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Papal Ratings: During Pope Francis Speech, CNN Beat All Other Networks In Demo

Wednesday afternoon, during the 3:00 p.m. hour that contained Pope Francis I‘s emerging onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to deliver his first prayer as the new pope, CNN beat all other networks in the key 25-54 demo.

CNN’s 513k demo viewers was enough to beat out Fox’s 495k, as well as HLN’s 334k. MSNBC finished last with 175k in the demo:

3:00-4:00 pm DEMO RATINGS
CNN – 513k
FNC- 495k
HLN – 334k
MSNBC – 175k

In total viewership during that same hour, however, Fox reigned supreme, with CNN coming in second. MSNBC finished last among the four networks:

3:00-4:00 pm TOTAL RATINGS
CNN – 1.81M
FNC – 2.55M
HLN – 930k
MSNBC – 730k

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