Cable news networks: number of viewers in the U.S. February 2020

In February 2020, MSNBC averaged 157 thousand total day viewers aged between 25 and 54 years, losing out to CNN which had 173 thousand. Fox News was the leading network with 341 total day viewers in the 25-54 demographic in Februrary, and almost 1.95 million total viewers. News consumption is predicted to increase among U.S. audiences as updates on the coronavirus outbreak circulate daily, and in the week running from March 9 to 15, 2020 cable news networks dominated the cable ratings by a long way, with CNN averaging 2.85 million primetime viewers in that period.

Leading cable news networks in the United States in February 2020, by number of total day viewers

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February 2020


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February 2020

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