FOX News Channel Continues to Lead Coverage of RNC With Day 2 Ratings Win

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FOX News Channel continued its RNC ratings dominance over day two of the event, drawing 7.7 million viewers. This figure puts it ahead of  all of the cable and broadcast networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC and CNN) during the 10-11PM hour in total viewers and in 25-54 ratings. FNC also improved 12% in P2+ and was up 23% in 25-54 over the previous day’s coverage.  See specific numbers below.




10-11PM Coverage

FNC: 7,702,578 viewers (2,067,483 in 25-54)

NBC: 4,149,000 viewers (1,492,694 in 25-54)

ABC: 2,858,000 viewers (993,941 in 25-54)

CBS: 2,559,000 viewers (943,519 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 1,440,882 viewers (402,044 in 25-54)

CNN: 1,340,129 viewers (451,370 in 25-54)


*Note: NBC went from 10-11:05PM and ABC and CBS went from 10-11:07PM


**Compared to Day One, FNC is up 12% in P2+ and up 23% in 25-54


8-11PM Primetime Coverage

FNC: 5,846,142 viewers (1,421,945 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 1,298,936 viewers (366,743 in 25-54)

CNN: 1,115,395 viewers (341,758 in 25-54)



*FNC peaked at 10:45-11PM ET with 8.2 million viewers and 2.3 million in Adults 25-54

*MSNBC peaked from 11-11:15PM ET with 1.7 million viewers and 544,000 in Adults 25-54.

*CNN peaked from 10:30-10:45PM ET with 1.4 million viewers and 496,000 in Adults 25-54.


Data from Nielsen Media Research

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