Fox News Was No. 1 Cable News Network For Coverage of House Speaker Pelosi’s Announcement of Formal Impeachment Inquiry Into Pres. Trump

By A.J. Katz Comment

On Tuesday, millions of Americans tuned into broadcast and cable television news coverage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

According to early data released by Nielsen, Fox News was the most-watched cable news network for coverage of the Speaker’s announcement, attracting 3.3 million viewers and 551,000 in the 25-54 demographic from 5 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, which is when she made her live announcement.

Bret Baier anchored FNC’s coverage of the announcement.

5-5:15PM (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Speech)

• Total Viewers: 3,329,000 1,463,000 2,381,000
• A25-54: 551,000 365,000 305,000




Fox News also finished No. 1 in prime time, although Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow split the 9 p.m. hour. Hannity was the most-watched cable news show of the night in total viewers (a whopping 3.86 million, per Nielsen data), while Maddow was top of the heap among adults 25-54, the demo that means most to advertisers, drawing 697,000.