State of the Union Ratings: Fox News Tops in Total Viewers, CNN Wins in the Demo

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By Merrill Knox Comment

The State of the Union ratings are in. Fox News was the most watched cable news network in Total Viewers, while CNN was most-watched in younger viewers.

Compared to the 2012 State of the Union address, CNN showed the most growth, up +36% in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. MSNBC was up +8% in Total Viewers and +26% in the demo. This was the most-watched SOTU address in MSNBC’s 16-year history. Fox news was down -3% and -16%, respectively, vs. last year.

CNN may have gotten a boost from its non-stop coverage of the Christopher Dorner manhunt and shootout. Those numbers after the jump.

  • Address (9:15 – 10:15 p.m.):

FNC: 3,683,000 Total Viewers / 957,000 A25-54

CNN: 3,635,000 Total Viewers / 1,436,000 A25-54

MSNBC: 3,034,000 Total Viewers / 1,028,000 A25-54

  • Primetime (8:00 – 11:00 p.m.):

FNC: 3,822,000 Total Viewers / 868,000 A25-54

CNN: 3,361,000 Total Viewers / 1, 284,000 A25-54

MSNBC: 2,393,000 Total Viewers / 790,000 A25-54

  • Breaking News (6:00 – 9:15 p.m.)

FNC: 3,183,000 Total Viewers / 669,000 A25-54

CNN: 2,98,000 Total Viewers / 1,013,000 A25-54

MSNBC: 1,271,000 Total Viewers / 401,000 A25-54

 

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