CNN Draws Largest Audience for Derek Chauvin Verdict in Early Ratings

In primetime, Fox News was ranked as the highest-rated cable news channel, delivering 2.7 million viewers and 0.526 million viewers in the adult's ages 25-54 category from coverage of the guilty verdict from 8 to 11 p.m.
Chauvin was found guilty of three charges — second-degree unintentional murder, second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder, with bail revoked and bond discharged. George Floyd died on May 25 after Chauvin knelt on his neck for over nine minutes. The verdict was read after 5 p.m. Per Nielsen's Live + Same Day fast national time period data, which does not include out-of-home viewing nor NBC's stats, CNN drew 4.028 million American viewers from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m ET.
Coming in third in total viewership was Fox News with 3.44 million, MSNBC with 3.07 million, CBS with 3.02 million and HLN with 0.825 million. ABC follows with over 4 million total viewers, 0.98 million viewers in the 25-54 category and 0.196 viewers in the key demo. In the 25-54 demo, Fox News had 0.742 million viewers, CBS had 0.682 million viewers, MSNBC had 0.562 million viewers and HLN had 0.309 million viewers. In the 18-49 demographic, CBS obtained 0.155 million viewers, coming in third for the broadcast, ahead of Fox News with 0.133 million, MSNBC with 0.84 million and HLN with 0.54 million.
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1 in the key, 18-49 demographic, drawing 0.432 million viewers. CNN was not only No. 1 in the adults 25-54 demographic, drawing about 1.46 million viewers in that category during the telecast, and No. 1 in terms of total viewership for the verdict's airing, but also No.
An approximate combined total of 18.38 million viewers across six networks — CNN, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS and HLN — watched on Tuesday as the verdict was announced in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

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