About Tuesday Night

Lots of coverage about Tuesday’s television coverage/ratings:

  • Washington Post’s Lisa de Moraes: “CNN Wave Crests On Decisive Primary Night

      CNN ruled cable news the historic night of the Montana and South Dakota primaries, which wrapped up the Democratic presidential nomination derby in favor of Sen. Barack Obama.

      CNN clocked more than 3.5 million viewers in prime time. That’s a 34 percent lead over MSNBC’s more than 2.5 million viewers. It’s also a 47 percent advantage over Fox News Channel’s prime-time crowd of 2.4 million viewers.

      Yes, it appears MSNBC edged out FNC in prime time Tuesday.

  • From TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer: “When Obama Speaks…

  • From New York Times’ Brian Stelter: “Season Finale: CNN’s Ratings During Obama Speech Are a Milestone

      It is extremely rare for a cable news channel to draw higher ratings than the broadcast networks, but CNN apparently managed to pull it off on Tuesday night, when its telecast of Barack Obama’s victory speech attracted 4.73 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.