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2006 #’s: CNBC Was The Only News Net “That Saw Significant Growth”

MediaWeek sums up a year of cable news ratings:

“Cable news outlets saw prime time audiences dwindle in 2006, with the leader in the space, Fox News Channel, dropping 26 percent in the core 25-54 demo. CNN fell 17 percent in the demo, while CNN Headline News was down 5 percent in total viewers and 4 percent in the demo.

CNBC was the only cable news net that saw significant growth in 2006, upping its prime time audience by 32 percent and boosting its core demo more than 15 percent. MSNBC grew slightly, upping its total prime time audience by 5 percent and its 25-54 number by 7 percent.”

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