For the first time, MSNBC wins

September 5, 2012

Another marker of how polarized America is: where we watch our conventions. 

MSNBC was the most popular cable news channel in primetime Tuesday night, the network's first time ever at the top of convention ratings, reports TVNewser. The Huffington Post confirmed that it was the liberal-leaning network's first time beating its rivals head-to-head covering the same event. 

Fox News, which dominated during the Republican National Convention, was at the bottom of the heap in Charlotte. 

A combined 21.9 million people watched the 10 p.m. hour of the Democratic National Convention, compared to 20.5 million for the first night of the RNC. 

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