- The Washington Times - Friday, August 18, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) Viewership maintained its slide on Day Three of the Democratic National Convention, Nielsen Media Research figures show.
From 8-11 p.m. EDT Wednesday, CNN had 1.4 million viewers, down 100,000 from the night before. MSNBC had 567,000 viewers, compared to 655,000 on Tuesday. Fox News Channel had a slight improvement with 379,000 viewers, an uptick of 2,000 from Tuesday.
In head-to-head coverage Wednesday from 10 to 11 p.m., NBC was first with 5.36 million viewers. CBS, in second, had an audience of 5.05 million. Third-place ABC, with 4.61 million viewers, showed a marked decline from Tuesday's audience of 5.82 million.
PBS projected that its convention coverage from 8 to 11 p.m. dipped by 100,000 viewers from Monday and Tuesday, to 2.9 million.
Cable's noncommercial C-SPAN, which also aired the convention, does not measure its audience.

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