Both Fox News Channel and CNN set ratings records this week with their coverage of the Super Tuesday election returns, the Los Angeles Times reports.
“From 8 to 11 p.m. Eastern time, Fox News averaged 4.8 million viewers — a record for cable news primary coverage — leading CNN’s 4.1 million and MSNBC’s 1.98 million viewers,” the Times reports. “Both Fox News and CNN surpassed the previous primary coverage ratings highs set on Feb. 1 with the Iowa caucuses.”
CNN won the key news demo of viewers 25-54 with 1.59 million viewers in the demo, ahead of Fox News’ 1.36 million and MSNBC’s 625,000. “CNN’s total is an all-time high for cable news primary coverage in the demographic,” the Times notes.