Although Fox Business Network has indicated that it does not intend torelease ratings information during its first six months of operations, somecable watchers have noted that ratings for competitor CNBC fell during thefirst four days of FBN's presence on the scene. According to figures fromNielsen Research, the average number of CNBC viewers dropped to 257,000 from293,000 the week before, a 12-percent drop. On the other hand, CNBC notedthat it had actually improved its ratings among adults 25 to 54.