CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ Premieres to 581,000 Viewers

Debut Improves Time Period, Ranks Second in Half-Hour

The return of Crossfire on CNN on Monday averaged 581,000 total viewers and 171,000 viewers in the target 25-54 demo at 6:30 p.m., according to Nielsen fast national data.

Compared to the prior four Mondays, Crossfire improved the half-hour time period 44% in total viewers and 21% in the key demo. Compared to the year-ago evening, the audience was up 82% and 41% among viewers 25-54.

Crossfire was second among the cable news networks from 6:30-7 p.m. behind Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier and ahead of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton.