Fox News Scores Big Ratings with Bin Laden Shooter Special

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Fox News’ first segment of “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden,” which aired Tuesday night, was the network’s most-watched 10 p.m. slot of the year, excluding the State of the Union and midterm election coverage last Tuesday.

The segment features an exclusive interview with former Navy Seal Rob O’Neill, the man who claims to have made the fatal shot that killed Bin Laden and ended a nearly decade-long, international manhunt.

“I just walked in, saw him and shot him. Two shots very quick, the third shot–  he was laying on the floor,” O’Neill told Fox News’ Peter Doocy during the interview.

About 2.7 million people tuned in to watch the segment–with about 532,000 viewers in the 25-54-year-old demo, according to Nielsen Media Research. It easily scored the highest ratings of the night on Tuesday with almost twice as many viewers at that hour as MSNBC (561,000), CNN (513,000) and Headline News (398,000) combined.