Massive Win for FOX News Channel’s Election Night Coverage

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FOX News Channel dominated primetime election night coverage as the most watched network among its broadcast and cable competition, according to Nielsen Media Research. In the 10 pm hour, FNC averaged 6,607,000 total viewers, exceeding both CNN’s 1,936,000 and MSNBC’s 1,594,000 average total viewers combined by more than 3 million. FNC also beat out CBS, NBC, and ABC in total viewers during that hour, with the highest of the three – CBS – garnering 5,408,000 average total viewers.

In the A25-54 demo during the 10 pm hour, FNC was again on top with 1,825,000 viewers, more than combining the demo numbers of CNN and MSNBC. This year also marks FNC’s first time during election night coverage of besting CBS, NBC, and ABC ratings in the A25-54 demo.

See the full 10 pm and primetime numbers after the jump.

10 pm ET Total Viewers // A25-54 Demo Viewers

FNC: 6,607,000 // 1,825,000
CBS: 5,408,000 // 1,548,000
NBC: 4,225,000 // 1,484,000
ABC: 3,147,000 // 1,083,000
CNN: 1,936,000 // 912,000
MSNBC: 1,594,000 // 566,000

8 – 11 pm ET Total Viewers // A25-54 Demo Viewers

FNC: 6,310,000 // 1,662,000
CNN: 2,107,000 // 909,000
MSNBC: 1,687,000 // 525,000