Oct. Ratings: All Cable Nets Decline Compared To September

By Brian 

Ratings for all the cable news nets declined versus September’s hurricane coverage. Fox News says CNN hemorrhaged post-Katrina viewers. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

“In Prime Time, FNC more than doubled CNN’s viewership average with 1,715,000 viewers, (down 40% vs. September ’05) while CNN averaged only 824,000 viewers (down 60% vs. September ’05) and MSNBC averaged 359,000 viewers (down 57% vs. September ’05). In Total Day, FNC attracted 950,000 viewers (down 46%), while CNN averaged 534,000 viewers (down 58%), and MSNBC averaged 252,000 viewers (down 50%).”

In the demo: “In persons 25-54, FNC continued to lead all cable news channels with a Prime Time average of 392,000 viewers vs. CNN’s 229,000 and MSNBC’s 142,000 viewers vs. last month. In Total Day, FNC had an average of 265,000 viewers vs. CNN’s 155,000 and MSNBC’s average of 93,000 viewers vs. Sept. ’05.”