The first item tonight is a quick look at ratings from Tuesday night's primary coverage.
It's not really suprising that the there were not as many viewers tuning into the election results on Tuesday night as we've seen during past primary coverage. The real question wasn't "Who would win?" but "By how much would she win?". In looking at the ratings, each of the three networks defined a different time period as their "Primary/ Election coverage" time slots. (I crunched the numbers for the 7PM - 12AM time period and when compared with the averages above, the numbers are slightly different, but the overall ranking remains the same.)
CNN peaked at 9PM with 662,000 Adult 25 - 54 Viewers and 1,886,000 Total Audience 2+ Viewers. This is more than both MSNBC (showing Election Coverage) and FOX (showing HANNITY & COLMES) during the 9PM hour.
FOX won the Adult Viewers 25 - 54 ratings for the 8PM and 9PM time slots. CNN took 10PM. CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 also had the highest number of viewers Adult 25 - 54 on Wednesday with 372,000. FOX (GRETA) followed behind with 274,000 and then MSNBC (COUNTDOWN) with 219,000.
1 FOX Election Coverage (coded) from 7p - 8p
2 CNN Election Coverage (coded) from 7p - 10p
3 MSNBC Election Coverage (coded) 6p - 12a
4 4 day average. Tuesday primary coverage excluded.
^ Courtesy Nielsen Media Research; Demographics where noted; Live + Same Day (LS) Fast Track Nationals.
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