Obama Address & Wrap-Up: FNC Doubles Other Nets; MSNBC Tops CNN in Prime

By Chris Ariens 

In addition to the 21 million who watched Pres. Obama on the broadcast networks, another 9.5 million watched on the three cable news networks.

Fox News had the most Total Viewers during the speech with 4.4 million and 1.26 million A25-54 viewers. CNN brought in another 2.7M Total Viewers with 1.06M in the demo and MSNBC drew 2.4M Total Viewers with 852K in the demo.

With an average of 4.45M Total Viewers, Fox News beat MSNBC (2.24M) and CNN (2.04M) combined in primetime, while MSNBC topped CNN in both Total Viewers and in the A25-54 demo in prime.

Primetime (8-11pm) Total Viewers / A25-54 demo

• FNC — 4.45M / 1.29M
• MSNBC — 2.24M / 791K
• CNN — 2.04M / 734K

> Related: The NYTimes’ Brian Stelter: The Speech Through the Lens of Fox News

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