Debate: FNC’s Counter-Programming Works

By Brian 

“At least a few in the blogosphere thought that the real winner of” Tuesday’s GOP debate “may not have been in the room,” the NYT’s The Caucus blog says. Fred Thompson‘s “appearance on Fox News just after the debate, may have stolen a good deal of the thunder from the rest of the field.”

It certainly paid off for FNC — Hannity & Colmes out-rated CNN’s Raw Politics post-show by 450,000 total viewers.

FNC averaged 1,648,000 viewers for the hour, while CNN had 1,200,000. However, CNN topped FNC in the demo by about 50,000…