Super Tuesday 5: CNN Clobbers Cable Competition In Demo, Fox Nabs Total Viewers


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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