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CNN begins August with weekly cable primetime victory

According to Nielsen ratings, “CNN rode its coverage of the Democratic Presidential Debates to a first place finish on the cable primetime ratings chart during the first week of August,” reports Broadcasting Cable.

CNN averaged 3.2 million viewers during the week of July 29 to Aug. 4 to top all cable networks; CNN had its two-night coverage of the Democratic debates, with its July 30 and July 31 debates averaging nearly 19 million viewers combined, said Nielsen.

FOX News finished second for the week with 2.5 million viewers, with MSNBC finishing in a third-place tie with Discovery Channel and HGTV with 1.2 million viewers.

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