Fox News on a Republican Roll9/02/2004 1:33 PM Eastern
Fox News Channel continued its sweep of the primetime ratings among cable-news networks, and it beat the "Big Three" a second time with its third day of coverage of the Republican National Convention.
Fox News generated a 3.6 rating, or 4.3 million viewers, on Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 11:15 p.m., according to Nielsen Media Research. Cable News Network did a 1.0 rating, or 1.1 million viewers, while MSNBC tallied a 0.8 rating, or 847,000 viewers.
That was ahead of the three broadcast networks. NBC had 4.5 million during the timeslot, ABC had 3.3 million and CBS had 2.6 million. For that same 10 to 11 p.m. hour, CNN averaged 1.2 million, while MSNBC averaged 1.21 million.
For that same 10 to 11 p.m. hour, CNN averaged 1.2 million, while MSNBC averaged 1.21 million.
At its peak Wednesday (10:45 to 11 p.m.) Fox News averaged a whopping 6.2 million viewers. From 11:15 to 11:30 p.m., MSNBC peaked with 1.9 million viewers, ahead of the 1.3 million viewers that CNN attracted at its peak time period, 10:45 to 11:15 p.m.