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MSNBC Most-Watched Cable News Network During 8-11PM Last Week

According to numbers from Nielsen Media Research, MSNBC was the most-watched cable news network last Monday through Friday during the primetime (8 to 11 p.m.) hours, beating out both CNN and Fox News. Tuesday through Thursday’s programming focused on covering the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Over the five weekdays, MSNBC averaged 2.53 million total viewers, while Fox and CNN tied with roughly 2.35 million. This marks the first time in the network’s 16-year existence that MSNBC came in first for a full week of weekday primetime ratings.

It also marks the network’s second-best-ever weekly primetime performance. Their all-time best was the week of the 2008 presidential election, in which the network racked up an average of 2.73 million total viewers.

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