Cable News Ratings RNC Night 3: Fox News Had More Total Viewers Than Broadcast Networks Combined

CNN stayed in second place among the cable news networks in total average viewers as well as key age demo viewers

Fox News continued to lead the way in total viewers among cable news for the third night of the Republican National Convention while CNN stayed in second place for both total viewers and viewers in the advertiser-coveted age demographic of 25 to 54, according to early Nielsen Media Research.

Fox News had 7.066 million total average viewers from 10 p.m. ET to 11:15 p.m ET, the period all three cable networks took the event live. That was more viewers than the broadcast networks — ABC, NBC and CBS — had combined in the slot. Of those, 1.383 million were in the advertiser coveted age demographic of 25 to 54.

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Lindsey Ellefson

Lindsey Ellefson

Media reporter • lindsey.ellefson@thewrap.com • Twitter: @ellefs0n