MSNBC, CNN Top Cable News During Democratic National Convention Night Two

MSNBC lead the cable news networks in viewership and adults 25-54 during primetime and in total viewership during the Bill Clinton speech, while CNN lead with adults 25-54 during the Clinton speech. on Wednesday’s night two of the Democratic National Convention.

While Fox News was third in both measures in both time periods, they were the only cable news net to show an increase in primetime (8-11) from Tuesday to Wednesday night for DNC coverage.

  • Fox News up 7% in viewership and up 12% in the adults 25-54 demo.
  • CNN down 3% in viewership and down 4% in the adults 25-54 demo.
  • MSNBC flat in viewership and down 6% in the adults 25-54 demo.

We should have combined numbers, and the broadcast final ratings from Nielsen later today.

Primetime 8-11pm Viewers (million) Adults 25-54 (million)
MSNBC 3.308 1.003
CNN 2.919 0.962
FOX NEWS 2.699 0.629

 Clinton Speech 10-11:30pm Viewers (million) Adults 25-54 (million)
CNN 4.273 1.612
MSNBC 4.511 1.486
FOX NEWS 3.047 0.831

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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