Ratings Notes: FBN Top Business Net During RNC

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By Alex Weprin Comment

For the final night of the Republican National Convention, Fox Business network was the top cable business channel once again. FBN had live coverage from 8-11:30 PM, while CNBC was on from 10-11:30 PM. Bloomberg TV had coverage as well, but is not rated by Nielsen.

On Thursday night, the final night of the RNC, from 10-11:30 PM (when both FBN and CNBC were providing live coverage) FBN averaged

377,000 total viewers, including 142,000 adults 25-54, while CNBC averaged 186,000 total viewers, including 87,000 adults 25-54.

Over the three days that the networks covered the RNC in primetime, FBN averaged 265,000 total viewers and 100,000 demo viewers from 10-11:30 PM, while CNBC averaged 143,000 total and 63,000 demo viewers.