Laura Ingraham’s Fox News Debut Beats Out MSNBC, CNN in Ratings

Laura Ingraham delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. / Getty Images

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Laura Ingraham’s new Fox News show, "The Ingraham Angle," debuted on Monday to high viewership ratings.

Ingraham hit the ground running with the new show, leading over her same-hour rivals at CNN and MSNBC based on Nielsen ratings, The Wrap reported.

The debut opened with 3.27 million viewers overall, with 622,000 of the viewers falling in the 25-54 year-old demographic, an age range highly sought after by advertisers.

MSNBC’s "Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell" plays at the same hour as Ingraham’s show, and came in a very close second in that key demographic, earning 612,000 viewers in the 25-54 year-old group.

"CNN Tonight," which also airs at 10 p.m., was further off in the ratings, yielding only 1.34 million viewers total and 511,000 in the advertiser-coveted demographic.

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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