CNN’s Brian Stelter Tops Fox News’ Howard Kurtz in the Demo for First Time

The “Reliable Sources” host breaks through in the all-important 25-54 news demo ratings on Sunday

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“Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter, who just joined CNN in December, has finally toppled Howard Kurtz’s “MediaBuzz” in the key 25-54 news demographic. On Sunday, Stelter’s show drew 193,000 viewers to Kurtz’ 172,000.

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Stelter’s show has continued to build steam in the demo over the past several weeks.

Sun 2/16/14        +11%

Sun 2/23/14        +30%

Sun 3/2/14          +15%

The news wasn’t all bad for Fox News: Kurtz crushed Stelter in overall viewers 881,000 to 384,000.

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Stelter’s scored 118,000 viewers in the key 25-54 news demographic for his debut.