Fox News' Klobuchar Town Hall draws 1.6 million viewers as CNN dip continues

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Fox News Channel topped cable news rivals on Thursday night during its Town Hall event with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., as CNN continues to settle for third place, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Fox News averaged 1.6 million viewers from 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET during the Klobuchar town hall, which was hosted by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum. During the same time period, MSNBC averaged 1.5 million viewers and CNN just 759,000.
Klobuchar was also featured on a CNN town hall last month, but her appearance on the struggling network didn’t help its ratings. According to TVNewser, Klobuchar’s CNN event on April 22 averaged only 869,000 viewers – well behind both Fox News and MSNBC viewership during the timeslot. Fox News’ audience for Klobuchar was 85 percent larger in total viewers and 28 percent higher among the key demo compared to her appearance on CNN.
Klobuchar's appearance on Fox News apparently helped the network top rivals for the remainder of the night.
During the prime-time hours of 8-11 p.m., Fox News averaged three million total viewers compared to 2.4 million for MSNBC and 944,000 for CNN. Fox News also attracted more viewers from the key demo of adults ages 25-54, averaging 536,000 viewers in that category compared to 406,000 for MSNBC and only 245,000 for CNN.

Very interesting numbers. Now MSNBC is topping CNN. The fox Town Hall with Sen Klobuchar drew twice as many (approximately) as the earlier CNN town hall with the senator. Strange how that is playing out.
A once creditable network falling further and further down in the rating while the NEWS network is climbing? Very interesting perspective on what the country would like it "News" channels to do/present.

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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 1 year, 2 months ago
    Klobuchar rose to politics on her fathers name he was a sports columnist for the MInneapolis star and tribune. She is one mean bitch and A master manipulator but she is still a deep state clown that is for sure.
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