Democratic Rules Committee Boosts Cable News Ratings

CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC Draw Viewers

The Democratic Rules Committee meeting last weekend gave cable news a big bump Saturday.

CNN averaged 762,000 viewers (236,000 in the 25-54 demo) in total day, followed by Fox News Channel (728,000 viewers, 166,000 in the demo) and MSNBC (538,000, 212,000).

For CNN it was an increase of more than 50% in total day in both total viewers and the demo compared with year-to-date Saturday average.

In primetime, Fox News averaged 1.17 million viewers (177,000 in the demo) compared with CNN's 960,000 (293,000). MSNBC averaged 426,000 viewers and 186,000 in the demo.