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New York Primary Delivers Big Numbers for News Channels — Who Came Out on Top?

Apr 20, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Cable news channels saw a surge in viewership for Tuesday night’s coverage of the New York primary, in which Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cemented their front-runner status in their respective parties.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the race for viewers was less clear-cut, with CNN and Fox News getting a split decision. CNN won prime time in the key news demo of viewers 25-54, while Fox took a win in total viewers.

From 8-11 p.m., CNN averaged 913,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo, topping Fox with 600,000 and MSNBC with a competitive 500,000. In total viewers, FNC pulled in 3 million, to 2.57 million for CNN and 1.7 million for MSNBC.

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