Hillary Clinton Interviews Give Big Ratings Boost to CNN, Fox News

Hillary Clinton Interviews Give Big Ratings Boost to CNN, Fox News

CBC

CNN's live Town Hall grew 55 percent over Monday, while FNC saw a 30 percent jump

If it seems like Hillary Clinton has been everywhere lately, it's because she pretty much has been. CNN and Fox News got their cracks at the author and former Secretary of State on Tuesday, with both cable news channels seeing big boosts as a result.

For CNN, the live, commercial-free Town Hall moderated by Christiane Amanpour at 5 p.m. grew 55 percent in the key 25-54 demo versus Monday, with 115,000 viewers. The Town Hall wrapped at 6:02. It was a global broadcast, airing on CNN international and CNN en Espanol.

At 9, the CNN re-airing had 137,000 viewers. The rerun was the highest-rated telecast on the cable news channel all day.

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Fox News’ Clinton interview began at 6:45 p.m. The joint interview, with Greta Van Susteren and Bret Baier trading questions every seven minutes, lasted until about 7:20.

During the 6:45-7:15 half hour, FNC averaged 313,000 viewers, up 30 percent in the demo versus the prior day.