CNN crushed its cable news competitors in the news demographic last night as Hillary Clinton made history, becoming the first woman to clinch a major political party’s nomination. Fox News Channel logged the largest primetime overall audience.
CNN clocked 829K viewers between the age of 25 and 54 in primetime, as Super Tuesday 5 primary/caucus results were coming in for six states: New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and the big prize, aka California. The network beat its cable competitors by wide margins in primetime: 78% ahead of MSNBC’s 466K and 81% ahead of Fox News Channel’s 458K.
In total viewers, Fox News Chanel totaled 2.53M viewers, besting CNN’s 2.41M and MSNBC’s 2.05M viewers.
During the live coverage block, 7 PM – 2 AM ET, which included late-night returns from California, CNN came in No. 1 across the board. In total viewers, CNN’s 2.13M viewers edged out FNC’s 1.83M, and MSNBC’s 1.78M. In the news demo, CNN’s 745K outperformed MSNBC’s 429k and FNC’s 362K.
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