CNN’s Guns Town Hall Wins Timeslot Among Younger Viewers

By Chris Ariens 

CNN’s Guns in America town hall special featuring President Obama and moderated by Anderson Cooper won its cable news time period last night in the A25-54 demo. With 842,000, the CNN special averaged more younger viewers than Fox News, MSNBC and HLN combined (762,000) at 8 p.m. ET.

Guns in America aired until 9:12 p.m. ET, at which point Jake Tapper picked up for post-special coverage. It too, won its time period in the demo.

Fox News Channel still had the most viewers in those time periods, during prime time, and for the total day.


The town hall was up +372 percent and the post-show +241 percent among the demo 25-54 vs. CNN’s prior four Thursdays. The special helped give CNN a rare demo win for prime time.