For the second night of coverage, Fox led in the three-hour prime-time coverage -- posting a Nielsen 4.8 million viewers with CNN at 2.8 million and MSNBC at 1.5 million.
Rankings for the cable network were the same in the key TV news demographic, adults 25-54: Fox, 1.0 million; CNN, 816,000; and MSNBC, 435,000.
Compared to the same day four years ago for the second night of the GOP Convention, CNN more than doubled its total viewer results, up 150% (from 1.115 million viewers in 2012); Fox News was down 20% (from 5.8 million viewers); MSNBC, was up 18% (from 1.299 million viewers).
For the broadcasters during the 10 p.m. hour, NBC was tops at 4.7 million viewers followed by CBS at 2.5 million; and ABC with 2.3 million. Still, Fox News beat all networks -- cable or broadcast -- in that hour for all viewers, averaging 5.3 million. CNN was in third place with 3.1 million viewers.
But among key 25-54 news viewers, NBC in that hour was easily the tops for all networks, averaging, 1.56 million to Fox News’ 1.17 million.