NYSE Blackout Leads to FBN’s Best Day Ever

By Brian Flood 

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The New York Stock Exchange 4-hour blackout Wednesday might have been annoying for investors across the world, but it resulted in a nice viewership lift for the folks at Fox Business Network. FBN delivered its highest-rated business day ever among the key A25-54 demo, averaging 36,000 viewers.

The network’s biggest winner was Cavuto: Coast to Coast, which was FBN’s highest rated  12 p.m. -2 p.m. telecast ever in total viewers, averaging 145,000. The 1 p.m. hour of Cavuto peaked at 171,000 total viewers.

We’d mention CNBC’s numbers, since the network likely saw increased viewership as well, but the network ditched Nielsen for business day programming back in January. Bloomberg also refrains from being publicly rated.