CNN closed out 4th quarter 2020 as the top network in ALL of cable (not just news) in Total Day and daytime among the demo adults 25-54.
This was the first time CNN outperformed FNC to rank top in cable news in 19 years (4Q-01).
CNN ranks top among ALL cable networks (not just news) in both Total Day and daytime among total viewers and adults 25-54 since the election (Nov. 4-to-date Sunday, 1/3).
CNN also continues to rank as the top cable news network following the election in both total viewers and the demo.
And among adults 25-54, CNN has been top for 61 straight days averaging 410k, the longest winning streak in 21 years. FNC trails with 251k and MSNBC follows with 228k in the key demo 25-54 since the election.
New Year’s Eve
CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen (8pm-12:30am) ranked top in ALL of cable (not just news) among both total viewers and among adults 25-54 on 12/31, handily beating FNC and MSNBC in both demos.
Additionally, CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live with Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin (12:30-1:30am) was also top across ALL of cable in total viewers with 2.522 million, FNC lagged far behind with 595k and MSNBC had 244k, giving CNN a triple digit lead (+201%) vs. FNC & MSNBC’s deliveries combined. Among adults 25-54, CNN was also top with 953k; six times that of FNC (133k) and MSNBC (35k).
CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live programming (8pm-12:30am/12:30-1:30am) was the highest rated New Year’s Special on record for CNN among both total viewers and the demo.