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.