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CNN is Top-Rated Cable Channel For Inauguration

cnn_1-21.jpg> Updated with broadcast numbers.

CNN was the top-rated cable news channel for Inauguration coverage, according to Nielsen’s Fast National data.

11am-2pmET:

• Total Viewers:

NBC – 10,406,000

ABC – 10,129,000

CBS – 7,049,000

CNN – 6,941,000

FNC – 4,438,000

MSNBC – 2,571,000

• A25-54 demo:

NBC – 4,335,000

ABC – 3,931,000

CNN – 2,811,000

CBS – 2,724,000

FNC – 1,379,000

MSNBC – 924,000

(after the jump, how the cablers compared from 12-12:30pmET)

We’re still waiting for Fast National data for the broadcast networks, but ABC led at 6:30pm in Fast Affiliate data.

Overall, Nielsen reports 29.2% of the households in the top local television markets watched the Inauguration. That could make it the most watched Inauguration since Ronald Reagan‘s in 1981.


12-12:30pmET

Total Viewers / A25-54 demo

CNN 8,496,504 / 3,459,024
FNC 5,487,901 / 1,721,854
MSNBC 3,075,589 / 1,112,969

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