CNN’s Ratings Fall in Primetime Day After Inauguration Coverage


The day after the inauguration CNN retained 20 percent of its total viewers and 16 percent of its Adults 25-54 audience during primetime. (Monday primetime and Inauguration coverage vs. Tuesday primetime). By comparison, MSNBC retained 69 percent in Total Viewers  and 62 percent in 25-54. FNC’s ratings grew  19 percent in Total Viewers and 34 percent in Adults 25-54.

The same held true during the 11-3PM daypart.  From Monday’s live coverage of the inauguration to Tuesday, CNN retained 23 percent in total Viewers and 10 percent in the key Adults 25-54 demo, while MSNBC retained 29 percent of its audience in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. FNC retained 90% of its total viewers and 84% in Adults 25-54.

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