CNN climate change marathon a ratings flop, Fox News rules the airwaves - Washington Times

Viewers were not particularly thrilled with CNN’s splashy, seven-hour town hall on climate change, which aired Wednesday night.

Despite the presence of 10 Democratic presidential hopefuls, Fox News won the blue ribbon for the entire evening with its normal programming alone, according to early Nielsen ratings for the 5 p.m.-midnight ET time period.

And in a big way.

During the lengthy time slot, Fox News garnered 2.5 million viewers, while CNN drew 1.1 million, or less than half that number. MSNBC tallied 1.6 million.

In the all-important 25-54-year-old demographic, Fox News boasted 418,000 in the age bracket, CNN attracted 265,000 and MSNBC 245,000. When all the climate talk was done, CNN ranked third in overall viewers for the seven-hour stretch.

In the prime-time hours, Fox News also dominated the airwaves with 3.2 million viewers — a triple-digit advantage over CNN with 1.3 million and a double-digit advantage over MSNBC, which garnered 2.1 million.

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