Fox News Channel was the third most-watched basic cable news channel in prime time last week, after USA & TNT. All three cable news channels were buoyed by Super Tuesday coverage. CNN came in 8th in prime time; MSNBC was 26th.
And while Super Tuesday lifted all boats, the day after was a test of audience retention. According to Nielsen (live data), FNC lost 4% of its Total Day audience and 37% in prime time on Wednesday. CNN lost 38% of its Total Day audience and 69% in prime time.
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