NBC scores another big result for DNC coverage
by Wayne Friedman, Sep 7, 2012, 4:39 PM
NBC continued its winning streak for coverage of the Democratic National Convention.
The network pulled in 7.03 million in total average viewers, according to Nielsen preliminary are results during two hours NBC covered the event, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. CNN as next -- more or less -- 4.11 million viewers during the hours from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
NBC sister network, MSNBC, which had been tops among the news cable networks during the first couple of days of the DNC, moved to second place (among cable networks) on the third and last day of the event -- 3.61 million viewers for its three hour 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. time period. Fox News Channel was next at 2.66 million.
Looking at the 10 o'clock hour, where ABC and CBS ran its coverage for President Barack Obama's acceptance speech, ABC had 3.63 million viewers and CBS, 3.03 million.