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CNN #1 in Prime Time Demo for Second Straight Month

CNN #1 in Prime Time Demo for Second Straight Month; First Time in 14 Years

Ranks 2nd in Total Day for 16th Consecutive Month

Network Sees Most Prime Growth in Cable News vs. Last Year

CNN was #1 in cable news in the prime time demo in October, topping Fox News for the second straight month.  The last time CNN beat Fox News for two consecutive months was 14 years ago (October-November 2001). CNN also beat MSNBC in prime time in both total viewers and the demo. In Total Day, CNN ranked #2 in cable news in total viewers and the demo, ahead of MSNBC for the 16th straight month.  During dayside (9a-4p) CNN easily topped MSNBC by 46% in total viewers (539k vs. 369k) and had a 107% advantage in the demo 25-54 (122k vs. 59k). CNN also ranked No. 1 across cable news in weekend primetime among adults 25-54.

Compared to last year, CNN grew across Total Day and prime time, in both total viewers and demo, easily growing the most vs. Fox News and MSNBC:

CNN Program Highlights (October, 2015): 

Democratic Candidates’ Debate:

CNN Original Series Highlights (October, 2015):

Data is a blend of Nielsen Live+SD and the more inclusive Live+3 and final Live+7 data when available.