Fox News’ weekend business program “Cashin’ In” earned top ratings on Saturday, beating out all other weekend news shows in the target demographics for the first time since host Eric Bolling took over in early 2013.
Bolling, who also co-hosts the popular Fox show “The Five,” earned 320,000 viewers in the coveted 25 to 54 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research. That far outpaced CNN’s 181,000 in the same time slot and demographic, and blew MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry’s” 60,000 out of the water.
The show also topped CNN’s new prime-time program “The Hunt With John Walsh,” which opened with a literal bang last month after a suspect featured on the show was killed by police.
“Cashin’ In” performed so well that it was surpassed in total audience only by the very successful “Huckabee” program also on Fox News. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee pulled in 1,308,000 total viewers while Bolling was able to grab 1,216,000.
Saturday’s show covered minimum wage hikes sweeping across parts of the country, and featured a lively exchange between conservative Michelle Fields and liberal commentator Juan Williams over bringing Ebola patients back to the United States. (RELATED: For First Time Ever, People Infected With Ebola Will Be In The U.S.)