Ratings Notes: FBN Top Business Net During RNC

By Alex Weprin Comment

For the final night of the Republican National Convention, Fox Business network was the top cable business channel once again. FBN had live coverage from 8-11:30 PM, while CNBC was on from 10-11:30 PM. Bloomberg TV had coverage as well, but is not rated by Nielsen.

On Thursday night, the final night of the RNC, from 10-11:30 PM (when both FBN and CNBC were providing live coverage) FBN averaged

377,000 total viewers, including 142,000 adults 25-54, while CNBC averaged 186,000 total viewers, including 87,000 adults 25-54.

Over the three days that the networks covered the RNC in primetime, FBN averaged 265,000 total viewers and 100,000 demo viewers from 10-11:30 PM, while CNBC averaged 143,000 total and 63,000 demo viewers.