CNN Leads Cable News TV Ratings During Democratic National Convention Final Night

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September 7th, 2012

CNN lead the cable news networks in total viewership and adults 25-54 during primetime and during President Obama's speech on Thursday's final night of the Democratic National Convention.

We should have combined numbers for all networks, as well as the broadcast final ratings for Thursday from Nielsen later today.

Primetime 8-11pm Viewers (million) Adults 25-54 (million)
CNN 4.105 1.557
MSNBC 3.611 1.290
FOX NEWS 2.659 0.673


 Obama Speech 10-11:15pm Viewers (million) Adults 25-54 (million)
CNN 5.555 2.207
MSNBC 4.564 1.777
FOX NEWS 2.914 0.831

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

  • b

    how ironic for CNN…

    …as with Obama, too little, too late.

    Time Of Expiration: 11-06-12.

  • Former CNN Fan

    Well said, b.

  • Snap Tie

    BSDNC loses to CNN last night… That’s got hurt the commie hosts – one day after the brag fest..

  • Fran

    Yeah, give your vote to a rich republican, who just wants to make more money for himself and for people like him.
    Obama lived the american Dream, he made all the best possible decision he could.

  • Magnitude

    Obama’s policies haven’t had the effect thatt he promised four years ago , but the last time I checked it took more than ONE person to make a difference in the economy . And according to a certain senate minority leader he wasn’t getting any help in that department . Does Obama deserve a 2nd term ? No . But am I going to trust Mitt Romney and Lie’n Ryan with my future and my wife and daughters heatl care ? HELL NO

  • Joe

    Fran, keep drinking the kool-aid. Where is Jim Jones when you need him…oh, that’s right, he is in the White House.

  • Joe

    Hey Magnitude, bury your head in the sand.

  • Haha

    I can’t wait to see you Republitards’ faces when Obama wins a second term.

  • Chris

    Obama is destroying the economy! Romney 2012 here we come!

  • Scooty1001

    Still no Current TV numbers?

  • Dan

    Republicans are lying to you guys and just keep lying. they just don’t stop lying. and i hope most of you guys that don’t believing in the crap they tell you. do we need another war guys??? REALLY GUYS?!!! and Joe you keep drinking that Fox New’s kool-aid all you want. you will never have a better Republican Candidate with that crap.

  • Steph

    Add in the networks, and close to 28 million viewers! I imagine it will be more than that, so great numbers for the DNC acceptance speech!

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Scooty1001: No, Scooty. Nielsen requires that a cable channel have at least 100 viewers before they are posted with the other networks. ;-)

    Did anyone see Al Gore’s coverage, or did I read it wrong and that Al will anchor Election Night November 6?

  • Tim

    those of you guys that are going to trust a one term governor from Massachusetts that fail to get a second term to Teddy Kennedy in a landslide? good luck to that!!!

  • Ellen

    Fran and Dan: Talk about Kool-Aid, what brand are you drinking. Obama is
    rich by my standards and George Soros is a Billionaire. Nancy Pelosi is
    worth upwards to 200,000,000 (that’s two hundred million dollars), then
    John Kerry upward to 186,000,000 million dollars, Jane Harmon D – Calif.
    upwards to 300,000,000 that’s million dollars, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif)upwards to $93,707,020 and the list goes on. By spending money which the feds print they are taking money out of my pocket my life long savings with out even bothering to Tax me. Every dollar they print devalues the money I’ve saved. They dont’ care about me. We are already paying thousands more in health insurance because of Obamacare and we’ve seen services available to people drop on medicare. Nothing about any of that is good. So check your facts before you go out and vote for a RICH DEMOCRAT.

  • amanda

    @ Fran Yea Obama lived the american dream the man never held a job intill his late 20s.If you can’t see what another 4 yrs. will do to us you must either be drinking kool-aid or are one of the 50% on freebies or not paying taxes.

  • Greg

    i wish there was a better candidate then Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. but NNNOOOO! these is the way it always is.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Tim: >>> those of you guys that are going to trust a one term governor from Massachusetts that fail to get a second term to Teddy Kennedy in a landslide? good luck to that!!! <<<

    wtf? Tim, Kennedy was a U.S. Senator, and to my knowledge never ran for Massachusetts Governor. Romney was the Governor, and he MAY have run for the U.S,. Senate. Romney wasn't a Senator, so how could he fail to get be re-elected to a 2nd term as Senator to Ted Kennedy?

    Doctor called. Better cut down your consumption of Kool-Aid. Your mind is going fuzzy.

  • fammus1

    2.4 Million FOX viewers were not counted because they threw thier remotes thru thier TV’s when they heard the lies and hate spewing from the Dems.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Ellen: Good facts post. I laughed when Obama poured it on during his acceptance speech about how the SuperPACS and lobbyists are going to make out if Romney wins. Obama is the biggest recipient of SuperPACS and lobbyists. THe delegates just kept passing the Kool-Aid around and soaking up all of those lies.

    Obama has planned to raise $1 Billion for his campaign and reports say (as evidenced in his speech), he’s really afraid about the money that Romney has been raising. I would trust a rich man in the White House more than a poor one. The rich President has fewer reasons to steal.

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