February 4th, 2016
01:58 PM ET

CNN’S TOWN HALL RANKS #1 IN CABLE NEWS LAST NIGHT

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Dem Town Hall is Top-Rated in both Total Viewers and Demos

According to Nielsen Fast National data, CNN’s New Hampshire Democratic Town Hall (9-11p) ranked #1 in cable news last night, topping Fox News and MSNBC in total viewers, adults 25-54, and adults 18-34.  Moderated by Anderson Cooper, the Town Hall averaged 2.717 million total viewers.  Fox News followed with 2.331 million and MSNBC trailed with 984k.  Among adults 25-54, CNN (871k) outperformed the combined delivery of Fox News (486k) and MSNBC (243k).  Among adults 18-34, CNN (391k) also outperformed the combined delivery of Fox News (104k) and MSNBC (41k).

The post-program, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (11p-1a) also ranked #1 in the demo last night, averaging 364k, Fox News had 327k and MSNBC lagged with 141k.  CNN won overall primetime (8-11pm) with 694k, +34% more than Fox News’ 519k and a +215% lead over MSNBC’s 220k.

Source:  The Nielsen Company, Fast Nationals time period-based data for Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

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