White House Correspondents’ Dinner draws 3 million viewers for CNN

President Obama’s final go at the political elite and journalists garnered 3 million viewers for CNN on Sunday night at 10pm, the network touts. CNN led in both total viewers and in the key 25-54 demo, where the network had 771,000 viewers.

CNN’s pre-coverage of the event, led by anchor John Berman, attracted 1.9 million total viewers and 458,000 demo viewers — putting CNN in first place in both categories, atop Fox and MSNBC.

Consequently, however, those 3 million CNN viewers also saw CNN Tonight anchor Don Lemon flip the bird after host Larry Wilmore called him an “alleged journalist.” But, fear not, Lemon’s stunt reportedly has raised his profile inside CNN.

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