DNC Night One: Cable Nets Up Big From 2004

By Chris Ariens 

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All three cable networks saw aggressive, nearly triple digit growth last night when compared to the first night of the 2004 Democratic National Convention. In the ad-friendly A25-54 demo, MSNBC was up the most in prime time (8-11pm Live +SD) at 88%; CNN was next, up 85% and FNC was up 84% from 2004.

CNN drew the most demo viewers with 1.36M to MSNBC’s 847K to FNC’s 776K. The Scoreboard has more details.

So, I guess that Pew Study was pretty much right on. We’ll see if the study holds true (and a hurricane doesn’t get in the way) next week.

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