February 2nd, 2016

CNN tops FOX News and MSNBC in demo during Iowa Caucuses



According to Nielsen fast national data, CNN topped Fox News and MSNBC in the demo adults 25-54 during last night’s coverage of the Iowa Caucuses.

During the full coverage block (7p-2a), CNN averaged 1.082 million viewers, Fox News followed with 867k and MSNBC had 483k.

CNN also topped Fox News and MSNBC during primetime in the demo.  CNN had 1.394 million, Fox News averaged 1.165 million and MSNBC trailed with 592k.

This represents the highest rated Iowa Caucuses in CNN and cable news history, among adults 25-54.

In total viewers, CNN averaged 2.806 million (7p-2a), the network’s highest rated Iowa Caucus coverage ever among total viewers.

Online, CNN Politics’ mix of strong stories, engaging experiences, interactives, results and explanatory video won the day. CNN Digital saw record-setting audiences, registering its third best day in history, with more than 5 million unique visitors on, 3 million mobile app users and 14 million unique visitors for CNN Digital overall.   (Source: Adobe Reports & Analytics.)