CNN tops MSNBC, Fox after Comey memo dominates coverage

CNN tops MSNBC, Fox after Comey memo dominates coverage
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CNN topped cable news ratings on a busy night following a bombshell New York Times report that President Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey earlier this year to stop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
 
Meanwhile, Fox finished third against its rivals in prime time in the coveted 25- to 54-year-old demographic for two consecutive days. The last time that happened was during the Democratic National Convention in July of 2016. 
 
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On Tuesday, the 37-year-old CNN beat Fox News and MSNBC in prime time in the 25-to-54 demographic, according to Nielsen Fast National data. 
 
CNN averaged 719,000 viewers in that demographic, followed by MSNBC with 650,000 and Fox News 539,000. 
 
In total viewers, MSNBC was at the top with 2.483 million viewers, followed by Fox with 2.380 million and CNN with 2.113 million. 
 
The top-rated program in the 25 to 54 demographic was MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," with 829,000 viewers. CNN's "AC360" with Anderson Cooper at 9 p.m. was second, with 759,000 viewers, followed by Cooper's 8 p.m. edition of "AC360," with 704,000.