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