Cable News Ratings RNC Night 3: Fox News Had More Total Viewers Than Broadcast Networks Combined

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Fox News continued to lead the way in total viewers among cable news for the third night of the Republican National Convention while CNN stayed in second place for both total viewers and viewers in the advertiser-coveted age demographic of 25 to 54, according to early Nielsen Media Research. Fox News had 7.066 million total average viewers from 10 p.m. ET to 11:15 p.m ET, the period all three cable networks took the event live. That was more viewers than the broadcast networks — ABC, NBC and CBS — had combined in the slot. Of those, 1.383 million were in the advertiser coveted age demographic of 25 to 54. CNN had the second-highest number of total average viewers with 1.515 million and the second-highest number of demo viewers in cable with 487,000. MSNBC was third among the cable news networks and last among cable and broadcast, bringing in 1.480 million total average viewers and 311,000 between 25 and 54. Also Read: Fox News Tops Cable News Ratings for RNC Night 2, Gains 51% More Viewers Compared to 2016 In total across CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NBC, CBS and ABC, 15.703 million viewers watched the convention during the mass coverage period....

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