FOX News Leads Day 1 RNC Coverage


FOX News Channel was the top network providing RNC coverage last night with 6.9 million viewers, putting it ahead of all of the cable and  broadcast networks during the 10-11PM hour in total viewers.  It was the only cable network to beat the broadcast networks last night.

FNC also beat CNN and MSNBC combined during the 10PM hour and in all of Primetime (8-11PM) in both total viewers and in the 25-54 demo.

10-11PM Coverage

FNC: 6,878,804 viewers (1,679,763 in 25-54)

NBC: 4,770,050 viewers (1,725,282 in 25-54)

CBS: 3,118,927 viewers (938,237 in 25-54)

ABC: 2,862,656 viewers (920,346 in 25-54)

CNN: 1,473,885 viewers (413,467 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 1,468,348 viewers (411,738 in 25-54)


*Note: NBC went from 10-11:05PM and ABC and CBS went from 10-11:03PM


8-11PM Primetime Coverage

FNC: 5,150,407 viewers (1,174,242 in 25-54)

CNN: 1,200,690 viewers (368,811 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 1,316,619 viewers (337,562 in 25-54)



*FNC peaked at 10:45-11PM ET with 7.2 million viewers and 1.8 million Adults 25-54

*CNN peaked from 10:15-10:30PM ET with 1.5 million viewers and 451,000 Adults 25-54.

*MSNBC peaked from 11-11:15PM ET with 1.8 million viewers and 555,000 Adults 25-54.


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