More than 3.4 million viewers were glued to Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC Saturday afternoon to see Hillary Clinton edge out Bernie Sanders in the Nevada Dem caucuses. Fox News Channel clocked 1.59M viewers from 3-6 PM ET, CNN logged another 1.1M and MSNBC bagged an average of 735K. CNN won the news demo race, with 297K viewers aged 25-54, while FNC clocked 225K and MSNBC 735K.
The fun started up again Saturday evening when 6.3M watched the three cable news nets as Donald Trump quickly pulled ahead in voting results from the GOP’s South Carolina primary. From 7 PM to 10 PM ET, FNC attracted the most viewers of all ages, 3.3M viewers. CNN snared 1.9M and MSNBC copped 1.1M. In the news demo, 588K watched FNC on the night Jeb! announced the end of the Bush dynasty’s latest run at the White House, which was closely followed by CNN’s 567K; MSNBC averaged 243K in the 25-54 bracket.
In primetime, 8-11 PM ET, FNC’s 3.12M bested CNN’s 1.84M and MSNBC’s 1.02M. In the news demo FNC led with 609K to CNN’s 574K and MSNBC’s 234K.