Erin Burnett wanted young viewers and she appears to have gotten some for her debut last night.
Her new CNN show OutFront show drew 535k in total viewers, which is up 11% from what John King USA averaged in that time slot last month.
More importantly, at least in TV land, she attracted 215,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demo which is up a whopping 48% from what the 7pm slow was averaging in September.
To put that in context, Burnett topped Chris Matthew‘s Hardball in the key demo by 14%.
Naturally, the usual caveats apply. This was her debut so some of those numbers were the result of curious viewers tuning in to see what’s what. Also, the entire cable world got a boost from the Amanda Knox trial decision yesterday.
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