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New Year’s Eve Ratings: ABC Dominates Broadcast, CNN, FNC Close on Cable

The final ratings are in from New Year’s Eve on Saturday, and as usual ABC dominated the night.

Dick Clark‘s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” drew 9.8 million viewers, compared to 3 million for NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.”

On Cable news, CNN and Fox News were close, though CNN had the edge in the key news demo of adults 25-54, and was also number one at midnight, when the ball dropped in Times Square.

The numbers:

10-11PM

FNC: 712,000 viewers, including 165,000 adults 25-54.

CNN: 695,000 viewers, including 228,000 adults 25-54.

MSNBC: 460,000 viewers, including 298,000 adults 25-54.

11PM-12AM

FNC: 1.661M viewers, including 441,000 adults 25-54.

CNN: 1.605M viewers, including 679,000 adults 25-54.

MSNBC: 261,000 viewers, including 125,000 adults 25-54.

12-1AM

FNC: 1.510M viewers, including 474,000 adults 25-54.

CNN: 1.869M viewers, including 826,000 adults 25-54.

MSNBC: 349,000 viewers, including 169,000 adults 25-54.

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