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CNN’s ‘Blackfish’ Tops Cable News in the Demo

cnn blackfish_304x200CNN Film’s “Blackfish” was the top-rated show on cable news last night in the A25-54 demographic, averaging 472,000 viewers from 9 to 11pmET. For the same two-hour period, Fox News was second with 331,000 viewers and MSNBC was third with 235,000 viewers.

“Blackfish,” a documentary about killer whales in captivity first debuted at Sundance earlier this year and was in limited release in theaters this summer. It’s the second feature presentation under the CNN Films banner.

Fox News was still on top in total viewers from 9 to 11pmET last night drawing 1.89 million to CNN’s 1.36 million and MSNBC’s 867,000 viewers. FNC also won the night in primetime, averaging 2.21 million total viewers and 369,000 A25-54 viewers from 8 to 11pmET. CNN was second with 1.08 million total viewers and 357,000 viewers in the demo, while MSNBC had 986,000 and 210,000 viewers, respectively.

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