CNN Klobuchar Town Hall finishes third in cable news race behind Fox News, MSNBC

CNN's Town Hall featuring Sen. Amy Klobucher (D-Minn.) finished third in total viewers and the key 25-54 demographic in the cable news ratings race Monday night, according to Nielsen Media Research.

In the 10 p.m. ET hour when the special with Klobucher from New Hampshire aired, Fox News won the time slot with 2.56 million total viewers for "The Ingraham Angle" with Laura Ingraham.

MSNBC came in second, registering 2.46 million for "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell." CNN's Klobuchar Town Hall from Manchester, New Hampshire was third with 1.17 million viewers.

In the 25-54 demographic that advertisers covet most, Fox News narrowly edged MSNBC in the 10:00 pm hour, with 456,000 viewers to MSNBC's 452,000. CNN was third with 308,000 viewers in the category.

The Klobuchar Town Hall, hosted by anchor Don Lemon, marks the third such event for CNN in as many weeks on the network, with Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisGOP rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9 CNN to host town hall with Cory Booker in South Carolina O'Rourke sees 'a lot of wisdom' in abolishing Electoral College MORE (D-Calif.) delivering its highest audience of the three with 1.957 million total viewers last month. Despite the larger audience, the Harris special still finished third behind Fox News and MSNBC, respectively, on Jan. 29.

The Howard Schultz town hall from Texas fared noticeably worse last week in delivering just 1.04 million viewers also in the 10:00 pm time slot.

CNN's next Town Hall will feature Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersAlan Dershowitz: In defense of Chelsea Clinton O'Rourke: Decisions on late-term abortions 'best left to a woman and her doctor' CNN to host town hall with Cory Booker in South Carolina MORE (I-Vermont), who officially announced his candidacy Tuesday. That event will be moderated by Wolf Blitzer.