Thursday, October 14, 2010
Chilean Story: Fox Wins, CNN Rises, MSNBC Sinks
Fox was seen by more than 7 million viewers during the 8 p.m. hour when the last of the 33 miners was rescued.
According to David Zurawik at baltimoresun.com, CNN not only trounced MSNBC with its miners coverage, it also scored strong ratings with 51 minutes of Delaware Senate debate co-moderated by Wolf Blitzer from &:30 to 8:21 p.m.
There is an enormous amount of spinning and mis-information being published about the ratings the last two nights, but here is a snapshot that offer a respresentative sample of who won what.
For all of prime time Wednesday -- from 8 to 11PM ( ET):
Fox News had an overall average audience of 4,862,000 viewers (1,254,000 in the prime demo 25-54)
CNN had 2,364,000 overall ( with 705,000 in the 25-54 demographic)
MSNBC had 920,000 overall (with 293,000 in 25-54 demographic)
Read more here.
Posted by Tom Benson at 8:41 PM