March 9th, 2016

CNN #1 during Super Tuesday 2 last night


CNN #1 Again in Prime and Throughout Coverage Block

CNN Continues To Be the Place Americans Watch Election Returns

Tops Fox News and MSNBC During Super Tuesday 2 Coverage in Demo 25-54 and 18-34

CNN continues to be the place where Americans watch election returns, with the network ranking #1 among adults 25-54 and 18-34 during last night’s Super Tuesday 2 coverage.  In primetime (8-11pm), CNN was top rated with 942k, Fox News followed with 875k and MSNBC once again lagged far behind with 422k.  Among younger viewers (18-34), CNN was top-rated by wide margins with 332k, Fox News had 156k and MSNBC trailed with 98k.  In total viewers, CNN had 2.680 million, +71% more than MSNBC’s 1.564 million; Fox News had 3.668 million.

During the live coverage block (7pm – 1:30am) CNN was also #1, averaging 766k to Fox News’ 678k and to MSNBC’s 340k.  In younger viewers (18–34), CNN outperformed the competition with 254k to Fox News’ 111k and to MSNBC’s 73k.  In total viewers CNN bested MSNBC (2.093million vs. MSNBC’s 1.263million); Fox News had 2.734 million during this time period.

Online, CNN Digital’s Super Tuesday #2 performance ranked within the top 10 days across all primaries and caucuses going back to 2008 for uniques, page views, and video starts. With 13 million unique visitors to, 6 million unique visitors to, and 3 million mobile app users, CNN once again demonstrated the unrivaled strength of its digital political reporting.

Tonight, CNN will simulcast the Univison Democratic Debate and tomorrow night, CNN will host its fourth GOP Debate in Miami, moderated by Jake Tapper.