(CNN) – On the final evening of the Democratic National Convention, CNN beat its cable competitors and two broadcast networks in television ratings, data from Nielson showed Friday.
CNN averaged 3.5 million viewers between 7 p.m. and midnight, the figures showed, putting the channel ahead of MSNBC, which averaged 3.2 million viewers, and Fox News Channel, which averaged 2.5 million viewers.
During the key coverage bloc from 10 p.m. ET to 11:15 p.m. ET, during which President Barack Obama delivered his convention speech, CNN also beat ABC and CBS, along with the aforementioned cable networks.
CNN was 56% ahead of Fox News and 14% of MSNBC, the numbers showed. NBC and CBS each had fewer viewers than they did on the final day of the 2008 DNC.
At its peak on Thursday at 10:45 p.m. ET, CNN had 6 million viewers.
Over the three-day convention, CNN beat Fox News in total viewership by 24%.