNN NEWSROOM:
688
JOSE DIAZ-BALART REPORTS:
545
BLUE BLOODS:
79
11a FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:
1501
AT THIS HOUR:
666
MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE:
459
BLUE BLOODS:
138
12p OUTNUMBERED:
1786
INSIDE POLITICS:
724
ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:
519
JOHN BACHMAN NOW:
163
BLUE BLOODS:
158
1p AMERICA REPORTS:
1502
CNN NEWSROOM:
718
CHRIS JANSING REPORTS:
537
BLUE BLOODS:
221
2p AMERICA REPORTS:
1472
CNN NEWSROOM:
628
KATY TUR REPORTS:
626
AMERICAN AGENDA:
137
BLUE BLOODS:
209
3p STORY, THE:
1496
CNN NEWSROOM:
598
HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS:
664
BLUE BLOODS:
271
4p YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:
1514
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
658
DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:
1166
CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:
181
BLUE BLOODS:
351
5p FIVE, THE:
2892
SITUATION ROOM:
695
SPICER & CO:
192
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
147
6p SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:
1990
SITUATION ROOM:
566
BEAT W/ARI MELBER:
1163
RECORD WITH GRETA VAN SUS:
191
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
83
7p JESSE WATTERS PRIMETIME:
2304
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:
583
REIDOUT:
948
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
260
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
47
8p TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:
2137
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
603
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES:
1097
ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:
443
NEWSNATION PRIME:
58
9p HANNITY:
1598
CNN TONIGHT:
500
MSNBC PRIME:
1226
PRIME NEWS:
651
DAN ABRAMS LIVE:
78
10p INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:
1561
CNN TONIGHT:
469
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL:
898
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
650
BANFIELD:
83
11p GUTFELD!:
1951
CNN SPECIAL REPORT:
456
11TH HOUR W/ S. RUHLE:
831
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
199
NEWSNATION TONIGHT:
68

25-54 Demo (thousands)

ET FNC CNN MSNBC NEWSMAX NEWSNATION
6a FOX AND FRIENDS:
128
NEW DAY:
45
MORNING JOE:
93
CONVERSATIONS WITH NANCY:
1
EARLY MORNING:
0
7a FOX AND FRIENDS:
187
NEW DAY:
55
WAKE UP AMERICA:
8
MORNING IN AMERICA:
2
8a FOX AND FRIENDS:
185
NEW DAY:
91
9a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
239
CNN NEWSROOM:
111
MORNING JOE:
86
NATIONAL REPORT:
16
10a AMERICAS NEWSROOM:
254
CNN NEWSROOM:
123
JOSE DIAZ-BALART REPORTS:
46
BLUE BLOODS:
5
11a FAULKNER FOCUS, THE:
223
AT THIS HOUR:
130
MSNBC REPORTS- LIVE:
31
BLUE BLOODS:
18
12p OUTNUMBERED:
287
INSIDE POLITICS:
125
ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS:
40
JOHN BACHMAN NOW:
26
BLUE BLOODS:
23
1p AMERICA REPORTS:
266
CNN NEWSROOM:
145
CHRIS JANSING REPORTS:
68
BLUE BLOODS:
24
2p AMERICA REPORTS:
256
CNN NEWSROOM:
103
KATY TUR REPORTS:
59
AMERICAN AGENDA:
24
BLUE BLOODS:
18
3p STORY, THE:
275
CNN NEWSROOM:
96
HALLIE JACKSON REPORTS:
59
BLUE BLOODS:
26
4p YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO:
245
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER:
116
DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE:
116
CHRIS SALCEDO SHOW, THE:
26
BLUE BLOODS:
33
5p FIVE, THE:
374
SITUATION ROOM:
123
SPICER & CO:
43
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
14
6p SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER:
254
SITUATION ROOM:
105
BEAT W/ARI MELBER:
126
RECORD WITH GRETA VAN SUS:
27
NEWSNATION: RUSH HOUR:
6
7p JESSE WATTERS PRIMETIME:
279
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT:
116
REIDOUT:
107
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
43
ON BALANCE W/ VITTERT:
3
8p TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT:
294
ANDERSON COOPER 360:
108
ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES:
104
ERIC BOLLING THE BALANCE:
48
NEWSNATION PRIME:
6
9p HANNITY:
197
CNN TONIGHT:
93
MSNBC PRIME:
122
PRIME NEWS:
71
DAN ABRAMS LIVE:
3
10p INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE:
166
CNN TONIGHT:
66
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL:
88
GREG KELLY REPORTS:
78
BANFIELD:
4
11p GUTFELD!:
283
CNN SPECIAL REPORT:
73
11TH HOUR W/ S. RUHLE:
119
ROB SCHMITT TONIGHT:
32
NEWSNATION TONIGHT:
3

As for the three cable news networks overall, here are the total day averages in total viewers and the 25-54 demo.

Total viewers:

CNN: 518,000

Fox News: 1.54 million

MSNBC: 788,000

25-54 Demo:

CNN: 93,000

Fox News: 231,000

MSNBC: 83,000

Here are the prime time averages — encompassing shows which air from 8-11 p.m. — in total viewers and the 25-54 demo.

Total viewers:

CNN: 524,000

Fox News: 1.76 million

MSNBC: 1.07 million

25-54 Demo:

CNN: 89,000

Fox News: 219,000

MSNBC: 105,000

For more ratings information and analysis go to ShowBuzz Daily.

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Fox News Host Blasts ESPN’s Jalen Rose for Trying to Cancel Mount Rushmore, Claims Rose Helped Make Basketball ‘Un-American’

Fox News co-host Todd Piro blasted ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose’s call for the name “Mount Rushmore” to be canceled and blamed him for making basketball “un-American.”

“He’s part of this Left that likes to tear things down things that are good, and in his sport basketball it was good in the 1980s when you had Magic, Jordan, Bird — and that was America. People were throwing elbows, boxing-out, actually playing defense,” said Piro during Outnumbered on Monday. “Now what they have is this European style that Jalen Rose supports, it’s all European, people just shoot threes. It’s not basketball, it’s un-American.”

In a video posted on his Twitter page last week, Rose said:

Can we retire using ‘Mount Rushmore?’ That should be offensive to all of us, especially Native Americans, Indigenous people who were the first people here before Christopher Columbus,” said Rose said in video he posted on Twitter. That land was stolen from them when it was discovered that it contained gold.

And 25 years later, to add insult to injury, four American presidents were put on what we call Mount Rushmore on the top of the dead bodies that is buried right underneath. So, I call for you and for myself — I’m owning this, too — let’s stop using the term ‘Mount Rushmore’ when we’re talking about our favorite rappers, talking about our favorite movies, talking about our favorite players.

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During the Outnumbered discussion, co-host Jackie DeAngelis remarked that when it comes to controversial historical figures, there should be a conversation as opposed to there not being one.

“When you want to shine a light on a story, on history, on what’s happened, even if you’re pointing out what is wrong with it or what the flaws were, you have the conversation, you don’t cancel it and pretend it didn’t happen,” she said. “And so I actually think he’s trying to, whatever he’s trying to do here, he accomplishes the opposite by going about it this way.”

Co-host Kayleigh McEnany remarked that Rose’s comments exemplify how sports, “something that Would bring us together,” has become divisive.

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Maddow Compliments ‘Always Talented’ Tucker Carlson, Despite ‘Dangerous’ Ideas

Rachel Maddow Compliments 'Talented' Tucker Carlson

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Rachel Maddow and Tucker Carlson may be on opposite ends of the political spectrum, but Maddow had surprisingly positive things about the Fox News host in a new interview.

Speaking with Vanity Fair‘s John Pompeo about a variety of topics, Maddow recalled working for Carlson on MSNBC’s Tucker in the past and noted he’s “always” been talented and is currently having a major moment in his career.

“Tucker’s doing great right now,” she said. “But look at Tucker’s career. The first show I worked on was his 11 o’clock show on MSNBC that nobody remembers. But he was always kicking around the business and has always been talented. It just — this turned out to be his moment.”

Maddow does admit Carlson has “dangerous” ideas, but she compared Carlson and other Fox News primetime hosts to rival baseball players:

If you think about baseball players, who are extremely competitive and who are fighting to win and who have rivalries, and some of those rivalries are bitter rivalries, that doesn’t mean you don’t study the pitching technique of their star pitcher.

It doesn’t mean you don’t appreciate whatever they’re doing in terms of, you know, where they put their shortstop in order to give them a better defense. There’s a sort of, like, respecting the game, in terms of people who are doing well and people who are good at it.

Maddow also dove into her “professional friendship” with conservative media tycoon Roger Ailes, saying he gave her pointers on how to be a better for the cameras.

“I mean that was the basis of my professional friendship with Roger Ailes,” Maddow said. “I wanted tips from him about how to be better on TV. And he was willing to talk to me about what I was doing well, and doing poorly, to help me get better.”

Carlson and Maddow have thrown critiques at each other, but Carlson has been equally positive about his relationship with Maddow in the past.

Recalling their time working together, Carlson told Extra in 2021 he still likes the very smart Maddow.

“Yeah, many years ago, 15 years ago… I loved her,” Carlson said. “I still like Rachel Maddow. I don’t agree with her on most things, but I always thought that she was smart and above all, she was sincere. And I respect that. I don’t like fraudulence no matter where it comes from, and she is very smart.”

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Chris Pratt Celebrates Terminal List Defying ‘Woke Critics’ with Massive Streaming Numbers

Chris Pratt Celebrates Show's Success Over 'Woke Critics'

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Chris Pratt’s received plenty of social media backlash in the past over his religious beliefs and what many presume to be his conservative leanings, but the actor stays fairly mum on politics. Over the weekend, however, the actor celebrated the streaming success of his show The Terminal List in the face of negative reviews from “woke critics.”

Pratt shared a Daily Mail article to his Instagram story. The outlet reported Terminal List has been viewed for a total of 1.6 billion minutes. The headline to the post read: “The new Yellowstone: Chris Pratt’s new Navy thriller The Terminal List defies woke critics’ scathing reviews to shoot up ratings chart with 1.6 BILLION minutes of streams.”

Chris Pratt Instagram Post

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The actor then posted an image of Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers films with a caption reading: “One point six BILLLLLLLLLion minutes.”

Chris Pratt Instagram Post

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The Terminal List is based on a novel by former Navy SEAL Jack Carr. It follows a Navy SEAL named James Reece taking revenge after his family and team members are killed as part of a conspiracy theory.

Critics’ reviews have been mixed for the project, and audiences appear far more receptive. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show holds a 40 percent “fresh” rating, while its approval score with audience members is 94 percent.

Some critics even accused the action series of having a right-wing bent in their negative reviews.

The Daily Beast’s Nick Schager labeled it an “unhinged right-wing revenge fantasy.”

Variety’s Daniel D’Addario meanwhile called it a “military vanity project” for Pratt.

Author and show executive producer Carr previously addressed the negative reviews from critics during an exchange with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.

“It falls right in line with everything that I understand about the current culture and climate in America right now,” the former Navy SEAL said. “It seems to have triggered quite a few of these critics.”

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Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act includes another lavish EV subsidy for the rich and famous

Of all the ridiculous provisions in the Democrats’ absurdly named Inflation Reduction Act, perhaps the most amazing is the lavish subsidy it provides for the rich and famous. The bill expands upon already deep federal subsidies for Americans who purchase electric vehicles. 

There are myriad reasons why this is a bad idea. But with Arizona Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema finally falling in line with the rest of her far left party, this looks to be a done deal. And a very bad one for the average American.

First of all, as many have pointed out, the electricity that runs these futuristic vehicles doesn’t just flow freely from the sky, as envisioned by Nicola Tesla whose name is now synonymous with electric vehicles. Rather these supposedly green status symbols on our roads are powered by the grid. And what powers the grid? In many cases the very fossil fuels meant to be phased out.

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Adding to this is the fact that a mandate in the bill requires that the rare minerals needed for the batteries may not come from Russia or China. The only problem is that American auto manufacturers say that without those sources, they simply can’t meet demand. So the already months long waiting lists for many EV’s may only get worse.

It also isn’t clear that this measure will actually lower prices, in fact, manufacturers may simply use the subsidy to create nicer products at the same bottom line cost for their mostly well off consumers.

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But perhaps the biggest flaw of the bill and the one that will stick in the craw of middle class Americans most pointedly is that average price of a new EV is over $54,000, with many much more expensive. Even used EVs, which get a smaller subsidy in the legislation, don’t come cheap.

For the average American this a luxury item, even with Uncle Sam kicking in $7,500 dollars if all requirements are met, it’s a reach these days. It’s like giving everyone a thousand dollar gift card to the Rolex store, great, but where do we get the other 9 grand?

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There are also regional disparities to consider, California for example has over 550,000 electric cars, which dwarves Texas which has a mere 130,000 and New York with a paltry 62,000. This makes the Golden State a much easier place to drive electric, in part because California Democrats intentionally increased gas prices to create an incentive which resulted in an enormous amount of charging stations, and a culture surrounding the vehicles. 

They call this policy a win, but with Californians fleeing the state for less progressive and expensive confines, is this really a path the entire country should be going down? And more broadly, is this even the best way to encourage the growth of the electric vehicle industry? 

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In the last decade, owing to free market competition with gas guzzlers, EVs have become more competitive, the best way to encourage that is to allow that fair competition to continue, not for the federal government to put its thumb on the scale. 

This is not the first time that Democrats under President Joe Biden have sought to give working class cash over to their economic betters. Their desire to forgive student loans for the college educated is another such inverse wealth transfer, and they wonder why they are bleeding blue collar voters like a sacrificial goat.

The bottom line is that top-down attempts to manipulate the American economy so as to achieve environmental or social goals are always a failure. Americans will broadly adopt EVs when they reach a point of equality or superiority in the marketplace. 

The actions of people like California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to inflict pain at the pump to prime this change is hurting people. And now with this subsidy for the wealthy, the Democrats, once again, are aiming to make the problem worse. 

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