CNN put out a release noting its ratings for Super Tuesday…
On Super Tuesday, CNN was the #1 cable news network, out-delivering both Fox News and MSNBC in primetime (8–11p) and throughout the network’s extended election coverage from 8p to 2a. During primetime (8-11p), CNN averaged an impressive 3.646 million total viewers, FOX News placed second with 3.493 million and MSNBC was third with 2.118 million. In the key demographic P25-54 during primetime, CNN was also top-rated with 1.526 million, FOX News had 1.094 million and MSNBC had 1.029 million.
From 8p–2a, CNN also outperformed the competition with 3.306 million, while FOX News followed with 2.577 million and MSNBC averaged 1.796 million total viewers. CNN led the competition in the P25-54 demo, averaging 1.482 million while FNC trailed with 918k and MSNBC average of 885k from 8p to 2a.
CNN peaked with 4.021 million viewers during the 11p hour, the only network to top 4 million for an hour.
CNN’s audience also surged online with 11.9 unique users going to CNN.com for Super Tuesday election coverage. The Political Ticker, this week named the #1 political news blog according to Nielsen Online, generated 1,089,457 page views on Tuesday.
CNN.com Super Tuesday Stats:
· 97 million Page Views, the #1 day since the site’s July 1, 2007 relaunch;
· 11.9 million unique visits, the highest number since the site’s relaunch;
· 2.7 million video streams served;
· 600,000 live video streams from CNN.com Live (this number is included in 2.7 million total video stream number)