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Cable Network Ranker: Week of December 30

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Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of December 30, placing eighth in primetime and ninth in total day among all ad-supported cable networks. FNC averaged 1,422,000 primetime viewers and 998,000 total day viewers.

CNN placed 35th in primetime, with 476,000 viewers, and 33rd in total day, with 366,000 viewers. MSNBC placed 36th in both primetime and total day, averaging 462,000 and 335,000 viewers, respectively.

ESPN was the number one ad-supported cable network for the week, averaging more than 8 million viewers. USA, the History Channel, TBS and TNT rounded out the top five. The full ranker is after the jump. Read more

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Ratings: More Than 10 Million People Watch Cable News As Zimmerman Verdict Read

Preliminary ratings from Nielsen for Saturday night show massive cable news viewership as the verdict came in the George Zimmerman trial.

All told, more than 10 million people watched the four cable news channels as the verdict came in, with likely millions more watching on broadcast.

From 10 PM-11 AM, when the verdict came in, Fox News led the way in total viewers, while CNN was tops in the adults 25-54 demo. HLN placed third in both categories, followed by MSNBC. That was also the case for the 10 PM-1 AM average, which is when all the cable channels dedicated their live coverage to covering the verdict and the analysis that followed.

The numbers for all the channels are many times higher than the typical cable news viewership for a Saturday night.

The preliminary numbers are below, the finals will be available tomorrow:

10-11PM ET

Fox News: 3,682,000 total viewers / 1,113,000 A25-54
CNN: 3,407,000 total viewers / 1,716,000 A25-54
HLN: 2,203,000 total viewers / 980,000 A25-54
MSNBC: 1,298,000 total viewers / 510,000 A25-54

10PM- 1AM

Fox News: 2,712,000 total viewers / 896,000 A25-54
CNN: 2,418,000 total viewers / 1,241,000 A25-54
HLN: 1,435,000 total viewers / 690,000 A25-54
MSNBC: 929,000 total viewers / 404,000 A25-54

The Scoreboard: Saturday, August 25

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 211 | MSNBC: 131 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 134
  • Primetime: FNC: 135 | MSNBC: 138 | CNN: 95 | HLN: 129

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
Fox News NewsHQ: NewsHQ: Report: Huckabee: Pirro: Geraldo: JER/FNWatch: Pirro:
137 139 171 174 131 102 135 97
MSNBC Caught: Caught: Caught: Lockup: Lockup: Lockup: Lockup: Lockup:
88 158 174 134 130 152 206 197
CNN Newsroom: Blitzer: Newsroom: Presents: Morgan: Newsroom: Presents: Morgan:
100 106 136 116 68 100 128 98
HLN Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries: Mysteries:
134 142 121 117 130 139 164 215

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