March 30th, 2016
01:38 PM ET

CNN’S GOP TOWN HALL IS THE MOST-WATCHED ON RECORD IN CABLE NEWS IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54

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CNN #1 in Prime Time and Each Hour

Outperformed the Combined Delivery of Fox News and MSNBC

Last night’s CNN GOP Town Hall (8-11pm) was the most-watched on record in cable news in both total viewers and adults 25-54.  Hosted by Anderson Cooper, the Wisconsin Town Hall was #1 in prime time, averaging 3.263 million total viewers, Fox News followed with 1.996 million and MSNBC had 1.156 million according to Nielsen Fast National data.  Among 25-54, CNN was also #1 with 1.062 million – outperforming the combined delivery of Fox News (422k) and MSNBC (292k).

CNN was also No. 1 each hour last night in both total viewers and among adults 25-54:

8pm                 Total Viewers              Adults 25-54

CNN               2.784m                     853k

Fox News       2.230m                       437k

MSNBC          1.022m                        255k

 

9pm                 Total Viewers              Adults 25-54

CNN               4.036m                    1.334m

Fox News       1.905m                        363k

MSNBC          1.360m                        340k

 

10pm               Total Viewers              Adults 25-54

CNN               2.969m                    999k

Fox News       1.853m                        466k

MSNBC          1.085m                        282k

 

The post-program, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (11p-midnight) also ranked #1 among total viewers and the demo 25-54 last night.  In total viewers, CNN had 1.353 million, Fox News registered 961k and MSNBC posted 625k.  In the demo, CNN averaged 480k, Fox News followed with 276k and MSNBC had 188k.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Nationals time period-based data for Tuesday, March 29.  All data based on Live+SD.

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