CNN posted some astonishing numbers on June 3rd. Almost as many people watched CNN Tuesday night as watched “The Mole,” a stat virtually unheard of for TV news viewership. And note the way CNN trounced Fox News in the most critical demo. From the Washington Post:
CNN clocked more than 3.5 million viewers in prime time. That’s a 34 percent lead over MSNBC’s more than 2.5 million viewers. It’s also a 47 percent advantage over Fox News Channel’s prime-time crowd of 2.4 million viewers.
Yes, it appears MSNBC edged out FNC in prime time Tuesday.
Among CNN’s prime-time audience, 1.4 million fell into the 25-to-54 age bracket that is the target audience of news operations. MSNBC’s prime-time crowd included just over 1 million 25-to-54-year-olds. CNN logged a whopping 91 percent lead over FNC among 25-to-54-year-olds; FNC’s prime-time audience included 739,000 in the age bracket.
CNN also wants you to know Anderson Cooper’s 10 p.m. program snared more than 4.5 million viewers and was the only cable news program to top 4 mil for an hour Tuesday night.
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