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CNN to Post Lowest Full Year Ratings in Total Viewers in More Than a Decade and MSNBC Will Beat It in Total Viewers For the First Time Ever. As Usual, Fox News Is the Ratings Leader--By Far--Among Cable News Channels Deadline.com

CNN did not have a stellar year in the ratings, Deadline.com reports.

According to the article, citing preliminary Nielsen estimates, "2010 will mark CNN's lowest rated year since at least 1997 in total viewers and the target demographic of adults 25-54 after the beleaguered news network posted steep double-digit year-to-year declines. More bad news for new CNN chief Ken Jautz: In 2010, MSNBC will beat CNN in primetime for the first time ever in total viewers and for the second consecutive year in adults 25-54. (MSNBC will also log its first ever demo victory over CNN in total day.)

The article adds, "Overall, Fox News Channel was once again head and shoulders above the cable news competition, drawing more viewers than its three competitors, CNN, MSNBC and HLN, combined."

CNN did not have a stellar year in the ratings, Deadline.com reports.

According to the article, citing preliminary Nielsen estimates, "2010 will mark CNN's lowest rated year since at least 1997 in total viewers and the target demographic of adults 25-54 after the beleaguered news network posted steep double-digit year-to-year declines. More bad news for new CNN chief Ken Jautz: In 2010, MSNBC will beat CNN in primetime for the first time ever in total viewers and for the second consecutive year in adults 25-54. (MSNBC will also log its first ever demo victory over CNN in total day.)

The article adds, "Overall, Fox News Channel was once again head and shoulders above the cable news competition, drawing more viewers than its three competitors, CNN, MSNBC and HLN, combined."