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FOX Business Network Tops CNBC in Republican National Convention Coverage

Friday, August 31, 2012

FOX Business Network Tops CNBC in Republican National Convention Coverage17:30 EDT Friday, August 31, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- FOX Business Network's (FBN) special coverage of the Republican National Convention (RNC) anchored by Neil Cavuto beat CNBC's special report anchored by Larry Kudlow and John Harwood in both total viewers and in the coveted 25-54 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research. Cavuto's three-day primetime coverage achieved an 85 percent advantage in the 10-11:30 PM/ET timeslot over CNBC's Your Money Your Vote with 265,000 total viewers to CNBC's 143,000. In the 25-54 demo, Cavuto averaged 100,000 viewers, a 59 percent lead over CNBC's 63,000. In addition, Cavuto's three hour special (8-11:30 PM/ET) also beat CNBC's primetime coverage during the RNC by 47 percent in total viewers with 255,000 to CNBC's 173,000 and by 13% in the demo with 88,000 to CNBC's 78,000 viewers. On the last night of the RNC, Cavuto scored a record 417,000 viewers in the 10 PM/ET hour. FBN is available in approximately half as many homes as CNBC. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York—the business capital of the world—FBN launched in October 2007 under the leadership of FOX News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and is now available in more than 60 million homes in major markets across the United States. Owned by News Corp, the network has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and London. On the web at www.foxbusiness.com For more information, please go to www.foxbusiness.com/mediarelations FOX Business:Irena Briganti, 212-301-3608Caley Cronin, 212-301-3972