For coverage of last night’s Acela primary, CNN yet again manages to top Fox News and MSNBC in the 25-54 and 18-34 demographic.
As the network touts, in primetime (8-11pm), CNN was top-rated among adults 25-54 with 929k, a 31% advantage over second place Fox News’ 707k and +139% more than MSNBC’s 388k, according Nielsen Fast National data. Among younger viewers (18-34), CNN was top-rated by wide margins with 305k, Fox News had 147k and MSNBC trailed with 83k.
In total viewers, CNN had 2.620 million, MSNBC followed with 1.482 million; Fox News had 3.253 million.
During the live coverage block (7pm – 2am) CNN was also #1, averaging 629k to Fox News’ 539k and to MSNBC’s 287k among adults 25-54. In younger viewers (18–34), CNN outperformed the competition during the block with 190k to Fox News’ 113k and to MSNBC’s 55k.
In total viewers, CNN bested MSNBC (1.748 million vs. MSNBC’s 1.080 million); Fox News had 2.309 million during this time period.