CNN Tops Key Cable News Ratings for Cohen Hearings, Fox News Finishes Last
ALL EYES ON COHEN
CNN finished first in the key demographic ratings during Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday, while Fox News—which more typically wins in the metric—finished last among the big three cable networks. According to Nielsen, CNN averaged 588,000 viewers aged 25-54 (a key demographic for advertisers) during the Cohen hearings, which lasted from 10 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. ET. MSNBC came in second in the 25-54 demographic, pulling an average of 452,000 viewers, while Fox News finished last with an average of 388,000. MSNBC finished first in overall viewership, however, with 2.83 million total viewers watching their coverage of the proceedings. Fox News finished second in that metric with 2.34 million, and CNN came third with 2.153 million.