Friday, September 6, 2019
TV Ratings: CNN Climate Town Hall Finishes Last
CNN's 7-hour town hall on climate change with 2020 White House contenders finished last among the three cable news networks in terms of average total viewers, according to The Hill citing early numbers from Nielsen Media Research.
CNN averaged 1.1 million viewers from 5 p.m. to midnight, the hours devoted to back-to-back town halls by 10 Democratic contenders.
MSNBC finished second with 1.7 million total viewers during the time period, with Fox News winning the time period with an average of 2.5 million. Both channels provided regular programming on Wednesday night.
Anchors Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon moderated the event, along with chief climate correspondent Bill Weir.
During the 8 p.m.-11 p.m. hours of prime time, Fox News averaged 3.2 million total viewers, placing first. MSNBC was second with a 2.2 million average and CNN third with 1.4 million.
Posted 2:15:00 AM