/// Nearly 11 Million Viewers Turn to Cable for Zimmerman Verdict

July 15, 2013  |  Media Week

Approximately 10.6 million viewers on Saturday night turned to the cable news networks as a Florida jury returned a “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial . According to Nielsen, Fox News Channel on July 13 drew the biggest crowd in the 10-11 p.m. time slot, averaging 3.68 million viewers, edging CNN by a margin of 275,000. (CNN handily won the dollar demo, averaging 1.72 million adults 25-54 to FNC’s 1.11 million.) CNN sibling HLN averaged 2.2 million viewers and 980,000 adults 25-54, while MSNBC drew 1.3 million viewers and 510,000 members of the news demo. The deliveries marked a radical improvement over the sort of ratings the news nets pull on a typical Saturday night. Per Nielsen, FNC averaged 2.7 million viewers between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m

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