CNN, with Anderson Cooper leading the way, cruised to a Nielsen ratings victory for cable outlets on Monday’s Presidential Inauguration, according to the respected TVNEWSER site.
“Whereas approximately 17 million people watched Obama’s address on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News in 2009, only around 7 million watched on those three channels in 2013,” noted the respected site.
The total day figures for the cable networks:
CNN: 1.923m total viewers, 657k adults 25-54
FNC: 1.104m total viewers, 227k adults 25-54
MSNBC: 1.095m total viewers, 354k adults 25-54.
Overall preliminary numbers (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) show that the three major networks led all TV outlets by a sizable margin, with NBC the leader:
NBC: 5.08 million total viewers, 1.4 rating A25-54
ABC: 4.57 million total viewers, 1.1 rating A25-54.
CBS: 3.67 million total viewers, 1.0 rating A25-54. (from 9:30AM-4:35 PM)