The premiere of Laura Ingraham’s new show on Fox News, “The Ingraham Angle,” took out MSNBC and CNN in the primetime ratings battle Monday night.
The show’s 10 PM debut raked in 3.274 million viewers, 622,000 of which were in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age group.
MSNBC’s “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell” finished nearly a million viewers behind with 2.598 million total viewers, 612,000 A25-54, and “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon” landed in third place with 1.336 million total viewers, and 511,000 A25-54.
Overall, Fox averaged 3.4 million viewers across primetime and 708,000 in the prime age group. CNN averaged just 1.363 million viewers.
Ingraham’s high-profile interview with Gen. John Kelly might have helped boost ratings–media pundits from CNN and MSNBC have been dissecting Kelly’s interview throughout the day on Tuesday. (RELATED: MSNBC Guest To John Kelly: ‘Shame On You’)
Kelly offered his thoughts on the Civil War during the interview, calling Gen. Robert E. Lee an “honorable” man and asserting that the Civil War was the result of a “lack of ability to compromise.” (RELATED: CNN Panel: Gen. Kelly Rationalizing ‘Bigotry’ With Civil War Comments)