DNC Day Three Ratings: CNN Beats All Other Cable Networks In Demo And Total Viewers

During Thursday evening’s coverage of the third and final night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, CNN beat all other cable networks in both total viewership and the key age 25-54 demo. During the final hour coverage, NBC beat all cable and broadcast networks in both viewers and demo.

For the cable news coverage, CNN beat MSNBC and Fox in total viewers, racking up 4+ million viewers for the night:

8-11PM Coverage Total Viewers
CNN: 4,105,216
MSNBC: 3,610,875
Fox: 2,659,051

CNN also took home the crown for the 25-54 demo:

8-11PM Viewers in 25-54 Demo
CNN: 1,557,165
MSNBC: 1,289,781
Fox: 672,749

During the primetime hour, which featured speeches from Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama, NBC won in both total viewership and the demo, and CNN and MSNBC beat out CBS and ABC in demo and total viewers:

Primetime Coverage Total Viewers
NBC: 7,377,000
CNN: 5,562,000
MSNBC: 4,547,000
ABC: 3,995,000
CBS: 3,294,000
Fox: 2,855,000

Primetime Viewers in 25-54 Demo
NBC: 3,088,000
CNN: 2,201,000
MSNBC: 1,776,000
ABC: 1,524,000
CBS: 1,383,000
Fox: 808,000

All figures via Nielsen Media Research.

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