For the second week in a row, Fox News Channel was the top rated cable channel on all of television in prime time (Live+SD), averaging 3,536,000 Total Viewers. CNN finished in 2nd place with 3,286,000 and MSNBC was in 4th with 2,171,000. All three networks were helped by strong Election Night viewership and gained week-to-week. Headline News was 30th with 615,000.
In total day, FNC was 2nd (1,661,000), CNN 3rd (1,634,000) and MSNBC 9th (1,017,000).
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CNN was the top-rated cable news channel on Election Night, but FNC pulled ahead by retaining more in an average of Wednesday-Friday. FNC retained 48% of Total Viewers compared to 29% for CNN and 38% for MSNBC and 36% in the A25-54 demo, compared to CNN’s 24% and MSNBC’s 32%.