Who’s Got the Oldest Cable News Audience?

By Chris Ariens 

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Final ratings for 2015 will be out next week, but we’re getting a look at some of the data from the year of cable news, including the average age of cable news viewers.

For 2015, CNN will end up with a younger average audience than both Fox News and MSNBC.

Through Dec. 15 (which was the day of the last GOP debate), CNN’s median age was 61 years old for total day, and 59 years old for prime time (Monday-Sunday). MSNBC’s audience is two years older, at 63 (for both total day and prime time), while FNC’s is 67 for total day and 68 in prime time. For both MSNBC and FNC that’s the oldest level on record in both dayparts.