CNN Wins DNC Day Two Coverage Contest

CNN won day two of the Democratic National Convention, drawing 5.93 million total viewers from 10 to 11:15 p.m., and 2.05 million in the 25-54 demographic. NBC had 5.28 million (1.93 million in 25-54), while MSNBC had 3.83 million (1.17 million in that demo).

ABC came in at 3.46 million total viewers (1.1 million) while CBS was at 2.95 million (888,000) and Fox News had 2.85 million, including 634,000 adults 25-54.

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During prime, when the broadcast networks were in regular programming, CNN had 4.67 million total viewers, MSNBC had 3.18 million and Fox News 2.95 million. In adults 25-54, CNN drew 1.54 million, MSNBC 917,000 and Fox News  614,000.  

PBS had an average audience of 1.98 million total viewers across the duration of day two’s activity.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.