Health Care Summit: Fox Draws Most Viewers; CNN Sees Largest Boost


By kevin Comment

hcrsummit_2-26.jpgFox News Channel drew the most viewers during yesterday’s health care summit, by far. During the summit hours (9:45am-5:30pmET), FNC drew more Total Viewers and A25-54 demo viewers than CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and HLN combined.

FNC, which did not interrupt the feed from the summit’s start until the 1pm lunch break, drew its most viewers in the 11amET hour, as did MSNBC. CNN drew its most in the 4pmET hour.

CNN, which had the second-most viewers, was up +98% against its year-to-date average for the 10am-5:30pmET hours. MSNBC was up +75% and FNC was up +45%.

The White House says 3.9 million users streamed the summit at its website.

Below are the cable news ratings for the summit (Note: MSNBC only carried the summit until 2pm, and HLN and CNBC did not carry it in full):

Network Total Viewers
A25-54 demo
Total Viewers
A25-54 demo
Fox News 2.09M 468K 2.12M 497K
CNN 1.20M 221K 852K 162K
MSNBC 525K 131K 549K 105K
CNBC 298K 68K 295K 61K
HLN 262K 109K 288K 139K