The fake news shows beat the real news at the GOP convention in Tampa last week. Among the adults 18-34, men 18-34 and men 18-24 demographics, Comedy Central‘s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report were more viewed and higher-rated than Fox News, CNN and MSNBC in the 11 PM-midnight time slot. Among adults 18-34, Comedy Central pulled in a 0.8 rating and 450,000 viewers compared to FNC’s 0.59 and 329,000 viewers during the hour. MSNBC got a 0.29 rating and 158,000 viewers while CNN had 0.26 and 146,000 viewers.
The one-hour Comedy Central block also topped CNN and MSNBC among adults 18-49, though hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert could not beat Fox News. With 824,000 viewers and a 0.77 rating in the 18-49 demo Comedy Central was behind FNC’s 1,021,000 viewers and 0.97 rating in the 18-49 demo. MSNBC had 0.41 rating with 430,000 viewers and CNN had a 0.38 rating with 415,000 total viewers. Overall, FNC dominated the other networks with its coverage: Over the three days of the convention, the network won the 8-11 EDT slots against CNN and MSNC every time. Fox also beat ABC, NBC and CBS in the one hour the main networks gave to live convention coverage — from 10-11 EDT. That victory was among total viewers and adults 25-54.
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