Laura Ingraham Comes Out On Top

Laura Ingraham kicked off her debut week on Fox News prime time with a victory over her MSNBC and CNN competition, according to early Nielsen Media Research ratings.

Ingraham, whose first show featured a rare interview with White House chief of staff John Kelly, delivered 3.274 million total viewers in her 10 p.m. time slot, besting Lawrence O’Donnell’s 2.598 million on MSNBC and CNN’s Don Lemon, who brought in 1.336 million.

In the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic that advertisers covet most, Ingraham registered 622,000 viewers, edging O’Donnell’s 612,000 and Lemon’s 511,000 to cap a busy news Monday that was dominated by coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Overall, Fox News won the night by averaging 3.4 million viewers in prime time and 708,000 in the younger demographic.

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