TV Ratings: CNN and Fox News Share N.Y. Primary Coverage Wins
CNN delivers the night's strongest showing among adults 25-54, while FNC nabs the audience trophy.
The New York primaries, some of the most important elections of the last few weeks, delivered big ratings for the cable news networks on Tuesday night.
Sharing the wins were Fox News Channel and CNN, which emerged from the wall-to-wall primetime coverage with respective victories among total viewers and the key news demographic of adults 25-54.
CNN led the trio of cable news networks in the key demo, grabbing 913,000 viewers in the age group between 8 and 11 p.m. FNC trailed with 600,000, and MSNBC posted a very competitive third with nearly 500,000 adults 25-54.
FNC, coming off of another week as cable's most watched network in primetime, scored 3 million viewers on Tuesday night — topping CNN's 2.57 million and MSNBC's 1.7 million.
With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump extending their respective leads in the Democratic and Republican races for the presidential nomination, the stakes for the upcoming primaries are getting somewhat lower — but next Tuesday brings races in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.