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

Categories: Cable News Ratings

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August 30th, 2012



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

  • tim

    no Jordan, that’s not the case….FNC dominates for one reason, fair and balanced, while MSLSD have 92% dems watching their channel, FOXNEWS has 37% conservative, 29% democrats and 34 independent per demographic studies……

  • RealityChick

    I tuned in to each of the channels after Paul Ryan’s speech and I was so pleasantly pleased to see the people on MSNBC, ABC, CNN, NBC with their jaws on the floor. They looked like, holy @#$% this guy is good and if we put him against the old man he will eat him alive since Joe hasn’t a clue of how to even read a balance sheet let alone debate about it. Open wide Joe, I’m thinking you wear about a size 10…


    Fox news leads because they are not afraid to debate Dem’s on current events. Conservative ideas will beat out left wing(nuts) every time.

    I think the picture (link) below of Pres. “O” says it all!
    tip 1
    for the Dem’s, you might have to copy and paste the link into your browsers URL address bar.
    tip 2
    Use to if you do not understand any of the words above.


    How about Andrea Mitchell on PMSNBC getting caught not only editing an audio tape of Mitt but totally re-arranging the words to say something completely different.

  • Ultima

    Here’s a thorough dismantling of the “fact checking” done on Paul Ryan’s GM plant statement.

    I do hope liberals keep up with this nonsense though and drop the question on Ryan in an interview, at which point he will humiliate them with his response.

  • Bruno

    Romney War Mongering Speech was not surprising it was expected.

  • Joey

    @bruno yeah..keep believing that

  • Bye Bye CNN

    most democrats I know watch FOX

  • mike

    Msnbc is a total joke ,dems dont tune into FOX because they know the truth and dont want to hear it!

  • Bye Bye CNN

    CNN needs to start over, get some unbiased reporters.
    first to be fired is soledad o’brien. She is WAY too far to the left. She don’t even pretend she’s not.

  • wanda

    Foxs news lies they are lairs and a JOKE they need to be sue

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